2012 Beehive Book Award Nominees

Children’s Fiction

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine
The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby
Emily’s Fortune by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Lincoln and His Boys by Rosemary Wells
The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1) by Maryrose Wood, Illustrated by Jon Klassen
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Palace Beautiful by Sarah DeFord Williams
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff

Young Adult Fiction

After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien
The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
Dark Life by Kat Falls
Dragonfly by Julia Golding
Heist Society by Ally Carter
The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade
Mirrorscape by Mike Wilks
A Spy in the House (The Agency, Book 1) by Y.S. Lee
Three Rivers Rising by Jane Richards
The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker

Picture Books

All the World by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, Illustrated by Marla Frazee
Brontorina by James Howe, Illustrated by Randy Cecil
Chalk by Bill Thomson
City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems, Illustrated by Jon J. Muth
Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson, Illustrated by Marcellus Hall
Princess Hyacinth (the Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) by Florence Parry Heide, Illustrated by Lane Smith
Shark Vs. Train by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
A Small Brown Dog with a Wet Pink Nose S. A. Bodeen, Illustrated by Linzie Hunter
Spells by Emily Gravett

Informational Books

Animals Up Close: Zoom in on the World’s Most Incredible Creatures by Igor Siwanowicz
Bones by Steve Jenkins
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift’s “Chocolate Pilot” by Michael O. Tunnell
Case Closed? Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science by Susan Hughes, Illustrated by Michael Wandelmaier
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) by Barbara Kerley
The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum by Candace Fleming
Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci by Gene Barretta
Nic Bishop Lizards by Nic Bishop
The War to End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial America by Sally M. Walker


A Curious Collection of Cats by Betsy Franco, Illustrated by Michael Wertz
Curious Creatures: Animal Poems by Barry Louis Polisar, Illustrated by David Clark
The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli, Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, Illustrated by Rick Allen
Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love by Pat Mora
In the Wild by David Elliot, Illustrated by Holly Meade
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer, Illustrated by Josee Massee
Name That Dog! : Puppy Poems from A to Z by Peggy Archer, Illustrated by Stephanie Buscema
Scarum Fair by Jessica Swain, Illustrated by Carol Ashley
Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles by J. Patrick Lewis, Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

Source: Children’s Literature Association of Utah

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