Thursday, February 9, 2012

2012 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner Announced!

The day has come at last! The 2012 Texas Bluebonnet Award has been announced!

The TBA committee created a great video to present the winning book as well as the top five and the number of votes. You can view the video on their website (follow the link). They also have a downloadable stats sheet that shoes you the all the numbers, which is a new thing for them and I :: heart :: them for it! For those who just want a brief recap check it out below!

Total Votes cast: 176, 569

Out of the 20 books on the 2011-2012 Master List here is the top five:

5th Place with13, 284 votes
The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy written and illus. by Dori Hillestad Butler

4th Place with 16, 298 votes
The Storm in the Barn written and illus. by Matt Phelan

3rd Place with 18, 924 votes
Out of My Mind written by Sharon Draper

2nd Place with 19, 362 votes
Goal! written by Mina Javaherbin and illus. by A. J. Ford

 And drum roll please.... ddldldldldldldldldldldlldldld.....

1st Place Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner with 28, 961 votes
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda written and illus. by Tom Angelberger

There you have it! Now it's onto reading the 2012-2013 list to get ready for the next voting time!

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