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.
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