Wyoming Book Awards Nominees Announced

May 4, 2017

The nominees have been announced for the 2017-18 Buckaroo (grades K-3), Indian Paintbrush (grades 4-6), and Soaring Eagle (grades 7-12) book awards. Wyoming K-12 students will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites.

These award programs help children become acquainted with the best contemporary books and authors, learn what qualities make a good book, and set reading goals. These awards are a joint project of the Wyoming State Reading Council and the Wyoming Library Association.

See 2016-17 winners here and learn more about the awards.

2017-18 Buckaroo Book Award Nominees


  • The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
  • Coyote Moon by Maria Gianferrari
  • 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 Le
  • Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke
  • A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell
  • The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
  • Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue by Robert Burleigh

2017-18 Indian Paintbrush Book Award Nominees

  • Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre
  • Old Wolf by Avi
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
  • Swing Sideways by Nancy Turner Steveson
  • Wish by Barbara O’Conner

2017-18 Soaring Eagle Book Award Nominees

  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  by Becky Albertalli
  • The Naturals (#1) by Jennifer Barnes
  • The Reader (Sea of Ink & Gold #1) by Traci Chee
  • My Lady Jane (the Janies #1)  by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
  • Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
  • The Novice (Summoner #1) by Taran Matharu
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Carve the Mark  (#1) by Veronica Roth
  • Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt
  • Scythe (Arc of the Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman

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