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: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 3 days of enrollment will receive a 100% refund. Withdrawal requests submitted within 21 days of enrollment will receive a 95 percent refund. No refunds will be given after 21 days, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the end date of the course. Please return all course materials you have received. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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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