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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 ten 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

Intermediate Award:  Grades 4-6

Teen Award:  Grades 7-8

High School Award:  Grades 9-12

NEWSFLASH:  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.

In the meantime, please continue to encourage kids to read the 2015 nominees.  Voting will take place in April.  Ballots for voting on the 2015 nominees will be available for downloading/printing on this website in early March.  

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 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