Beehive Awards


Winners of this year’s Beehive awards are always a good place to start when you are looking for something to read no matter how old you are.  The Children’s Literature Association of Utah CLAU conducts the Beehive Award contest every year.  Adults put in extensive hours of reading and discussion to winnow a list of nominees from the thousands of books published for young readers each year.  The five nominee lists are then opened to young people state wide to vote for their favorites.

See this list at http://www.clau.org/
The winners are announced in April.  Go to clau.org for a list of past year’s winners and this year’s nominees.  

You will find something for everyone.

There have been quite a few Candy Bomber books written and Tunnell’s is my favorite.  The photos are from Gail Halvorsen’s personal collection.  The story is well written.  You don’t have to be a history buff to be completely drawn into this compassionate Utah connection to post WWII recovery. 

Shark vs. Train illustrator Tom Lichtenheld will be in Utah in July as a guest at the Books For Young Readers Symposium – for details see http://ce.byu.edu/cw/bfyr/index.cfm

Do you agree with me that no one outgrows “kids” books?  If you do let us know what your favorites are.  

You’ll see a few of mine in a future post.

-Anita

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