The Lone Star reading list is 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. Read more
The Texas Library Association’s (TLA) 2021-2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) Master List was announced at the online Texas Book Festival on Monday, November 2. Read more
It’s been a year for the books! Or shall we say a year for the (audio)books? Despite the strangeness and social distancing of 2020, we take comfort in truly phenomenal stories that still have the ability to connect us. Don’t miss adding these seven librarian-approved top audio picks for kids and teens to your digital audiobook collections. Read more
Check those audiobook holds in your collections! Rachel Maddow’s BLOWOUT, read by the author, and E.B. White’s CHARLOTTE’S WEB, narrated by Meryl Streep and a full cast, have earned 2021 Best Spoken Word Album GRAMMY® Award nominations. Read more
By Aaron Blank, producer of 2020 Odyssey Honor SONG FOR A WHALE. Watch this year’s Virtual Ceremony on ALA’s YouTube page now! It premiered June 28th at 4:30 pm ET!