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Nutmeg Books

Nutmeg Book Award

Click here to see the Nutmeg Book Award 2015 Elementary Nominees

Click here to see the Nutmeg Book Award 2015 Intermediate Nominees

The Nutmeg Book Award is the "kids' choice" book award created by the CT Library Association and the CT Association of School Librarians to help build excitement for reading. Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 participate at the Intermediate level, while older students participate at the Teen and High School level. Also, new this year, is the Elementary level for students in grades 2-4! Each year a panel of student readers, public librarians and school library media specialists nominate 10-15 books at each level.

To participate, we encourage students to read all of the nominated books. In April, students at The Peck Place School, Race Brook School and Turkey Hill School will vote for their favorite nominated book. Students who miss the voting in their school can also vote at the Case Memorial Library. The book that receives the most votes statewide is declared the winner!

Click here to visit the official Nutmeg Book Award website.

Past Intermediate Nutmeg Winners

2014 - "Out of My Mind" by Sharon M. Draper
2013 - "Because of Mr. Terupt" by Rob Buyea
2012 - "Stolen Children" by Peg Kehret
2011 - "The Lemonade War" by Jacqueline Davies
2010 - "Double Identity" by Margaret Peterson Haddix
2009 - "MVP * Magellan Voyage Project" by Douglas Evans
2008 - "The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan
2007 - "Thunder from the Sea" by Joan Hiatt Harlow