Special Collections for Texas

Reading Lists for Bookshare Students in Texas

These reading lists were created especially for students in Texas; we hope you will enjoy them!

Subscribe to any of these reading lists, and then assign your students to them, so they can access all of the titles on these lists.

2015-2016 Lone Star List

The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians in Texas to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books for pleasure reading.

2016-2017 Bluebonnet Award Nominations

The Texas Bluebonnet Award winning books from 1981-2015. Bluebonnet Award winners are selected by librarians, teachers, parents, students and other interested persons and are appropriate for grades 3-6

1981-2015 Bluebonnet Award Winners

The Texas Bluebonnet Award winning books from 1981-2015. Bluebonnet Award winners are selected by librarians, teachers, parents, students and other interested persons and are appropriate for grades 3-6

39 Clues Books 1-11 by Rick Riordan

Join the race to find clues around the world to solve the Cahill family's secrets! Start with #1 and read in order to follow Amy and Dan's quest. For students in grades 4 - teens. Follow with the 39 Clues Spin-Off Reading List -- the saga continues!

39 Clues Spin-Off Series

Continue on the quest to find the Cahill family secrets -- and more! Grades 4 - teens

Arthur's Adventures

Who doesn't love Arthur? Most titles are text-only; use hard copy of books for images. For sudents in grades Pk - 3; more titles are available, including 'Step Into Reading' series.

Books by Roald Dahl

Matilda, The BFG, and more! More Dahl titles are available.

Captain Awesome

For students in grades K - 2

Chillers Series by Jonathan Rand

Mystery, thrills, science fiction, fantasy, and a bit of horror thrown in -- why wouldn't teens want to read these books?

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

Join this journey for explorers in grades 3 - 12.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

For students in grades K - 2.

Flat Stanley Series

Poor Stanley -- suddenly only 1/2 inch thick! He may be flat, but he's a hero! For students in grades K - 5.

Gary Paulson Books

Begin Brian Robeson's adventure with 'Hatchet' and read on for more (books about Brian are in order). For students in grades 5 - 8.

Goosebumps Series

For students grades 4 - 8.

Heroes of Olympus

The sequel series to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series details a conflict between Greek and Roman demigods and the earth. Appropriate for grades 5-9.

Heroes with Disabilities

Learn about the experiences of children with disabilities. This list is a collection of fiction and nonfiction books for children and teens.

Hank Zipzer series by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

Ever feel like you're different because reading, spelling, writing are hard? So does Hank! And so did the author, Henry Winkler, also known as 'The Fonz' to your parents. For students in grades 3 - 5+; more titles are available.

The Harry Potter Series

All of the books in the bestselling Harry Potter series! Happy 20th Anniversary to Harry and Friends

I Survived Series

For students in grades 3 - 6; great historical fiction!

Kane Chronicles Series by Rick Riordan

Travel with Carter and Sade Kane on their adventures into Egyptian mythology detailing the rise of the Egyptian gods in the modern world. For student in grades 5 - teens.

Magic Tree House

Adventures for elementary students.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Follow Percy Jackson's adventures as he faces off against a series of mythological characters to catch a thief who has stolen Zeus’ master bolt. Appropriate for grades 5-9.

Seekers' series by Erin Hunter

For students in grades 3 - 7

Super Heroes

Super Heroes save the day! A collection of books — most with images — about super heroes for children and teens.

Survivor' series by Erin Hunter

For students in grades 6 - 12