During the month of January, approximately 150,000 youngsters voted across the state for their favorite Bluebonnet book. The votes are in, and the winner is Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta. With complementary stories in both text and illustrations, not to mention great wordplay, Seadogs is a sophisticated book and it’s howling success reminds us that young readers are willing to tackle and love books told in a variety of media, with several narratives, and with layers of meaning in both words and actions. The award will be presented jointly to Lisa Wheeler (author) and Mark Siegel (illustrator) at the Bluebonnet Luncheon on Thursday during the Texas Library Association’s Conference. Please make plans to attend. You can make reservations only thorough your TLA conference registration.

More details, plus complete voting statistics, are on the tba website: http://www.txla.org/groups/tba

As always, if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to send them to me at bcarter787comcast.net

Betty Carter
Texas Bluebonnet Program Coordinator