Lone Star Reading List

The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies.


2017 Lone Star Reading List

Reading List (pdf)  Annotated List (pdf) 
Bookmark (pdf)  Flier (pdf)   


2018 Lone Star Reading List

Reading List (pdf)  Annotated List (pdf)  

Bookmark (pdf) Flier (pdf)

Author Title
Cartaya, Pablo Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
Emerson, Kevin Last Days on Mars
Gidwitz, Adam
The Inquisitor's Tale, or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
Gratz, Alan
Refugee
Hale, Shannon & Dean Hale
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Hicks, Deron
Van Gogh Deception
Hughes, Deron
Four-Four- Two
Lu, Marie
Warcross
Meyer, Marissa Heartless
Neff, Henry
Impyrium
Nix, Garth
Frogkisser!
O'Sullivan, Joanne
Between Two Skies
Reynolds, Jason Miles Morales: A Spider Man Novel
Ruby, Laura York: The Shadow Cipher
Shusterman, Neal
Scythe
Sloan, Holly Goldberg
Short
Vail, Rachel
Well, That Was Awkward
Van Draanen, Wendelin Wild Bird
Watson, Renee
Piecing Me Together
White, Kiersten
Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scary Tales

 

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Lone Star Committee

The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Each book on the list has been favorably reviewed for grades 6, 7, or 8 in a professional review source. Click here for a copy of the Lone Star Policies and Procedures.

Chair
Lynn Stevens
(2017-2019)
lstevens@wallerisd.net
Waller Junior High
Waller ISD

Administrative Assistant
Rose Brock
(2017-2018)
rosebrock@shsu.edu
Sam Houston State University
 Elizabeth Friend
(2015-2018)
Wester Middle School
Frisco ISD

 Kim Warwick
(2015-2018)
Beckendorff Junior HIgh
Katy ISD 

Jo Patrick
(2016-2019)
Fulmore Middle School
Austin ISD
 
Mary Hopkins
(2017-2018)
Del Valle Middle School
Del Valle ISD
 Emily King Echols
(2017-2019)
Saint Francis School
Austin
 Diane Hance
(2017-2020)
Grisham Middle School
Round Rock ISD
 Heather Botelho
(2017-2020) 
Flower Mound Public Library
Flower Mound 
Abbie Lester
(2017-2020)
Campbell Middle School
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD 

 

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All Lone Star Titles

Looking to see if your favorite author has made the list?  Wondering what titles won last year or 5 years ago?

Check out the master list of all the winners, and the best part is it is easily sortable by the category that you need.

Master List

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Created on Apr 11, 2010 | Last updated December 01, 2017