What are the Beehive Book Awards? Each year the Children’s Literature Association of Utah (CLAU), a volunteer organization of individuals who have a personal or professional interest in children’s literature, sponsors the Beehive Book Awards to help motivate young people to read. Children vote from a short list of nominees in the following categories: Children’s Fiction (chapter books), Picture Books, Informational Books, Poetry, and Graphic Novels. The title with the highest percentage of votes from the children in each category wins the award!
Beehive Book Awards at Upland
Throughout the year at Upland Terrace, I read Beehive book nominees out loud to each class. Students participate by voting whether they really like, sort of liked, or they don’t like each nominated book. I compile the votes and submit them into the state Beehive voting database in the spring. Each year there are 40 nominated books, separated into different categories. All of these books are available to be checked out through the Upland Terrace library and many of them are also in classroom libraries. You can also find these books at local community libraries such as the Millcreek and Holladay libraries.
Where do I find more information?
Click on the link below for updates on Beehive Book nominees and more information.