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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 2017-18, 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. 

Final List for

Challenge of the Books


Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

by Dusti Bowling

Under Their Skin by Margaret Peterson Haddix 

Restart by Gordon Korman

Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown (youth ed.)  

Listen, Slowly by Thanahha Lai

Thornhill by Pam Smy

Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz 

I Will Always Write Back by Liz Welch & et al

Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord

The War that Saved My Life

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley





Challenge of the Books (CoB) Teams - A local competition is held between 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 

December 13, 2018.

The regional challenge will be

in January 2019.


Challenge of the Book 

Regional 2nd Place Winners


The Book Boxers (Carissa Lindsay,* Brittany Rivera, Hallie Cornia, Madison Wolvington, Jadalie Marchant, Manning May)



 *Team captain


Read 'n' Rap - 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.  Groups will meet on January 15, 16, and 17, 2019. The theme is bullying/accepting differences.
Booktopia - (Formerly known as RIF) Students can come get a free book! Upcoming dates are 
November 29, 2018 and
February 12, 2019.
April 9, 2019 is a book exchange, where students can trade in a book for a different one.
The Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be
October 5-11, 2018.
Online book sales
will be
Sept. 30-Oct. 13, 2018.
Facilitators, find helpful
Read 'n' Rap documents here: