Recommended Reading

We have three different recommended reading lists this year.  Southern Star Award Books are for students in grades 3 - 5 that our very own MISD Elementary Librarians have chosen for your reading pleasure.  The Texas Library Association's Bluebonnet Award Books list is for students in grades 3 - 5. For students in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade, click on the Texas 2X2 List.  Happy reading!

Southern Star Readers

The librarians of Midlothian ISD have created our very own recommended reading list.
Click here to visit the Southern Star Website.

Texas Bluebonnet Award Book List

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. 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.

Texas Bluebonnet Award List


Texas 2x2 Books (Ages 2 - 2nd Grade)

Here is the list for the Current List of Texas 2X2 books. These books are recommended for students from the age of 2 years to 2nd grade. Read at least 10 of these books and you qualify to vote for your favorite. 

  • Another by Christian Robinson (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2019)
  • Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Little, Brown and Company, 2019)
  • Cake by Sue Hendra, illustrated by Paul Linnett (Aladdin, 2019)
  • Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2019)
  • Dandy by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Charles Santoso  (Little, Brown and Company, 2019)
  • Duck!   by Meg McKinlay, illustrated by Nathaniel Eckstrom  (Candlewick Press, 2019)
  • Fergal and the Bad Temper by Robert Starling (Imprint, 2019)
  • Give Me Back My Bones!  by Kim Norman, illustrated by Bob Kolar (Candlewick Press, 2019)
  • I Am a Tiger by Karl Newson, illustrated by Ross Collins (Scholastic Press, 2019)
  • My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Pena (Kokila, An Imprint of Penguin Random House, 2019)
  • Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin, illustrated by Ebony Glenn (Harper, An imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019)
  • Ogilvy by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by T. L. McBeth (Godwin Books, 2019)
  • Perfect by Max Amato (Scholastic Press, 2019)
  • Saturday by Oge Mora (Little, Brown and Company, 2019)
  • Seeds Move by Robin Page (Beach Lane Books, 2019)
  • The Goose Egg by Liz Wong (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019)
  • The Panda Problem by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Hannah Marks (Dial Books for Young Readers, 2019)
  • Truman by Jean Reidy, illustrated Lucy Ruth Cummins (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2019)
  • Underwear by Jenn Harney (Disney – Hyperion, 2019)
  • Watch Out for Wolf!  by Anica Mrose Rissi, illustrated Charles Santoso  (Disney – Hyperion, 2019)