Year of Publication


Season of Publication


Paper Type

Master's Thesis


College of Education and Human Services

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Accounting & Finance

First Advisor

Dr. Bruce Gutknecht

Second Advisor

Dr. William Herrold, Jr.

Third Advisor

Dr. James Mittelstadt


It is the purpose of this study to compose a bibliography of primary level books and/or stories that depict a positive image of the elderly. Various procedures were used to gather selections of reading material for primary level children which portray this image. The following were the methods used for this compilation. Numerous reference books which categorize children's books under related topics were examined. Approximately thirty-five letters were submitted to various organizations which deal with the elderly population asking for information or sources regarding this topic. Letters were also sent to thirty-five randomly selected publishing companies requesting suggested literature. Several teacher's magazines occasionally sighted books of interest. The results are a compilation of seventy-two primary children's books and nine short stories that depict a positive image of the elderly.