The Buckaroo Book Award provides the opportunity for Wyoming youth in grades K-3 to select a favorite book and honor its author.
The Indian Paintbrush Book Award provides an opportunity for Wyoming youth in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades to choose their favorite book from a list of 10 nominees and honor its author.
The Soaring Eagle Book Award provides the opportunity for Wyoming youth in grades 7-12 to select a favorite book and honor its author. Its purpose is to help Wyoming students in grades 7-12.
Wyoming State Book Award Committees are now accepting nominations for the 2024- 2025 Award lists,
We encourage sponsoring adults to submit multiple forms, so that the committees have time to read and consider each nominated title.
Nominations Forms for 2024-2025 Lists
Readers should read 3 or more books from the applicable 2023-2024 list and vote for their favorite title. Sponsoring adults should identify students and patrons who have read 3 or more books from a list, and record the total number of votes from their institution on these forms.
Voting forms for 2023-2024 Awards
Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall
Knight Owl by Denise Christopher
No Nibbling! by Beth Ferry
Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself by Matthew Gray Gubler
Witch Hazel by Molly Idle
Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes
sWhat is Given from the Heart by Patricia C. McKissack
Powwow Day by Traci Sorell
The Bug Girl (A True Story) by Sophia Spencer
Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes & Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs by Melissa Stewart
Ali Cross by James Patterson
The Aquanaut by Dan Santat
Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett
Odder by Katherine Applegate
A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga
Stay by Bobbie Pyron
Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship” by Deborah Heiligman
The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Wreck at Ada's Reef by Michael D. Biel
Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
The Inheritance Games (#1) by Jennifer Barnes
This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda
You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow
Aurora Rising (#1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Button Pusher by Tyler Page
The Bone Spindle (#1) by Leslie Vedder
The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices of the Donner Party by Allan Wolf
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam