Buckaroo Book Award

Buckaroo Book Award Book Lists

Sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Literacy Association, 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 Buckaroo Book Award Committee.

2019-2020 Buckaroo Award Winners

1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
Keating, Jess - Shark Lady
Klise, Kate - Stay: A Girl, A Dog, a Bucket List
Lang, Suzanne - Grumpy Monkey

Past Winners and Nominees by

Author or Date

2020-2021 Buckaroo Award Nominees


Underwood, Deborah - The Panda Problem
Slater, Dashka - The Antlered Ship
Auerbach, Adam - The Three Vikings
Santat, Dan - After the Fall
Stevens, Janet - The Donkey Egg
Rislov, Casey Day - Rowdy Randy
Flintham, Thomas - Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up
Rash, Andy - Happy book: and Other Feelings
Lodding, Linda Ravin - Little Red Riding Sheep
Keller, Laurie - Potato Pants!