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Connecticut's Nutmeg Book Award

About the Nutmeg Book Award

The Nutmeg BookAward 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.

The 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)

New 2016 Nominees:  The 2016 Nutmeg Book Award Nominee lists have been sent to Connecticut librarians via the CASL (school librarians), Goodnight Moon (public Childrens librarians), and SPEAK (public teen librarians) listservs.  If you are a Connecticut librarian and you did not receive the email of the 2016 nominees, please contact CASL, Goodnight Moon, or SPEAK and ask to join their listserv.  Per our participation guidelines, please keep these lists strictly confidential until May 1st.  For more details, see our FAQ page.

2015 VOTING:  Please have your students and young patrons vote on the 2015 Nutmeg nominees during the month of April.  The voting ballots are linked below.  Additional details regarding reporting of voting results will be forthcoming later in the month.

     2015 BALLOTS FOR ELEMENTARY & HIGH SCHOOL VOTING

     2015 BALLOTS FOR INTERMEDIATE & TEEN VOTING

Our Current 2015 Nutmeg Nominees:

Elementary (color flyer)      Grades 2-4
Elementary (B&W flyer)

     Book Discussion Guides - Elementary 2015 Nominees 

Intermediate (color flyer)     Grades 4-6
Intermediate (B&W flyer)

     Book Discussion Guides 2015 Intermediate Nominees

Teen (color flyer)          Grades 7-8
Teen (B&W flyer)

     Book Discussion Guides 2015 Teen Nominees

High School (color flyer)          Grades 9-12
High School (B&W flyer)

     Book Discussion Guides 2015 High School Nominees

ISBN listing 2015                                                          

2015 Labels and Bookmarks  (ORDER FORMS FOR THE 2016 NOMINEES ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE)

Order Form for 2015 Nutmeg labels and bookmarks.  Please print out the order form and send it in. 

General questions can be sent to the 2015 co-steering chairs: Marla Martin  mmartin@biblio.org and Cathy Townsend cwtown34@aol.com or to the appropriate 2016-2017 chairs.

Nutmeg Timeline:   click here   The timeline of the Nutmeg Book Award has shifted to match the school year instead of the calendar year.


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For more information about Connecticut's state book award, the Nutmeg Award, please see the following pages or use the tabs at left:

FAQ | Nutmeg Timeline | Bylaws | Committee Members   | Promotional Materials