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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 Indian Paintbrush nominee list.  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 2023-24


Ali Cross (Ali Cross #1) by James Patterson

Aquanaut by Dan Santat 

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson & Eugene Yelchin

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell

Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson (2023 Newbery)

A Rover's Story by Jasmine Warga

Stay by Bobbie Pyron

This Light between Us: A Novel of World War II by Andrew Fukuda

Torpedoed by Deborah Heiligman

The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Wreck at Ada's Reef by Michael D. Biel



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 12, 2023.


The regional challenge will be in

March 2024.


CoB Regional Champs 2023



***/***/***/2022-2023 Teams***/***/***/



The Megaminds                                 The Flamingos                     The Bookworms

Kyson Crosby                                Kelsey Mangus                      Isaac Blau

Addie Weber                                  Toree Herman                        Ethan Hendershot

Kelce Winterholler                            Kendra Allen                       Charlee Twitchell

Jaycie Allen                                 Weston Hendershot                  Eliza Wagner

Ava Edwards                                  Easton Morgan                  Alynna Monterde

Juliette Caldwell                              Sofia Khan                     Ariana Nuttall

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 9-11, 2024 

The theme is "Spend Some Time with Ben." (All books are by author Ben Mikaelson.)
Booktopia - (Formerly known as RIF) Students can come get a free book! Happening on  November 29, 2023.
Book Exchange - There is no planned student book exchange this year.
October 2023
You can still shop the Scholastic
Fall Book Fair
See ReadnRap page for more about it.
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