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Mrs. Adams, Librarian

Welcome to the Charles Harms Library at Christian Evers Elementary School

It's almost time to vote for your favorite Bluebonnet book!

What is the Texas Bluebonnet Award?

The Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) reading program was established in 1979 to encourage Texas children to read more books, explore a variety of current books and genres,develop the ability to analyze and evaluate literature, and identify their favorite books.

All the books on the master list are not intended to be read by all children. There are vast differences among the reading interests of third, fourth, and fifth grade students, and between boys and girls. Since the program is intended to promote voluntary reading, students are encouraged to select the books they want to read rather than all the books on the list.

 Who is eligible to vote?

Only children in grades 3 though 6 are eligible to vote for their favorite nominated book at the end of January. To be eligible to vote, students need to have read or listened to 5 of the 20 titles on the current nominated list. (Though I hope they are motivated to read more of the nominees.) Students keep track of the books they have read on their Individual Tracking Chart and bring it with them to vote in the library.

Students who read all 20 Bluebonnet titles by March 1st, will receive a free book and a Bluebonnet Spirit Stick!


Voting this year will be on Thursday, January 30 and Friday, January 31st in the library.





Looking for a Book or Information?

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Search the online catalog from school or home to see what is available in the library.
Access our ebooks from any location with internet access.
All NISD students and all NISD staff have access to this resource. Staff must enter their employee number with the e and any leading zeros (i.e., e012345). Checkouts have a max of five at a time, checkout period defaults to 14 days, books automatically return to the collection (but users will need to delete them from their devices.)
Tumble Books is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.
NoveList can help you find more books like the ones you love. It will provide all sorts of recommendations, for AUTHORS, TITLES, and SERIES!