May 15, 2013: Nutmeg Book Award Announces 2013 Winners!!!
After an extra few months of reading, we are excited to announce the 2013 Nutmeg Book Award Winners!
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea is the winner of the Intermediate Award and Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry is the winner of the Teen Award.
Our thanks go to all of the schools and libraries which adjusted to our new timeline and participated in this year's voting.
Intermediate Book Award Total votes: 22, 308
6,197 Because of Mr. Terupt 4,855 Tale Dark & Grimm 3,148 My Life as a Book 2,399 Powerless 1,897 Baseball Great 1,431 Potato Chip Puzzles 919 Born to Fly 727 Wonder of Charlie Anne 577 Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg 158 Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Teen Book Award Total votes: 8849
1448 Rot & Ruin 1390 The Running Dream 1204 Matched 1015 A Long Walk to Water 878 Bruiser 830 After Ever After 673 The Grimm Legacy 612 Trash 513 The Accidental Genius of Weasel High 286 Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature
Lisa Garofalo & Joan Stokes 2013 Nutmeg Committee Co-Chairpersons
THE FOLLOWING BOOKS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AS 2014 NUTMEG NOMINEES!!:
The timeline of the Nutmeg Book Award has shifted to match the school year instead of the calendar year. The new list will be announced to CASL & CLA members on February 14th and to the public on May 1st; just in time to kick off summer reading. Students will then read the nominees throughout the summer and the following school year. Voting will take place in April. With this change, students who are currently reading the 2013 nominees will have a few extra months to read before they have to vote.
Here is a breakdown of the new dates:
October 1st: Student & librarian selection committee applications are posted to website December 15th: Student & librarian selection committee applications due February 14th: CASL/CLA top secret announcement of nominees April (all votes in by April 30th) Student Voting May 1st: Public announcement of nominated books May 15th: Winning books from April voting are announced
We are also proud to share that The Nutmeg Book Award is growing!
We currently have the Intermediate Award for students in grades 4-6, the Teen Award for students in grades 7-8, and the new 2014 High School Award for students in grades 9-12.
Starting in 2015, there will be a fourth level to the award for students in grades 2-4. With these additions, The Nutmeg Book Award will be an important part of literacy from elementary school right through high school graduation!
If you have any questions about these changes, please contact Lisa Garofalo lgarofalo [at] ellingtonschools.net or Joan Stokes jrstokes [at] yahoo.com, Co-Chairs of the Nutmeg Steering Committee.