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!

     2021 WINNER:  Super Rabbit Boy Powers Up!  by Thomas Flintham

     1st Runner Up:  The Panda Problem  by Deborah Underwood

     2nd Runner Up:  Potato Pants!  by Laurie Keller

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

2021-22 Nominees for the Buckaroo Award

  • Bad Dog by Mike Boldt
  • Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Peña
  • A drop of the Sea by Ingrid Chabbert
  • Giraffe Problems by Jory John
  • Just Ask! Be Brave, Be Different, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor
  • Let ‘er Buck: George Fletcher, the people’s champion by Vaunda Micheaux
  • My Rainy Day Rocketship by Markette Sheppard
  • Pea, Bee, and Jay: Stuck Together by Brian Smith
  • Red Rover: Curiosity on Mars by Richard Ho
  • The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright

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.

     2021 WINNER:  The Trail  by Meika Hashimoto

     1st Runner Up:  White Bird by R. J. Palacio

     2nd Runner Up:  Refugee by Alan Gratz

2022-23 Nominees for the Indian Paintbrush Award for Wyoming Youth in Grades 4-6

  • Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
  • The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo
  • Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros
  • History Smashers: Mayflower by Kate Messner
  • Linked by Gordon Korman
  • My Life as a Potato by Arianne Costner
  • Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker
  • Starfish by Lisa Fipps
  • Switched by Bruce Hale
  • When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed