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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.