Friday, March 22, 2013

Announcing the Readers' Cup 2013 lists

The 2013 Readers' Cup will be held at SJI International Elementary School, 490 Thomson Rd Singapore 298191, 4pm on Wednesday 22 May. (Registration details later).
Following are the books for each category.

Younger readers:

1. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
2. Super Amoeba
3. Lulu and the Brontosaurus
4. The little refugee
5. Won ton - a cat tale told in haihu.
Picture book - Chalk.

Older readers:

1. Wonder
2. Titanic - voices from the disaster.
3. Too small to fail.
4. The one and only Ivan.
5. Tall story.
Picture book - Stuck.

Mature readers:

1. The fault in our stars.
2. Erebos.
3. The future of us.
4. In the sea there are crocodiles.
Picture book - Phileas's fortune.


Monday, March 18, 2013

Red Dot Awards - voting at AIS

A big congratulations to Katie Day and the Red Dot Committee for a fantastic Red Dot Awards 2012-13. This event just keeps getting better and all the hard work is evident in the great response across international schools in Singapore.
Here are two photos of our Primary and Junior libraries' voting displays created by teacher/librarians Jo-Anne Ward and Denise Jackson I wanted to share with everyone.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

And the Red Dot Winners are....

The 2012-2013 Red Dot Book Awards - with almost 7,500 votes from 15 schools cast in total over the four categories
 Early Years  Younger Readers  Older Readers  Mature Readers
1st place
 1st place
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
 1st place
 1st place
The Fault in our Stars    
2nd place
Pete the Cat
 2nd place
Super Amoeba

 2nd place
Titanic: Voices from the Disaster

 2nd place
The Future of Us

 3rd place
 3rd place
Lulu and the Brontosaurus

 3rd place
Too Small to Fail

 3rd place

For schools that had students submit votes via the online voting form, I have sent you each an email telling you what the top three books in each category were for your school.  (Those of you who submitted only block votes to me for tallying already know your own winners.)

The Readers Cup competition (based on a subset of the Red Dot shortlists) will be held Wednesday, May 22nd, at SJI International.  The competition booklists will be announced within the next few days.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Red Dot Voting begins!

Red Dot Voting runs from March 6 - 13.

As I said in my previous blog post re Red Dot voting, how each school collects votes is up to them.  You just need to get them to me by Friday night, March 15.


On a computer, go to the Voting 2013 page (you can just type to get there directly) on the Red Dot Books website.

On a mobile device (phone or iPad), you can either go to OR use a QR (Quick Response) Code scanner on this QR code -- and download the poster with that QR code on it (with a blank space for you to fill in your school code).

Questions?  Don't know your school code?  Email me: @

Curious about Readers Cup?  We have a venue -- SJI International Primary has volunteered.  Date to be set.  The subset of books to be used will be announced just after the winners of the Red Dots are.