Creating Red Dot Excitement at Dulwich College Singapore

As everyone is aware, last year we had a hiatus in the Readers’ Cup Competition, but many school still purchased the Red Dot books and arranged activities around this. Here is a contribution from Sarah Mounsey about how they promoted the books and did an internal competition.  As they say, there is more than one…

Red Dot shortlists for next year! 2017-2018

Apologies for the delay, but at least we’ve managed to do this by early June.  Progress! I’ve made a new Red Dot website — see https://sites.google.com/site/reddotbookawards20172018 The domain name — www.reddotawards.com — hasn’t been transferred to the new site yet, but should be working within a few days.  (For some reason, mapping a GoDaddy domain name…

Winners! Red Dots 2016-2017

Students from 11 different international schools in our network cast almost 8,000 votes in total in the four categories of the 2016-2017 Red Dot Book Awards. The Singapore-wide 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the four categories are: Early Years: 1st place:  Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! 2nd place: Aunt Amelia 3rd place:  All the Lost…

Red Dot Voting — has begun!

Yes, it’s time again for the winners to be determined….. March 1 through May 1 is the voting season — for each school to decide which book in each of the four Red Dot reader categories is the winner for them….. and then we tally all the votes to say which book wins for all…

ISLN Partners with Wheelers ePlatform Wheelers has generously donated an ePlatform to ISLN. The committee decided to populate the ePlatform with 5 copies of the available Red Dot books. These are available now. https://isln.wheelers.co/ ISLN members will now be able to subscribe to their own ePlatform, and with a letter of introduction from the Secretary,…

Next year’s Red Dots – 2017-2018 – the game plan….

www.reddotawards.com   This is the 8th year of the Red Dot Book Awards, run by our international school librarians’ network here in Singapore.  (For a full list of similar awards by other international school librarians, see this list.) Our first set of four lists (8 titles each in four age-range categories) was announced in November 2009…

Winners! Red Dot Books & Readers Cup 2015-2016

Another cycle of the Red Dot Book Awards and the Readers Cup competition is over.  This is our 7th year! With over 5,000 votes cast from 11 different international schools, the Singapore-wide book award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the four categories are: Early Years 1st place:  Polar Bear’s Underwear 2nd place:  Pig…

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…

And the winners are…. Red Dot and Readers Cup

With over 5,000 votes cast in total and 10 schools participating, the overall Singapore winners of the 2014-2015 Red Dot Book Award are: Early Years: 1st place:  Going Places 2nd place:  Just Imagine 3rd place:  A Boy & his Jaguar Younger Readers: 1st place:  Battle Bunny 2nd place:  Captain Coconut & the Case of the…

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)…