And the TBA Winner Is...

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The Texas Library Association is proud to announce that over Texas young readers have spoken and selected The Last Kids On Earth by Max Brallier and illustrated by Douglas Holgate as the 2018 Texas Bluebonnet Award winning title. Watch the official video announcement .

This year a total of 141,141 students in grades 3 – 6 from 1,488 schools who read a minimum of 5 books on the Texas Bluebonnet list voted for their favorite.  The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier and Doug Holgate received 22,757 votes. Second place went to The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson, and third place to Whoosh! by Chris Barton and Don Tate.

Join TLA at the Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Luncheon featuring the 2018 TBA winning-duo Brallier and Holgate on Thursday, April 5 from noon-1:45pm. The luncheon is held during the TLA Annual Conference in Dallas.  This is a ticketed event and tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 16 through preregistration.

The Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) is a unique program that encourages reading for pleasure and is aimed at students in grades 3-6. Each year, 20 books are chosen for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List by the TBA selection committee.  If students read a minimum of five books from the current master list (or have the books read aloud to them), they have the opportunity to vote for their favorite title during the month of January each year. The author of the book receiving the most votes statewide is declared the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award.  For more information, visit the TBA homepage



About the Texas Library Association

TLA is the largest state library association in the country with approximately 7,000 members who work in public, school, academic, and special libraries and who support educational institutions. TLA offers a wide range of services, including advocacy, continuing education, research, and public relations. To learn more about TLA, visit or call 512-328-1518.

Created on Feb 16, 2018 | Last updated March 05, 2018