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WILLIAM SWINTON
AUTHOR OF WORD-BOOK, GEOGRAPHICAL AND LANGUAGE SERIES, ETC.

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STANDARD SUPPLEMENTARY READERS. Edue

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THE SUPPLEMENTARY READERS form a series of carefully graduated reading-books, designed to connect with any of the regular series of five or six Readers. These books, which are closely co-ordinated with the several Readers of the regular series, are :

I. Easy Steps for Little Feet: Supplementary to First Reader. — In this book the attractive is the chief aim, and the pieces have been written and chosen with special reference to the feelings and fancies of early childhood.

II. Golden Book of Choice Reading: Supplementary to Second Reader. - This book presents a great variety of pleasing and instructive reading, consisting of child-lore and poetry, noble examples, and attractive object-readings.

III. Book of Tales; being School Readings Imaginative and Emotional: Supplementary to Third Reader. In this book the youthful taste for the imaginative and emotional is fed with pure and noble creations drawn from the literature of all nations.

IV. Readings in Nature's Book: Supplementary to
Fourth Reader. — This book contains a varied collection of
charming readings in natural history and botany, drawn from
the works of the great modern naturalists and travelers.

V. Seven American Classics.
VI. Seven British Classics.

The Classics are suitable for reading in advanced gram-
mar grades, and aim to instill a taste for the higher literature,
by the presentation of gems of British and American author
ship.

Copyright, 1880, by Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Company.

PREFACE.

In the series of Supplementary Readers, the plan of which is given on the opposite page, the

Easy Steps for Little Feet” is designed to follow any

First Reader. It is generally felt that the need of reading matter supplemental to the First Reader is more urgent than in the case of any of the subsequent books of a regular series. As a matter of fact the pieces contained in the ordinary First Reader are exhausted in about one-third of the time allotted to such readers, and consequently the book becomes stale to the little ones long before promotion permits advancement into a Second Reader.

Moreover, the merely technical requirements of reading-books for beginners seem generally to have subordinated to the necessities of a limited prearranged vocabulary the prime consideration of attractiveness. At the same time the two or three hundred words composing the vocabulary

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