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Challenge of the Books and Other Literacy Events

Challenge of the Books

Challenge of the Books is a contest for Wyoming Middle School students who love to read.  The list of 12 books used for this competition is derived from the Wyoming Library Association's Soaring Eagle and Indian Paintbrush nominee lists.  The intent of this program is to encourage students to read from these specific book lists and to engage in a fun competition. 


Challenge of the Books 2022-23


Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood by Gary Paulsen 

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys 

Paul, Big and Small by David Glen Robb

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

Starfish by Lisa Fipps 

Switched by Bruce Hale 

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed





Challenge of the Books (CoB) Teams - A local competition is held among LMS teams, if we have more than one. We generally have three. The winning team advances to a competition with area schools like Worland, Cody, Greybull, Rocky Mountain, Cloud Peak, Burlington and Thermopolis. Schools rotate who hosts the competition and there is a trophy that is passed along from year to year.


The local Challenge of the Books

will be on December 13, 2022.


The regional challenge will be in

February 2023.


All Challenge of the Books Teams

(Our team placed 3rd at the

regional competition in February 2022.)




***/***/***/2021-22 Teams***/***/***/


The Disco Ninjas***Winners***            LMS Team for CoB 2022

Lynn Marchant

Jay Mayes

Haley Sanders

Becca Nichols

Myken McArthur

Hugh Carpenter


The Bookaneers

Addie Weber

Kyson Crosby

Taevyn Gruell

Ava Edwards

Jette Caldwell

Christina Zollman


Reading Rebels

Becca Allred

Kelce Winterholler

Paitynn Underhill

Sam Cordova

Elena Aagard

Charlotte Beeton



The Avengers

Jayden Hunder

Caitlyn Allen

Bella Gallagher

Kandace Asay

Elizabeth Fuqua

Amanda Snyder



ReadnRap - Students and adults choose a book from the year's selection and then partner up to discuss the book. The adults are not necessarily teachers; often times they are grandparents, parents and other community members.

January 10-12, 2023 

The theme is "Oh the Places You Will Go" (Many genres--can you guess what they have in common?)
Booktopia - (Formerly known as RIF) Students can come get a free book! Upcoming dates are 
November 29, 2022
Book Exchange - There is no planned student book exchange this year.
October 7-13, 2022
You can still shop the Scholastic
Fall Book Fair
Facilitators, find helpful
ReadnRap documents here: