Each year, books of excellent quality are chosen by a committee of librarians. Students in Connecticut read the titles and vote for their favorites. If you would like additional information about the Nutmeg Award and the titles we will be reading, check out the website at Nutmeg Children's Book Award.
All books nominated for the Nutmeg Elementary award must be:
works of fiction or narrative nonfiction, with appeal for readers in grades 2-3;
able to be read or enjoyed by readers in grades 2-3;
must be copyrighted in the United States within the five (5) years preceding and including the year of the award;
currently in print; and available in paperback;
written with a well-constructed plot, strong characterization, striking language, vivid setting, diverse genres, characters, plots, & authors, and defined story structure where the main plot is resolved.