Research Problems 390b
Modern reading experts believe that the fundamental goal of a good reading program is to instill in today's children a love of reading. One basic requisite of the primary reading program is a wide variety of easy reading material that a child can read and enjoy freely and naturally just as an adult does. Interesting, attractive books are provided in abundance for young readers by the publishers of children's books. However, there is a great deal of evidence to show that many of these books are introduced from one to three years before the average student has the background experience and reading ability required for their appreciation. Selecting books that primary children can read independently and successfully is a problem in itself, and one requiring careful consideration if a child's love of reading is to be developed. Therefore, the sole objective of this study was development of a suitable list of primary books for the use of those whose task it is to select books for primary grades.
Sandy, Virginia Allene, "A Book List Suitable for Primary Grades" (1953). Problems. 4.