Middle School Grades 7-8


2023 Middle School Nutmeg Winner

Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald

Past Teen/Middle School Grades 7-8 Winners

2023: Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald

2022: The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

2021: The New Kid by Jerry Craft

2020: Posted by John David Anderson

2019: Ghost by Jason Reynolds

2018:  Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt

2017:  The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

2016:  Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan 

2015:  The Raft by S.A. Bodeen

2014:  Divergent by Veronica Roth

2013:  Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

2012:  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

2011:  Unwind by Neal Shusterman

2010:  Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

2009:  Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

2008:  The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

2007:  Vampire High by Douglas Rees

2006:  Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Teen Grades 7-8 Past Nominees and Resources 

For Teen Grades 7-8 nominee selection criteria, see our FAQs page. 

Book Discussion Guides for Teen nominees

Request Nutmeg Book Sets from the CT State Library here

Padlet for Teen nominees (Thank you Pia Ledina)