Wyoming Book Awards

The Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Literacy Association jointly sponsor three awards: the Buckaroo Book Award for children in grades K-3, the Indian Paintbrush Book Award for children in grades 4-6, and the Soaring Eagle Book Award for youth in grades 7-12. The purpose of these awards is to provide an opportunity for the youth of Wyoming to read and select favorite books and to honor the authors of those books.

WLA has a standing committee for each of the three awards. Each committee has four members appointed by the Wyoming State Literacy Association and four members appointed by the WLA president (two from the School Library/Media Personnel Interest Group and two from the Children's/YA Interest Group). All members serve three-year terms and there is one co-chair from each sponsoring group.

Interested in serving on a committee? Fill out this form! If you need additional information, contact Melissa Brumsted Snider.


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Buckaroo Book Award (Grades K-3)
1st: This Way, Charlie by Caron Levis
2nd: King of the Birds by Elise Gravel
3rd: Snail Crossing by Corey R. Tabor

Indian Paintbrush Book Award (Grades 4-6)
1st: My Life as a Potato by Arianne Costner
2nd: Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker
3rd: Ban this Book by Alan Gratz

Soaring Eagle Book Award (Grades 7-12)
1st: I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
2nd: You'll be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus
3rd: The Similars by Rebecca Hanover


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