The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Each book on the list has been favorably reviewed for grades 6, 7, or 8 in a professional review source.
Below is the list of current titles which have been nominated by the Lone Star Reading List Committee.
Belly Up - Gibbs, Stuart
Between Shades of Gray - Sepetys, Ruta
Birth of a Killer - Shan, Darren
The Dark Game : True Spy Stories - Janeczko, Paul B.
Dead Beautiful - Woon, Yvonne
Delirium - Oliver, Lauren
Dirty Little Secrets - Omololu, C.J.
The Dreamer- Ryan, Pam Munoz
Dry Souls - Denise Getson
The Enemy - Higson, Charlie
Epitaph Road - Patneaude, David
F Factor - Bertrand, Diane Gonzales
Firelight - Jordan, Sophie
The Fortune of Carmen Navarro - Bryant, Jen
The Fourth Stall - Rylander, Chris
Griff Carver, Hallway Patrol - Krieg, Jim
Hidden - Frost, Helen
It's Raining Cupcakes - Schroeder, Lisa
Kneebone Boy - Potter, Ellen
Mockingbird - Erskine, Kathryn
The Nightmarys - Poblocki, Dan
Okay for Now - Schmidt, Gary
Once - Gleitzman, Morris
Plain Kate - Bow, Erin
Planet Middle School - Grimes, Nikki
Prisoners in the Palace - MacColl, Michaela
Rot & Ruin - Maberry, Jonathan
Ruby Red - Gier, Kerstin
The Running Dream- Van Draanen, Wendelin
Shooting Kabul - Senzai, N.H.
Sisters Red - Pearce, Jackson
A Tale Dark & Grimm - Gidwitz, Adam
They Called Themselves the KKK - Bartoletti, Susan
Tortilla Sun - Cervantes, Jennifer
Unearthly - Hand, Cynthia
Warriors in the Crossfire Flood, Nancy Bo
Where The Streets Had a Name - Abdel-Fattah, Randa
White Cat: The Curse Workers - Black, Holly
Wish - Monninger, Joseph
Wolven - Toft, Di
Woods Runner - Paulsen, Gary
A World Without Heroes - Mull, Brandon
Recognize any? If you are looking to expand your reading list or recommend something for summer, this is a good place to start.
For a list of winners from 2011, please visit the TLA website.