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Nutmeg Awards

Check out Connecticut’s own Teen Book Award winners and nominees!

2014 Teen (Grades 7-8) Nominees

  • City of Orphans by Avi
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
  • Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
  • Mindblind by Jennifer Roy
  • Now Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams
  • Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvader

2014 High School (Grades 9-12) Nominees

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King
  • Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
  • Kings of Colorado by David E. Hilton
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Shine by Lauren Myracle
  • The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf
  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Stop by the Teen Area today and grab one of the selections! Congratulations to Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Mayberry, winner of the 2013 Teen Award!

Teens’ Top 10

TeensThe Teens' Top 10 is a teen choice list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books from the previous year. You can find all of the titles in the Teen Area.

  • Crewel by Gennifer Albin
  • Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
  • Underworld by Meg Cabot
  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
  • Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
  • Skinny by Donna Cooner
  • Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
  • Croak by Gina Damico
  • The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
  • 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  • Wake by Amanda Hocking
  • Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
  • Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers
  • Butter by Erin Jade Lange
  • Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Son by Lois Lowry
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  • Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
  • The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen
  • Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  • Immortal City by Scott Speer
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

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