• The Texas Bluebonnet Award Reading

    Program

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    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. 

    Students at Cheatham Elementary in 3rd through 6th grade are eligible to participate in this optional reading program. Mrs. Baker will review the program several times during library time between August 2021 and January 2022. 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 Mrs. Baker. Click HERE to access a printable book mark! Click HERE to access a tracking chart!

    2021-2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

    1. Act by Kayla Miller
    2. The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sam Ricks
    3. Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
    4. The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling
    5. Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros
    6. The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington
    7. Follow Those Zebras: Solving a Migration Mystery by Sandra Markle
    8. A Hatful of Dragons: and More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems by Vikram Madan
    9. Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann
    10.  The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds
    11.  Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament by Kim Long
    12.  The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illustrated by Oge Mora
    13.  Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us by Lauren Castillo
    14.  Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker, illustrated by Junyi Wu
    15.  The Secret Garden of George Washington Carverby Gene Barretta, illustrated by Frank Morrison
    16.  Sharuko: el arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Monica Brown, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri
    17.  Someplace to Call Home by Sandra Dallas
    18.  Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
    19.  Ways to Make Sunshine by Reneè Watson, illustrated by Nina Mata
    20.  Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen
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    Students will need to use the links below to submit a form for each book they read.
     
    2021-2022 Form Links:
     
     
     
     
     
    Students that have read five or more books will be eligible to vote during library time in January 2022. 
      
    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 2021-2022 Bluebonnet books are right for them. Click on the Texas Bluebonnet Master List to begin. Then, click on the books on the shelf to see the book trailers.