Nutmeg Home

Interested in serving on a Nutmeg committee? Applications are now open!  Deadline extended to November 18.

The Nutmeg Selection Committees are currently seeking students and librarians to help choose
the 2019 Nutmeg Book Award Nominees.

These committees will start meeting in early 2017 and will work together through early 2018.

Student Applications Please carefully read the requirements at the top of the application. 
It is a challenging but rewarding experience!
   Intermediate (students in grades 6 or 7)
   Teen (students in grades 8 or 9)
   High School (students in grades 10 or 11)

  Please note, we are not accepting applications from high school seniors 
  and will not have student readers on the Elementary Book Award Selection Committee

*NEW* Recommendation Form
   Every student who applies to be on a committee will need a recommendation from a teacher or librarian.
   Instead of a letter, we are asking the teacher or librarian to fill out a recommendation form. 

   Filled out by a teacher or librarian:

   Intermediate Recommendation Form (students in grades 6 or 7)
   Teen Recommendation Form (students in grades 8 or 9)
   High School Recommendation Form (students in grades 10 or 11)

Librarian Applications Please fill out an application for the committee that is your first choice. 

All applications and recommendations must be received by the end of the day on Friday, November 18th

You will be notified before the new year if you have or have not been selected to serve on a committee. 

If you have any questions, please contact the corresponding selection chairperson:

Selection Co-Chairs Elementary (grades 2-4)
Amy Laughlin / and Shana Morales /
Selection Co-Chairs Intermediate (grades 4-6)
Pamela Dear / and Rebecca Anderson /
Selection Chair Teen (grades 7-8)
        Cara McConnell /
Selection Co-Chairs High School (grades 9-12)
        Danielle Berube / and Alexandra Klaus /

General questions can be addressed to the Steering Chairperson  Kari Hamad

The Nutmeg Book Award committee is proud to announce the 2017 Nutmeg Nominees!

Please refer to the pages of this website for specific information, links, and printable flyers for each Nutmeg level:





Nutmeg News:  
Spine labels, bookmarks, and book seals for the 2017 Nutmeg titles are now available!
                          2017 Order Form 

                             Additional publications materials for the 2017 nominees will be available soon.  

Thank you to all who voted for the 2016 Nutmeg Nominees!
The winners are:

2016 Voting Breakdowns:

About the Nutmeg Book Award:  The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of nominated titles. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL), the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children's librarians and school library media specialists who are members of our sponsoring organizations.  

There are four levels of Nutmeg:

Elementary Award:  Grades 2-4 (15 nominees each year)
Intermediate Award:  Grades 4-6 (10 nominees each year)
Teen Award:  Grades 7-8 (10 nominees each year)
High School Award:  Grades 9-12 (10 nominees each year)

Our FAQs page will answer many of the questions that you may have.  Additional questions about Nutmeg can be sent to the 2017 steering chair: Kari Hamad

                                                                                                       Follow Nutmeg Book Award on Facebook & 
                                                                                                                 #nutmegaward on Twitter!!