2013 Nutmeg Book Award Nominees
Baseball Great by Tim Green
12-year-old Josh lives and breathes baseball.
While training his hardest, Josh is offered
game changing “help” that may turn out
to be dangerous. Will Josh join some of his
in cheating to win?
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
Seven students weigh in on Mr. Terupt’s first
year as a fifth grade teacher. When
a freak accident occurs, how will it change
everyone and everything?
Born to Flyby Michael Ferrari
Bird McGill longs to be a pilot. When a
young Japanese-American boy joins her
class, everyone suspects him of being a spy.
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
After Homer’s older brother is illegally
sold into the Union Army, Homer sets off
to rescue him. Homer Figg tells the
story of his outrageous adventures that will
keep you laughing.
My Life As a Book by Janet Tashjian
12-year-old Derek doesn’t want to do his
summer reading. Derek finds out how
important reading is when he discovers
mysterious newspaper clippings.
The Potato Chip Puzzles by Eric Berlin
When Winston Breen joins a puzzle
competition sponsored by the local Potato
Chip Company, the stakes are high: a $50,000
prize for his school.
Powerless by Matthew Cody
Moving into a new neighborhood can be
difficult, especially when the neighbors share
a secret: they have super powers! Daniel
learns that his new friends will lose their
powers when they turn thirteen.
A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Hansel and Gretel decided
to escape from their own fairy tale and jump
into other classic Grimm inspired tales. As the
siblings wander through the land of Grimm,
they encounter talking trees and a forest
brimming with menacing foes.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Minli leaves her impoverished parents to talk
to the Old Man of the Moon about improving
their fortune. Her journey requires the help of
many fantastical creatures, including a dragon
and a talking fish.
The Wonder of Charlie Anne by Kimberly Fusco
Charlie Anne’s father leaves Massachusetts
to find work during the Depression, leaving
his family with their miserable cousin
Mirabel and a farm full of chores.