Texas Bluebonnet Award
After reading Bluebonnet Award list titles first semester, eligible students in grades 3- 6 vote online for their favorite title during the month of January.
The Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) reading program was established in 1979 to encourage children to read more books for pleasure, to explore a wide variety of titles, and to develop powers of discrimination. A list of twenty books, both fiction and nonfiction, is released each year.
The program affords students the opportunity to voice their opinion about the books through the Bluebonnet voting process. Students across the state of Texas are eligible to vote for their favorite Bluebonnet title if they read (or have read to them) at least five of the twenty titles from the current list.
Participating schools send their voting tallies to the TLA office by January 31 of each calendar year. The author of the book receiving the most votes statewide is named the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award and is recognized at the annual Bluebonnet Luncheon, held at the Texas Library Association Annual Convention each April.