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Nutmeg Books for Teens


to the 2017 Nutmeg Award winners! 


2017 Teen Award Winner:
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Video Announcement: https://youtu.be/sn8JV2OB96s

2017 High School Award Winner:
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Video Announcement: https://youtu.be/hZpfQY4dwq0

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 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 2017 Nutmeg competition will be announced around May 15, 2017.


 2018 Nutmeg Nominees

Teen (grades 7-8)

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

I am Princess X by Cherie Priest

I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora

The Last Boy at St. Edith’s by Lee Gjertsen Malone

The Novice by Taran Matharu

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton



High School (grades 9-12)

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Traffick by Ellen Hopkins

The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon



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