The goal of the Nutmeg Book Award is to encourage children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature. The nominees are all published within the last five years, and are works of fiction or narrative nonfiction. Children’s librarians and school media specialists pick the nominees.

You get to vote on which nominees you think are the best!

There are different grade groups for voting:

  • Elementary (grades 2-3)
  • Intermediate (grades 4-6)
  • Middle School (grades 7-8)
  • High School (grades 9-12)

Students from any grade can read any grade group’s books that they feel comfortable reading. You can vote for one book from each grade group.

Voting has completed for 2024. Thank you to everyone who voted! The winners are listed below.

2025 Nominees have been announced!

2025 Nominees

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2024 Winners

2023 Winners

2022 Winners

2021 Winners