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The Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 4-8 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 their sponsoring organizations. More than 30,000 students from more than 340 schools and libraries voted in total.

The Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 4-8 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 their sponsoring organizations. More than 30,000 students from more than 340 schools and libraries vote in total.

Very impressive.

Past Nutmeg Award Intermediate Winners

- 2010 - Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix
- 2009 - MVP * Magellan Voyage Project by Douglas Evans
- 2008 - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- 2007 - Thunder from the Sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow
- 2006 - The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
- 2005 - Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac
- 2004 - Babe and Me by Dan Gutman
- 2003 - Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
- 2002 - Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
- 2001 - 101 Ways to Bug Your Parents by Lee Wardlaw
- 2000 - Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman
- 1999 - Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
- 1998 - The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts by Amy Hest
- 1997 - Shape-Changer by Bill Brittain
- 1996 - The Grand Escape by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
- 1995 - The Biggest Klutz in the Fifth Grade by Bill Wallace
- 1994 - Shiloh! by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Nutmeg Teen Winners
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

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2009 Nutmeg Winners

The winner of the Intermediate Level (grades 4-6) is MVP: Magellan Voyage Project by Douglas Evans.

The winner of the Teen Level– grades 6-8– is Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin.

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Other nominees in the intermediate level were:
Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 by Elisa Carbone
Close Encounters of A Third-World Kind by Jennifer J. Stewart
Eager by Helen Fox
Free Baseball by Sue Corbett

Golden & Grey (An Unremarkable Boy and a Rather Remarkable Ghost) by Louise Arnold
Gossamer by Lois Lowry
The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman
Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach

Three Good Deeds by Vivian Vande Velde

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The other nomineesfor the Teen level were:


Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Ask Me No Questions by Marina Budhos
The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer

Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Day of Tears by Julius Lester
Heat by Mike Lupica
The Schwa was Here by Neal Shusterman
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Wolf Brother, Book One: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness
by Michelle Paver

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