Texas Award-winning Titles!
The Texas Bluebonnet List is considered one of the most prestigious children’s literature lists in the country. Every year, over one hundred thousand children in grades 3-6 vote on their favorite book from a list of 20 titles curated by librarians around the state who serve on the TBA Committee. The goal of the TBA program is to encourage reading for pleasure. The titles are chosen for both quality and appeal to children. The winner will be announced in February 2017 and the award will be presented at the 2017 Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference in San Antonio in April.
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The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum.
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The “Tayshas Reading List”/shop/show/185714 was developed to motivate young adults, grades 9-12, to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of young adult readers throughout Texas. The list was published in 1996.
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The Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List was created and approved in 2009 to encourage young adult readers, grades 6-12, to explore a variety of current books in graphic novel format. The name, “Maverick” was chosen for this reading list because Texas was the first state to create a graphic novel reading list.
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The Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List is a recommended reading list designed for children in grades K-5. The purpose of the list is to encourage students to explore a variety of current graphic novels. The Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. The overall title list has been broken down by the committee into several grade ranges for ease of selection:
Little Mavericks Graphic Novel Reading List: Grades K-2
Little Mavericks Graphic Novel Reading List: Grades K-5
Little Mavericks Graphic Novel Reading List: Grades 3-5
The Spirit of Texas Reading Program began in 2011. The name “Spirit of Texas” was chosen because the program hopes 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. Title lists for middle school and high school are selected each year by YART. The Young Adult Round Table’s (YART) purpose is to promote and improve library services for young adults in Texas.
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