Bluebonnet Award & Reading list

The Texas Bluebonnet Award is one of the most prestigious children’s choice literary awards in the United States. Each year, 20 books are chosen for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. 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 at the Texas Bluebonnet Award presentation held during the TLA Annual Conference in the spring.

Students can vote for this year's Bluebonnet Winner in person at the Seguin Public Library during January of each year. To be eligible to vote, students must be in 3rd through 6th grade (or the homeschool equivalent) and have read (or heard read to them) 5 of the books from the 2022-2023 Bluebonnet list. Lists and tracking charts are available at the library, or on this page under Bluebonnet Voting Resources.

Bluebonnet List 2023-2024

  1. Bajaj, Varsha. Thirst.
  2. Barnett, Mac. The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza.
  3. Brew-Hammond, Nanua Ekua, & Minter, Daniel. (illustrator). Blue.
  4. Browne, Meghan P., & Whitt, Carlynn. (illustrator). Indelible Ann.
  5. Cartaya, Pablo. The Last Beekeeper.
  6. Clayton, Dhonielle. The Marvellers.
  7. DiCamillo, Kate. The Beatryce Prophecy.
  8. Gibbs, Stuart, & Curtis, Stacy (illustrator). Once Upon a Tim.
  9. Gonzalez, Christina Diaz and Gabriela Epstein. Invisible.
  10.  Harrison, David L. The Dirt Book: Poems About Animals That Live Beneath Our Feet.
  11. Lloyd, Megan. Haven: A Small Cat’s Big Adventure.
  12.  Mbalia, K., Black Boy Joy.
  13.  Palmer, Charly. The Legend of Gravity.
  14.  Phelan, Matt. Leave it to Plum!
  15.  Poblocki, Dan. Tales to Keep You Up at Night
  16.  Rubin, Adam & Rex, Adam. Gladys the Magic Chicken.
  17.  Ryan, Pam Munoz. Solimar The Sword of the Monarchs.
  18.  Scott, J., Spangler, B. & Sweet, M. (illustrator). Unbound: The Life + Art of Judith Scott.
  19.  Soontornvat, Christina. The Last Mapmaker.
  20.  Uhrig, Betsy. The Polter-Ghost Problem.