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Copyright by Lisa R. Bartle 1997-2017
The purpose of this database is to create a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or to find out if a book has won one of the indexed awards. I expect the user to be a librarian or a teacher intervening for a child-reader, however anyone may make use of it to find the best in children's literature including parents, book store personnel, and children and young adults themselves.
DAWCL has over 12,000 records from 151 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland). Click the link Explanation of Awards above to see a list of awards, their countries, and a brief explanation. Each book is indexed to some degree so users can find it using the form search or the keyword search. As I read a book, I index it more fully. Naturally, DAWCL is always a work in progress, so results will change with the addition of new awards, award-winners, and my reading/indexing habits. See the Developments Log for more detail.
If you have a compliment, complaint, problem, or question, you may contact me through email.
When you find useful information in a resource, and use that information in your own writing, you must cite your source or it could be plagiarism. Facts, such as which book won which award, cannot be plagarized. However, my original summaries can be. In any case, it is usually good policy to cite sources when writing papers.
Most of the users of this database will probably be using one of two popular citing styles: MLA or APA.
Bartle, Lisa. Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature, www.dawcl.com. Accessed 1 March 2017.
Bartle, L. (2017). Database of award-winning children’s literature. Retrieved from http://www.dawcl.com
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature