Utah Authors for Children and Young Adults
The following books were written by authors who live in or have spent significant parts of their lives in Utah. Most of the authors have written several books, so if you enjoy one, try the others!
At the hospital where her father works, Annie befriends a badly burned veteran.
Can a turtle have a toothache? Albert does, and his grandma knows just how to take care of it.
13-year-old Alcatraz must save the world from the Evil Librarians.
The story of historical figure Elk Girl, a member of the Ute tribe, and sister to Chief Ouray.
"The marsh is an edge where water and land meet between cattails..." and a place where many animals live.
Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale (no relation) describes the Civil War battle of 1861 between two ironclad ships.
Count from 'ichi' to 'desyat' in 'shi' different languages.
Four children are thrilled to try out new candy that gives them superpowers.
Twelve-year-old Charlotte, a Welsh immigrant, carries a motherless baby along the Mormon Trail in 1856.
A moving book based on a diary kept by a third-grade class interned at a Japanese-American camp during WWII.
Honey learns about life outside her sheltered existence when a movie star and her two daughters come to town.
Missing artifacts, a cougar on the prowl, and a terrifying cliff-side fall all add up to mystery and adventure.
When Daddy Rat heads off to work, his little boy comes along in this jazzy adventure.
After being captured by a dragon, Creel intends to ask for some gold, but gets something very different instead.
Elliot becomes champion of the brownies on Halloween night, when he fights off a group of attacking goblins.
Hard-working Fanny hopes her fairy godmother will make her dreams come true.
Little Frankenstein loses his head, alarming Miss Devel and her class of monsters in the middle of the night.
A little girl longs to own the green bicycle she sees in a shop window.
The adventures of three brothers growing up in a small Utah town in the late 1800's.