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Texas Bluebonnet Award Master Lists

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)
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