Book Awards

Wyoming Book Awards

2010-2011 Indian Paintbrush Winners

Sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Reading Council, the Indian Paintbrush Book Award provides the opportunity for Wyoming youth in grades 4-6 to select a favorite book and honor its author. Its purpose is to help Wyoming students in grades 4-6

  • Become acquainted with the best contemporary authors
  • Become aware of the qualities that make a good book
  • Set a goal to read at least three good books
  • To honor an author whose books Wyoming students have enjoyed

Winner: Mull, Brandon - Candy Shop War

1st Runner-up:Bosch, Pseudonymous - The Name of This Book is Secret

2nd Runner-up: Law, Ingrid - Savvy

Buckaroo Book Award

The philosophy of the Buckaroo Book Award is to provide the opportunity for Wyoming children in grades kindergarten through 3rd to select favorite books they have read or have listened to and to honor the authors of those books.

2010-2011 Buckaroo Award Winners:

Winner: Bardhan, Sudipta - Quackenstein Hatches a Family

1st Runner-up: Barton, Chris - Shark vs. Train

2nd Runner-up: Bottner, Barbara - Miss Brooks Loves Books (and I Don't)

Soaring Eagle Book Award

The SEBA is sponsored by the Wyoming Council of the International Reading Association and the Wyoming Library Association to encourage students' active involvement with books and reading. This award is similar to the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award for grades 4-6, but designed for grades 7-12.

2010-2011 Soaring Eagle Winners:

Winner: Riordan, Rick - The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5)

1st Runner-up (tie): Meyer, Stephanie - The Host

2nd Runner-up: Fitzpatrick, Becca - Hush, Hush : Mikaelsen, Ben - Ghost of the Spirit Bear

National Book Awards

Coretta Scott King Book Award

The Coretta Scott King Book Award is presented annually by the Coretta Scott King Committee. The award (or awards) is given to an African American author and an African American illustrator for an outstandingly inspirational and educational contribution. The Award is further designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (published by Armistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)

Randolf Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead (A Neal Porter Book, published by Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing)

John Newberry Medal

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The 2011 Newbery Medal winner is Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool, published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc.