Announcing the 2014 Nutmeg Nominees

Which one will YOU read first?

The 2014 Nutmeg Books arrived on the shelves of the Avon Free Public Library Wednesday May 1st!!!! 

The new Nutmeg Books have titles that are funny, sad, scary and full of adventure.

 The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn

The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan Long-Shang

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel by K.A. Holt

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Saving Armpit by Natalie Hyde

Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff 

and Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson.

These ten new titles are for children in grades 4th-6th.

Each book can be found on the Nutmeg Shelf in the fiction section of the Library.

The 2014 nominees were chosen by kids from Connecticut  just like you, we will vote in April of 2014 for the best book and that book will become the 2014 Winner.

On May 15th the 2013 Winner will be announced.

The kids from Avon voted the best book  Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

It’s Nutmeg Time! Let’s Meet Mrs. Moody!

Mrs. Moody is our Nutmeg Expert Extraordinaire.  Let’s find out what she’s been up to:

Q.  Hello Mrs. Moody.  What have you been reading for the Nutmeg Book Discussion?

A. Where the Mountain meets the Moon. It’s about this girl, Minli, who is trying to find the old man in the moon so that she can bring fortune to her family. 

Q.  What kinds of things did you do in your book discussion?

A.  We ate oolong noodles with chopsticks and we drank green tea and ate swedish fish.  We answered round robin trivia based on the book and we had a raffle!

Q. Who is that in the glass bowl?

A. It’s my pet fish –  Jeffrey.  He was at the booktalk. 

Q. Grace Lin is a wonderful author, what other books has she written?

A. She wrote The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days and now she has a new book called Starry River of the sky.  

Q. Wow, what book will you be discussing next?

A.  We will be discussing The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick. On March 14th we will have our discussion (and pizza too, Jeffrey will be there).

Goodbye Mrs. Moody!