Nutmeg Award Winners

2023 Nutmeg Book Award Elementary Winner                                              

The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai boys built their own soccer field, written by Scott Riley and illustrated by Kim Lein & Nguyen Quang


2024 Nutmeg Book Award Elementary Nominees Grades 2-3

Abdul's Story written by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, illustrated by Tiffany Rose 

Ablaze with Color: A story of painter Alma Thomas written by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illustrated by Loveis Wise 

All the Way to the Top: How one girl's fight for Americans with disabilities changed everything written by Annette Bay Pimentel, illustrated by Nabi H. Ali 

Brains! Not just a Zombie Snack written by Stacy McAnulty, illustrated by Matthew Rivera 

Cornbread & Poppy written & illustrated by Matthew Cordell 

Dear Earth...From Your Friends in Room 5 written by Erin Dealey, illustrated by Luisa Uribe 

The Elephants Come Home: A true story of seven elephants, two people and one extraordinary friendship written by Kim Tomsic, illustrated by Hadley Hooper 

The Fastest Girl on Earth: Meet Kitty O'Neil Daredevil Driver! written by Dean Robbins, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley 

How to Find a Fox written by Kate Gardner, photos by Ossi Saarinen 

It Fell From the Sky written & illustrated by Terry and Eric Fan 

The Little Wooden Robt and the Log Princess written & illustrated by Tom Gauld 

Mellybean and the Giant Monster written & illustrated by Mike White 

Sir Ladybug written & illustrated by Corey R. Tabor 

Sugar in Milk written by Thirty Umrigar, illustrated by Khoa Le 

Wind Riders: Rescue on Turtle Beach written by Jen Marlin, illustrated by Izzy Burton 


2023 Nutmeg Book Award Intermediate Winner

When Stars are Scattered written by Victoria Jamieson, illustrated by Omar Mohamed


2024 Nutmeg Book Award Intermediate Nominees Grades 4 - 6

Wilderlore - The Accidental Apprentice written by Amanda Foody

American as Paneer Pie written by Supriya Kelkar

The Beast and the Bethany written by Jack Meggitt-Phillips, illustrated by Isabell Folath

Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom written by Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr

Get a Grip Vivy Cohen written by Sarah Kapit

Leonard {My Life as a Cat} written by Carlie Sorosiak

The Lion of Mars written by Jennifer L. Holm

Raising Lumie written by Joan Bauer

Scritch Scratch written by Lindsay Currie

Witches of Brooklyn written by Sophie Escabasse


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