Master List Released

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TLA's Texas Bluebonnet Award Selection Committee met in Austin several weeks ago to choose twenty titles for the next Bluebonnet Award nominee list. The 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List was introduced Saturday afternoon (October 27) at the Texas Book Festival in Austin. Authors Jon Scieszka and Adam Rex entertained the crowd as each book was introduced.

Here are the titles young Texas readers, grades 3-6, will be enjoying next year at enrolled schools:

  • ­Aguirre, Jorge. 2012. Giants Beware! Illustrated by Rafael Rosado. New York: First Second.
  • Applegate, Katherine. 2012. The One and Only Ivan. Illustrated by Patricia Castelao. New York: Harper.
  • Burg, Shana. 2012. Laugh with the Moon. New York: Delacorte.
  • Chin, Jason. 2011. Coral Reefs. New York: Roaring Brook Press.
  • Clifton, Lutricia. 2012. Freaky Fast Frankie Joe. New York: Holiday House.
  • Fern, Tracey. 2012. Barnum’s Bones. Illustrated by Boris Kulikov. New York: Margaret Ferguson Books.
  • Grandits, John. 2011. 10 Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus. Illustrated by Michael Allen Austin. Boston: Clarion Books,
  • Harris, R.P. 2012. Tua and the Elephant. Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo. San Francisco: Chronicle Books.
  • Kalman, Maira. 2012. Looking at Lincoln. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
  • Lorenzi, Natalie Dias. 2012. Flying the Dragon. Watertown MA: Charlesbridge.
  • MacLachlan, Patricia. 2011. Waiting for the Magic. Illustrated by Amy June Bates. New York: Atheneum Books.
  • Mlynowski, Sarah. 2012. Whatever After: Fairest of All.  New York: Scholastic.
  • Neri, G. 2011. Ghetto Cowboy. Illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson. Summerville, MA: Candlewick.
  • Palacio, R.J. 2012. Wonder. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
  • Potter, Ellen. 2012. The Humming Room. New York: Feiwel and Friends.
  • Scattergood, Augusta. 2012. Glory Be. New York: Scholastic.
  • Shannon, David. 2012. Jangles: a BIG Fish Story. New York: The Blue Sky Press.
  • Sherry, Maureen. 2010. Walls Within Walls. Illustrated by Adam Stower. New York: Katherine Tegen.     
  • Sweet, Melissa. 2011. Balloons Over Broadway: the True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Varon, Sara. 2011. Bake Sale. New York: First Second.

The new master list with annotations (pdf) •

TBA students who have read at least 5 of these books will select their favorite in January of 2014. Voting on the current master list takes place in January 2013. The Texas Bluebonnet Award is presented each spring at TLA's annual conference. For more information and to access an annotated list of these new titles, visit the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program site.

Created on Oct 20, 2011 | Last updated October 26, 2012