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vaezi M R, kokabi M, ebrahimi M. Investigation of the readability level of Authored Fiction Books, Selected by Children's Book Council of Iran . Research on Information Science & Public Libraries. 2016; 21 (4) :629-649
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Shahid Chamran University of ahvaz , vaezi191@gmail.com
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Purpose: This research aimed at the investigation of the readability level of 100 prominent authored fiction books for B, C, and D age groups, selected by Children's Book Council of Iran as an official institute for labeling and assigning level of children’s books in Iran.

Methodology: Evaluative research method was used for the implementation of this research. Research population consisted of 100 authored books, selected as “prominent” by the Council. Flesch/Dayani and Gunning/Dayani formulas were used as evaluative tools.

Findings: Results indicated that on the basis of scores extracted from Flesch/Dayani formula, 54/76 percent of the books correctly labeled by the Council as B, C and D. Again, Results showed that on the basis of Gunning/Dayani formula, 45/24 percent of the books correctly labeled by Council as B, C and D and 44/76 percent of the books have not been labeled correctly.

Originality/Value: We tried in this research to evaluate the act of labeling books, implemented by “Children’s Book Council” and the result of such an evaluation was some corrections in the formulas

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Type of Study: quantitative | Subject: Cultural Studies
Received: 2014/03/9 | Accepted: 2016/04/10 | Published: 2016/04/10 | ePublished: 2016/04/10

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