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.
Thirteen-year-old Alcatraz must save the world from the evil librarians after they steal his inheritance, an extraordinary bag of sand.
The Earth is in the grip of a new Ice Age when twelve-year-old Eleanor's scientist mother disappears in the Arctic.
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 to author) describes the Civil War battle of 1861 between two ironclad ships.
Four children are thrilled to try out new candy that gives them superpowers.
A moving book based on a diary kept by a third-grade class at a Japanese-American internment camp during WWII.
Missing artifacts, a cougar on the prowl, and a terrifying cliff-side fall all add up to mystery and adventure.
After being captured by a dragon, Creel intends to ask for some gold but gets something very different instead.
Aspiring Potion Master Gordy Stitser must prevent the Eternity Elixir from falling into the hands of the rebel Elixirists.
Hard-working Fanny hopes her fairy godmother will make her dreams come true.
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 1800s.
Two children provide instructions on how to read to a grandma or grandpa, including how to choose a good book.
A grandmother shares all the things she thought about before her grandchild was born.
A sixth-grader stumbles upon a secret that threatens to turn schoolchildren everywhere into mindless automatons.
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze.
Miracles happen when Marly and her family move from the big city to a farmhouse on Maple Hill.