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.

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater FI
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green F
After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay FI – needs reviews
All Summer Long 
by Hope Larson I – needs reviews
Almost Autumn by Marianne Kaurin FI – needs reviews
Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro FI – needs reviews
Anne of Green Gables: a Graphic Novel
by Mariah Marsden I – needs reviews
As You Wish
by Chelsea Sedoti FI – needs reviews
The Backstagers Volume One: Rebels Without Applause by James Tynion – FI
Bang by Barry Lyga FI – needs reviews
Be Prepared
by Vera Brosgol I
Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp F – needs reviews
Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco FI
Brave by Svetlana Chmakova I – needs reviews
Breakout by Kate Messner I – needs reviews
Campfire by Shawn Sarles F – needs reviews
Children of Blood and Bone
 by Tomi Adeyemi F
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland F – needs reviews
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia F – needs reviews
Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi F – needs reviews
Exo by Fonda Lee FI – needs reviews
Far from the Tree by Robin Benway FI
Fish Girl by Donna Jo Napoli & David Wiesner I – needs reviews
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart FI
Get It Together, Delilah
 by Erin Gough F
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust FI
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan F – needs reviews
The Great Things You’ll Do! by Gregory Collins – needs reviews
Grit by Gillian French F – needs reviews
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely FI – needs reviews
Hamilton & Peggy! by L.M. Elliott FI – needs reviews
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert FI
Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre FI – needs reviews
I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman F
I Have The Right To by Chessy Prout F
Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson I – needs reviews
Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi F – needs reviews
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman F – needs reviews
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell FI – needs reviews
The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe FI – needs reviews
A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller FI
Love Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed F
Love, Life and the List by Kasie West IF
Lucky In Love by Kasie West FI – needs reviews
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke I – needs reviews
Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter FI
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen FI
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr FI – needs reviews
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani I
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde F – needs reviews
Raid of No Return by Nathan Hale I – needs reviews
Refugee by Alan Gratz I
Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali F
The Sky Between You and Me by Catherine Alene F – needs reviews
Spinning by Tillie Walden FI 
Stinking Thinking Isn’t Cool! by Mekani G. Collins – needs reviews
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor F
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman F – needs reviews
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera F – needs reviews
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh FI – needs reviews
The Time Museum by Matthew Loux I
Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams FI – needs reviews
Wait For Me by Caroline Leech FI 
Want by Cindy Pon F
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour FI
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandyha Menon FI – needs reviews
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate I
Who Killed Christopher Goodman? by Allan Wolf F – needs reviews
The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins F – needs reviews