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Children's Award Books

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.

About the Texas Bluebonnet Award

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. 

2023-2024 Bluebonnet Nominees

In January 2024, Texas students in grades three through six will cast their votes for the 2024 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner.  In order to vote, a student must read at least five books from the current list of nominees.  Now is a great time to get started on your Bluebonnet reading!