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.

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

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

Important Links

Recommendation for Teen Ambassadors
Ambassador Application
Librarian Application

Promotional Materials

To see the 2024 nominees and the 2023 winners please check below for pictures, brochures, etc.

Isinglass 2024 Brochure

Flume Brochure 2024

Isinglass Winner and Runner up 2023

Flume Winner and Runner Up 2023

Go to page 3 for current spine labels

Isinglass vote 24Flume vote 24

Criteria for nomination

  • We are currently accepting nominations for the 2024 Flume & Isinglass awards
  • Titles must be nominated by teens in grades 7-12 (librarians and teachers can nominate titles they know are popular with their teens), can be fiction or nonfiction books, with appeal to this age group.
  • They must have a publication date no older than September 2021.
  • 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 Great Stone Face).

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 be able to leave a comment.
  • 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, 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. Current year’s winners and upcoming year’s list will be sent to book vendors so that copies are available for purchase at conference.
June – March:
Promote, promote, promote!
Comment on nominated titles here!

2025 Nominations

You’ll also find info on good reads reviews and ratings, starred reviews and any other notable info.