BEEHIVE BOOK AWARD CHALLENGES

Read any or all of the “Beehive Young Adults 2009 Award Nominees”
Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Winners Announced: Friday, April 3, 2009


Each year "The Children's Literature Association of Utah" sponsors the Beehive Book Awards for young adult books. CLAU selects fiction books chosen especially for grades 7-12. Books are from various genres of literature..... fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, realistic fiction, etc. Winning books are nominated by the students of Utah, who vote for their favorite books. Get involved today! Join the "Beehive Book Award " challenge!



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Read ALL 12 "Beehive Book Award Nominees" listed below
and submit a review of each to enter the GRAND PRIZE
drawing for an iPod Nano!!


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Read any of "Beehive Book Award Nominees" listed
below and submit a quick review to enter the challenge. For
each book you read, you will be entered into the drawing for
2 movie tickets
. You will receive one entry for every book
you read! One winner for each grade level will be awarded!


2009 Beehive Book Award Nominees

  1. Epic by Conor Kostick On New Earth, a world based on a video role-playing game, Erik persuades his friends to aid him in some unusual gambits in order to save Erik's father from exile and safeguard the futures of each of their families.
  2. Fight Game by Kate Wild Just like all of his relatives who have the "Hercules gene," 15-year-old Freedom Smith is a fighter. He must choose between jail or working with a covert law enforcement agency to break up a mysterious, illegal fight ring.
  3. Hot Lunch by Alex Bradley When classmates Molly Ollinger and Cassie Birchmeyer are assigned to work in the cafeteria as a punishment for their food fight, they realize that the only way they are going to be released from kitchen duty is to cooperate and learn to cook.
  4. It's a Mall World After All by Janette Rallison While working at the mall, organizing a school fundraiser, and trying to prove that her best friend’s boyfriend is seeing another girl, high-school student Charlotte’s best intentions always seem to backfire.
  5. Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller Ananka Fishbein discovers an underground room in the park across from her New York City apartment. She meets a mysterious girl, Kiki Strike, who claims that she, too, wants to explore the subterranean world.
  6. The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner Eugenides, still known as a Thief of Eddis, faces palace intrigue and assassins as he strives to prove himself both to the people of Attolia and to his new bride, their queen.
  7. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer After a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions 16-year-old Miranda must learn to survive the unimaginable.
  8. Pigboy by Vicki Grant Dan Hogg's school trip to a heritage farm goes from miserable to dangerous when an escaped convict take over.
  9. Red Moon at Sharpsburg by Rosemary Wells Finding courage she never thought she had, a young Southern girl musters the strength and wit to survive the ravages of the Civil War and keep her family together.
  10. The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer Pursued by her older brother Sherlock Holmes, 14 year-old Enola attempts to solve the kidnapping of a baronet's daughter in nineteenth-century London.
  11. Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt On Wednesday afternoons during the 1967 school year, all Hollings classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, leaving him in Mrs. Baker's classroom. Through the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world in which he lives.
  12. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier Five sisters who live with their merchant father in Transylvania use a hidden portal in their home to cross over into a magical world, the Wildwood.