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ing entirely a few of the chapters, but in general preserving the characteristics of the original manual. The illustrations have been entirely changed, and, while fewer than

PUBLISH MANY OF formerly they are fresher in interest and more instructive. Dr. Smith's manual is clear, well arranged and scholarly,

THE BEST TEXT-BOOKS a trustworthy and valuable guide for those beginning the

SUCH AS study of Greek history.

Walsh's Arithmetics Houghton, Mifflin & Co.

On the “spiral” plan; anticipated the -A Bird's-EYE VIEW OF OUR Civil War, by Theodore

recommendations of the Committee of A. Dodge, new and revised edition (348 pp.; $1.00). pub

Ten. lished at one-third the original price, puts in the reach of students the most spirited and trustworthy brief sketch of

Thomas's History of the United States our great struggle which has yet appeared. There are crit

Accurate, well balanced, interesting. icisms to be made upon Colonel Dodge's style, which occa Hyde's Lessons in English sionally becomes choppy and uses the historical present quite too freely, but these are mere blemishes upon a re.

and Practical Grammar markably clear, spirited and accurate narrative. It was

Teach pupils to use English correctly. written for his son when he became old enough to under The Heart of Oak Books stand such things, and therefore appeals to young readers.

Six Readers. Edited by Professor The publishers have furnished several excellent maps and

Chas. Eliot NORTON of Harvard abundant plans of battles and movements. The book has been revised with great care, and is therefore even more

Wright's Nature Readers desirable than the high priced edition.

The “Seaside and Wayside " series -To the RIVERSIDE LITERATURE Series several interest

Four books. ing volumes have been recently added. Grimm's German Dole's American Citizens HOUSEHOLD Tales (241 pp.; cloth, 40c.) has never failing

A text-book in Civics, Economics and charms for young readers, and interest of another kind for

Morals. those who are older and can recognize the tales as decayed

The Natural System of Vertical Writing mythology. Bunyan's PilGRIMS PROGRESS (196 pp.; cloth,

By A. F. NEWLANDS and R. K. Row. 40c.), with an introductory biography and critical appreciation, still holds its own with young readers. Carlyle's | Thompson's System of Drawing ESSAY ON BURNS, edited by George R. Noyes (86 pp.; cloth,

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Whiting's Music Course troduction, a sketch of the life of Burns, and a useful bibliographical note. Shakespeare's Macbeth, edited by Helen

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D. C. HEATH & Co., Publishers -AUTHORS' PORTRAITS FOR SCHOOL Use, is a set of thirty


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CHICAGO and views of their homes, which will be found exceedingly useful in every literature class. The reputation of the pub

-EDUCATIONAL Music Course, Third and Fourth Readlishing house gives sufficient assurance that they are thor

ers, by Luther W. Mason and others (each 122 pp.: 400. oughly good. They cost about two cents each, and thus

each), continue a well-known and popular series. The pupils can afford to buy such as they wish for their literary

effects of the two common chromatics, the minor mode, note books, and they will be found to contribute very much

and three part song are developed in these numbers. Each to the interest and profit of the note book. It is very de

contains a good variety of attractive songs. sirable that pupils should have such pictures, and certainly --Algebra Reviews, by E R. Robbins (44 pp.; 27c.). no teacher of literature can afford to be without them. contains an excellent collection of problems to be used in Ginn & Co.

reviewing this branch. -EXPERIMENTAL Physics, by William Abbott Stone (378 C. W. Bardeen, Syracuse, N. Y. pp.; $1. 10), comes from an instructor in the Phillips Exe -The HAPPY METHOD IN NUMBERS, by Emily E. Benter Academy, and represents not only of twelve years expe ton (96 pp.), contains work for two years. It is thoroughly rience as a teacher but also the most advanced eastern

systematized, following Froebel's law of contrast; is obideals of the experimental teaching of this branch. The ex

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-ART EDUCATION THE TRUE INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION, by to draw proper conclusions from it. The effort to make

Wm. T. Harris (27 pp.; 50c.), was read as a paper before the student work independentlv, draw his own inferences,

the National Educational Association in 1889, and is now carefully distinguish between facts and inferences, and avoid hasty and unwarranted generalizations, deserves

for the second time reissued in book form. hearty commendation. The book is admirably lucid in its

-TOPICS AND REFERENCES IN AMERICAN HISTORY, by directions, and thoroughly well organized and thought out

George A. Williams (180 pp.; $1.00), has been thoroughly in all its parts, and seems to us one of the most practicable

revised and much enlarged in this new edition. It is prolaboratory manuals which we have seen.

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study it will be found very useful. subjects indicated in the title we note chapters on values Werner School Book Co. and their tests, aims of student and artist, technique and -The First YEAR NATURE Reader, by Katharine Beebe methods, drawing in public schools, etc. The author's and Nellie F. Kingsley (154 pp.), is a charming child's thorough mastery of his subjects wins the complete confi reader. The matter has been chosen so as to accord with dence of the learner, who cannot find a better guide.

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Miscellaneous. colored, and in fact is altogether captivating.

