2016 Winners Announced!
The 2016 Nutmeg Book Award winners were announced on May 12, 2016.
Congratulations to all of the nominated authors! The teen and high school winners are listed below. Visit the children's Nutmeg page of our website for information on elementary and intermediate winners.
Teen: Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
High School: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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 2017 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 audioboooks, and many are available to borrow as downloadable e-books through the Overdrive link on our library website. Get started reading now!!
The winners of the 2016 Nutmeg competition will be announced on May 15, 2016.
2017 Nutmeg Nominees
Teen (grades 7-8)
The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard
The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare
Swagger by Carl Deuker
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks
Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
High School (grades 9-12)
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
Jackaby by William Ritter
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
by Kat Spears
2015 Winners Announced!
The 2015 Nutmeg Book Award winners were announced
on May 15, 2015.
Congratulations to all of the nominated authors!
Teen: The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
High School: Every Day by David Levithan