Monday, February 15, 2016

The Red Dots roll around again...

The goal for announcing the 2016-2017 Red Dot shortlists is June 1st.  Which means we need to be gathering suggested titles and getting volunteers to start reading them.

I'd like to ask everyone in our network to suggest at least 2 titles of books you have already read that could be good Red Dot selections -- by March 1st.  Remember: in the end we need to find 8 books at each level.

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., 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016)
  • 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)
Here are links to all the previous shortlisted titles on our ISLN GoodReads bookshelves:

Click here to view all submissions so far -- in a Google Spreadsheet.

Click here for this year's Red Dot website.

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