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The 2014 winners of the Utah Beehive Book Award, as chosen by the children of Utah, have been announced!

 

Picture Book: The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett

When a new baby princess accidentally changes places with a piglet, both of their lives are forever changed.


Children's Fiction: Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.


Informational: Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade by Melissa Sweet

Award-winning artist Sweet tells the story of the puppeteer Tony Sarg, capturing his genius, his dedication, his zest for play, and his long-lasting gift to America--the inspired helium balloons that would become the trademark of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.


Poetry: Twosomes: Loves Poems for the Animal Kingdom by Marilyn Singer

Do animals celebrate Valentine's Day? Nobody knows for sure. But this funny (and punny) little book imagines how some of them declare their love, affection, or friendship any day of the year.


Teen Fiction: The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.

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Come celebrate Día de los niños, Children's Day, on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the library. Talented bilingual storyteller and puppeteer Diana Vergaray from the Provo Library will be entertaining for all ages. Prizes and, of course, refreshments will also be part of this fun evening.

Pleasant Grove Library will hold a used book sale, starting Thursday, April 17 at 5:00 p.m. The sale continues through April 25 during usual library hours, and will be located on the lowest floor of the library. This is a massive book sale that also includes cassette audiobooks. All proceeds go to support the library.

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