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2021 Nutmeg Nominees (Grades 4-6)
2021 Nutmeg Nominees (Grades 2-3)
Worries Sadness and Other Feelings

(resources for adults to talk to children about big feelings)

In My Heart by Jo Witek
Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival
Dear Mister Rogers, Does it Ever Rain in Your Neighborhood by Fred Rogers
A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes
When I Feel Sad by Cornelia Maude Spelman
A Little Spot of Anxiety by Diane Alber
The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright
The Problem with Problems by Rachel Rooney
Where Happiness Begins by Eva Eland
Ravi
Find Your Calm by Gabi Garcia
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
Breaking News by Sarah Lynne Reul

Native American Heritage and Voices
Shi-shi-etko by Nicola I. Campbell
Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard
My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith
At The Mountain
Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child
In my Anaana
When We Were Along by David A. Robertson
Mama, Do you Love Me? by Barbara M. Joose
Birdsong by Julie Flett
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson and David Shannon
Picture Books about Monsters and other Spooky Stories
A Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds
Poesy the Monster Slayer by Cory Doctorow
Gustavo, the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago
The Problem with Not Being Scared of Monsters by Dan Richards
Love Monster by Rachel Bright
Hey, That
The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stine
The Ghosts go Haunting by Helen Ketteman
Bears and Boos by Shirley Parenteau
Crankenstein by Samantha Berger
Creepy Chapter Books and Graphic Novels
Whispering Pines by Heidi Lang
The Mulberry Tree by Allison Rushby
The Gathering by Dan Poblocki
Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi
Rise of the Balloon Goons by Troy Cummings
Gravity Falls Lost Legends
Stranger Things by David Lubar
Estranged by Ethan Aldridge
Nightmares by Jason Segel
Deep and Dark and Dangerous
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
The School is Alive! by Jack Chabert
The Jumbies by Tracey Baptist
Chapter Books that Celebrate Diverse Authors and Characters
ONE CRAZY SUMMER BY RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA
THE DREAMER BY PAM MUNOS RYAN
INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN BY THANHHA LAI
THE COLOR OF MY WORDS BY LYNN JOSEPH
GHOST BOYS BY JEWELL PARKER RHODES
AMINA
JUANA & LUCAS BY JUANA MEDINA
SHOOTING KABUL BY N.H. SENZAI
OUT OF MY MIND BY SHARON M. DRAPER
AMAL UNBOUND BY AISHA SAEED
THE MISADVENTURES OF THE FAMILY FLETCHER BY DANA ALISON LEVY
THE RED PENCIL BY ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
YOU DON
BOOK UNCLE AND ME BY UMA KRISHNASWAMI
THE MOON WITHIN BY AIDA SALAZAR
LOLA LEVINE IS NOT MEAN BY MONICA BROWN
PATINA BY JASON REYNOLDS
THE OTHER BOY BY M.G HENNESSEY
DOG DAYS BY KAREN ENGLISH
IVY ABERDEEN
THE BREADWINNER BY DEBORAH ELLIS
WONDER BY R.J PALACIO
ANA MARIA REYES DOES NOT LIVE IN A CASTLE BY HILDA EUNICE BURGOS
THE BEST MAN BY RICHARD PECK
LULU AND THE DUCK IN THE PARK BY HILARY MCKAY
HURRICANE CHILD BY KHERYN CALLENDER
GEORGE BY ALEX GINO
RUBY LU, BRAVE AND TRUE BY LENORE COOK
THE STORIES JULIAN TELLS BY ANN CAMERON
DRAMA BY RAINA TELGEMEIER
GHOST BY JASON REYNOLDS
