Nutmeg Book Award

Nutmeg Book Award Winners and Nominees Are Available at River Bend Bookshop

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of nominated titles.

  • Votes are cast in four divisions: Elementary (grades 2-3); Intermediate (grades 4-6); Middle School (grades 7-8); and High School (grades 9-12)
  • 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 the sponsoring organizations.


2025 Nominees for the Nutmeg Book Award have been announced!  Browse our Nutmeg Catalog by grade level.


Congratulations to the 2023 Nutmeg Award Winners!  (2024 Winners are announced in mid-May)


The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field By Scott Riley, Kim Lien (Illustrator), Nguyen Quang (Illustrator) Cover Image
When Stars Are Scattered By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator) Cover Image
Game Changer By Tommy Greenwald Cover Image
The Inheritance Games By Jennifer Lynn Barnes Cover Image