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Texas Lone Star Reading List - Grades 6, 7, 8


Texas Bluebonnet Award List - Grades 3, 4, 5

Texas Bluebonnet Book list 2023 - 2024

  1. Black Boy Joy edited by Kwame Mbalia (Delacorte Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House)
  2. Blue by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond. Illustrated by Daniel Minter (Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Penguin Random House)
  3. Gladys the Magic Chicken by Adam Rubin. Illustrated by Adam Rex (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House Publishers)
  4. Haven: A Small Cat’s Big Adventure by Megan Wagner Lloyd (Candlewick Press)
  5. Indelible Ann by Meghan P. Browne. Illustrated by Carlynn Whitt (Random House Studio, an imprint of Penguin Random House)
  6. Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez. Illustrated by Gabriela Epstein (Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic)
  7. Leave it to Plum! by Matt Phelan (Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
  8. Once Upon a Tim by Stuart Gibbs. Illustrated by Stacy Curtis (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  9. Solimar: The Sword of the Monarchs by Pam Muñoz Ryan (Disney Hyperion)
  10. Tales to Keep You Up At Night by Dan Poblocki. Illustrated by Marie Bergeron (Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House)
  11. The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Candlewick Press)
  12. The Dirt Book: Poems About Animals That Live Beneath Our Feet by David L. Harrison. Illustrated by Kate Cosgrove (Holiday House)
  13. The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett. Illustrated by Shawn Harris (Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
  14. The Last Beekeeper by Pablo Cartaya. Illustrated by C. Vélez Aguilera (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
  15. The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat (Candlewick Press)
  16. The Legend of Gravity by Charly Palmer (Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers)
  17. The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton (Henry Holt and Company, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers)
  18. The Polter-Ghost Problem by Betsy Uhrig (Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster BYR)
  19. Thirst by Varsha Bajaj (Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House)
  20. Unbound: The Life + Art of Judith Scott by Joyce Scott with Brie Spangler, illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Penguin Random House)

Texas Bluebonnet Award 2022-2023 Master List

  1. Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B.Alston, illustrated by Godwin Akpan. (2021).
  2. Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs. (2021).
  3. Bartali's Bicycle: The True Story of Gino Bartali, Italy's Secret Hero by Megan Hoyt, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno. (2021).
  4. Becoming Muhammad Ali: A Novel by James Patterson & Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile. (2020).
  5. Billy Miller Makes a Wish by Kevin Henkes. (2021).
  6. The Hungry Place by Jessie Haas. (2020).
  7. J. D. and the Great Barber Battle by J. Dillard, illustrated by Akeem S. Roberts. (2021).
  8. The Lion of Mars by Jennifer Holm. (2021).
  9. Long Lost by Jacqueline West. (2021).
  10. Memoirs of a Tortoise by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Tim Bowers. (2020).
  11. Nightingale by Deva Fagan. (2021).
  12. No Place for Monsters by Kory Merritt. (2020).
  13. Once Upon a Camel by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Eric Rohmann. (2021).
  14. The One Thing You'd Save by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng. (2021).
  15. Rock by Rock: The Fantastical Garden of Nek Chand by Jennifer Bradbury, illustrated by Sam Boughton. (2021).
  16. Stella by McCall Hoyle. (2021).
  17. Swish! The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Don Tate. (2020).
  18. Twins by Varian Johnson, illustrated by Shannon Wright. (2020).
  19. Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper. (2021).
  20. Willodeen by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Charles Santoso. (2021).

