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We welcome everyone to use the resources on all our Bluebonnet Book Clubs. It is not necessary to join our wiki but we certainly encourage your input and welcome collaboration with other educators. You may link this wiki to your own sites. We do ask that you do not copy and paste content into your web site. We have worked hard to research and create these resources. Please click on the "Notify Me" tab if you have any questions or suggestions and I will get back to you as soon as my students untie me.

Coming soon!

Welcome to 2012-2013 Bluebonnet Book Club


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Voting results:

Book links are located on the left of this screen.

New Video showing all twenty titles located in section lower down on page.

Hey Kids, welcome to our wiki page! This is a place for you to talk about the Texas Bluebonnet books you are reading and share comments and thoughts about your books.
  • Tell us if you liked your book and why.
  • Explain why you would or would not recommend this book to a friend.
  • What was about the story that really got you thinking, dreaming, believing, changing, laughing, angry, sad, frustrated or wanting more!

There are no grades given-read for the LOVE of reading-just for fun! Read, enjoy, and share with others.
Hear about new books that have just come out or old favorites too. View a book trailer or create your own digital book talk.
Ms. Murphy will show you how easy it is to bring technology into our learning.

What is the Texas Bluebonnet Award program?
Visit the Texas Library Association "About the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program" to gain an understanding of what the program is about.

Ready, set, go.....start exploring!
Helpful tip: Read the section below to help you "navigate" or move through the wiki.

RATE YOUR BLUEBONNET BOOK.. Visit Mackin Book Talk for the 2012-2013 Texas Bluebonnet nominees.


The Bluebonnet Book Club is a wiki designed to integrate technology into classroom and library learning experiences.

How does this wiki work?

This is the "home" page which welcomes you and explains the purpose of our wiki.

On the left side of the screen are "page links" that will take you to other sections of our wiki. One link is for our previous wiki-the 2011 Bluebonnet Book Club.

This page is filled with information about Texas Bluebonnet Nominees and the Bluebonnet voting process. Students are able to post discussions about the Bluebonnet books they are reading. Take a few moments to click on each page link and explore.

At the top of each page are tabs: Home Page Discussion History Notify Me
Click on each tab to explore and gain a better understanding of each tab's purpose.

Who is the contact person?

I am Ms. Murphy. I will monitor this wiki and supervise the book discussions. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by clicking on the "notify me" tab located at the top of this page. I am growing bluebonnets in the library. I hope they sprout in the Spring!

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Quick video made to show my classes, I will edit to include thank you credits this week.

Perma-Bound Books introduces the 2012-2013 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominated books.

Click here to see past Texas Bluebonnet Award winners

2012-2013 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master list

    • Arnosky, Jim. 2011. Thunder Birds, Nature's Flying Predators. New York: Sterling.

    • Cardillo, Margaret. 2011. Just Being Audrey. Illustrated by Julia Denos. New York: Balzer & Bray

    • Deedy, Carmen Agra and Randall Wright. 2011. The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale. Illustrated by Barry Moser. Atlanta: Peachtree.

    • Durango, Julia. 2010. Under the Mambo Moon. Illustrated by Fabricio VandenBroeck. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.

    • Fleming, Candace. 2010. Clever Jack Takes the Cake. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books.

    • Hatke, Ben. 2010. Zita the Spacegirl. New York: First Second.

    • Jonell, Lynne. 2010. Misty Gordon and the Mystery of the Ghost Pirates. Illustrated by Greg Call. New York: Amulet Books.

    • Lupica, Mike. 2010. Hero. New York: Philomel Books.

    • McElligott, Matthew and Larry Tuxbury. 2010. Benjamin Franklinstein Lives. Illustrated by Matthew McElligott. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons.

    • Ramsey, Calvin A. 2010. Ruth and the Green Book. Illustrated y Floyd Cooper. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books.

    • Selznick, Brian. 2011. Wonderstruck. New York: Scholastic Press. (Is anyone surprised to see Brian's book on the list? I'm not!)

    • Smith, Clete Barrett. 2011. Aliens on Vacation. Illustrated by Christian Slade. New York: Disney Hyperion Books.

    • Sternberg, Julie. 2011. Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie. Illustrated by Matthew Cordell. New York: Amulet Books.

    • Swaim, Jessica. 2010. Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog. Illustrated by Elwood H. Smith. New York: Dutton Children's Books.

    • Taback, Simms. 2011. Postcards from Camp. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.

    • Warner, Sally. 2011. EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken. Illustrated y Jamie Harper. New York: Viking.

    • Weinstein, Muriel Harris. 2010. Play, Louis, Play: The True Story of a Boy and His Horn. Illustrated by Frank Morrison. New York: Bloomsbury.

    • Yohalem, Eve. 2009. Escape Under the Forever Sky. San Fransisco: Chronicle.