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ERIC Number: ED067636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 200
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A Study of Library Books Selected by Second Grade Boys and Girls in the Iowa City, Iowa Schools.
Peterson, Gordon Charles
Data taken from library circulation records and from personal interviews with 374 second grade boys and 371 second grade girls were analyzed regarding: (1) Which titles were most frequently selected? (2) Which subjects were most frequently selected? (3) What was the quality of the books selected? (4) How many of the books selected were completely read, partially read, or not read at all? (5) Why were books selected and why were they liked or disliked? and (6) What techniques used by the authors and illustrators were most popular? Some of the conclusions were: (1) Stories were most frequently selected by boys and girls; (2) The three specific subjects most frequently selected by boys and girls were fantasy stories about animals, fanciful humorous stories, and modern fantasy stories about people; (3) The quality of books was acceptable, but not very high; (4) Girls read larger portions of the returned books than boys; (5) Both boys and girls reported that they selected books because of the subject and the illustrations; and (6) The literary and artistic techniques found in the books most frequently selected were very similar. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Iowa