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2017 Nutmeg Book Award Nominees

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

The Boundless, is a spectacle to behold. Her inaugural journey to the Pacific is wrought with danger. Will Everett has joined his father aboard the Boundless on her maiden passage. As soon as he steps aboard, his adventure begins. Witness to a murder, chased by villains, and stalked by creatures outside the train, Will must save the treasures aboard the Boundless before someone else winds up dead.

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the NYPD is desperate enough to recognize that sixth-grader Edmund Lonnrot’s photographic memory and his ability to out-sketch a police sketch artist will stop a gang of art thieves. Will going undercover and using code name, Eddie Red, be enough to keep him safe from the bad guys?

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Twelve year old Kyle Keeley and his friends are having a blast at the "library lock-in" to celebrate the opening of the new high tech Alexandriaville Public Library which is equipped with holograms, an IMAX theater, and hover ladders Can they figure out eccentric billionaire, Luigi Lemoncello's many puzzles in time to win the grand prize? 

 

Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas 

Tomi and her brothers are American. But after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1942, her family is separated and imprisoned in an internment camp for Japanese Americans in Colorado. Tomi tries to enrich the lives of her family and friends at the camp, while her own faith in the American dream begins to waiver. 

 

Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes

Forced to live with her inattentive father when her mother is deported to Honduras, Gaby finds comfort working at the local animal shelter where she meets a cat named Feather. When Feather’s well-being is threatened, Gaby will fight to keep her safe; but who will fight for Gaby? 

 

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

When Astrid signs up for roller derby camp but her best friend of twelve years doesn’t, Astrid begins to realize she needs to roll on her own two feet. Will Astrid’s quirky character see her through this summer of changes, challenges, bumps and bruises while staying true to herself? 

 

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Serenity is a perfect town; it has no crime and no one ever lies. When Eli’s best friend suddenly leaves town, Eli starts to suspect that something is very wrong in Serenity. He and his friends soon find out that life in Serenity isn’t as it seems, everything they’ve been told is a lie and they can trust no one, especially not their parents. 

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Midnight Gulch is a cursed town that once shimmered with magic. When Felicity, her sister, and her nomadic mother arrive, Felicity discovers links to her past and meets a mysterious boy in a wheelchair who is more than he appears. Will the two of them be able to bring the magic back and finally find a place that Felicity can call home? 

The Misadventures of the
Family Fletcher 
by Dana Alison Levy

The Fletcher family is a force to be reckoned with—how could it not be with Dad, Papa, four boys, various animals, at least one imaginary friend, and a very cantankerous neighbor. There’s a lot to love about this diverse family as they make new friends, learn new skills, and get into mischief wherever they go. 

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Dash is a bored twelve year-old living on the moon with his scientist parents who are part of a team studying lunar activity. There isn’t enough to do on Moon Base Alpha until Dr. Holtz, a top scientist on the verge of a major new discovery, is found dead and Dash doesn’t think it’s an accident.