Recommended Reading

Recommended-Reading

The Cleburne Public Library maintains all titles from these Texas Library Association lists in the collection for the current year, and maintains all possible copies of annual winners of  the Newbery and Caldecott Awards. You can search for these by the list/award name in our online catalog www.cleburne.net/library/catalog Log in with your Cleburne Public Library card number using the last four digits as your PIN to reserve a copy to read.

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For Grades 9-12

TAYSHAS takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning “friends or allies.” Written as texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the word was applied to the Caddos by the Spanish in eastern Texas, who regarded them as friends and allies against the Apaches.

The goal of the TAYSHAS reading list is to motivate young adults to become livelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas. Students in grades 9 – 12 are encouraged to read books for pleasure from the list which includes fiction and nonfiction titles.

https://txla.org/tools-resources/reading-lists/tayshas/current-list/

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For Grades 3-6

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 Luncheon held during the TLA Annual Conference in the spring.

https://txla.org/tools-resources/reading-lists/texas-bluebonnet-award/about/

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For Grades 6-8

The Lone Star reading list is developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books.

https://txla.org/tools-resources/reading-lists/lone-star/current-list/

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For Age 2 - Grade 2

Recommended books for children age two to grade two to encourage voluntary reading; a Children’s Round Table (CRT) project.    

https://txla.org/tools-resources/reading-lists/2x2/current-list/https://txla.org/tools-resources/reading-lists/2x2/current-list/

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For Everyone

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal

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For Everyone

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal