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Sweet Success for Darby Karchut


Hats off to Darby Karchut (author) and Wes Karchut (illustrator). Their debut picture book, COWBOYS, COW CHIPS, AND TARADIDDLES, won the 2022 Will Rogers Medallion Award Bronze Medal for Nonfiction-Young Readers-Illustrated.

Cowboys, Cow Chips, and Taradiddles, Cover


A quirky collection of common and not-so-common cowboy words and sayings, illustrated by award-winning artist and graphic illustrator, Wes Karchut.

From prairie tenors to trotter boxes to grub slingers, the West is filled with strange and sometimes baffling words and expressions. Come sit by the campfire and let’s talk cowboy. Purchase a copy through Amazon.

Darby Karchut, Headshot


Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, former teacher, and compulsive dawn greeter. Her many books include DEL TORO MOON (middle grade fantasy series) and ON A GOOD HORSE (middle grade contemporary). She is the recipient of the Colorado Book Award, the High Plains Book Award, and two Will Rogers Medallion Awards. A native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby can be found wrangling words. Visit the author at Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads.

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