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Baldwin's readers are the most attractive, most durably bound, most beautifully illustrated, most carefully graded, and most widely used of modern school text-books.
The illustrations are reproductions of famous masterpieces, and the portraits of authors are from the most authentic sources. The First Reader has 30 illustrations in color.
Word-Lists, Tables of Proper Names, Biographical Notes, Principles of Good Reading," "Suggestions for Study,” notes on books and articles for side reading, etc., enhance the value of the higher Readers.
Nature Study is an important division of the plan of Baldwin Readers, beginning in the First Reader and extending through the Sixth. Thirty-two carefully graded lessons make plain and fascinating the realm of science in a way that is of positive and lasting value.
American History is treated as a subject in Baldwin's Readers. The central figures are: Washington, Columbus, Franklin, Lincoln, Webster, etc. Important State Papers printed. Second Reader to Seventh, inclusive.
History other than United States History is not overlooked. Eng. lish, French, Greek, Roman, German, Eastern and Scandinavian history are drawn upon in a remarkable series of lessons, Fourth Reader to Eighth, inclusive.
Stories and tales from the old Greek Mythology, and folk-tales-Celtic, Greek, English, American-a feature of great interest and beauty, and never before properly accentuated in schoolbooks, grades from the Second Reader through the Eighth.
BALDWIN's First, .25 Fifth, 40
BALDWIN's First, 25 Second, 36
Baldwin's Readers are the most attractive, most durably bound, most beautifully illustrated, most carefully graded, most widely used of modern school text-books.
American Book Company, New-York, Cincinnati, Chicago.
THE WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL JOURNAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE TEACHER'S PERIOD OF USEFULNESS-J. C. Shaw - 7
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Postpaid. Those interested in School Libraries should bearin mind THE RIVERSIDE SCHOOL LIBRARY in 50 volumes. It is a series of books of permanent value, carefully chosen, thoroughly edited, clearly printed, and durably bound in half-leather. Prepared with special regard for American Schools, with Introductions, Notes, Portraits and Illustrations. The volumes separately, 60 and 70 cents, net, postpaid.
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NEW SUPPLEMENTARY READERS FOUR OLD CREEKS--By Jennie Hall, Instructor in History in the Chicago Vormal School. With 39 illustrations from Greek sources, by Raymond Perry. Cloth, 224 pages; for introduction, 35c. For the Srpenal name third patre. CHILD STORIES FROM THE MASTER S--By Maud Menefee. With 8 illustrations in sepia. Cloth. 104 pages: for introduction, 30c. For the third and fourth gradies. CLASSIC MYTHS - By Mary Catharine Judd, Principal of the Lincoln School, Minneapolis. Ilustrated by Anrus Mac Donall Cloth, 208 pages; for introduction, 35c. For the third and fourth grades. NORSE STORIES-By Hamilton Wright Mabie. Edited by Katharine Lee Bates, Professor of Literature in Tellesley College. Illustrated by George Wright. Cloth, 275 pages; for introduction, 40c. For the fourth Hifth gradex. A CHILD'S CARDEN OF VERSES-By Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustrated by Miss Mars and Visa shire
Cloth. Nearly ready.) For the primary grades. THE SUNBONNET BABIES' PRIMER By Eulalie Osgood Grover, Illustrated throughout in colors by Vliss Corbert. "The Mother of Sunbonnet Babies." Cloth. (Nearly ready.) ESKIMO STORIES-Hy Mary E. Smith, of the Lewis-Champlin School, Chicago. With 75 halftone illustrations by Howard V. Brown. Cloth. (Ready in February.) For the first and second grades.
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Leavitt's Outlines of Botany - $1.00
With GRAY'S FIELD, FOREST AND GARDEN FLORA . . $1.80
For the High School Laboratory
and Class Room
BY ROBERT GREENLEAF LEAV. 'T, A. M., of the Ames Botan
ical Laboratory. Prepared at the request of the Botanical Depart-
This Book Offers:
ing the chief groups from the lowest to the highest.
and relationship of plants, and supplementing the laboratory
The practical exercises and experiments have been so chosen that they may be performed by schools with even simple apparatus. The instructions for laboratory study are placed in divisions by themselves, preceding the related chapters of descriptive text. This latter follows in the main the sequence of topics in Gray's Lessons in Botany, but the greater part of it is entirely new.
The book combines the best features of the newest methods with that lucidity and definiteness which have given Dr. Gray's text-books their extraordinary success. It therefore pays special attention to ecology. Morphology and physiology are fully treated. The Illus trations number 384, and have been drawn with great care and accuracy. The appendix contains valuable suggestions for the teacher, and the index is very complete, rendering possible reference to any topic