Beehive Awards 2004-2005 Children’s Literature Association of Utah By Elizabeth Hope
Eligibility Criteria Caldecott and Newbery Medal Awards winners are not eligible Titles must be published in the 5 years preceding the nomination year Titles may only appear once on a nomination list Titles must currently be in print Titles are evaluated to originality, artistic worth, reader appeal, literary quality, and imagination. There will be an attempt to balance the list between the various genres of literature
CLAU annually sponsors award in five categories: Picture Book Award Children’s Fiction Award Informational Book Award Poetry Book Award Young Adult’s Fiction Award
Picture Book Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.
Children’s Fiction City of Ember by Jeanne Du Prau In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
Informational How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulsen Author Gary Paulsen relates tales from his youth in a small town in northwestern Minnesota in the late 1940s and early 1950s, such as skiing behind a souped-up car and imitating daredevil Evel Knievel.
Poetry Giant Children by Brad Bagert A turtle named Jaws, a dinosaur canary, and a no-show tooth fairy are just some of the characters that show up in this rambunctious and irresistible collection of poems.
Young Adult Eragon by Christopher Paolini In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.
Beehive Awards To encourage reading, study, and writing of children’s literature To provide a forum for all points of view and levels of experience in children’s books To gather and share information about children’s literature Winners are chosen by the children of Utah, who vote for their favorite books