State & National Book Award Lists

Below is a listing of awards lists featuring suggested reading for youth in all grade levels. Each comes with an annotated list of current book selections with links to the item records in case you wish to place titles on hold.

  1. Texas Based Awards
  2. National Based Awards

Mockingbird Award LogoAISD Mockingbird Awards (Grades K-2)

Current Annotated List (PDF)
Established by Abilene Independent School District as a list of recommended books for a local reading program that began in 1986 to compile a list of suitable reading aloud to children in grades K-2. 

Lone Star Award LogoLone Star Reading List (Grades 6-8)

Current Annotated List (PDF)
Recommended reading list for students in grades 6 through 8 including popular young adult books selected by public and school librarians in Texas.

Spirit of Texas LogoSpirit of Texas Reading Program (High School)

Current Annotated List (PDF)
Recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians to encourage youth in grades 9th through 12th to explore a variety of quality books from Texas authors and illustrators.

Spirit of Texas LogoSpirit of Texas Reading Program (Middle School)

Current Annotated List (PDF)
Recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians to encourage youth in grades 6th through 8th to explore a variety of quality books from Texas authors and illustrators.

Texas Bluebonnet Award LogoTexas Bluebonnet Awards (Grades 3-6)

Current Annotated List (PDF)
Annual award list of 20 recommended titles for youth in grades 3 through 6 and selected by a committee comprised of librarians, teachers, parents, and students.