The goal of the Texas Bluebonnet Award program is to encourage reading for pleasure. The titles are chosen for both quality and appeal to children. In order to vote, children must read at least five of the titles on the list. Reading the entire list is not required as the titles are chosen to be appropriate for a wide age range. In January each year, students vote for their favorite of the 20 titles on the list, thus using critical thinking skills in selecting their choice. The winner is announced in February and the award presented at TLA’s annual conference in the spring.
The TBA reading program is one of several developed by the Texas Library Association for readers of all ages. Click here for more information about these books.