Reading Incentives and Programs
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"What a school thinks about its library, is a measure of what it thinks about education."
Harold Howe, former U.S. Commissioner of Education
Why Your Child Should Read for 20 Minutes Every Day!
Texas Bluebonnet Award
Students in grades 3 - 5 are encouraged to read at least 5 books from the Texas Bluebonnet Award reading list. Those who have will be invited to vote on their favorite Bluebonnet Book in January. This is a statewide reading challenge. Students who read at least 18 of the 20 books will be invited to a celebration near the end of the school year. Ebooks can be found at SoraApp.com.
This is a list of books that are either bilingual or in Spanish for students in grades PK - 2nd. A new list is compiled yearly by a committe of librarians from Dallas ISD. Librarians throughout the state and country now use the list for their libraries. Ebooks can be found at SoraApp.com. Click on the poster for more information about the Luminarias and for lists from previous years.
Recommended books for children age two to grade two to encourage voluntary reading from the Texas Library Association. Click picture for list. Ebooks can be found at SoraApp.com.
The Little Maverick Reading List has graphic novel titles for students from kindergarten to 5th grade. Some of these titles may be available in Ebook format at SoraApp.com.
Click here to find out more about the Dallas Public Library Express Yourself Youth Poetry Competition open to students in grades 2 - 12.
Poetry contest runs from September - January each year.
Graphics: © Copyright 2018 Texas Library Association
Poetry graphic from Dallas Public Library, 9/21/2020