We had our first Bluebonnet Book Award Voting party at Stratford this past Wednesday, and it was a great success! The winner for Stratford was Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie  by Julie Sternberg.  My apologies for miscounting and initially think the winner at Stratford was Ruth and the Green Book  by Calvin Alexander Ramsey with Gwen Strauss. They are both excellent books! The official statewide winner of the 2012 Tex as Bluebonnet Book Award  will be announced hopefully on February 1st.
Children who attend public or private schools are eligible to vote for their favorite book through their schools. The award is designed to encourage children to read! So, get started today with the 2013-2014 Master List . Right now, I'm reading Freaky Fast Frankie Joe  by Lutricia Clifton . The Bluebonnet Award motto is "Read Five, Then Decide."
If your child likes one of the books on the list, I encourage them to add comments to this post to encourage others to read the title as well!
A special thanks to PJ's Backlot Feed & Emporium  who donated bluebonnet seeds for the homeschoolers to take home and plant. Thanks for adding a special touch to the program!