-STORIES OF THE Red Children, by Dorothy Brooks, -LEGENDS OF THE RED CHILDREN, a supplementary | (162 pp.) and STORIES OF THE UNITED STATES FOR YOUNGEST reader for fourth and fifth grade pupils, by Mara L. Pratt Readers (221 pp.; Educational Publishing Co., Boston; (128 pp.), gives twenty-four Indian stories or myths very at western office, 211 Wabash Ave,, Chicago,) are attractive tractively told and illustrated with interesting and artistic volumes in large clear print with many pictures, designed pictures.

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-The WORLD AND ITS PEOPLE, Vol. IV. Life in Asia, American Book Co.

by Mary Cate Smith (Silver, Burdett & Co.; 328 pp.) will be -High SCHOOL Class BOOK OF DRAWING, (board, 121 accounted in some ways the most interesting of the valuable pp.; 50 cents), and NORMAL Class BOOK OF DRAWING,

series to which it belongs. The varieties of people and life (boards, 84 pp.; 50 cents). by Christine Gordon Sullivan in Asia and the strong contrasts with the life about us, and are valuable accessory books for teaching drawing. The the sense of antiquity and long development which accomfirst, intended for high school pupils, includes outlines for

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especially valuable for broadening the mind of the pupils, struction, perspective, designing, modeling. historic orna

The whole series afford valuable help to the proper study of ment, and the application of various forms to decorative de geography signs, besides studies in charcoal, crayon, and water colors. -THE STUDY OF TYPE FORMS AND ITS VALUE IN EDUCAThe second book is designed for normal school students and TION by John S. Clark (Prang Educational Co.; 32 pp.) is for teachers who, without any special preparation, are re an interesting address before the normal class of the art dequired to teach drawing.

partment of the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn -OUR LITTLE BOOK FOR LITTLE FOLKS, arranged by W. E. Crosby, (illuminated covers, square 8 vo.; 106 pp.;

LITERARY ITEMS. 30 cents), is designed to guide and help the youngest children in their first steps in learning, whether in the home, --A student's edition of Bryant's Translation of the Iliad the kindergarten or the lowest primary school. It corre

at a popular price is announced by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. lates and teaches reading, writing, number, drawing, form, color, and music in the same book and often in the same

-Baumbach's Die Nonna, edited by Dr. W. Bernhardt, lesson. The first steps in reading are taught, not from the is announced by D. C. Heath & Co. Roman type, but from plain vertical script. The illustra -Introduction to the Study of Economics, by Charles J. tions are particularly noteworthy. The covers are beauti

Bullock, is announced by Silver, Burdett & Co. fully illuminated, and within are many full.page color plates executed in the best style of lithography.

--An important new series of Readers will soon be issued

by Silver, Burdett & Co. -The Story of the Chosen People, by H. A. Guerber, author of Myths of Greece and Rome, etc. Cloth, 12mo,

- The School Review for April contains the first install240 pages, illustrated. Price, 60 cents. American Book

ment of Prof. E. E. Brown's History of Secondary EducaCompany. New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago, tells the

tion in the United States; Supt. Nightengale discusses What story of the Hebrews in the same objective manner as the

Studies Should Predominate in Secondary Schools? Pres. story of the Greeks and of the Romans by the same author. Adams writes of Higher Education in the North Central Beginning with the creation it gives in a connected series

States; and Prof. Paul Shorey discusses Discipline vs. Dissiof stories, an outline of the most important events in the pation in Secondary Education--a strong number. history of the Chosen People. While these stories are

-The Arena appeared in March bearing the names of derived from the Old Testament, they are told from a

John Clark Ridpath and Helen H. Gardner as editors. purely secular standpoint, simply as historical tales, with

Several new writers contribute to it and the change of out any reference to their doctrinal or religious signifi

management seems to promise an increase of strength and cance. It is beautifully illustrated by twenty-two full

permanent value. A series of articles on The Development page reproductions of celebrated paintings, and by numer

of American Cities began in March. ous small cuts, and by sketch maps of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

SCHOOL TEACHERS--Please send me your adGovernment Printing Office, Washington.

dress and I will send you a copy of my new NA--ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, 1894, has just come to band with characteristic delay of of

TIONAL MEMORIAL HYMN, the words and music of ficial publications. The report as usual occupies but a which are artistically printed upon the American small part of the volume, less than a hundred pages, while Flag as a background. Have your school pay tribute six hundred are devoted to various papers on scientific sub

to the old veterans “whose ranks are thinning fast." jects. In this issue there are thirty-eight such papers treating various subjects of natural science, geography, psychol

The song is a lesson in patriotism and can be sung ogy, and archaeology. Some titles will give an idea of the | at a glance. papers: On the Magnitude of the Solar System; Light and I

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The month of the roses—white, yellow, and red;
Their fragrance all over the garden is spread.
The woodlands are ringing, the clover-fields hum—
The glories and music of summer have come.
The sun rises early with warm, rosy light,
And lingers with blushes 'most into the night,
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And hark to the songs of the summer-time's mirth.

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