Red Dot News

If you have news to submit, contact Katie Day or Barb Philip.

Readers Cup Winners

posted May 12, 2010, 10:23 PM by Katie Day

On May 10th the first annual Readers Cup competition, based on a subset of the Red Dot Award booklists, was held at the Australian International School.

See the Readers Cup page for photos and more information.

The winners were:
  • Junior division:  UWCSEA Dover
  • Middle division: UWCSEA East
  • Senior division: AISS

Red Dot display in Borders

posted Mar 8, 2010, 8:32 PM by Katie Day

I saw that Shamini Flint has been into Borders -- and has a nice display of her book, Ten, there!

Posters to Promote Local Authors

posted Jan 24, 2010, 9:21 PM by Barbara Philip   [ updated Jan 24, 2010, 9:29 PM ]

Visit the promotional materials pages to download some fantastic posters promoting Adeline Foo, Ben Morley, Emily Lim & Shamini Flint. These posters can be printed in A1 size. I have been using Vivoexpress . I email them as an attachement and they print them out for $16 each.

Schools Participating as of 25/1/10

posted Jan 24, 2010, 5:55 AM by Katie Day   [ updated Jan 24, 2010, 4:41 PM ]


Readers Cup books announced

posted Jan 24, 2010, 5:13 AM by Katie Day

The subset of Red Dot books to be used as the basis of the Readers Cup competitions have been posted.  See the Readers Cup webpage.

Evening Discussions for Adults

posted Jan 24, 2010, 1:27 AM by Katie Day   [ updated Jan 24, 2010, 1:31 AM ]

This information went out on the library network listerv before, but I thought it should be repeated here.

We thought it might be interesting to hold a couple of evening events for us as adults to discuss the titles.

Monday, January 25th -- to discuss the Picture Book and Junior categories.

Monday, February 1st -- to discuss the Middle and Senior categories.

Feel free to come along even if you haven't read all the books.  Someone there will have -- and you can learn about the titles, if nothing else.

Time: 7:00 for 7:30 pm start.

Venue:  Little Bali at 9/9A Lock Road: -- in the Chill Out Bar (which offers a broad selection of Asian tapas snacks).

Questions?  Don't hesitate to ask.  All are welcome.  (And if anyone has other venues to recommend -- where casual groups can meet for drinks/snacks and be able to hold a conversation, please let me know...)

NB: We might do this again, depending on the turn-out and interest level.

4 Online Moderators for the 4 Categories

posted Jan 24, 2010, 1:24 AM by Katie Day   [ updated Jan 24, 2010, 1:27 AM ]

There are individual discussion pages for each title in the four categories.  

All students are encouraged to participate and four people have volunteered to be the moderators (as all comments must be approved before they will appear online):

Joy Wheeler (Chatsworth Orchard) is the moderator for the Picture Book category.

Kim Klein (Stamford American International School) is the moderator for the Junior category.

Barb Philip (Tanglin Trust) is the moderator for the Middle category.

Jocelyn Holden (Overseas Family School) is the moderator for the Senior category.

New Bookmarks to Download

posted Jan 21, 2010, 7:40 PM by Katie Day

Thanks to Joy Wheeler and Kelly Frendo at Chatsworth Orchard, we now have 4 PDFs of bookmarks you can download and print.  Students can then keep track of which books they've read.

Go to the Promotion Materials page.

SENIOR: Brodeck / Brodeck's Report - where to find

posted Jan 14, 2010, 5:20 PM by Katie Day

Yvonne Krishnan told me she was having trouble finding "Brodeck's Report" by Philippe Claudel locally.

It is available via Book Depository (that online book site with free shipping worldwide) -- in paperback for US$12 and in hardback for US$27.

Note that there are several English titles -- as it's a translation from the French:  "Le rapport de Brodeck". 

"Brodeck", "Brodeck: The Novel" and "Brodeck's Report" are all the same book.

Visiting Authors

posted Jan 13, 2010, 4:47 PM by Barbara Philip

We have just had Shamini Flint, Adeline Foo & Emily Lim visit us during a lunchbreak to raise awareness of the Red Dot Awards and to promote their books. All three were excellent for the two 20 minute sessions that they took. The children were really delighted to meet them and are becoming excited about Red Dot in general.
Barb - TTS Junior School

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