Reading Lists

2021-2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List 


  • Act by Kayla Miller
  • The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sam Ricks
  • Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling
  • Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros
  • The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington
  • Follow Those Zebras: Solving a Migration Mystery by Sandra Markle
  • A Hatful of Dragons: and More Than 13.8 Billion Other Funny Poems by Vikram Madan 
  • Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Eric Rohmann
  • The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds
  • Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament by Kim Long
  • The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illustrated by Oge Mora
  • Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us by Lauren Castillo
  • Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker, illustrated by Junyi Wu
  • The Secret Garden of George Washington Carverby Gene Barretta, illustrated by Frank Morrison
  • Sharuko: el arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Monica Brown, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri
  • Someplace to Call Home by Sandra Dallas
  • Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
  • Ways to Make Sunshine by Reneè Watson, illustrated by Nina Mata
  • Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen

2020 Texas 2x2 List


Books recommended for children, age two to grade two!  


  • Another by Christian Robinson  
  • Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris, illustrated by LeUyen Pham  
  • Cake by Sue Hendra, illustrated by Paul Linnett  
  • Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett  
  • Dandy by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Charles Santoso   
  • Duck! by Meg McKinlay, illustrated by Nathaniel Eckstrom   
  • Fergal and the Bad Temper by Robert Starling  
  • Give Me Back My Bones! by Kim Norman, illustrated by Bob Kolar  
  • I Am a Tiger by Karl Newson, illustrated by Ross Collins  
  • My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Pena  
  • Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin, illustrated by Ebony Glenn  
  • Ogilvy by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by T. L. McBeth  
  • Perfect by Max Amato  
  • Saturday by Oge Mora  
  • Seeds Move by Robin Page  
  • The Goose Egg by Liz Wong  
  • The Panda Problem by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Hannah Marks  
  • Truman by Jean Reidy, illustrated Lucy Ruth Cummins  
  • Underwear by Jenn Harney  
  • Watch Out for Wolf! by Anica Mrose Rissi, illustrated Charles Santoso   

2020 Coretta Scott King Book Awards


  • Author Winner-Jerry Craft, author of New Kid
  • Illustrator Winner-Kadir Nelson, illustrator of The Undefeated

2020 Newbery Medal


  • New Kid by Jerry Craft

2020 Caldecott Medal


  • The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

2020 Pura Belpré Awards


  • Carlos Hernandez, author of Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
  • Rafael López, illustrator of Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln