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Shane by Jack Schaefer and Wendell Minor (2001)

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The Starrett family’s life forever changes when a man named Shane rides up to their farm in 1889. Although considered young adult, this classic western is showing up on a lot of middle grade reading lists.

  • Reading age : 12 years and up
  • Publisher : HMH Books for Young Readers; Updated edition (March 18, 2014)
  • ISBN-10 : 0544239474
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0544239470

My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara (2008)

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Ken develops an interest in the mare, Flicka, but his father wants to raise purebred thoroughbreds. The story is set on a Wyoming ranch after World War II.

  • Reading age : 8 – 12 years
  • Publisher : HarperCollins; Reissue edition (April 8, 2008)
  • ISBN-10 : 0061374636
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0061374630

Mysteries in Our National Parks: Wolf Stalker: A Mystery in Yellowstone National Park by Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson (2007)

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A mystery about a rancher’s dog that gets killed leads the Landons to trail a wounded wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Dialogue may be more appropriate for older children.

  • Reading age : 8 – 12 years
  • Publisher : National Geographic Kids (May 8, 2007)
  • ISBN-10 : 9781426300967
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1426300967

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When Esther Morris Headed West: Women, Wyoming, and the Right to Vote by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge and illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers


Story of a suffragist who helped women get the right to vote in Wyoming.

  • Reading age : 4 – 8 years
  • Publisher : Holiday House; First Edition (July 1, 2001)
  • ISBN-10 : 082341597X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0823415977

C is for Cowboy: A Wyoming Alphabet by Eugene Gagliano and illustrated by Susan Guy

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Starting with the Grand Tetons, find out all the fascinating geography, history, and nature Wyoming has to offer.

  • Reading age : 6 – 9 years
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press (July 15, 2003)
  • ISBN-10 : 158536097X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1585360970

Volcano Dreams: A Story of Yellowstone by Janet Fox and illustrated by Marlo Garnsworthy

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Volcano Dreams leads readers on a tour of Yellowstone National Park, from the wolves, elk, bears, and mountain goats that live there today to the supervolcano that erupted thousands of years ago.

  • Reading age : 5 – 9 years
  • Publisher : Web of Life Children’s Books (September 25, 2018)
  • ISBN-10 : 0988330385
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0988330382

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