2011 Beehive Book Award Nominees

Children’s Fiction

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass (Scholastic)
The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones by Helen Hemphill (Front Street)
Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press)
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (Henry Holt)
Extra Credit by Andrew Clements (Atheneum/Simon & Shuster)
The Leanin’ Dog by K. A. Nuzum (Joanna Cotler Books)
Me and the Pumpkin Queen by Marlane Kennedy (Greenwillow)
Mudville by Kurtis Scaletta (Alfred A. Knopf/Yearling Books)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (Little, Brown)
The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice (Bowen Press/HarperCollins)

Young Adult

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (Viking)
Brooklyn Nine: a Novel in Nine Innings by Alan Gartz (Dial/Puffin)
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson (Simon & Schuster / Atheneum)
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen (Feiwel & Friends / Square Fish)
*The Devil’s Paintbox by Victoria McKernan (Alfred A. Knopf)
*Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman (Viking / Firebird)
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith (Putnam / Speak)
Musician’s Daughter by Susanne Dunlap (Bloomsbury)
My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison (Walker & Co.)
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George (Bloomsbury)
Project Sweet Life by Brent Hartinger (HarperTeen)
(* = “mature readers”)

Picture Books

The Apple-Pip Princess by Jane Ray (Candlewick Press)
Birds by Kevin Henkes; illustrated by Laura Dronzek (Greenwillow)
That Book Woman by Heather Henson; illustrated by David Small (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (Simon & Schuster)
The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen (Candlewick Press)
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld (Chronicle Books)
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli (Candlewick Press)
Just What Mama Needs by Sharlee Glenn (Harcourt)
Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Hegamin; illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera (Houghton Mifflin)
Tsunami by Kimiko Kajikawa; illustrated by Ed Young (Philomel)

Informational Books

14 Cows for America by Carmen Deedy and Thomas Gonzalez (Peachtree Publishers)
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone (Candlewick Press)
The Boy Who Invented TV: the Story of Philo Farnsworth by Kathleen Krull and Greg Couch (Alfred A. Knopf)
Darwin by Alice McGinty and Mary Azarian (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)
Down, Down, Down: a Journey to the Bottom of the Sea by Steve Jenkins (Houghton Mifflin)
George Washington Carver by Tonya Bolden (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
Life in the Wild: George Shaller’s Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts by Pamela S. Turner (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Mermaid Queen: the Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way to Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History by Shana Corey (Scholastic)
Nic Bishop Frogs by Nic Bishop (Scholastic)
You Never Heard of Sandy Kofax? by Jonah Winter and Andre Carriho (Schwartz and Wade)


Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face by Jack Prelutsky (Greenwillow)
The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry edited by Bill Martin Jr. (Simon & Schuster)
Button Up: Wrinkled Rhymes by Alice Schertle (Harcourt)
Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
Far From You by Lisa Schroeder (Simon Pulse)
A Fuzzy-Fast Blur: Poems about Pets by Laura Salas (Capstone Press)
Partly Cloudy: Poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto (Harcourt)
Truckery Rhymes by Jon Scieszka (Simon & Schuster)
The Underwear Salesman: Jobs for Better or Verse by J. Patrick Lewis (Ginee Seo Books)
Whiff of Pine, Hint of Skunk by Deborah Ruddell (Margaret K. McElderry)

Source: Children’s Literature Association of Utah

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