ERIC Number: ED195264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-29
A Comparative Analysis of Juvenile Book Review Media.
Witucke, A. Virginia
This study of book reviews takes an objective look at the major sources that review children's books. Periodicals examined are Booklist, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Horn Book, New York Times Book Review, and School Library Journal. Presented in a series of eight tables, the report examines reviews of 30 titles published between 1972 and 1974 and compares the results with a sample of ten books from 1979. The tabulations by source include percent of sample titles reviewed, percent of juvenile publishing reviewed, mean number of days after publication that reviews appeared, mean number of words per review, mean number of different people writing reviews, mean number of critical themes per review, percent of reviews commenting on audience appeal, and percent of reviews referring to other books and authors. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Association of School Librarians Research Forum (New York, NY, June 29, 1980).