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ERIC Number: ED345687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Which Award Books Would You Buy: Caldecott/Newbery or State Award Books?
Storey, Dee
Library media specialists, 55 from each of 5 states which have organized child-choice state award programs--Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Texas--were surveyed to ascertain their position on the question of whether library media specialists should purchase Caldecott/Newbery or state award books. The survey consisted of two questions pertaining to Caldecott books and two questions pertaining to Newbery books, which were all in relation to state award books, as well as a question on projected buying habits and a query on a comparison of books at state and national levels. The results suggest that those surveyed would purchase Caldecott/Newbery books in varying degrees, although the high percentage of survey respondents indicated some hesitancy in relying on Caldecott or Newbery books as the primary award books for purchase. It is also observed that a book's popularity is an important selection factor. A discussion of the implications of these findings concludes the report. (6 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Caldecott Award; Newbery Award