See www.reddotawards.com for the most recent lists.

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

The Red Dot Awards 

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

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

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. 

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

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

Click on a poster to access the image for download

Early Years Red Dot 2011-2012 poster   Younger Readers Red Dot 2011-2012 poster
Older Readers Red Dot 2011-2012 poster   Mature Readers Red Dot 2011-2012 poster

Click here for all the (downloadable) promotional materials, including stickers to put on your books.

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).

ISLN Blog - Red Dot Awards

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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.

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.