Welcome to the Flume/Isinglass Award librarian review site. We will use this page for NH librarians to discuss the nominations for the Flume and Isinglass Awards. This is the “long list” from which the Flume/Isinglass Committee will select the final 10 nominees for each award, which teens will vote on. The selection for the final 10 happens at the Flume/Isinglass Committee spring meeting, the date of which is posted to the YALS-L, NHSLMA-L, and CHILIS-L email lists. See the Flume Award page on the YALS website for past winners, the voting form for this year’s list, and more. The Isinglass Teen Read Award website (hosted by Barrington Public Library) has past nominated titles, voting slips for the current year’s list, brochures, and more.

If you have any questions, please email us at yalsnhla@gmail.com.

For previously nominated titles, look at our Blog Posts page.

Criteria for nomination

  • Titles must be nominated by teens in grades 7-12, can be fiction or nonfiction books, with appeal to this age group.
  • The books don’t necessarily need to be nominated by a teen outright, it can be something you know is flying off your shelves or a book that you’ve overheard a teen talking positively about.
  • They must have a publication date within the last two years (no older than 2017).
  • If the book is part of a series, it must be able to stand alone, meaning a reader doesn’t have to read the other books in the series to understand what’s going on.
  • Should not have been a nominee for other NH awards (such as GSF).

How to nominate

Commenting on nominations

We invite you to comment on these nominations. This will help us decide which books should make the final list.

  • Please click on a title of a book that you wish to discuss and you will come to a discussion page.
  • The title on the discussion page is linked to its NHU PAC entry, where you can see the book’s cover and read reviews if you wish.
  • Click the tab that says “Edit this page” and begin typing your comments. After you have finished, hit “Save.”
  • Please include your name and library-if you only want to put your first name, that’s fine.
  • We especially welcome your input in terms of whether you think the book will appeal to teens in grades 9-12, or 7-8, whether it appeals to boys and girls, and how it compares to other works of the same genre.
  • If it is part of a series, please say whether you think the book stands alone.
  • Also, please let us know if you think it should or should not be on the “final 10” nominated list.


Year Round:
Teens Nominate titles for Flume & Isinglass Award on the Flume/Isinglass Wiki
Flume/Isinglass Committee meets votes on 10 nominees for Flume for upcoming year. We will send the new lists out to schools to buy books.
Teens vote for Current Year’s Isinglass and Flume Award Winners. Usually the voting is done during national library week in April, we are happy to collect votes all month long! Deadline is April 30.
10 Nominees announced for Flume & Isinglass lists for upcoming year, typically at a conference if possible
June – March:
Promote, promote, promote!
Comment on nominated titles on the wiki!

2019-20 Nominations

Each book is marked with an F and/or an I to designate whether (according to reviewing media) it appears to be most appropriate for the Flume, the Isinglass or both. Books with “needs reviews” have NO librarian reviews so far.

All Summer Long by Hope Larson I – needs reviews
Be Prepared
by Vera Brosgol I – needs reviews
Children of Blood and Bone
 by Tomi Adeyemi F
Get It Together, Delilah
 by Erin Gough 
The Great Things You’ll Do! by Gregory Collins – needs reviews
Hamilton & Peggy! by L.M. Elliott FI – needs reviews
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert FI
I Have The Right To by Chessy Prout F – needs reviews
A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller FI – needs reviews
Love Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed F
Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter FI
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani I – needs reviews
Stinking Thinking Isn’t Cool! by Mekani G. Collins – needs reviews
Want by Cindy Pon F – needs reviews