Texas Bluebonnet List

The massive Texas Library Association has once again compiled a great group of middle grade titles vying for the annual Bluebonnet Award. Here's the full 2008-2009 Master List of nominees:
  • Auch, Mary Jane. One Handed Catch. Henry Holt, 2006.
  • Carman, Patrick. Atherton: the House of Power. Little, Brown, 2007.
  • Cheaney, J. B. The Middle of Somewhere. Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
  • Day, Karen. Tall Tales. Wendy Lamb Books, 2007.
  • DeFelice, Cynthia. One Potato, Two Potato. Illustrated by Andrea U’Ren. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
  • Florian, Douglas. Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars. Harcourt, Inc., 2007.
  • Graff, Lisa. The Thing About Georgie. Laura Geringer Books, 2006.
  • Harper, Charise Mericle. Just Grace. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.
  • Hart, Alison. Gabriel’s Horses. Peachtree, 2007.
  • Jenkins, Emily. Toys Go Out. Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2006.
  • Lauber, Patricia. What You Never Knew About Beds, Bedrooms, and Pajamas. Illustrated by John Meanders. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2006.
  • McCully, Emily Arnold. Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
  • O’Connor, Barbara. How to Steal a Dog. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
  • Patterson, Nancy Ruth. The Winner’s Walk. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
  • Paulsen, Gary. Lawn Boy. Wendy Lamb Books, 2007.
  • Selznick, Brian. The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Scholastic Press, 2007.
  • Sidman, Joyce. This is Just to Say. Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski. Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
  • Thimmesh, Catherine. Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon. Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
  • Tingle, Tim. Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom. Illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges. Cinco Puntos Press, 2006.
  • White, Ruth. Way Down Deep. Farrar, Strass and Giroux, 2007.