Beehive Book Award 2014-2015 Nominations Announced

beehiveThe Children’s Literature Association of Utah (CLAU) announced the nominations for the 2014-2015 Beehive Book Awards last thursday at the Utah Educational Library Media Association (UELMA) Spring Conference.  As usual, there are five categories of nominations for the awards: Children’s Fiction, Poetry, Young Adult Fiction, Informational Books, and Picture Books.  In the coming year, children and young adults throughout the state of Utah will be encouraged by teachers, public and school librarians, and others to read some or all of these books and vote for their favorites.  Meanwhile, voting continues on the current 2013-2014 list until April 4, 2014.

Please check out the official list of nominees on CLAU’s website (which includes printable brochures and bookmarks), or see below for a simple representation of the lists.

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The Beehive Book Award 2014-2015 Nominations

Children’s Fiction

Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles
 by Kirby Larson
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (I Survived) by Lauren Tarshis, illustrated by Scott Dawson
Of Giants and Ice (The Ever Afters #1) by Shelby Bach, illustrated by Cory Loftis
One Dead Spy: Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale
Paperboy by Vince Vawter
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
Sky Jumpers (Sky Jumpers #1) by Peggy Eddleman
Wild Born (Spirit Animals #1) by Brandon Mull

Poetry Books

Cat Talk by Patricia MacLachlan and Emily MacLachlan Charest, illustrated by Barry Moser
Digger, Dozer, Dumper by Hope Vestergaard, illustrated by David  Slonim
Gone Fishing: A Novel In Verse by Tamera Will Wissinger, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Grumbles from the Forest: Fairy-tale Voices with a Twist by Jane  Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Matt Mahurin
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs  that Squeak, Soar, and Roar! edited by J. Patrick  Lewis.
Poems to Learn by Heart selected by Caroline Kennedy, paintings by  Jon J. Muth
Sisters of Glass by Stephanie Hemphill
When Mermaids Sleep by Ann Bonwill illustrated by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher

Young Adult Books

Born of Illusion (Born of Illusion #1) by Teri Brown
The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni
Cardboard by Doug TenNapel
Guitar Notes by Mary Amato
Insomnia (The Night Walkers #1) by J.R. Johansson
My Family for the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve
The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1) by Maureen Johnson
Ship Out of Luck (Antsy Bonano #3) by Neal Shusterman
Skinny by Donna Cooner
Slated (Slated #1) by Teri Terry
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith *
The Testing (The Testing #1) by Joelle Charbonneau *

*These titles are indicated by CLAU as for “mature readers.”

Informational Books

Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu
Becoming Babe Ruth by Matt Tavares
The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible  on Schindler’s List by Leon Leyson with Marilyn J Harran and Elisabeth  B. Leyson.
The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir,  and our National Parks by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by  Mordicai Gerstein
Island:  A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin
Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson
Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives by Gene Barretta
Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors: The Story of Elizabeth  Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

Picture Books

Andrew Drew and Drew by Barney Saltzberg
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Kevin Cornell
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver  Jeffers
Journey by Aaron Becker
I Hate Picture Books!  by Timothy Young
I Need My Own Country! by Rick Walton, illustrated by Wes Hargis
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Joy Ang
Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon
Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira, illustrated by Poly Bernatene
Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
That Is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Matt Phelan

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