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Nutmeg Books


to the 2018 Nutmeg Award winners! 


2018 Elementary Award Winner:
Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick




2018 Intermediate Award Winner:
The War that Saved My Life
 by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley



Nutmeg Book Award


The Nutmeg Book Award is a program that allows kids to vote on their favorite books and authors. A list of 10 books (15 at the elementary level) is selected by a committee of students, school librarians, and public librarians around the state. When the list is announced on May 1 of each year, children from around the state read the nominees and vote the following April for their favorite. This is the only Connecticut state award where KIDS make the final decision. 

The 2018 Nutmeg nominees were announced on May 1. Below is the list of nominees in each category. We have several copies of each book at the library, including some audiobooks, and many are available to borrow as downloadable e-books through the Overdrive link on our library website. Get started reading now!! 


 2019 Nutmeg Nominees


Elementary (Grades 2-4)

Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood
Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis
The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe by Tricia Springstubb
Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths by Marilyn Singer
The Hidden Life of the Toad by Doug Wechsler
I Dissent by Debbie Levy
Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina
Lost in NYC by Nadia Spiegelman & Sergio Sanchez
Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy
Super Turbo Saves the Day by Lee Kirby
When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano
Whoosh! by Chris Barton
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown


Intermediate (grades 4-6)

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
The Best Man by Richard Peck
The Blood Guard by Carter Roy
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
Loot: How to Steal a Fortune by Jude Watson
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Seven Dead Pirates by Linda Bailey


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