Nutmeg Awards Announced!

February 19, 2008

The Nutmeg Book Awards were announced the other day. These awards are “chosen by Connecticut’s youth” in two categories: the intermediate list is aimed at children in grades 4-6 and the teen list is aimed at kids in 7th and 8th grades. This year The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan won in both categories.

Other finalists in the teen category included:

Emako Blue by Brenda Woods; Down The Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams; Sea Of Trolls by Nancy Farmer; Revenge Of The Witch by Joseph Delaney; In Darkness, Death by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler; Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson; Shackleton’s Stowaway by Victoria McKernan; The River Between Us by Richard Peck and Bucking The Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Other finalists in the intermediate category included:

Escaping The Giant Wave by Peg Kehret; Shredderman Secret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen; White Star: A Dog On The Titanic by Marty Crisp; The 7 Professors Of The Far North by John Fardell; A Bear Named Trouble by Marion Dauer; Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park; Ravenmaster’s Secret by Elvira Woodruff; Hatching Magic by Ann Downer; and Jackie’s Wild Seattle by Will Hobbs.