Elementary Nutmeg Nominees

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Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep by Elaine Alexander, art by Fiona Fogg

Thousands of feet below the ocean’s surface, the Seadevil of the Deep awaits its prey. Take a deep dive into the Midnight Zone, and learn about the life of the fierce and fascinating anglerfish.

Aven Green, Sleuthing Machine by Dusti Bowling

Meet Aven Green, a hilarious third grade detective. Aven’s skills are put to the test when two mysteries come her way! With her magnifying glass between her toes, Aven doesn’t let the fact that she was born without arms stop her from doing anything she puts her mind to.

Batcat by Meggie Ramm

When Batcat becomes haunted by an annoying ghost, they seek the help of the local witch, who sends them on a quest. Batcat encounters bats who think they are not bat enough and cats who don’t find them cat enough either. A little spooky and a lot of fun!

The Best of Iggy by Annie Barrows, art by Sam Ricks

Fourth grade Iggy just can’t stay out of trouble. Follow his hilarious misadventures ranging from jumping from the roof on a skateboard onto a trampoline to racing school desks across the classroom.

Big Truck Little Island by Chris Van Dusen

What happens when a big truck gets stuck on a little island? The small community works together to solve the problem. This delightful story of resourcefulness is based on a true even that happened on the island of Vinalhaven, of the coast of Maine.

Dear Beast by Dori Hillestad Butler, art by Kevan Atteberry

What’s a pet to do when their human gets a new pet? Andy’s dog and cat write to each other about life with their boy. Can they possibly be friends?

Ducks Overboard!: A True Story of Plastic in Our Oceans by Markus Motum

After a shipping crate carrying it falls into the ocean, a rubber duck finds itself tossed along with 28,000 others, swirling with the ocean’s currents. Follow along with the duck’s many adventures.

Evergreen by Matthew Cordell

Evergreen, a squirrel with many fears, must deliver soup to her ailing grandmother. She embarks on the journey, encountering friends and foes along the way.

Everything in Its Place: A Story About Books and Belonging by Pauline David-Sax, art by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Nicky spends her recess in the school library, her sanctuary, shelving the books she loves. But when the librarian is away, she must head outside with the other children. Will she take a chance on friendship?

Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon by Simran Jeet Singh, art by Baljinder Kaur

Fauja Singh faced many obstacles in life, including not learning to walk until he was five years old. With determination and perseverance, he became the oldest person ever to run a marathon.

The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem by Colleen Paeff, art by Nancy Carpenter

In 1858, London was the biggest city in the world…and maybe the smelliest. Running right through the middle of the city was a river filled with poop! This is the story of the man who cleaned up the river and how he did it.

My Two Border Towns by David Bowles, art by Erika Meza

A little boy and his father wake early to cross the border from the US to Mexico where they spend the day visiting, shopping, and eating treats. On the way home, they make their most important stop: bringing supplies to a family living in between the two countries.

The Sweetest Scoop: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Revolution by Lisa Robinson, art by Stacy Innerst

Ben likes art. Jerry likes science. But they both love ice cream! Get the scoop on how two friends decided to mix art and science to create their own ice cream business with outrageous flavors!

Wombats! Go Camping by Maddie Frost

Albert and Pickles are best friends on a camping adventure! Albert can’t wait for a rustic experience, while Pickles is imagining a luxury resort. When a baby koala stumbles onto their campsite in need of its mama, the two friends must put aside their differences.

Yoshi’s Big Swim: One Turtle’s Epic Journey Home by Mary Wagley Copp, art by Kaja Kajfez

Yoshi, an injured loggerhead sea turtle, was rescued by fishermen who brought her to an aquarium for care. As she grew, she captured the hearts of all she came in contact with. Twenty years later, Yoshi was ready to return to her true home.

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