The Texas Library Association’s reading lists are designed to develop and foster literacy and a life-long love of learning and reading for people of all ages.
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Texas Bluebonnet Award | 2019 – 2020 master list
Each year 20 books are selected for the master list. Students in grades 3 – 6 that read a minimum of five books from the list can vote for their favorite title in January. The author of the book receiving the most votes is the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award.
2018-2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner
The votes are in and Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero by Patricia McCormick, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno is the winner of the 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award!
2X2 | Current List
A list of 20 recommended books for children age two to grade two
Tejas Star | Current List
Bilingual English/Spanish books or Spanish books for ages 5 – 12.
The purpose of this list is to encourage children age 5 – 12 to explore multicultural books. It is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum.
Lone Star | Current List
A list of recommended books for students in grades 6 – 8. It is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum.
Tayshas | Current List
A reading list for grades 9-12 designed to motivate these students to become lifelong readers. Tayshas takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning “friends or allies.”
Maverick | Current List
Graphic novels for grades 6 – 12; and adult titles appropriate for young adults
Little Maverick | Current List
Graphic novels for grades K – 5
Spirit of Texas Reading Program | Middle School | High School
This reading program seeks to encourage a greater understanding of what it means to be a Texan, and an appreciation for the literary works of, and about, Texas and Texans.
The program seeks to encourage students in middle school (grades 6 – 8) and high school (grades 9 – 12) to explore a variety of current, quality books from Texas authors and illustrators, develop critical reading skills, and to encourage greater interaction between Texas authors and illustrators, Texas librarians, and Texas youth.
Lariat | Current List
Recommended fiction for adults
Texas Topaz | Current List
Nonfiction for all ages