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Utah State Reading Lists

2020 Beehive Award

This Is the Nest That Robin Built

Illustrated by Denise Fleming
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: March 06, 2018
Ages: 2 - 8

A robin’s animal friends help build her nest in this cumulative collage picture book from Caldecott Honor recipient Denise Fleming.Robin is buildin...

2021 Beehive Award Nominee

When Sparks Fly

The True Story of Robert Goddard, the Father of US Rocketry
Illustrated by Diego Funck
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: July 03, 2018
Ages: 4 - 8

Blast off with this bright, energetic nonfiction picture book from Kristen Fulton and Diego Funck all about Robert Goddard, the inventor of US rock...


Illustrated by Scott Campbell
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: July 23, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

Debut picture book author Blair Thornburgh and award-winning illustrator Scott Campbell put their heads together to celebrate one of the most impor...

Sign Off

Illustrated by Stephen Savage
This edition: Paper Over Board, 56 pages
Publication date: May 07, 2019
Ages: 0 - 8

From award-winning author-illustrator Stephen Savage comes a playful wordless picture book about what the figures on road signs do when no one is a...

The Bell Rang

Illustrated by James E. Ransome
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: January 15, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak an...

2022 Beehive Award Nominee

Dancing Hands

How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln
Illustrated by Rafael López
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: August 27, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

Winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Raf...

The Great Pet Heist

Illustrated by David Mottram
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: June 02, 2020
Ages: 8 - 12

Ocean’s Eleven meets The Secret Life of Pets in this hilarious and delightfully illustrated novel following a ragtag group of pets who will do what...

Pluto Gets the Call

Illustrated by Laurie Keller
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: November 12, 2019
Ages: 3 - 8

Pluto gets a call from Earth telling him he isn’t a planet anymore, so he sets out on a journey through the solar system to find out why in this fu...


Illustrated by Vashti Harrison
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: October 15, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

A New York Times bestseller! Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices! Recipient of a Coretta S...

Becoming RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice
Illustrated by Whitney Gardner
This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: November 05, 2019
Ages: 10 - 99

From the New York Times bestselling author of I Dissent comes a biographical graphic novel about celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsbu...

2023 Beehive Award Nominee

Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini

This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: September 22, 2020
Ages: 8 - 12

A young boy attempts to transform his aunt’s boring children’s book into an exciting one in this funny, fast-paced adventure perfect for fans of th...