While it is only March my thoughts keep going to October 6th when we will embark on the 5th Global Read Aloud. So while this list is not complete, perhaps this will help everyone planning for next year’s participation. Please pick your favorite in the categories, and if your favorite isn’t on there please add it under other. I hope you like the list!
11 thoughts on “It’s Time To Vote – First Round of Picks for #GRA14”
I'm looking forward to GRA14 !!
When people nominated books, did they include a synopsis that we could share. Seems to me I saw something like that. It's hard to vote when none of the titles are familiar.
This typically happens once it has been whittled down a little. However, I can work on it this weekend.
New to this but looking forward to it
Is their a way to print this out so my class can study the choices first? Thanks!
Great list of books. So many books, so little time. Have you considered doing a Fall GRA and a Spring GRA?
Wouldn't it be a good idea to factor into the the selection process the degree to which an author's books appear in foreign languages. Are you expecting all children outside English-speaking countries to read in English? Some authors are published in many languages. For instance, Blue Balliett's books appear in 34 languages.
The reason there is no spring and fall GRA is twofold; 1. It is a ton of work for me behind the scenes and is for months leading up to it. 2. It loses some of the excitement if it is done more than once.
I do keep in mind the availability of books in other languages. many students outside of English speaking countries use the GRA as a vehicle to practice their English. I look more closely at this when the choices have been narrowed down a bit.
I am not sure if there is a good way to print this, sorry.
Thanks! I will just copy down the choices. We want to do research before we vote. Thanks also for hosting this project. It's a really big deal. 🙂
Thanks Pernille for all of your hard work putting GRA together. It leads to more positive changes than you realize. We are looking forward to another fantastic year and couldn't thank you enough.
Loved participating in 2013 & look forward to 2014!