Within the last 100 years or so, various organizations have chosen to honor outstanding books written for young people. Each award highlights the finest book within a particular category or which reflects a particular theme. Most are awarded annually.
The Texas Bluebonnet award encourages reading for pleasure by allowing children in grades 3-6 across the state of Texas to vote on their favorite titles from a Master List. The award is presented to the winning author at the Texas Bluebonnet Award presentation in the Spring. More information about the Texas Bluebonnet award can be found on the TLA's Bluebonnet award website.