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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 formerly they are fresher in interest and more instructive. Dr. Smith's manual is clear, well arranged and scholarly, a trustworthy and valuable guide for those beginning the study of Greek history. Houghton, Mifflin & Co.
-A Bird's-EYE View OF OUR Civil War, by Theodore A. Dodge, new and revised edition (348 pp.; $1.00). published at one-third the original price, puts in the reach of students the most spirited and trustworthy brief sketch of our great struggle which has yet appeared. There are criticisms to be made upon Colonel Dodge's style, which occasionally becomes choppy and uses the historical present quite too freely, but these are mere blemishes upon a re. markably clear, spirited and accurate narrative. It was written for his son when he became old enough to understand such things, and therefore appeals to young readers. The publishers have furnished several excellent maps and abundant plans of battles and movements. The book has been revised with great care, and is therefore even more desirable than the high priced edition.
-To the RiveRSIDE LiteraTURE SERIES several interesting volumes have been recently added. Grimm's German HOUSEHOLD Tales (241 pp.; cloth, 40c.) has never failing charms for young readers, and interest of another kind for those who are older and can recognize the tales as decayed mythology. Bunyan's PilgriMS PROGRESS (196 pp.; cloth, 40c.), with an introductory biography and critical appreciation, still holds its own with young readers. Carlyle's ESSAY ON BURNs, edited by George R. Noyes (86 pp.; cloth, 25c.), contains an interesting biographical and critical introduction, a sketch of the life of Burns, and a useful bibliographical note. Shakespeare's Macbeth, edited by Helen Gray Cone (110 pp.; cloth, 25c.), follows White's text and supplies some very useful suggestions for the special study of the play.
-AUTHORS' PORTRAITS FOR SCHOOL Use, is a set of thirtyseven pictures, portraits of English and American authors and views of their homes, which will be found exceedingly useful in every literature class. The reputation of the publishing house gives sufficient assurance that they are thoroughly good. They cost about two cents each, and thus pupils can afford to buy such as they wish for their literary note books, and they will be found to contribute very much to the interest and profit of the note book. It is very desirable that pupils should have such pictures, and certainly no teacher of literature can afford to be without them. Ginn & Co.
-EXPERIMENTAL Physics, by William Abbott Stone (378 pp.; $1.10), comes from an instructor in the Phillips Exeter Academy, and represents not only of twelve years experience as a teacher but also the most advanced eastern ideals of the experimental teaching of this branch. The experiments are mostly quantitative, tho qualitative ones are introduced to introduce new topics and stimulate interest. Each experiment is preceded by a concise statement of its object, and followed by questions designed to lead the pupil to draw proper conclusions from it. The effort to make the student work independently, draw his own inferences, carefully distinguish between facts and inferences, and avoid hasty and upwarranted generalizations, deserves hearty commendation. The book is admirably lucid in its directions, and thoroughly well organized and thought out in all its parts, and seems to us one of the most practicable laboratory manuals which we have seen.
-Light AND Shade, with chapters on charcoal, pencil and brush drawing, by Anson K. Cross (183 pp.; $1.10), supplements the author's Free Hand Drawing. It is written to assist students to study by themselves from nature, and gives the essentials in its topics in a clear and interesting manner, with abundance of illustrations. Besides the subjects indicated in the title we note chapters on values and their tests, aims of student and artist, technique and methods, drawing in public schools, etc. The author's thorough mastery of his subjects wins the complete confidence of the learner, who cannot find a better guide.
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-EDUCATIONAL Music Course, Third and Fourth Readers, by Luther W. Mason and others (each 122 pp. : 400. each), continue a well-known and popular series. The effects of the two common chromatics, the minor mode, and three part song are developed in these numbers. Each contains a good variety of attractive songs.
-ALGEBRA Reviews, by E R. Robbins (44 pp.; 27c.), contains an excellent collection of problems to be used in reviewing this branch. C. W. Bardeen, Syracuse, N. Y.
-The Happy METHOD IN NUMBERS, by Emily E. Ben| ton (96 pp.), contains work for two years. It is thoroughly systematized, following Froebel's law of contrast; is objective, calling out spontaneous activity in the learner, and especially strong in its adaptations for seat work. It seems to furnish the kind of help primary teachers are always eager to get.
-ART EDUCATION The True INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION, by Wm. T. Harris (27 pp.; 50c.), was read as a paper before the National Educational Association in 1889, and is now for the second time reissued in book form.
-TOPICS AND REFERENCES IN AMERICAN HISTORY, by George A. Williams (180 pp.; $1.00), has been thoroughly revised and much enlarged in this new edition. It is provided with alternate blank pages for notes, and the introduction gives excellent suggestions for school library books on United States history. The text is noteworthy for its extensive references to authorities relating to each topic, and for the range, variety and value of the search questions with which each chapter concludes. As a guide to topical study it will be found very useful. Werner School Book Co.
-The First Year Nature Reader, by Katharine Beebe and Nellie F. Kingsley (154 pp.), is a charming child's reader. The matter has been chosen so as to accord with | the season, from September to June, dwelling upon activi
ties, processes, flowers, birds, fruits, history stories, ani and Electricity; Development of the Cartography of America mals. Suggestions for seat work, tracing, writing, sewing. up to the year 1570; The method of organic evolution; Anetc., are given in the introduction, and an admirable list of tarctica, a vanished Austral land; The evolution of modern ninety four stories to be read to the children precedes the society in its historical aspects; Psychology of prestidigitatext, and a table of seat work follows it. The book is beau tion, etc. tifully printed, with numerous illustrations, some of them
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.
for primary classes. The first tells Indian legends and the -LANGUAGE Lessons, by Charles De Garmo, (book 1, second a series of tales from American history, and both will 145 pp.; book 2, 188 pp.; Werner School Book Co., Chicago prove entertaining to the little folks. and New York,) are designed for pupils from the third to -From E. L. Kellogg & Co., New York and Chicago, we the sixth grades. They aim to develop a mastery of Eng have three neat manuals in limp cloth bindings desigped for lish composition and also to lead up inductively to gram teachers, The GeoGRAPHY Class, by M. Ida Dean (151 pp.; mar. For compositions they not only teach the form of cor 35c.) gives a good deal of information about the different rect writing but also furnish suggestions of material valu countries of the earth with hints about the teaching and able as history and observation study, so that the pupil all some references to sources of further information. How the time strives to express his own thot in the form he is To Teach BOTANY, by Amos M. Kellogg (64 pp.; 25c.) demastering. The stimulating character of these books can tails a plan for teaching this subject to primary and gramonly be appreciated by one who takes time to run through mar pupils, with many illustrations. Busy Work, by Amos them carefully and he will recognize the wealth of mater- | M. Kellogg. (59 pp.; 25c.) contains suggestions for desk ial, its concrete character, skillful arrangement and admir work in language, number, writing, drawing, etc, rable adaptation to the purpose in view.
-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
panies stories of India, China and Japan make the book study and practice in mechanical drawing, geometrical con
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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WILLIAM W. SPEER
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D. L. Kiehle, Professor of Pedagogy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.: I have examined Speer's Arithmetic. It gives very proper emphasis to the method of developing ideas of number through concrete analysis and measurements.
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First Book in Writing English.
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Outlines of Physics. By President A. J. McLellan, Ontario Normal Col A year's work. An ideal text. By Professor E. L. lege, and Superintendent A. F. Ames, Riverside, Ill. I Nichols, Cornell. Cloth, 8vo, $1.40. Tarr's Elementary Physical Geography, the Hall and Knight Elementary Algebra, and the
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