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!

     Click here to do the math!



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    Texas Bluebonnet Award

    Reading List

    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

    2021-2022 Luminarias Master List

    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  Click on the poster for more information about the Luminarias and for lists from previous years.

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     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


    Little Maverick Reading List image

    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

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    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.


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    Poetry graphic from Dallas Public Library, 9/21/2020