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Nutmeg Book Awards: 2023 Nominees

2023 Nutmeg Award Nominees

Elementary Nominees Grades 2-3

Link to Bear Goes Sugaring by Maxwell Eaton in the Catalog
Link to Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy S. Duffield in the Catalog
Link to Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built by  Angela Burke Kunkel in the Catalog
Link to The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field by Scott Riley in the Catalog
Link to in a Jar by Deborah Marcero in the Catalog
Link to It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way  by Kyo Maclear in the Catalog
Link to J.D. and the Great Barber Battle  by J. Dillard in the Catalog
Link to Arlo and pips king of the birds by Elise Gravel in the Catalog
Link to LIft by Minh Lê in the Catalog
Link to Maybe Tomorrow?  by Charlotte Agell in the Catalog
Link to Mr. Summerling’s Secret Code by Dori Hillestad Butler in the Catalog
Link to Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us by Lauren Castillo in the Catalog
Link to The Paper Kingdom  by Pascal Campion in the Catalog
Link to Salma the Syrian Chef  by Danny Ramadan in the Catalog
Link to Shadow Island by Mike and Nancy Deas in the Catalog

Intermediate Nominees Grades 4-6

Link to Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome in the Catalog
Link to From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks in the Catalog
Link to A Galaxy of Sea Stars by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo in the Catalog
Link to Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard in the Catalog
Link to Katie the Catsitter by Colleen AF Venable in the Catalog
Link to Nightbooks by J. A. White in the Catalog
Link to Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech in the Catalog
Link to The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman in the Catalog
Link toThe Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas in the Catalog
Link to When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed in the Catalog

Middle School Nominees Grades 7-8

Link to Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes in the Catalog
Link to Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald in the Catalog
Link to The Line Tender by Kate Allen in the Catalog
Link to Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds in the Catalog
Link to The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen in the Catalog
Link to 96 Miles by J. L. Esplin in the Catalog
Link to Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh in the Catalog
Link to The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson in the Catalog
Link to Suggested Reading by Dave Connis in the Catalog
Link to Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang in the Catalog

High School Nominees Grades 9-12

Link to All Eyes on Her by L. E. Flynn in the Catalog
Link to The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan in the Catalog
Link to Flamer by Nike Curato in the Catalog
Link to Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez in the Catalog
Link to The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune in the Catalog
Link toThe Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes in the Catalog
Link to More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood in the Catalog
Link to Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi in the Catalog
Link to We Are Not Free by Traci Chee in the Catalog
Link to What I Carry by Jennifer Longo in the Catalog