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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Icefall
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kirby, Matthew J.
Call Number:
JF Kirby
Description:

Sent away when the invader Gunnlaug threatens, Princess Solveig and her siblings are at the mercy of a terrible winter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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