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STORIES OF LONG AGO. By Grace H Kupfer. up to the study of food products and the home A collection of Greek and Roman myths, told touches everywhere, are made vividly attrac- in simple fairy-tale style. It is claimed that tive by the sympathetic pen of Nellie Lathrop nothing objectionable for the leading of young Helm. Col. Parker chose wisely when he children 18 left in these ancient myths, but selected this intelligent pupil and charming that the contents have been carefully selected writer to give to the educational world his and given an historical setting. Poems bear. scheme of teaching a thousand things con- ing directly upon the subjects of the stories nected with the natural life of a farm home. It

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mentary readers has made a success of this the association thus established between these
part of the undertaking. The book is well. poets and poems and the classic myths will

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tions from the great pictures of the world, that PORE DRAWING. With Brush and Ink. By

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THE STUDY OF THE CHILD. (International from the standpoint of art and history. It is a Schools. Price, 50 cents.

Education Series.) By A. R. Taylor, Ph.D. unique book and should be owned by children Sketching from life has come to be a distinct

as well as read by them.

The author says: and popular feature of the drawing in the pub.

Every chapter in this

FROM SEPTEMBER TO JUNE. book is an attempt to organize the knowledge lic schools. The object of this pamphlet-book

By Minetta L.

Warren. Illustrated by Elizabeth A. Pickering. is to help the teachers and children in the art already possessed by those who know little or of pose-drawing. There are twelve full-page nothing of scientific psychology, and to assist

“ The purpose of these lessons," says the drawings of children, direct from life, to illus.

them to inquiries which will give a clearer author, “is not to give information alone, or trate the best methods of observation and exe.

apprehension of the nature and possibilities to tell the child what he can find out for him. cution. They are not meant to be finished

of the child." The avowed purpose of this self, but to arouse his interest, to excite his drawings but indicative of the way in which

book, “to assist in dignifying and systematiz. curiosty and lead him to habits of observation
ing Child Study,” is reason enough for its exist.

and reflection.” The book is designed for a masses of light and dark should be related to

nature reader and its contents are arranged each other. Teachers who “can't draw" must

ence. The vast amount of aimless, silly Child
Study that has been attempted since organiza-

for separate months “from June to Septem-
be encouraged to undertake this sort of work
tion was made for this purpose calls for pro-

ber.” Shells, fruits, ripe corn, fall flowers, and when once they have seen and studied these test and for the thoughtful consideration of

seed-sowers, are discussed in September. Ocdrawings. well-balanced minds that can discuss a popu.

tober has the flight of birds, nutting time, etc. lar subject and keep it within the realms of

The distinctive events of each month in the NEW YORK TEACHERS' MONOGRAPHS CO., facts and reason. The contents of this book

natural world are talked about in a plain, senNEW YORK CITY.

embrace the senses and their functions, con. sible way that children will understand and TEACHERS'

teachers will appreciate. The vocabulary is MONOGRAPHS. June number. sciousness and apperception, muscular or Sidney Marsden Fuerst, editor. Price, $1.00 for motor control, the feelings, the fanctions of best suited to second year children and is four numbers.

the will and intellect, children's instincts and remarkable for its simplicity and evenness. The New York Teachers' Monographs is a quar

plays, manners and morals, etc. In the closing The Illustrations are a delight, in their artistic terly periodical devoted to the presentation

chapters topics for Child Study are suggested design, especially in initial letters, good exe-
for teachers' and mothers' clubs.

cution and adaptation to the text. No color of information concerning the course of study

has been attempted and no startling effects for the public schools of the greater New York.

but the pictures will give the children benefit The June number contains one hundred and


and pleasure. The type is clear, not too large, fifty pages of matter devoted to the discussion

and has been shaded well in the introduction of elementary scienco. Among the subjects SWINTON'S TALKING WITH THE PENCIL. (Pri. treated are: “Development of the Aquarium mary Lessons in Language.) By William critically it is to be regretted that there has

of a few good poems. In looking at the book In Primary Work," " Teaching Insect Life in Swinton.

been such a marked omission of the mention Schools," “Nature Study in the Primary The lessons in this book are designed to of the beauty side of the natural world. Chil. Grade"," “Mosses,” etc. It is packed full of

cover one year's work and to prepare the dren are endowed with a beauty-sense, and desirable information for the teachers who

pupil to pursue the study of language with there is little in this nature reader to feed it, must teach elementary science and don't know increased interest. The method promises to or to train the æsthetic side of child-nature. where or how to obtain the desired material

be attractive to young pupils. Bright pictures The tacking on of human titles to plant life, so for their work. The teachers of Greater New of most excellent quality and fall of child life popular now, seems cumbersome and uncalled York are most fortunate in having such a perl- and doings are plentifully introduced as sub- for. It is to be hoped the time is soon coming odical, for suggestion, reference, and inspira

jects for the questionings that follow. Full when Mr. Wind, Mr. Turtle, Mrs. Maple Tree tion. It would be well if other cities should sentences are then constructed from the oral and Mrs Horse-Chestnut are heard no more in follow the example of New York in the publi.

answers of the children and thus the child is the land. If there can be anything more abcation of similar monograph helps. Any led into story-telling. Vertical script is intro.

surd than for a tree to proclaim, "I am Mrs. teacher wishing to obtain this book can ad

duced on the first page and continues through. Maple Tiee!" where can it be found? dress New York Teachers' Monograph Co., out the book. One feature of the book is open 25 East 14th St., New York City.

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Lesson of Health lost in filling out sentences made by somebody Kate O'Neill. 149 pages. 50 cents.

else. Such work is little else than the finding A clear, condensed work on Punctuation like out of a puzzle. Children make fine, pithy

How to keep the Blood Rich, this has not appeared for many a day. Ordi. sentences before they ever see a school-houge.

Pure and Nourishing. nary books of rules for punctuation are over.

We know from experience that Hod's done, “run together" and leave the student

THE STORY OF THE ENGLISH. (Eclectic School Sarsaparilla overcomes all scrofula troubles, more mixed than ever. But Miss O'Neill has Reading.) By H. A. Guerber.

salt rheum, boils, pimples and eruptions. made this little guide a gem of clearness and

We know it conquers the worst cases of hip condensation. The brief chapters stand out

This is English history told in the charming disease, invigorates the whole system, tones clearly and there is no wavering, uncertain intellectually conversational style that has

the stomach, creates an appetite, overcomes sound in any of it. Its size makes it a convenis given to the preceding works of this author

that tired feeling and gives strength to the ent hand-book everywhere - on the desk, their deserved popularity. The children are

nerves. We know it prevents sickness and library table, or in the pocket. Every writer introduced to their mother country by suffering by fortifying the system against and every teacher needs just such a book for vivid descriptions and well-told, anecdotes, the attacks of disease. We know it is just handy reference, and needs it divided and sub. and are not forced to consider the facts of what is needed to keep the brain clear and divided in just the way this is arranged. Suc. law and religion of the past centuries, for

the body strong for the work of school life.
cess to the little work.
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- The October list of J. B. Lippincott Co, includes an illustrated life of Franklin, “The True Benjamin Franklin,” by sidney George Fisher, uniform in character and style with the author's "The True George Washington"; “Myths and Legends Beyo id Our Borders," by Charles M. Skinner, illustrated with photogravures, and completing the legends of North America, by adding to those of the United States, contained in the author's previous books, “The Myths and Legends of Canada and Mexico"; and Mr. Skianer's “Do-Nothing Days" and “With Feet to Earth," illustrated with photogravures and sold separately or bo sed together under the name of the “Do. Nothing Days Library.

- Lee & Shepard will have ready about October 1, a new Sophie May story, "Pauline Wyman," and will issue all their Q uinnebasset Series, by Sophie May, uniform with it, in a new style and at a reduced price. At the same time they will issue fifteen select novels of Amanda M Douglas, in a' new, uniform binding, at a reduced price.

“ John Hancock," His Book, announced for October 1, is a life of Hancock, made from his letter-book by Abram English Brown. It is a singular fact that no satisfactory life of John Hancock has heretofore been published, there. fore this volume will have a particular value. The letters give views of his private life, and throw light upon his position on all the politi. cal questions of his time.

– Bellows Brothers, for the last five years representatives of Ginn & Company, have recently established themselves in the Studebaker Building, Chicago, as publishers of School Charts and Specialties. They are of the opinion that school charts are not used as much as formerly because they have been too expensive and not in accord with the present and established methods of teaching. They desire to provide School Specialities that will meet with the approval of the leading educa' tors.

