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.