Indian Paintbrush Book Award

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. 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]






  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. 
  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. 
  5. ^ "Indian Paintbrush Book Award". Indian Paintbrush Book Award Committee. 
  6. ^ "List of Winners". Campbell County Public Library. 
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