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This page offers a link to the full Juvenile Literature LibGuide along several book award pages that link to subject specific awards. The Juvenile Literature LibGuide goes into more detail regarding this collection. Also on this page is a Widget for the Catalog and 2 databases that offer reading lists and lexile scores.
Juvenile / Children's Literature
This LibGuide offers links to many Award Lists, suggested titles for special topics, book lists and much more.
Book Lists & Bibliographies Database
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database
Use this database to look for books by age, subject, awards, reviews, biographical information about authors and illustrators, and other information about children’s literature.
NoveList K-8 Plus
Readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction geared toward K-8 students. (https://tinyurl.com/y7j3je23)
Readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. (https://tinyurl.com/ybucmyup)
USC Upstate Catalog
Add the word Juvenile or JUV to your search to limit to book in the Juvenile Collection.
Example: JUV AND Art
Juvenile AND Bears
*NOTE: Juvenile books are located in the back wall of the Library's main floor past the restrooms and is marked with lavender shelf lables.
James Madison Award
James Madison Award – honors the "book that best represents excellence in bringing knowledge and understanding of American history to children in elementary school and to middle-schoolers." This Award was given from 2003 to 2008.
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction Award
Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
Award goes to a meritorious book published in the previous year with a focus on historical fiction.
Henry Bergh Children's Book Award
Honors "books that promote the humane ethic of compassion and respect for all living things." Sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Award given 2001 - 2008
Giverny Book Award
The Giverny Award is an annual children's science picture book award established in 1998 by Dr. Jim Wandersee and Dr. Elisabeth E. Schussler who was at that time affiliated with the 15º Laboratory at Louisiana State University.
American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award for Children
Honors books which "promote effective science communication in print and broadcast media in order to improve the general public's appreciation of physics, astronomy, and allied science fields." Sponsored by the American Institute of Physics. – taken from Science Writing Award web site.
The Green Earth Book Award
The Green Earth Book Award is the nation’s first environmental stewardship book award for children and young adult books. **Library has several titles but they are not marked as award winners**
Finding books NOT in USC Upstate Library - Public LIbraries
Quick access to titles not held by USC Upstate or those already checked out may be found at the local County Public Libraries. Below is a search box for Spartanburg Public Libraries and a link to Greenville Public Library catalog. The public libraries use the Dewy Decimal classification system of organization so call numbers will be different from USC Upstate Catalog, make sure to have the title and or the author of the book you are looking for.
Spartanburg Public Library has several branches around Spartanburg County. You can barrow books if you have a Spartanburg County Library Card, a Greenville County Library Card, or you can get a "College Card" at the library by showing your current USC Upstate ID card.
Greenville County Library System also has several branches and offers reciprocal loan agreements with Spartanburg County.