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Nutmeg Books for Teens


to the 2018 Nutmeg Award winners! 


2018 Teen Award Winner:
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt




2018 High School Award Winner:
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda 
by Becky Albertalli



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

Teen (grades 7-8)

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills
Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordoba
Need by Joelle Charbonneau
OCDaniel by Wesley King
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
The Six by Mark Alpert
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart


High School (grades 9-12)

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This is Our Story by Ashley Elston
Trashed by Derf Backderf


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