Graduate Research Papers


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Media specialists of today face the challenging task of obtaining appropriate materials to meet the particular needs of the school. Numerous reviewing media are available for guidance in the selection of children's books. Along with evaluative comments, age or grade level ranges are provided for specific books., In an attempt to determine whether reading levels are included in the age/grade level ranges, the readability estimates of forty selected primary books were obtained using the Spache Readability Formula and compared to the age/grade levels assigned to them by Booklist and School Library Journal. Thirty-one or 77.7 percent of the books yielded readability estimates that fell within the designated age/grade level ranges~

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Library Science

First Advisor

Mary Lou Mc Grew


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