Texas Bluebonnet Award 2021-2022 Master List

  1. Act by Kayla Miller. (2020).
  2. The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sam Ricks. (2019).
  3. Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes. (2020).
  4. The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling. (2020).
  5. Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros. (2020).
  6. The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington. (2020).
  7. Follow Those Zebras: Solving a Migration Mystery by Sandra Markle. (2020).
  8. A Hatful of Dragons: and More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems by Vikram Madan (2020).
  9. Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann. (2020).
  10.  The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds. (2020).
  11.  Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament by Kim Long. (2019).
  12.  The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illustrated by Oge Mora. (2020).
  13.  Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us by Lauren Castillo. (2020).
  14.  Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker, illustrated by Junyi Wu. (2019).
  15.  The Secret Garden of George Washington Carverby Gene Barretta, illustrated by Frank Morrison. (2020).
  16.  Sharuko: el arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Monica Brown, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri. (2020).
  17.  Someplace to Call Home by Sandra Dallas. (2019).
  18.  Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia. (2019).
  19.  Ways to Make Sunshine by Reneè Watson, illustrated by Nina Mata. (2020).
  20.  Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen. (2019).

Texas Bluebonnet Award 2020-2021 Master List

  1. A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (2019)
  2. A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry (2019) 
  3. Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz (2019)
  4. Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn (2019)
  5. Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows by Ryan Cajelo (2018)
  6. Frankie Sparks & the Class Pet by Megan Frazer Blakemore, illustrated by Nadja Sarell (2019)
  7. From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name by Lowey Bundy Sichol, illustrated by C.S. Jennings (2019)
  8. Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Petersen Haddix (2019)
  9. If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen (2019)
  10. New Kid by Jerry Craft (2019) 
  11. Nightbooks by J.A. White (2018)
  12. No More Poems! A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse by Rhett Miller, illustrated by Dan Santat (2019)
  13. Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How MONOPOLY Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Steven Salerno (2018)
  14. Rocket to the Moon (Big Ideas That Changed the World) by Don Brown (2019)
  15. Stay by Bobbie Pyron (2019)
  16. Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier (2018)
  17. The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman (2019) 
  18. The Rhino in the Right Field by Stacy Dekeyser (2018)
  19. They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles (2018)
  20. What Do You Do With a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton, illustrated by Ekua Holmes (2018)

Texas Bluebonnet Award 2019-2020 Master List

  1. The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss (2018)
  2. The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!) by Barry Wittenstein, illustrated by Chris Hsu (2018)
  3. Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller (2018)
  4. The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell (2018)
  5. Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James (2017)
  6. The Dragon Slayer: Folktales From Latin America by Jaime Hernandez (2018)
  7. El Chupacabras by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Crash McCreery (2018)
  8. Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome (2018)
  9. Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (2018)
  10. Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson (2018)
  11. The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris and Alex Azam (2017)
  12. Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes (2018)
  13. The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, by Stacy McAnulty (2018)
  14. Gedrick and Me by Patrick Carman (2017)
  15. Rebound by Kwame Alexander (2018)
  16. Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech (2018)
  17. Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly (2018)
  18. Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School by Julie Falatko, illustrated by Colin Jack (2018)
  19. Watchdog by Will McIntosh (2017)
  20. Wishtree by Katherine Applegate (2017)

Texas Bluebonnet Award 2018-2019 Master List

  1. How to Avoid Extinction by Paul Acampora (2016)
  2. Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness by Donna Bowman, illustrated by Daniel Minter (2016)
  3. Grand Canyon by Jason Chin (2017)
  4. Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Rafael López (2017)
  5. Refugee by Allen Gratz (2017)
  6. Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes (2016)
  7. Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay A. Haring, illustrated by Robert Neubecker
  8. Slider by Pete Hautman (2017)
  9. Grandpa’s Hal-La-Loo-Ya Hambone by Joe Hayes, illustrated by Antonio L. Castro (2016)
  10. Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly, illustrated by Isabel Roxas (2017)
  11. Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan (2017)
  12. Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King (2017)
  13. The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13 by Honest Lee & Matthew J. Gilbert, illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy (2016)
  14. Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin & June Jo Lee, illustrated by Man One (2017)
  15. Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero by Patricia McCormick, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno (2017)
  16. The Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough (2016)
  17. Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh (2017)
  18. The Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley (2017)
  19. Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres (2017)
  20. Wedgie and Gizmo by Susan Selfors, illustrated by Barbara Fisinger (2017)