Texas Bluebonnet Master List 2017-2018

  •  Ada's Violin book cover

    Ada's Violin

    by Hood, Susan Year Published: 2016

    The Recycled Orchestra, comprising of children from Cateura, Paraguay, playing instruments made from recycled trash, performs concerts all over the world to sold-out audiences. Here's the story of how it began.

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  •  The Best Man book cover

    The Best Man

    by Peck, Richard Year Published: 2016

    Archer has four important role models in his life: his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod get married, Archer's sixth-grade year becomes one he'll never forget.

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  •  Follow the Moon Home book cover

    Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles

    by Cousteau, Philippe and Hopkinson, Deborah Year Published: 2016

    A book about loggerhead sea turtles, and a girl's attempts to help save their babies from man-made light.

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  •  The Girl Who Drank the Moon book cover

    The Girl Who Drank the Moon

    by Barnhill, Kelly Year Published: 2016

    An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.

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  •  The Great Pet Escape book cover

    The Great Pet Escape

    by Jamieson, Victoria Year Published: 2016

    A young graphic novel chapter book about the escape escapades of class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School.

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  •  The Great Shelby Holmes book cover

    The Great Shelby Holmes

    by Eulberg, Elizabeth Year Published: 2016

    Nine-year-old Shelby Holmes, the best detective in her Harlem neighborhood, and her new easy-going friend from downstairs, eleven-year-old John Watson, become partners in a dog-napping case.

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  •  In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse book cover

    In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

    by Marshall, Joseph Year Published: 2015

    Teased for his fair coloring, eleven-year-old Jimmy McClean travels with his maternal grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, to learn about his Lakota heritage while visiting places significant in the life of Crazy Horse, the nineteenth-century Lakota leader and warrior, in a tale that weaves the past with the present. Includes historical note and glossary.

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  •  The Key to Extraordinary book cover

    The Key to Extraordinary

    by Lloyd, Natalie Year Published: 2016

    Twelve-year old orphan Emma Casey lives by a haunted graveyard in her Tennessee town, giving tours, helping her brother and Granny Blue with the family bakery, and waiting for the Destiny Dream of her ancestors--but when it comes it shows her only a key, and she finds that she must solve a ghostly mystery that has haunted her town for generations.

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  •  The Last Kids on Earth book cover

    The Last Kids on Earth

    by Brallier, Max Year Published: 2015

    After a monster apocalypse hits town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan builds a team of friends to help slay the eerily intelligent monster known as Blarg.

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  •  Little Cat's Luck book cover

    Little Cat's Luck

    by Bauer, Marion Dane Year Published: 2016

    A little cat named Patches manages to push out a window screen and leave her house, chasing a falling leaf, and sets out to find a special place to call her own.

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  •  Lola Levine Drama Queen book cover

    Lola Levine Drama Queen

    by Brown, Monica Year Published: 2016

    Lola Levine is given a non-speaking part after getting stage fright during her class play audition. She saves the play from a couple of obstacles with the help of her grandmother.

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  • The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown

    by Allen, Crystal Year Published: 2016

    Nine-year-old Mya is excited about participating in School Spirit Week, even making a pinky promise with her best friend Naomi to be her partner, but when she accidentally gets paired with the biggest bully in school, Mean Connie, Naomi is mad at Mya for breaking her promise, so she must learn to work with Mean Connie and try and get her friend back.

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  • Maybe a Fox book cover

    Maybe a Fox

    by Appelt, Kathi and McGhee, Allison Year Published: 2016

    When her sister Sylvie goes missing on a snowy morning and is never seen again, Jules refuses to believe she is gone forever; meanwhile, in the shadow world, a shadow fox is born.

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  •  The Princess and the Warrior book cover

    The Princess and the Warrior

    by Tonatiuh, Duncan Year Published: 2016

    Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised, Popoca stayed by her side.

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  •  Soar book cover

    Soar

    by Bauer, Joan Year Published: 2016

    Moving to Hillcrest, Ohio, when his adoptive father accepts a temporary job, twelve-year-old Jeremiah, a heart transplant recipient, has sixty days to find a baseball team to coach.

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  •  Some Kind of Courage book cover

    Some Kind of Courage

    by Gemeinhart, Dan Year Published: 2016

    In 1890 Washington the only family Joseph Johnson has left is his half-wild Indian pony, Sarah, so when she is sold by a man who has no right to do so, he sets out to get her back--and he plans to let nothing stop him in his quest.

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  •  The Storyteller book cover

    The Storyteller

    by Turk, Evan Year Published: 2016

    In a time of drought in the Kingdom of Morocco, a storyteller and a boy weave a tale to thwart a Djinn and his sandstorm from destroying their city.

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  •  Towers Falling book cover

    Towers Falling

    by Rhodes, Jewell Parker Year Published: 2016

    While learning about September 11th, fifth grader Dèja (born after the attacks) realizes how much the events still color her world.

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  • Unidentified Suburban Object book cover

    Unidentified Suburban Object

    by Jung, Mike Year Published: 2016

    Chloe Cho is a Korean American seventh-grader who would like to get in touch with many of the aspects of her heritage, but her parents are unwilling to talk about it--then when a class assignment forces Chloe to confront them directly, they finally tell her the truth about her family, which may just be too much for one girl to handle.

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  •  Whoosh! book cover

    Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

    by Barton, Chris Year Published: 2016

    A biography of Lonnie Johnson, an engineer at NASA who is best know for inventing the Super Soaker water gun.

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Last Modified on August 10, 2017