SAVVY BY INGRID LAW
BETTER NATE THAN EVER BY TIM FEDERLE
AS BRAVE AS YOU BY JASON REYNOLDS
BLACK PANTHER: THE YOUNG PRINCE BY RONALD SMITH
FINDING LANGSTON BY LESA CLINE-RANSOME
WISHTREE BY KATHERINE APPLEGATE
FRONT DESK BY KELLY YANG
MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS BY MEG MEDINA
MY BEIJING BY NIE JUN
SUNNY BY JASON REYNOLDS
MIA MAYHEM IS A SUPERHERO BY KARA WEST
ESPERANZA RISING BY PAM MUNOS RYAN
GENESIS BEGINS AGAIN BY ALICIA WILLIAMS
BROWN GIRL DREAMING BY JACQUELINE WOODSON
CLEAN GETAWAY BY NIC STONE
Children’s Picture Books That Celebrate Diverse Authors and Characters
LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET BY MATT DE LA PENO
JULIAN IS A MERMAID BY JESSICA LOVE
EVERYWHERE BABIES BY SUSAN MYERS
THE FAMILY BOOK BY TODD PARR
MOMMY, MAMA, AND ME BY LE SLEA NEWMAN
THE SKIN YOU LIVE IN BY MICHAEL TYLER
THE SANDWICH SWAP BY QUEEN RANIA
LET THE CHILDREN MARCH BY MONICA CLARK-ROBINSON
FAMILIES, FAMILIES, FAMILIES! BY SUZANNE LANG
I LOVE SATURDAYS BY ALMA FLOR ADA
ALL ARE WELCOME BY ALEXANDRIA PENFOLD
I AM ENOUGH BY GRACE BYERS
THUNDER BOY JR. BY SHERMAN ALEXIE
SAME, SAME, BUT DIFFERENT BY JENNY SVEKOSTECKI-SHAW
THE BIG UMBRELLA BY AMY JUNE BATES
MARY HAD A LITTLE GLAM BY TAMMI SAUER
PRINCE & KNIGHT BY DANIEL HAHCK
THE YOUNGEST MARCHER BY CYNTHIA LEVINSON
JABARI JUMPS BY GAIA CORNWALL
THE PROUDEST BLUE BY IBTIHAJ MUHAMMAD
LEILA IN SAFFRON BY RUKSHSANNA GUIDROZ
BIG RED LOLLIPOP BY RUKHSANA KHAN
FRY BREAD: A NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILY STORY BY KEVIN NOBLE MAILLARD
BE KIND BY PAT ZIETTOW MILLER
PINK IS FOR BOYS BY ROBB PEARLMAN
DON
THANK YOU, OM! BY OGE MARA
MOMMY
THE DAY YOU BEGIN BY JACQUELINE WOODSON
ISLANDBORN BY JUNOT DIAZ
HENRY
GIVING THANKS BY JAKE SWAMP
WHEN ANGELS SING BY MICHAEL JAMES MAHIN
DREAMERS BY YUYI MORALIES
TAR BEACH BY FAITH RINGGOLD
DRAWN TOGETHER BY MINH LEE
HIDDEN FIGURES BY MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY
THE STUFF OF STARS BY MARION DANE BAUER
A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR BY GRACE LIN
ALMA AND HOW SHE GOT HER NAME BY JUANA MARTINEZ NEAL
HOW TO READ A BOOK BY KWAME ALEXANDER
ONLY A TREE KNOWS HOW TO BE A TREE
ABC Picture Books

Picture Books about Kindness (Pre-K – Gr. 2)

Transportation Picture Books
Nature Inspired Picture Books
Third Grade Favorites
Middle Grade: Humor
Middle Grade: Historical Fiction
Middle Grade: Fantasy and Adventure
Middle Grade: Realistic Fiction
New York Times Bestsellers: Children’s Middle Grade Hardcover
The One And Only Bob by Katherine Applegate
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs by America
The Complete Baking Book For Young Chefs by America
Wonder by R.J Palacio
Diary of An Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
A Tale of Witchcraft by Chris Colfer
Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterosna nd Kwame Alexander
Glory by Kahran and Regis Bethancourt
New York Times Bestsellers: Children’s Series
Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
Dogman by Dave Pilkey
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
Percy Jackson & The Olympians by Rick Riordan
Baby-Sitters Club Graphix
The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan
New York Times Bestsellers: Children’s Picture Books
I Promise by LeBron James
Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
Cozy by Jan Brett
The Wonderful Things You Will Be