Wyoming Reads has announced the book selections for the coming year, and a great lineup it is! The program encourages literacy by providing a book to every first grade student in the state. In 2018 nearly 8,000 children participated.
Each child gets to pick the one title they’d like to keep from six picture book choices. Sample kits are sent to schools in the months before the event so that students can familiarize themselves with the choices and decide which one they love most. This year’s books are:
- Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
- We Don’t Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins
- The Princess and the Pit Stop by Tom Angleberger
- Twig by Aura Parker
- Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson
- Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur by Cirocco Dunlap
Students will receive their books during the Wyoming Reads celebration on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
Wyoming Reads is supported by the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation with the help of generous donors, volunteers, and collaborative partners. Libraries across the state host their local Wyoming Reads celebrations. The Wyoming State Library’s Central Acquisitions Program acquires these books at discounts up to 40 percent, stretching donor dollars.