AIS Bluebonnet Books 2020-21

Every year our students have the chance to participate in the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program. This contest allows students across the state to read 5 books from a list of 20 titles selected by teachers and librarians as the best books published the previous year. After reading 5 (or more) of the titles, students participate in a state-wide vote (in January) to select one author to receive an award at the Texas State Library Association (TLA) Conference. This is the only student selected book award in the state. For more information, please visit TLA or the Bluebonnet Resources Page. These are this year's nominees:
2020-2021 Bluebonnet Nominees
Rocket to the Moon!
Rocket to the Moon!
by Don Brown
Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet
Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet
by Megan Frazer Blakemore
New Kid
New Kid
by Jerry Craft
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation
by Barry Wittenstein
The Bridge Home
The Bridge Home
by Padma Venkatraman
Caterpillar Summer
Caterpillar Summer
by Gillian McDunn
A Wolf Called Wander
A Wolf Called Wander
by Rosanne Parry
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
by Chris Barton
Stay
Stay
by Bobbie Pyron
Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen
Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen
by Niki Lenz
If I Built a School
If I Built a School
by Chris Van Dusen
Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented
Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented
by Tanya Lee Stone
The Strangers
The Strangers
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Nightbooks
Nightbooks
by J.A. White
The Rhino in Right Field
The Rhino in Right Field
by Stacy DeKeyser
Charlie Hernández and the League of Shadows
Charlie Hernández and the League of Shadows
by Ryan Calejo
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster

by Jonathan Auxier
No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse
No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse
by Rhett Miller
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems
by David Bowles
From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name
From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name
by Lowey Bundy Sichol