For Authors

Thank you so much for showing interest in the Global Read Aloud.  If you are wondering how your book can become a contender, please read on.  There are many factors that come into play for a book to be a contender, in fact, it has to fulfill the following criteria:

  • It is a chapter book suitable for grades 2nd and up, 4th grade and up, 6th grade and up, or 9th grade and up.
  • If it is a chapter book, it should have less than 250 pages or so.
  • If it is to be considered for the picture book author or illustrator book study then there have to be at least six different books produced and they all have to be in print.
  • The books have to be easily accessible to a global audience, this means that readers around the world can purchase the book somehow.
  • Provides us with opportunities to grow and connect as readers
  • Would spark meaningful conversations between varied student groups, globally, so they cannot just be centered on US events.
  • Is unlike the other books that have been selected in the past.

If you feel your book or books fulfill all of these criteria please send it to me here:

Pernille Ripp

2902 Post Road

Madison, WI 53711

Or even better, send it to me via e-book as I am currently residing in Denmark.

If I receive your book, I will do my best to read it and consider it.

Book decision process:

(To see a more detailed post, go here)

Books are considered as they come in.

  1. Anyone can suggest a book, just reach out to me or use the form.
  2. I read as many books as I can, also considering which books are sent to me or suggested.
  3. In the spring, I focus on the distribution and accessibility of the books globally.
  4. Books are typically announced in March and I start the process over again.

If you have any questions or thoughts regarding this, please feel free to contact me.  Authors are such a vital part of the Global Read Aloud so thank you for your interest.

To contact the creator, Pernille Ripp