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!

Cliff Hanger
Artist/Author/Cast:
Skurzynski, Gloria; Ferguson, Alane
Call Number:
JF Skurzynski
Description:

Missing artifacts, a cougar on the prowl, and a terrifying cliff-side fall all add up to mystery and adventure.

Cool Daddy Rat
Artist/Author/Cast:
Crow, Kristyn; Lester, Mike (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Crow
Description:

When Daddy Rat heads off to work, his little boy comes along in this jazzy adventure.

Dragon Slippers
Artist/Author/Cast:
George, Jessica Day
Call Number:
YP F George
Description:

After being captured by a dragon, Creel intends to ask for some gold, but gets something very different instead.

Elliot and the Goblin War
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nielsen, Jennifer A.; Kendall, Gideon (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Nielsen
Description:

Elliot becomes champion of the brownies on Halloween night, when he fights off a group of attacking goblins.

Fanny`s Dream
Artist/Author/Cast:
Buehner, Caralyn; Buehner, Mark (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Buehner
Description:

Hard-working Fanny hopes her fairy godmother will make her dreams come true.

I Loved You Before You Were Born
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bowen, Anne M.; Shed, Greg (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Bowen
Description:

A grandmother tells all the things she thought about before her grandchild was born.

In Care of Cassie Tucker
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ruckman, Ivy
Call Number:
JF Ruckman
Description:

Cassie's life seems "as ordinary as dishwater" until her orphaned cousin comes to live on the family's farm.

Miracles on Maple Hill
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sorensen, Virginia; Krush, Joe (Illustrator); Krush, Beth (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Sorensen
Description:

Miracles happen when Marly and her family move from the big city to a farmhouse on Maple Hill.

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.

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