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the 2012 Readers Cup competition

The Red Dot winners for 2011-2012:

Early Readers: We Are in a Book

Younger Readers: The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow

Older Readers: Smile

Mature Readers: Stitches

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See last year's winners on the 2010-2011 Red Dot Awards website.

The Readers Cup event, based on a subset of the shortlists, will be held in May 2012.

Voting will be from March 7-14, 2012, and the winners will be announced on Saturday, March 17th. The results for individual schools are collected via an online survey form.

All school libraries in Singapore -- and the region -- are welcome to participate.

The Red Dot children's choice book awards are an initiative of the International School Libraries (ISLN) in Singapore.

The Red Dot Awards


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Click on each below to see the 2012 short-lists in our GoodReads account.

Books can be sourced in a variety of ways. In Singapore there is Kinokuniya, Bookaburra, Littered with Books, Popular Books, etc. Online you can order books via Book Depository (UK) and Follett Titlewave (USA) -- which are more economical than Amazon (which charges shipping per book).

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The Red Dot books are divided into four categories, roughly based on readers, rather than book formats or school divisions. (NB: It is up to every librarian to determine which books are right for which classes in your school.)

    • Early Years (ages 3-7) -- formerly Picture Books

    • Younger Readers (ages 7-10) -- formerly Junior) -- (where Captain Underpants and Geronimo Stilton are the assumed reading level)

    • Older Readers (ages 10-14) -- formerly Middle) -- (where Inkheart and The Lightning Thief are the assumed reading level)

    • Mature Readers (ages 14-adult) -- (formerly Senior) -- (where Twilight and The Book Thief are the assumed reading level)

Shortlist titles are chosen by a committee of teacher-librarians from recent children's literature (first published in English within the past four years), with the goal of offering a range of books from around the world.

Books are read from September through March. Voting is held in March.

A Readers Cup competition based on a subset of these shortlists is held in early May.

Bibliographic details can be found via the GoodReads lists above.