Now that Readers Cup is past, it’s time to look forward to the 2013-2014 Red Dot Books.
Yesterday at SJII, Lisa Patton (CIS), Kate Brundage (SAS) were chatting and decided to meet up this Saturday afternoon, May 25, 3 – 5 pm at the American Club, where Kate is a member, to discuss booklists. The club has wireless, which is useful, and Kate may be able to book one of the conference rooms.
Anyone is welcome to join us. Just let us know you’re coming, as Kate needs to sign guests in. You can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call/ text (8233-2922).
We three feel on top of the best of recently published American literature for children and young adults, so are particularly looking for help on the Canadian, British, Australian, New Zealand, European, and other world-wide titles.
If you can’t come, but have some ideas, either email me or go to our GoodReads’ Listopia lists where we are collecting titles — and add or vote on books.
Remember: only titles published within the past four years are eligible, i.e., 2013, 2012, 2011, or 2010. For translated works, we look at how many years they have been published in English. We also aim for a range of countries represented and at least one non-fiction book per category.
Shortlists (to be announced at our September 4th network meeting) will have 8 titles each, so the longlists are typically 20-30 books in each.
We’ll publish our recommended lists here on Monday.
(Hint: the longlists make good summer reading lists…..)