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Tween Books & Reading


Great Reading Ideas for Tweens:

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.

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