Texas Bluebonnet Award Master Lists
Texas Bluebonnet Master List 2019-2020
by Puller, J.S. Year Published: 2018 by Barnes, Derrick Year Published: 2017 by Rubin, Adam Year Published: 2018
A long time ago, a girl named Carla lived on a goat farm with her father, Hector. One night, a goat disappeared from the farm and turned up flat as a pancake. Only one creature could do that--El Chupacabras, the goatsucker! Legend has it that El Chupacabras is a fearsome beast, but you can't believe everything you hear . . . and sometimes the truth is even more interesting. Told in equal parts English and Spanish . . . this lighthearted take on a modern legend is not told in the traditional bilingual style
by Cline-Ransome, Lesa Year Published: 2018
Shares the story of the sisters and tennis stars, including their special relationship as sisters and best friends, their constant training as children, and their incredible success in professional tennis
by Carman, Patrick Year Published: 2017
Stanley Darrow isn't sure what to expect when the mysterious Mr. Gedrick appears on his doorstep. He is certain, however, that his family could use Mr. Gedrick's help: Their lives and their house have been a mess since Stanley's dad died
by Parker Rhodes, Jewell Year Published: 2018
After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till
by Woodson, Jacqueline Year Published: 2018 by Cervantes, Angela Year Published: 2018
Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together. While in Mexico, Paloma meets Lizzie and Gael, who present her with an irresistible challenge: The siblings want her to help them find a valuable ring that once belonged to beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Finding the ring means a big reward -- and the thanks of all Mexico. What better way to honor her father than returning a priceless piece of jewelry that once belonged to his favorite artist!
by Alexander, Kwame Year Published: 2018 by Creech, Sharon Year Published: 2018 by Connolly, MarcyKate Year Published: 2018
Twelve-year-old Emmeline possesses the unique ability to manipulate shadows, but when her magical powers are threatened by a noble family she desperately turns to Dar, her shadow friend, who offers to save her if Emmeline makes Dar flesh again, but this bargain only puts Emmeline's life in further jeopardy
by Uss, Christina Year Published: 2018 by Wittenstein, Barry Year Published: 2018
Earle Dickson and his new bride Josephine begin their lives together. The end. (Not really. There's more.) Josephine has a proclivity for injuring herself. Earle attaches cotton to long strips of adhesive tape, telling Josephine to cut off a length when she needs one. Since Earle works as a cotton buyer at Johnson & Johnson, he shares his idea. They're a big hit. The end. (Again, not really!) After a few false starts (much like the hilarious "the end"s in this story), the Band-Aid is developed and becomes a massive hit. The end. (Really.)
by Sell, Chad Year Published: 2018 by Hernandez, Jaime Year Published: 2017 by Patrick Harris, Neil Year Published: 2017
Six young magicians and illusionists team up to save their small town from a crooked carnival owner and his goons.
by McAnulty, Stacy Year Published: 2018
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by Torres, Jennifer Year Published: 2017
Mexican-American Stef Soto is hoping to break free from her overprotective parents and embarrassing reputation from her family's taco truck business, but she soon learns that family, friendship, and the taco truck are important and wonderful parts of her life.
by Tarpley, Natasha Year Published: 2017
Jin, Alex, and Elvin, three strangers, join forces after Elvin's grandfather is attacked, seeking to find out why. They discover an enigmatic artist whose missing masterpieces may be the key to saving their beloved neighborhood of Harlem from being bulldozed and developed into a ludicrous historic theme park called Harlem World.
by Selfors, Suzanne Year Published: 2017
The dog Wedgie and guinea pig Gizmo are moving into the same house. But while Wedgie is very excited about having a guinea pig brother, Gizmo has other, more nefarious plans.
by Oh, Ellen Year Published: 2017
Harper doesn't trust her new home from the moment she steps inside, and the rumors are that the Raine family's new house is haunted. Harper isn't sure she believes those rumors, until her younger brother, Michael, starts acting strangely. The whole atmosphere gives Harper a sense of deja vu, but she can't remember why. She knows that the memories she's blocking will help make sense of her brother's behavior and the strange and threatening sensations she feels in this house, but will she be able to put the pieces together in time?
by McDonough, Yona Zeldis Year Published: 2016
Twelve-year-old Marcel loves riding his bicycle, and dreams of competing in the Tour de France, but it is 1942 and German soldiers are everywhere, stopping him as he delivers bread from his parents' bakery around Aucoin--then one day he discovers that it is not just bread he is delivering, and suddenly he finds himself in possession of dangerous secrets about his parents and his new friend from Paris, Delphine.
by McCormick, Patricia Year Published: 2017
The inspiring true story of the brave little mare who became a marine in the Korean War.
by Martin, Jacqueline Briggs and June Jo Lee Year Published: 2017
The story of the Korean American chef in Los Angeles who inspired new methods for the food truck movement and works to create a better community through food.
by King, Amy Sarig Year Published: 2017
Obe Devlin spends a lot of his time cleaning up the creek that runs through what little is left of his family's once extensive farmland, and worrying about what the developers are doing nearby, and the pollution it is causing--but one day he finds a strange creature by his creek that eats plastic, and soon the animal he calls Marvin Gardens becomes his personal secret, which he believes needs to be protected from pretty much everybody.
by Kelly, Erin Entrada Year Published: 2017
The lives of four misfits are intertwined when a bully's prank lands shy Virgil at the bottom of a well and Valencia, Kaori, and Gen band together in an epic quest to find and rescue him.
by Hayes, Joe Year Published: 2016
When Grandpa's false teeth fall down a well, a recycled hambone which has flavored the bean dinners of many families in his poor farm community, is used to retrieve his dentures.
by Hautman, Pete Year Published: 2017
Hoping to win a cash prize in a pizza eating contest after racking up a tab on his mother's credit card, David must juggle his competitive eating training with the responsibility of looking after his autistic younger brother.
by Haring, Kay A. Year Published: 2017
Explores the life and art of Keith Haring from his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame. It sheds light on this important artist's great humanity, his concern for children, and his disregard for the establishment art world. Reproductions of Keith's signature artwork appear in scenes boldly rendered by Robert Neubecker.
by Grimes, Nikki Year Published: 2016
Garvey is a bookworm, an inventor of jokes, a loyal friend. He loves music and math and learning about outer space. But Dad wants Garvey to be a jock. He wants to talk sports with Garvey, to roughhouse with him, to play football together. Garvey tries to fill the father-sized hole in his heart with food. Now his classmates can't see who he really is either. All they see is an overweight, awkward kid who doesn't fit in anywhere. Garvey has an important choice to make, one that could be the key to getting people - including his father - to see and accept the real Garvey.
by Gratz, Alan Year Published: 2017
This powerful novel tells the story of three different children seeking refuge: Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany, Isabel, a Cuban girl in 1994, and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015.
by Gilbert, Matthew J. and Honest Lee Year Published: 2017
Unlucky teacher Ms. Linda LaCrosse wins the lottery and shares her winnings with her class. The students fulfill their dreams with their newfound wealth, but they soon learn that winning the lottery is not all that lucky.
by Engle, Margarita Year Published: 2017
Bold, graphic portraits and beautiful poems present famous and lesser-known Latinos from varied backgrounds who have faced life's challenges in creative ways.
by Chin, Jason Year Published: 2017
An exploration of the Grand Canyon on a grand scale, as only Jason Chin can illustrate and explain.
by Bowman, Donna Janell Year Published: 2016
A picture book biography of Dr. William Key, a former slave and self-trained veterinarian who taught his horse, Jim, to read and write and who together with Jim became one of the most famous traveling performance acts around the turn of the twentieth century.
by Acampora, Paul Year Published: 2016
Leo's grandfather died a year ago, and ever since Leo has been tasked with tracking his grandmother down whenever she wanders away from their home in Allentown, Pennsylvania--but when she abruptly decides to take the trip to Utah that her husband was planning, Leo finds himself on the way to visit dinosaurs, in an old Buick with his grandmother, his seventeen-year-old cousin Abby, and Abby's old, smelly Golden retriever, Kermit, without telling his mother.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Last Modified on May 17, 2019