عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: The study aimed to evaluate the pictures of children’s reference books and analysis and compares them with standards in this field.
Methodology: This study is applied. The method used in this research is quantitative content analysis type. The population consisted of 216 children and adolescents as a reference book for the first time during the study have been published, the data collection instrument was checklist that its validity was confirmed by experts.
Findings: In this research 4 factors including color, quality, place of picture and localization of them were investigated. Results showed that over 87% of books have color image and also quality of 56% of them was good. 78% of pictures have in good place and 14% of them derived from original images. Also, about criteria of overal quality of images and localization, pictures have weakness and especially about translated book there is no innovation.
Conclusion: The study provided a check list for evaluation of quality of children's references books based on literature review that can be useful for publishers and other authorities.