• Texas Bluebonnet Award Reading Program


    The Texas Bluebonnet Award Reading Program is run by the Texas Library Association. Each year the selection committee takes suggestions from students, teachers, parents, and librarians from around the state of Texas to help create the master list of twenty books. This list serves as the nomination list for the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Schools register to promote the books on the master list through fun activities with grades three through six. Students in these grades that have read, or have heard read aloud, at least five books from the list are eligible to vote on their favorite. Voting takes place during the month of January, and the award winner is announced at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in April. 


    Green Elementary students in 3rd through 6th grade are eligible to participate in this optional reading program. Ms. Harrop will review the program several times during library time between March 2020 and January 2021. Students are responsible for tracking which books from this year’s list they have read. Students can check in at any time to see how many forms have been received by Ms. Harrop. Click HERE to access a printable book mark!
    Students will need to use the links below to submit a form for each book they read.
    2020-2021 Form Links:
    Students that have read five or more books will be eligible to vote during their normal library time in January 2021. Students that have read ten or more books will also receive an invitation to a special Bluebonnet Celebration. This event will be in January 2021 and more details will be released closer to the event. If needed, a virtual celebration will also be added.
    The Bitmoji library below includes links to book trailers for each of the 20 books on this year's list. Parents and students can use the book trailers to decide which 2020-2021 Bluebonnet books are right for them. Just click on the books on the shelf to visit the Texas Bluebonnet Award Youtube.
  • 2020-2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

    • A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
    • A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry
    • Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz
    • Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
    • Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo
    • Frankie Sparks & the Class Pet by Megan Frazer Blakemore, illustrated by Nadja Sarell 
    • From an Idea to Disney: How Imagination Built a World of Magic by Lowey Bundy Sichol, illustrated by C.S. Jennings 
    • Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Petersen Haddix
    • If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen 
    • New Kid by Jerry Craft
    • Nightbooks by J.A. White
    • No More Poems! A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse by Rhett Miller, illustrated by Dan Santat
    • Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How MONOPOLY Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Steven Salerno
    • Rocket to the Moon (Big Ideas That Changed the World) by Don Brown
    • Stay by Bobbie Pyron
    • Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monsterby Jonathan Auxier
    • The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
    • The Rhino in the Right Field by Stacy Dekeyser
    • They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles
    • What Do You Do With a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton, illustrated by Ekua Holmes
Last Modified on September 17, 2020