Date of Award


Degree Name

M.S. in Education


As teachers stock their classroom libraries with books to entice students to read, they may chose books based on what other teachers suggest or book lists compiled by librarians or publishers of children's books. Selections are not often based on how children themselves select books. A classroom library containing reading material that invites young readers to want to read is a valuable asset to any classroom. Understanding what motivates the students to select and read a book is the first step in building such a library. This study is intended to inform teachers by identifying the criteria children use to select books


Reading (Primary), Children Books and reading, Second grade (Education)

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