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!

After the Dancing Days
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rostkowski, Margaret I.; Rostkowski, Margaret
Call Number:
YP F Rostkowski
Description:

At the hospital where her father works, Annie befriends a badly burned veteran.

Albert`s Impossible Toothache
Artist/Author/Cast:
Williams, Barbara; Cushman, Doug (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Williams
Description:

Can a turtle have a toothache? Albert does, and his grandma knows just how to take care of it.

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sanderson, Brandon
Call Number:
JF Sanderson
Description:

13-year-old Alcatraz must save the world from the Evil Librarians.

Bear Dancer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wyss, Thelma Hatch
Call Number:
JF Wyss
Description:

The story of historical figure Elk Girl, a member of the Ute tribe, and sister to Chief Ouray.

Bertie Was a Watchdog
Artist/Author/Cast:
Walton, Rick; Robins, Arthur (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Walton
Description:

Bertie, a very small watchdog, proves that size isn't everything when he goes up against a big, bad robber.

Between Cattails
Call Number:
J574.84099 W7273be
Description:

"The marsh is an edge where water and land meet between cattails..." and a place where many animals live.

Can You Count Ten Toes?
Artist/Author/Cast:
Evans, Lezlie; Roche, Denis (Author, Illustrator); Evans, Leslie
Call Number:
J513.211 E9245c
Description:

Count from 'ichi' to 'desyat' in 'shi' different languages.

Charlotte's Rose
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cannon, A. E.
Call Number:
JF Cannon
Description:

Twelve-year-old Charlotte, a Welsh immigrant, carries a motherless baby along the Mormon Trail in 1856.

Children of Topaz
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tunnell, Michael O.; Chilcoat, George W.
Call Number:
J940.5317 T9265c
Description:

A moving book based on a diary kept by a third-grade class interned at a Japanese-American camp during WWII.

Christmas in Heaven
Artist/Author/Cast:
Williams, Carol Lynch
Call Number:
JF Williams
Description:

Honey learns about life outside her sheltered existence when a movie star and her two daughters come to town.

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