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ERIC Number: ED057045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 114
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A Study of Picture Preferences of Caldecott Award Winners and Runners-up by Fourth-, Fifth-, and Sixth-Grade Children of Selected Schools.
Warthman, John Burns
The purpose of this study was to determine if students, in grades 4-6, selected from the Caldecott Award Winners and runners-up the same picture book for their first preference as compared to those given first place by the Caldecott Award Committee. Students' race, sex, school system attended, and reading level were factors considered. A total of 582 students participated in the study. The books were grouped by year of publication and displayed for examination. The children indicated their first, second, and third choices for each set of illustrations in each group of books. The books were then ranked according to the children's choices. The test was used to determine if there was a significant difference between the children's first place choice and the children's choice of the award winning book. Correlation techniques were used to determine if the variables grade, sex, school system attended, race, and reading levels as individual predictors in the selection of the Caldecott Award books and runners-up. Conclusions include: (1) Children do not generally select the Caldecott Award books for their first preference; (2) Grade placement does not tend to influence selection of picture books; (3) Sex does not tend to influence selection of Award books and runners-up; (4) Race, reading level, and school system attendance do not tend to influence picture book selection. (Author/CK)
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