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!

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Princess Academy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hale, Shannon
Call Number:
YP F Hale
Description:

Fourteen-year-old Miri is sent to Princess Academy and discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.

Racing the Sun
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pitts, Paul
Call Number:
JF Pitts
Description:

When 12-year-old Brandon's Navajo grandfather comes to stay, Brandon must examine his heritage and his father's rejection of traditional ways.

School Spirits
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tunnell, Michael O.
Call Number:
JF Tunnell
Description:

Fifty years ago, a student disappeared. Like Patrick, he was a new student and the son of the principal.

The Candy Shop War
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mull, Brandon
Call Number:
JF Mull
Description:

Four children are thrilled to try out new candy that gives them superpowers.

The Girl and the Bicycle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Pett, Mark (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Pett
Description:

A little girl longs to own the green bicycle she sees in a shop window.

The Great Brain
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fitzgerald, John D.; Mayer, Mercer (Illustrator); Fitzgerald, John
Call Number:
JF Fitzgerald
Description:

The adventures of three brothers growing up in a small Utah town in the late 1800's.

The Maze Runner
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dashner, James
Call Number:
YP F Dashner
Description:

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze.

Two of Everything
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mathews, Judith (Editor); Hong, Lily T. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
J398.21 H7725t
Description:

A poor farmer finds a magic pot that doubles whatever is placed inside.

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