Course Description

Explores some of the different awards given to both children's literature and their authors. Looks at children's book awards such as: The Jane Addams Book award, given to books that foster a better understanding of the world; The Dolly Gray Award, given for books, which recognize high quality children's books that portray individuals with developmental disabilities; and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given to a children's writer or illustrator whose books have made a lasting contribution to literature for children. Also includes information on current blogs, websites and publications that profile excellence in children's literature.

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Section Title
Beyond the Newbery: Discovering Excellence in Children's Award Books
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (5 units) $495.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawal requests submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located at: https://ce.spu.edu under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies. Please return all course materials you have received.


Section Materials
  • (Mandatory) 100 Best Books for Children: A Parent's Guide to Making the Right Choices for Your Young Reader, Toddler to Preteen by Anita Silvey Mariner Books ISBN 978-0618618774
  • (Optional) 500 Great Books for Teens by Anita Silvey Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 978-0618612963
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