Eileen Curran

Author Credentials

Sister Eileen Curran, S.S.N.D.

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Reading (Early childhood); Second grade (Education)


The purpose of this study was to conduct a survey of reading interests of second grade pupils as compared with their preschool aural experiences of literature. The study confined itself to the following categories: (1) adventure, (2) animals and creatures, (3) fairy tales, folk, and fantasy, (4) humor and nonsense, (5) occupations, (6) science and nature, and (7) stories about children. Categories were established through the use of the Children's Catalog. This study sought to investigate the following specific objectives: 1. Does a child's interest or lack of interest in books reflect parental involvement? 2. Was there a significant difference in the children's choice of books during the interviews as compared with the actual selection of the books read? 3. Which category of literature appealed most to the children in choosing library books?


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