Kids Reading Room

Books & Reading


What to Read & Listen To:

We have books, CDs, DVDs, and downloadables.

What is the third book in The Wimpy Kid series?

Already read the books, now you want to read something similar..?

Need to read a book set during the civil war?

Find just the right book!

Another great reading and fun resource is

Check out the System Requirements document if you are having difficulties accessing Bookflix.

Read a book, or two, play some games.  You can read along with the highlighted words; or just enjoy being read to. There are several games for each book. This site pairs fiction with informational books.

Kanopy Streaming Video

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

CLICK HERE to read a tutorial on how to set up an account with Kanopy.

Check Out the Newest Children’s Books!

Lost and Found Ducklings by Valari Gorbachev
The Tall Man and the Small Mouse by Mara Bergman
Duck and Goose: A Gift for Goose by Tad Hills
Dragons Get Colds Too by Rebecca Roan
In the Quiet Noisy Woods by Michael Rosen
Big Nate: Payback Time by Lincoln Pierce
Doctors to the Rescue by Meredith Rusu
Ten Rules for the Birthday Wish by Beth Ferry
The Sea Book by Charlotte Milner
Fuzzy Fights Back by Bruce Hale

Book Suggestions

One great way to find something new to read is to find out about books that other children have read and liked.  Check out the Buckaroo and Indian Paintbrush book winners below to find some great suggestions!

Buckaroo Award Books!

     2020 WINNER:  Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist  by Jess Keating

     1st Runner Up:  Stay: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List  by Kate Klise

     2nd Runner Up:  Grumpy Monkey  by Suzanne Lang

These books were chosen by Wyoming children in grades Kindergarten through third! Help choose the winners! Check with a librarian to find out how!

2019-20 Nominees for the Buckaroo Award

  • Bring Me a Rock by Daniel Miyares
  • Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang
  • A House The Once Was by Julie Fogliano
  • I am the Mountain Mouse by Gianna Marino
  • Kate, Who Tamed the Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon
  • Life on Mars by Jon Agee
  • Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen
  • The Secret Life of the Little Brown Bat by Laurence Pringle
  • Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating
  • Stay: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List by Kate Klise

Indian Paintbrush Award Books!

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:  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.

     2020 WINNER:  Hero  by Jennifer Li Shotz

     1st Runner Up:  Resistance by Jennifer Nielsen

     2nd Runner Up:  Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
 
2019-20 Nominees for the Indian Paintbrush Award for Wyoming Youth in Grades 4-6

  • Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
  • Hero by Jennifer Li Shotz
  • Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
  • One for Sorrow by Mary Downing Hahn
  • Resistance by Jennifer Nielsen
  • Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Sunny by Jason Reynolds
  • Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor