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2015 Winners of the Beehive Book Award Announced by Children’s Literature Association of Utah

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The Children’s Literature Association of Utah announced the winners of the 2015 Beehive Book Award at their annual banquet Friday evening. The Beehive Book Award is Utah’s premier children’s choice award dating back to 1980. For the 2015 awards, 162,378 ballots were submitted by Utah children.

CLAU President Kara Pearson shared her enthusiasm about the awards. “We are so excited for the books that won,” she said. “With over 160,000 ballots submitted, the Beehive Book Awards truly highlight the books that Utah kids love to read!”

This years winners are:

Children’s Fiction:

I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (I Survived Series) by Lauren Tarshis, illustrated by Scott Dawson

Picture Book:

Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Joy Ang

Informational Book:

Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

Poetry:

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs that Squeak, Soar, and Roar! edited by J. Patrick Lewis.

Young Adult Fiction:

Guitar Notes by Mary Amato

More information about the 2015 Beehive Book Award, previous winners, and other events can be found on the Children’s Literature Association of Utah web page at www.clau.org.

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. The organization’s purposes are: to encourage the 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; and to gather and share information about children’s literature.

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