Reading Programs

Reading Programs:


Developing an effective school reading program is vital to teaching literacy from an early age. Gulledge PTA conducts reading programs to help our students develop basic skills early to improve their reading skills overall.

  • 2x2 Reading Program (Kinder to 2ndGrade)
  • Bluebonnet Reading Program (3rd to 5th Grade)

We will be sending the flyers soon with your kids. Parents please help & encourage your kids to improve their reading skills by participating in these programs.


2x2 logo2x2 Reading Program is a reading program for all K, 1st and 2nd grade students. The 2x2 reading list is chosen each year by the Texas Library Association Committee, and it consists of 20 recommended picture books for young readers, age two to grade two.


Students may participate in the program by reading the books and enjoy a treat.  Check the 2x2 Reading Program rewards here and the fun activities associated with this reading program here. Completed, colored tracking chart should be submitted to the 2x2 Forms Folder in the Gulledge library by February 14, 2020 to receive the rewards. 


Download the fun, individual 2x2 Reading Program Tracking Sheet here.  


2019-2020 Texas 2x2 Reading List: 

  • A Place for Pluto by Stef Wade, illustrated by Melanie Demmer (Capstone, 2018)
  • Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal (Candlewick, 2018)
  • Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings (Random House, 2018)
  • Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli (Random House, 2018)
  • Festival of Colors by Kabir and Surishtha Sehgal, illustrated by Vashti Harrison (Simon & Schuster, 2018)
  • How Are You? / ¿Cómo estás? by Angela Dominguez (Henry Holt and Co., 2018)
  • Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor by Patricia Valdez, illustrated by Felicita Sala (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018)
  • Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Scott Magoon (Orchard Books, 2018)
  • People Don’t Bite People by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Molly Idle (Simon & Schuster, 2018)
  • Russell Wrestles the Relatives by Cindy Chambers Johnson, illustrated by Daniel Duncan (Aladdin, 2018)
  • Shake the Tree! By Chiara Vignocchi, illustrated by Silvia Borando (Candlewick, 2018)
  • Shapes by Jacques Duquennoy (Chronicle, 2018)
  • Stegothesaurus by Bridget Heos, illustrated by T.L. McBeth (Henry Holt and Co., 2018)
  • Teddy’s Favorite Toy by Christian Trimmer, illustrated by Madeline Valentine (Atheneum Books, 2018)
  • The Itchy Book by LeUyen Pham (Hyperion Books for Children, 2018)
  • The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier, illustrated by Sonia Sanchez (Scholastic Press, 2018)
  • The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld (Dial Books, 2018)
  • Truck Full of Ducks by Ross Burach (Scholastic Press, 2018)
  • What Do They Do With All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz, illustrated by Allison Black (Beach Lane Books, 2018)
  • What if… by Samantha Berger, illustrated by Mike Curato (Little, Brown and Company, 2018)


bluebonnet logoBluebonnet Reading Program encourages 3rd-5th graders to read books from different genres. Each year, the Texas Bluebonnet Selection committee chooses 20 books for the master list, and students vote for the winner in January.

Students are encouraged to read as many of the current Bluebonnet books as they can and record their thoughts on the Google Form attached to their Google Classroom and can be found here:  To be eligible to vote, students need to read at least 5 books by January 10, 2020 and submit the tracking chart in the Bluebonnet Forms folder in the Gulledge library. The author of the book receiving the most votes statewide is declared the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award.


Check the Bluebonnet Reading Program Rewards here.  The last day to record your reading in the Google Form to get the rewards is February 14, 2020.


Download the fun, individiual Bluebonnet Reading Program Tracking Sheet here.  


While the program is primarily promoted to elementary age students, the list contains titles which may be more appropriate for 5th and 6th grade students in content. It is a voluntary reading program and parents may wish to review the titles and assist their student in making appropriate reading choices which align to family values.


2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List:

  • The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss (Margaret Ferguson Books, an imprint of Holiday House, 2018)
  • The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!) by Barry Wittenstein, illustrated by Chris Hsu (Charlesbridge, 2018)
  • Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller (Disney Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2018)
  • The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, 2018)
  • Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James (Bolden, an imprint of Agate, 2017)
  • The Dragon Slayer: Folktales From Latin America by Jaime Hernandez (TOON Graphics, 2018)
  • El Chupacabras by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Crash McCreery (Dial Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2018)
  • Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome (A Paula Wiseman Book, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2018)
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Little Brown and Company, 2018)
  • Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2018)
  • The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris and Alex Azam (Little Brown and Company, 2017)
  • Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes (Scholastic, 2018)
  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty (Random House Children’s Books, 2018)
  • Gedrick and Me by Patrick Carman (Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017)
  • Rebounby Kwame Alexander (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018)
  • Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins Publishers, 2018)
  • Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2018)
  • Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School by Julie Falatko, illustrated by Colin Jack (Scholastic, 2018)
  • Watchdog by Will McIntosh (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, 2017)
  • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate ( Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, 2017)

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