Their new publications consist of Superin. tendent Speer's Primary Chart of Senso Train. iog and Mathematics, a definite guide in the Speer method for the first three years, the Striker Vertical Script Rading Chart, adopted for exclusive use in Missouri, and the School Library Encyclopedia in four volumes, just adopted for the schools of Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

We call the attention of our readers to this firm's advertisement in this 188ue glving in. tormation concerning these three publications.

Foreseeing the demand for a knowledge of the Spanish language Messrs. Isaac Pitman & Sons, the enterprising publishers of New York city, are issuing in weekly parts, “ Pit. man's Practical Spanish Instructor," for begin. ners and advanced students. The Spanish text, embodying the latest and most successful method of learning Spanish will be accompanied by literal, full, or annotated transla. tions, and imitated pronunciation. This interesting work will undoubtedly enjoy a very wide popularity, as does “Pitman's Practical French and German Instructors," which are companion works to the above. A special feature of tbis Spanish work will be the con. versational exercises for Tourists and others, as well as Commerclal Terms and Business Letters. Seeing there is now a question as to the advisability of introducing Spanish into the public schools as a study this work will certainly be much sought after. This firm have also issued an adaptation of the Isaac Pitman shorthand to the Snanish language that is meeting with much favor.

IN RAILROAD CIRCLES. Edward A Watson, son of General Passen. ger Agent J. R. Watson, of the Fitchburg road, has been appointed New England passenger agent of the West Shore road, with office at 300 Washington street, Boston. He graduated from Williams College last year, and is the youngest man ever appointed to so important a position in railroad circles hereabouts, but then he is by inheritance, judgment and energy a born railroad man.

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- The German school-boy has many bless. ings provided by & paternal government. During tho recent hot weather, whenever the thermometer went above 77 degrees in the shade, school children had a holiday, because the law forbids instruction to be given at any temperature above that point. So the chil. dren were set free to romp about in the sunshine and to find a cool place, if they could.

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SONGS AND SONG STORIES FOR CHILDREN. By Mrs. Frances S. Brewster and Mrs. Emma A. Thomas, Supervisor of Music in the Detroit Public Schools. Boards, 4to, 140 pages. Price, 60 cente. American Book Company, New York, Cincinnati and Chicago.

In this book we have a choice collection of songs for children, prepared especially for this work by one of the most successful teachers and writers of music for the young, combined with appropriate stories descriptive of the songs. Each song and piece of music in “Songs for Children' is provided with an introductory story from Mrs. Brewster's " Song Stories." The teacher can read the story to the whole class; or the children can read it themselves as a piece of supplomentary reading.


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ROBERT FRAME, M. D. Dr. Robert Frame, Milford, Del., tested Lorirg's Fat-ten-U and Corpula Foods and found the m effectIve in many critical cases. Rad his statement:

MILFORD, DEL., April 21, 1897. I have been in the practice of medicine nearly forty years, and have never met with a preparation that acts with such promptness and certainty as Loring's Corpula and Fat-Ten-U Foods. One patient who came under my care had had all the Doctors in the vicinity, who pronounced the case Kidney Disease and said that he could lire but a very short time, for there was no cure for him. I found the patient v ry poor and nervous; he could not sleep, could not walk, palns were excruciating. As soon as I put the patient on Corpula and Fat-Ten-U Foods he began to improve not only in strength, but also to fatten up and is now entirely recovered. I have tried Fat-TenU and Corpula in Consumption and wasting diseases, a cure being made in a short time after using them. They stimulate the appetite and the digestion, promote assimilation and enter directly into the circulation. In all chronic and organic diseases, like Bright's disease, Consumption, Paralysis and Dispepsia, all diseases requiring a remedy to build up and strengthen, I prescribe Loring's Corpula and Fat-Ten-U Foods, and in all cases where a tissue builder is required. They cure nervous exhaustion. Any letters of inquiry, with stamp enclosed, will be promptly answered.

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These pens are made with firm points making a clear, distinct outline without regard to shading and have a remarkable durability.

If not already supplied in your school, principals should become acquainted with their merits. 'Orders can be sent to the local stationer, but if impossible to procure in this way, we will supply direct.


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