What shall I read ? Book selection processes of beginning readers

Description of the book selections made by young readers in an open access library. According to the films and interviews, children make a first choice through various criterions, above all the acquaintance with the book (the story and the main hero). When they don't know anything about the book, their choice is induced by its appearance (illustration on the cover) which is more important than the content. As for the title (not informative enough) and the author (unknown), they play no part. Grouping books under a subject, such as " fairy tales ", is rather ineffective as children do not connect the book to its category. The library organisation of the books by authors is questioned as it prevents the readers from choosing according to the main criterion, the acquaintance.