Friday, March 20, 2015

Looking ahead to the 2015-2016 Red Dot Books

As you know, this year we are going to produce our Red Dot shortlist by early June -- rather than early November.

Please recommend books to us using the form below.  

Criteria in choosing books:
  • Mix of genres, e.g., fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic format
  • Balance of boy/girl main characters
  • Balance of nationalities
  • Published (in English) within the last 4 years (i.e., 2012, 2013, 2014, or 2015)
  • The shortlists will consist of 8 books at each level
  • Preferably only #1 if in a series
  • Preferably no repeat of an author from previous years
  • Preferably books that encourage Text-Text, Text-Self, and/or Text-World connections for students (i.e., books worth talking about)

Alternatively, click here to join our Red Dot Nominations Group in GoodReads and put books on the Group bookshelves.
This same information is on the Red Dot website under the "2015-2016 Longlists" tab.

If you're interested in being on the Red Dot committee, please contact Katie Day ( as soon as possible.  It's almost the end of March, which means the next two months will be solid reading time, in order to have lists ready in early June.

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