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Parents can play an integral part in developing their children's reading skills. Supportive parents understand the value of encouraging reading by providing interesting books at appropriate difficulty levels. However, little research is available which investigates parents' knowledge of their children's interests or parents' ability to choose books of appropriate difficulty for their children. This study investigated children's reading interests and the extent to which their parents knew these interests. Additionally, the study examined the ability of parents and children to select books at appropriate reading levels.

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