Nominations for 2010 2011 process

Everyone is welcome to nominate book titles for next year's shortlists via our GoodReads group.  Read below.....

The four categories are:
  • Picture Book
  • Junior (where Captain Underpants and Geronimo Stilton are the assumed reading level)
  • Middle (where Inkheart and The Lightning Thiefare the assumed reading level)
  • Senior (where Twilight and The Book Thief are the assumed reading level)
Note that books must have been published within the past four years -- i.e., 2006-2010.

We are particularly interested in books from a range of countries.

The shortlists will be determined in September 2010 by the Red Dot subcommittee of ISLN.  That will give us more time to get the books in our libraries and in the hands of students.

(With thanks to the Panda Book Awards in China for the idea of using a GoodReads group as the mechanism for collecting book ideas from as many people as possible.)

Add book titles to the Red Dot GoodReads group bookshelf

The process:

  • First, get a GoodReads account for yourself -- at

  • Go to the Groups page and search for "Red Dot".  (Click on images to enlarge)
  • Join the Red Dot Suggestions group
  • Search for a book and add it to the group bookshelf
  • Identify which category it might be good for
  • Add a review, if desired.