The publisher of the book I purchased had an older edition of the book which taught only 1,006 characters.. so I'm curious if the list was officially updated recently, or the authors of these books are using a different version of the list?
Can anyone link to a reliable source that has un updated list of the kyōiku kanji? Is mext.go.jp the most reliable source?
For those curious, the # of kanji in the book by grade are as follows (with wikipedia #s in parenthesis for comparison):
Grade 1: 80 (80) Grade 2: 160 (160) Grade 3: 200 (200) Grade 4: 202 (200) Grade 5: 193 (185) Grade 6: 191 (181)