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2009 Intermediate Nutmeg Nominees

Printable sheet of Intermediate nominees

Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone
As page to Captain John Smith, 11 year-old Samuel Collier witnesses the dealings of the Virginia Company, the Powhatan tribe, and even young Pocahontas during the early days of the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia.


Close Encounters of a Third World Kind by Jennifer J. Stewart
12-year-old Annie's world is turned upside when her father agrees to move the entire family to Nepal on a medical mission. She makes new friends, learns some important lessons, and has adventures that change her life.

Eager by Helen Fox
Would you like to live in the future where robots do all the work? All Gavin and Fleur wanted was a normal robot. Instead they have Eager, who creates more problems than he solves.




Free Baseball by Sue Corbett
Desperate to connect with his absent father, 11 year-old Felix becomes the batboy for a minor league baseball team in the hope of learning more about his famous father's game.



Golden and Grey by Louise Arnold
Tom escapes the school bullies by teaming up with an invisible ghost.





Gossamer by Lois Lowry
This haunting story explores the mystery of dreams. Littlest One, a young Dreamgiver, tries to stop the frightening Sinisteeds from delivering nightmares.





The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Who wouldn't love a machine that does homework for you? Can four unlikely friends keep the biggest secret of their lives?





MVP* by Douglas Evans
Adam Story is chosen as a player in the MVP challenge. To win the four million dollar prize, Adam must circle the world in forty days - no flying allowed. Competing against other players through time zones and across continents, he faces danger and unknown risks. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime.



Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach
When Hero starts sixth grade at a new school, she meets Danny Cardova, the most popular boy. They work together to solve the mystery of the missing million dollar diamond that's hidden somewhere in Hero's house.

Three Good Deeds by Vivian Vande Velde
Howard's troublemaking backfires when he steals the eggs of a goose belonging to a witch. The witch gives him a dose of his own medicine! Maybe life as a prankster isn't all it's quacked up to be.

Other Resources
2009 Intermediate Presentation
2009 Teen Presentation
2009 Printable Intermediate Title List
2009 Printable Teen Title List
2009 Printable Intermediate Bookmark
2009 Printable Teen Bookmark
2009 Printable Flyer 1
2009 Printable Flyer 2
2009 Printable Ballot/Tally
2009 Printable ISBN sheet
2009 Printable Order Form

2009 Voting Data

The Nutmeg Book Award is proud to announce this year's winners:
Intermediate Level: MVP* Magellan Voyage Project by Douglas Evans
Teen Level: Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Over 30,000 Connecticut children voted in 2009.  See below for voting details!
Nutmeg Voting Results

Intermediate Level: 22380 student votes
4207 votes **MVP: Magellan Voyage Project by Douglas Evans 
3270 votes The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
3229 votes Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach
2625 votes Blood on River by Elise Carbone
2558 votes Three Good Deeds by Vivian Vande Velde 
1673 votes Eager by Helen Fox 
1520 votes Free Baseball by Sue Corbett
1440 votes Gossamer by Lois Lowry
1352 votes Golden and Grey by Louise Arnold
506 votes Close Encounters of a Third World Kind by Jennifer J. Stewart