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Buckaroo Book Award 2010-2019

The Buckaroo Book Award provides the opportunity for Wyoming children in grades kindergarten through third to select favorite books they have read or listened to and to honor the authors of these books. Purpose:

  • To help children become acquainted with the best contemporary authors.
  • To help children become aware of the qualities that make a good book.
  • To accustom younger children to concepts of choice, critical reading, and voting procedures that will help them participate in choosing other awards.
  • To honor an author whose book has been enjoyed by children in Wyoming.
The Buckaroo Book Award is a joint project of the Wyoming State Literacy Association and the Wyoming Library Association.

Winners & Nominees

Winners & Nominees 2020-2024Buckaroo books
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Winners & Nominees (2010-2019)



The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors 
by Drew Daywalt

First runner-up
 by Ben Clanton

Second runner-up
The Princess and the Pony 
by Kate Beaton

Other Nominees

Anything but Ordinary Addie
by Mara Rockliff
Be Quiet!
by Ryan T. Higgins
The Blobfish Book
by Jessica Olien
The Book of Mistakes
by Corinna Luyken
Monkey and Duck Quack Up by Jennifer Hamburg
Pandora by Victoria Turnbull
The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett



A Perfectly Messed-Up Story
by Patrick McDonnell

First runner-up
Coyote Moon
by Maria Gianferrari

Second runner-up
The Princess in Black
by Shannon Hale

Other Nominees
The Bear and the Piano
by David Litchfield
Dragon Was Terrible
by Kelly DiPucchio
I Will Not Eat You
by Adam Lehrhaupt
The Invisible Boy
by Trudy Ludwig
Let Me Finish!
by Minh Lê
Nobody Likes a Goblin
by Ben Hatke
by Robert Burleigh



There's a Lion in My Cornflakes
by Michelle Robinson

First runner-up
Frog on a Log?
by Kes Gray

Second runner-up
Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook
by Anne Kennedy

Other Nominees
Annie and Helen
by Deborah Hopkinson
Elizabeth Started All the Trouble
by Doreen Rappaport
McToad Mows Tiny Island
by Tom Angleberger
Mother Bruce
by Ryan T. Higgins
Too Tall Houses
by Gianna Marino
A Tower of Giraffes
by Anna Wright
Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold
by Joyce Sidman


The Book with No Pictures
by B. J. Novak

First runner-up
President Taft is Stuck in the Bath
by Mac Barnett

Second runner-up
Dojo Daycare
by Chris Tougas

Other Nominees
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich
by Julia Sarcone-Roach
by John Rocco
Breaking News
by David Biedrzycki
The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma
by Diane Fox
by Kelly DiPucchio
I Don’t Want to be a Frog
by Dev Petty
by Katherine Applegate
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan; Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan
by Jeanette Winter
Mo’s Mustache
by Ben Clanton
This Orq
by David Elliott
Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great
by Bob Shea
Winnie by Sally M. Walker



Three Ninja Pigs
by Corey Rosen Schwartz

First runner-up
How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans
by David LaRochelle

Second runner-up
Exclamation Mark
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Other Nominees
The Buffalo are Back
by Jean Craighead George
George Flies South
by Simon James
The Highway Rat
by Julia Donaldson
How to Train a Train
by Jason Carter Eaton
by Aaron Becker
Monkey and Robot
by Peter Catalanotto
A Moose That Says Moooooooooo
by Jennifer Hamburg
The Most Magnificent Thing
by Ashley Spires
by Norton Juster
The Story of Fish and Snail
by Deborah Freedman
Tito Puente, Mambo King
by Monica Brown
Xander's Panda Party
by Linda Sue Park



Creepy Carrots
by Aaron Reynolds

First runner-up
Little Dog Lost
by Monica Carnesi

Second runner-up
by Bill Thomson

Other Nominees
The Camping Trip That Changed America
by Barb Rosenstock
Each Kindness
by Jacqueline Woodson
Lacey Walker, Non-Stop Talker
by Christianne Jones
Mario Makes a Move
by Jill McElmurry
Me … Jane
by Patrick McDonnell
Nighttime Ninja
by Barbara DaCosta
Oh, No!
by Candace Fleming
One Cool Friend
by Toni Buzzeo
The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas
by Tony Wilson
Tales for Very Picky Eaters
by Josh Schneider
The Zoo with the Empty Cage
by Steven Brezenoff



Hot Rod Hamster!
by Cynthia Lord

First runner-up
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake
by Michael B. Kaplan

Second runner-up
Chicken Cheeks
by Michael Ian Black

Other Nominees
11 Experiments That Failed
by Jenny Offill
Extra Yarn
by Mac Barnett
I Want My Hat Back
by Jon Klassen
My Rhinoceros
by Jon Agee
Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum
by Meghan McCarthy
Robot Zot!
by Jon Scieszka
by Megan McDonald
by Oliver Jeffers
Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus
by John Grandits
Trouble Gum
by Matthew Cordell
You Will Be My Friend!
by Peter Brown
You're Finally Here!
by Mélanie Watt



by Brian Dennis

First runner-up
Shark vs. Train
by Chris Barton

Second runner-up
I Need My Monster
by Amanda Noll

Other Nominees
Art & Max
by David Wiesner

A Beach Tail
by Karen Lynn Williams

Bink and Gollie
by Kate DiCamillo

Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse
by Rebecca Janni

Interrupting Chicken
by David Ezra Stein

Junkyard Wonders
by Patricia Polacco

Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I Don't)
by Barbara Bottner

Quackenstein Hatches a Family
by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Smooch Your Pooch
by Teddy Slater

by Jennifer Gordon Sattler

Those Darn Squirrels
by Adam Rubin

A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk
by Deborah Ruddell



Rhyming Dust Bunnies
by Jan Thomas

First runner-up
Always in Trouble
by Corinne Demas

Second runner-up
by Marty Crisp

Other Nominees
The Bog Baby
by Jeanne Willis
Chicken Dance by Tammi Sauer
Crazy Hair
by Neil Gaiman
Felicity Floo Visits the Zoo
by E. S. Redmond
I Hate Reading
by Arthur and Henry Bacon
Let's Do Nothing!
by Tony Fucile
Long Shot
by Chris Paul
Never Smile at a Monkey
by Steve Jenkins
by Loren Long
Spot the Plot
by J. Patrick Lewis
Tadpole Rex
by Kurt Cyrus
Yes Day!
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal



by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann

First runner-up
Danny Diamondback
by Barry Jackson

Second runner-up
The Incredible Book Eating Boy
by Oliver Jeffers

Other Nominees
Bats in the Library
by Brian Lies
by Kevin Henkes
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
by Marla Frazee
Cowboy Camp
by Tammi Sauer
Help Me, Mr. Mutt!
by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
by Brian Floca
Millie Waits for the Mail
by Alexander Steffensmeier
Monarch and Milkweed
by Helen Frost
by Emily Jenkins
Snoring Beauty
by Bruce Hale
Uh-Oh, Cleo
by Jessica Harper
A Visitor for Bear
by Bonny Becker

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