Each year, 20 books are chosen by librarians for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. It is a unique program that encourages reading for pleasure for students in grades 3 – 6. Schools and libraries around the state participate in the program, encouraging students to read a minimum of five books from the list. In January, students vote for their favorite title. The author of the book receiving the most votes wins the Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) which is presented during the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in the spring.

Students voted for “If I Built a School” by Chris Van Dusen as the 2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award winner. Visit the library’s YouTube channel Stories with Ms. D playlists and read along.

If Jack built a school, there would be hover desks and pop-up textbooks, skydiving wind tunnels and a trampoline basketball court in the gym, a robo-chef to serve lunch in the cafeteria, field trips to Mars, and a whole lot more.

The 2021-2022 master list has been released. All these Bluebonnet books are shelved together on a display in the children’s section so come pick your favorites.