Indian Paintbrush Book Award

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The Indian Paintbrush Book Award is an award given annually to books nominated and voted on by children in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades in Wyoming.[1] The award was first given in 1986.[citation needed] The award is sponsored by the Wyoming Library Association and the Wyoming State Reading Council.[1][2][3][4]

The criteria for the award are:

  • The book may be fiction or nonfiction
  • The book must have been published within the past two years and must still be in print
  • Any student may nominate a book
  • No book may be nominated two consecutive years
  • No book by a winning author may appear on the following year's list[5]


The list of winners by year:[6][citation needed]






  1. ^ a b c "Indian Paintbrush Book Award Book Lists". Wyoming Library Association. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  2. ^ "Indian Paintbrush Book Award Home Page". Campbell County Public Library. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Directory of Children's Literature and Book Awards: State and Regional Programs" (PDF). The Reading Tub, Inc. Dec 2007. p. 9. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  4. ^ Harold Underdown (Jan 2014). "Award-Winning Children's Books". Underdown. Retrieved 2014-05-02. [page needed]
  5. ^ "Indian Paintbrush Book Award". Indian Paintbrush Book Award Committee. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. 
  6. ^ "List of Winners" (PDF). Campbell County Public Library. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 21, 2012.