Literature Awards: Beehive Award Nominees for Children's Fiction 2004-2005
Here is information about the children’s fiction books that were nominated for Utah’s Beehive Award in 2004-2005. Includes author biographies, book reviews, and lesson plans. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the Mark Twain Award, which is Missouri’s version of the competition.
Jeanne DuPrau's Official Website
Read about the author and her nominated book "The City of Ember."
Randomhouse: "The City of Ember"
Here are discussion questions for the nominated book.
Kidsreads: "Maggie's Door" by Patricia Reilly Giff
Explore the links to find out about this nominated book.
Scholastic: Mary Pope Osborne
Here is an Mary Pope Osborne interview transcript. She answered questions about her retold fairy tale,
Read to find out Creech's inspiration for the award nominated "Granny Torrelli Makes Soup." Explore the links to read or hear an excerpt from the book, read a recipe for soup, and learn about the author.
This website includes links to a discussion guide, a biography, and an interview with author Cornelia Funke.
Kidsreads.com: The Spiderwick Chronicles
This website is all about The Spiderwick Chronicles series by Tony DiTerlizzi. Explore the links to learn more about the nominated "The Field Guide." Also includes information about the characters, trivia, and a word search.
The Spiderwick Chronicles
This website about the series includes activities, information, and excerpts from "The Field Guide." The website requires Flash.
Wendelin Van Draanen
Explore the website to learn about the author and her books, including the nominated "Flipped."
Read this review of the nominated book.
Scholastic: Jenny Nimmo
This website includes links to a discussion guide and an interview and biography of author Jenny Nimmo.
Karen Cushman's Novels
Scroll down to page seven of this nine page PDF file for discussion questions about Cushman's nominated "Rodzina."
eThemes Resource: Literature Awards: Mark Twain Award Nominees 2004-2005
Here is information about the Mark Twain Award nominees for 2004-2005. Includes author biographies, book reviews, lesson plans, activities, and book excerpts. There are links to eThemes Resource on Peg Kehret and the Beehive Book Award Nominees.