As shared on the Texas Library Association site, “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.” Don’t forget to offer the audio editions of these beloved books and allow even more readers to access these superb stories. Listen to clips from Listening Library’s titles from the current and previous year’s selections.
Celebrate these picks from the 2020-2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award List
“This is a perfect pick for kids who love Rick Riordan’s many series, particularly for those eager for mythologies beyond Greek and Roman stories. A cliff-hanger ending only adds to the appeal.”—Booklist, starred review
“Venkatraman’s narration is filled with emotion and her voicing develops compelling characters even further, transporting the listener into the lives of these poverty-stricken children, who make a family and find hope.”—Booklist, starred review
“The author’s lilting and captivating narration employs almost musical tones… A smart addition to any middle school library.”—School Library Journal, starred review