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The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Texas Librarian Association's Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, and 8 to explore a variety of current books.

2017-2018 Texas Lone Star Books 

Author Title
Brody, Jessica A Week of Mondays
Carter, Aimee Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den
Collier, Peter
Choosing Courage: Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero
Davies, Linda
Longbow Girl
Eagar, Lindsay
Hour of the Bees
Elliott, Kate
Court of Fives
Gangsei, Jan
Zero Day
Gratz, Alan
Code of Honor
Graudin, Ryan Wolf By Wolf
Harrington, Karen
Henry, April
The Girl I Used to Be
Jobling, Curtis
Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse
Khoury, Jessica
The Forbidden Wish
Khoury, Jessica Kalahari
Liss, David
Long, Susan Hill
The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel
Magoon, Kekla
Shadows of Sherwood
Reynolds, Jason Ghost
Sands, Kevin
The Blackthorn Key
Welch, Jenna Evans
Love and Gelato

 The 2017-2018 Lone Star list and the past Lone Star lists are located at:

For other lists provided by the Texas Library Association, click on the link below.

Newbery Medal and Honor Books

YALSA Best of the Best Lists


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