Selection committees meet from January - November and are comprised of school media specialists and public librarians. Selection committee members must be members of CLA or CASL. Student representatives are also present on each selection committee. Two 6/7th graders are on the Intermediate committee, two 8/9th graders are on the Teen committee, and two 10/11th graders are on the High School committee. They are selected via an application process. See our Participation page if you are a librarian, reading teacher or student interested in serving on a committee.
Click HERE if you would like to suggest a title for consideration as a Nutmeg Book Award nominee. Please make sure that the book meets all of the following requirements: is a work of fiction with appeal for readers in grades 2-4 or 4-6 or 7-8 or 9-12; copyrighted in the United States and first published no more than five years from date of selection; currently in print, and available in paperback; well-written, with strong characterization, vivid setting, striking language, a well-constructed plot, and a plausible conclusion.