Texas

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Fiction:

Pecos Bill by Steven Kellogg and illustrated by Laura Robb

Paperback | Hardcover

Tall tale featuring the famous cowboy from Texas.

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 – 8 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (September 18, 1992)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0688099246
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0688099244

Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett (2004)

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Bo the armadillo has a series of adventures in this picture book for young children set in Texas hill country.

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 – 8 years
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Puffin Books; Reprint edition (June 3, 2004)
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0142401250
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0142401255


The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie dePaola (1996)

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In this picture book for 4 to 8 year olds, a little Comanche girl makes a sacrifice to help alleviate a life-threatening drought. Will it help? 

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 – 8 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Puffin Books; Reissue edition (April 16, 1996)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0698113594
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0698113596

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt and illustrated by David Small  – an ALA Notable Children’s Book (2010)

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Magical tale about a mother cat that befriends an old hound dog. Caution:  contains certain elements that some readers may find offensive or not age appropriate.

  • Age Range: 10 – 14 years
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (January 5, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1416950591
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416950592

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (2011)

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Calpurnia Tate wants to be a scientist. But in rural Texas in 1899, her mother and society might not be quite ready for her career choice.

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 – 12 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Square Fish; Reprint edition (January 4, 2011)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 031265930X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0312659301

White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer

Paperback | Library binding

In the 1920’s the city council of Dillon, Texas decides to raze a black neighborhood called Freedomtown. What can the residents do?

  • Age Range: 7 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (January 1, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0152058516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152058517


Holes by Louis Sachar (2000)

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Innocent Stanley gets sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility in Texas, where the boys are made to dig holes.

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 10 – 13 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Yearling (May 9, 2000)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0440414806
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0440414803

Keeper by Kathi Appelt and illustrated by August Hall (2012)

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Set in Texas along the Gulf of Mexico, Keeper’s mother has left her with Signe. Is that because Keeper’s mother is a mermaid?

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 8 – 12 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 22, 2012)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1416950613
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1416950615

Nonfiction:

Bloomin’ Tales: Legends of Seven Favorite Texas Wildflowers by Cherie Foster Colburn and illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein (2012)

Hardcover

Brings the history of both plants and people to life with exciting legends passed down from those who chose to call Texas home: Scottish, French, Mexican, English, and the original Texans, the tribes of the Native Americans.  

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 6 – 10 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bright Sky Press (June 1, 2012)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1936474182
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1936474189

Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers: How a First Lady Changed America by Kathi Appelt and illustrated by Joy Fisher Hein (2005)

Paperback | Hardcover

Wonderful picture book biography that celebrates native Texan, Lady Bird Johnson.

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 – 8 years
Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins; 1st edition (February 15, 2005)
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0060011076
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0060011079


L Is for Lone Star: A Texas Alphabet (Alphabet Series) by Carol Cane and illustrated by Alan Stacey 

Kindle | Hardcover

Learn about the special people, wildlife, and natural wonders of the Lone Star State

  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 6 – 9 years
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sleeping Bear Press; Illustrated edition (September 19, 2001)
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781585360192
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1585360192

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