Wyoming Book Awards 2023-24 Nominees Announced

May 18, 2023

Wyoming Book Awards logoThe 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.

Nominees for the 2023-24 awards cycle have recently been announced. During the next school year, Wyoming students will be encouraged to read these and vote for their favorites.

Learn more about the awards and find resources for teachers and librarians.

Buckaroo Award Nominees

  • “Powwow Day” by Traci Sorell
  • “Knight Owl” by Denise Christopher
  • “The Bug Girl” by Sophia Spencer
  • “Rumple Buttercup” by Matthew Gray Gubler
  • “Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers” by Melissa Stewart
  • “Farmhouse” by Sophie Blackall
  • “Witch Hazel” by Molly Idle
  • “No Nibbling” by Beth Ferry
  • “Rescue and Jessica: A Life Changing Friendship” by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes
  • “What is Given from the Heart” by Patricia C. McKissack

Indian Paintbrush Award Nominees

  • “Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez” by Adrianna Cuevas
  • “Stay” by Bobbie Pyron
  • “Odder” by Katherine Applegate
  • “Aquanaut” by Dan Santat
  • “Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky” by Kwame Mbalia
  • “Torpedoed” by Deborah Heiligman
  • “Mac Undercover” (Mac B. Kid Spy #1) by Mac Barnett
  • “Wreck at Ada’s Reef” by Michael D. Biel
  • “A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga (Hardcover)
  • “Ali Cross” (Ali Cross #1) by James Patterson

Soaring Eagle Award Nominees

  • “Hollow Fires” by Samira Ahmed
  • “The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge” by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
  • “Inheritance Games” (#1) by Jennifer Barnes
  • “This Light Between Us: a novel of World War II” by Andrew Fukuda
  • “You’d Be Home Now” by Kathleen Glasgow
  • “Aurora Rising” (Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • “Button Pusher” by Tyler Page
  • “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

TeachingBooks has granted free access to resources for these specific titles until the next list is created:

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