The Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominees for 2020-2021 have been announced!

By Luis Diaz | November 14 2019 | General

Twenty titles have been selected for the 2020-2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List during the Texas Book Festival recently. The nominees, 4 of which are published or distributed by PRH, were unveiled by 19 students from the Central Texas Area.

Each year, 20 books are chosen for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. Schools and libraries around the state participate in the program, encouraging students to read a minimum of five books from the list. In January, students vote for their favorite title. The author of the book receiving the most votes wins the Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) which is presented at the Texas Bluebonnet Award Luncheon held during the TLA Annual Conference in the spring.

Students, parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and authors eagerly await the yearly release. ‘Since the first Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List was created, the excitement about this children’s choice award has grown beyond the borders of Texas,’ said Jacqui Bridges-Sheppherd, TBA coordinator. ‘Our primary goals are to introduce children to a variety of quality books, develop critical reading skills, and honor and encourage imaginative authors. The committee considers more than 500 books in order to select five outstanding books of various genres for grades 3, 4, 5, and 6.’ —TXLA.org

Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen
978-1-5247-7041-9
Bernice Buttman is tough, crass, and hilarious, and she just might teach you a thing or two about empathy in this debut for fans of The Great Gilly Hopkins.
$16.99 US
Mar 26, 2019
Hardcover
240 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Grades 3-7

A Place to Land
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation
978-0-8234-4331-4
Much has been written about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington. But there's little on his legendary speech and how he came to write it. Find out more in this gripping book with illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Jerry Pinkney.
$18.99 US
Aug 27, 2019
Hardcover
48 Pages
Neal Porter Books
Grades 2-5

The Bridge Home
978-1-5247-3811-2
"Readers will be captivated by this beautifully written novel about young people who must use their instincts and grit to survive. Padma shares with us an unflinching peek into the reality millions of homeless children live every day but also infuses her story with hope and bravery that will inspire readers and stay with them long after turning the final page."--Aisha Saeed, author of the New York Times Bestselling Amal Unbound
$16.99 US
Feb 05, 2019
Hardcover
208 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books
Grade 5 & Up

If I Built a School
978-0-525-55291-8
In this exuberant companion to If I Built a Car, a boy fantasizes about his dream school--from classroom to cafeteria to library to playground.
$17.99 US
Aug 13, 2019
Hardcover
32 Pages
Dial Books
Grades K-3