Elementary Grades 2-3


2023 Elementary Nutmeg Winner

Past Elementary (Grades 2-4) Winners

2023: The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys

Built Their Own Soccer Field by Scott Riley

2022: InvestiGATORS by John Patrick Green

2021: We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

2020: A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold

2019: The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey 

2018: Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick

2017:  Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winnick

2016: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown

2015: The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Dawalt

Elementary Grades 2-3 Past Nominees and Resources    

For Elementary nominee selection criteria, see our FAQs page. 

Book Discussion Guides for the elementary nominees 

Request Nutmeg Book Sets from the CT State Library here

Developing Your Nutmeg Elementary Toolkit (a CASL/CECA presentation)

Padlet for 2024 Elementary Nominees

Created by Christina O'Neill