Another great reading list can be taken from the shortlisted titles in the 2019 Golden Dragon Books Awards, as recommended by Akina Lam at KGV School. This annual initiative is run by the Association of Librarians in English Speaking Schools (ALESS) in Hong Kong. The books in these awards are "chosen with a view to promote internationally-minded balanced book selections with appropriate, appealing, quality literature in each age category".
Many international schools, including Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS), Peak School, Clearwater Bay School, Glenealy School and Discovery College, have several copies of each title in their library.
Shortlisted titles in the 2019 Golden Dragon Books Awards are:
• What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible by Ross Welford
• Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
• See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
• Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Giovanni Rigano
• Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans
• Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk