Beehive Nominees

The Children's Literature Association of Utah (CLAU) is a volunteer organization of individuals who have a personal or professional interest in children's literature. CLAU annually sponsors awards in five categories: Picture Book, Fiction Book, Informational Book, Young Adults' Book, and Children's Poetry Book. Winners are chosen from the nominated books by the children of Utah, who vote for their favorite books. My 2012 reading will come, in part, from selected nominees for the 2012 and 2013 awards.

2012 Nominees

Fiction Book
  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
    (My 2011 review is here.)
  • The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine
  • The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby
  • The Mysterious Howling by Mary Rose Wood
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
  • Palace Beautiful by Sarah DeFord Williams
  • The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (My 2011 review is here.)
  • Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff
Informational Book
  • Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael O. Tunnell
Young Adults' Book
  • After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
    (My review is here.)
  • Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
  • Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
  • The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Heist Society by Ally Carter
  • The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker
Children's Poetry Book
  • Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer