Utah State Reading Lists

2019 Beehive Award Nominee

Scythe

(Book #1 of Arc of a Scythe)
This edition: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publication date: November 22, 2016
Ages: 12 - 99

Two teens must learn the “art of killing” in this Printz Honor–winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New...

2016 - 2017 Beehive Award Nominee

The Blackthorn Key

(Book #1 of The Blackthorn Key)
This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 10 - 14

Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in...

2015 - 2016 Beehive Award Nominee

The Tooth Fairy Wars

Illustrated by Jake Parker
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: July 15, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

It’s the Tooth Fairy against Nathan, a boy who’d rather keep his tooth than get the cash, thank you very much!Nathan’s lost his first tooth! And he’s...

Battle Bunny

Illustrated by Matt Myers
This edition: Paper Over Board, 32 pages
Publication date: October 22, 2013
Ages: 5 - 9

Encourage creativity with this wildly entertaining picture book mash-up from the minds of Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett.Alex has been given a...

The Girl and the Bicycle

Illustrated by Mark Pett
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: April 29, 2014
Ages: 0 - 99

From the creator of The Boy and the Airplane, a touching wordless picture book about a little girl, a shiny bicycle, and the meaning of...