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See Ms. Day's
"2011 Summer Reading Resources"
for more suggestions
(a Diigo list of bookmarked webpages)
Jon Scieszka, the very funny author of the Time Warp Trio series, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, etc., has created a website just to get boys to read.
Check out his recommendations for different ages and genres.
James Patterson is a highly successful writer for both adults and children.
His website is full of booklists and activities related to books.
The Red Dot Awards 2011-2012
Get a head start on next year's Red Dot Awards and Readers Cup competition....
Below are long-lists of books for everyone to read between now and September, when the official Red Dot short-lists will be set.
Click on each below to get more information about the 2012 Long-lists books -- in the Red Dot GoodReads account.
Read and Vote for your Favorites over the next few months
GoodReads has a Listopia feature where anyone can vote on books in a list. Each of our long-lists has been added -- feel free to go there and vote on our books as you read them. This will be a great help to the Red Dot Committee when selecting the short-lists in September. Feel free to also indicate in your review/vote whether you think the book is in the right category.
You are also welcome to add new books to the long-list -- via Listopia. In nominating new books, remember: they must have been published in English in the past four years to qualify. So for the 2011-2012 long list, books must have been published in 2008, 2009, 2010, or 2011.