Buckaroo Book Award

Buckaroo Book Award Book Lists

Sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Reading Council, the Buckaroo Book Award will provide the opportunity for Wyoming children in grades Kindergarten through third to select favorite books they have read or have listened to and to honor the authors of these books. Its purpose is to help Wyoming students in grades K-3:
  • Become acquainted with the best contemporary authors.
  • Become aware of the qualities of good books.
  • Accustom younger children to concepts of choice, critical reading, and voting procedures which will help them participate in choosing other book awards.
  • To honor an author whose book has been enjoyed by Wyoming children.
For more information contact the Wyoming Buckaroo Book Award Committee.

2018-2019 Buckaroo Award Winners

1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
Daywalt, Drew - Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors
Clanton, Ben - Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea
Beaton, Kate - Princess and the Pony

Past Winners and Nominees by

Author or Date

2019-2020 Buckaroo Award Nominees


Agee, Jon - Life on Mars
Allen, Elanna - Poor Little Guy
Fogliano, Julie - House That Once Was
Keating, Jess - Shark Lady
Klise, Kate - Stay: A Girl, A Dog, a Bucket List
Lang, Suzanne - Grumpy Monkey
Marino, Gianna - I am the Mountain Mouse
Miyares, Daniel - Bring Me a Rock!
Pringle, Laurence - Secret Life of the Little Brown Bat
Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton - Kate, Who Tamed the Wind