Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Natural Speller: Higher Grades(Early Middle School)/Google Books

There is no mention of grade, but it looks to be a speller for grades fifth through six, possibly through seventh grade.

Title The Natural Speller: Higher Grades
Authors Augustus Hill Kelley, Herbert Leonard Morse
Publisher C. Scribner's Sons, 1912
Length 153 pages

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Children's First Reader(more like third grade)/Google Books

This is an advanced first reader. It would probably suit a second grade level reader.
Title The Children's First
Author Ellen M. Cyr
Publisher Ginn & co., 1892
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Sciences: A Reading Book for Children : Astronomy, Physics--Heat, Light, Sound, Electricity, Magnetism-Chemistry, Physiography, Meteorology

Title The Sciences: A Reading Book for Children : Astronomy, Physics--Heat, Light, Sound, Electricity, Magnetism-Chemistry, Physiography, Meteorology
Author Edward Singleton Holden
Publisher Ginn, 1902
Length 224 pages
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Monday, September 5, 2011

Bird Stories/Google Books

Title Bird stories
Author Edith Marion Patch
Publisher The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1921
Length 211 pages

That is the prize that has been offered for a nesting pair of Passenger Pigeons. No one has claimed the money yet, and it would be a great adventure, don't you think, to seek that nest? If you find it, you must not disturb it, you know, or take the eggs or the young, or frighten the father- or mother-bird; for the people who offered all that money did not want dead birds to stuff for a museum, but hoped that someone might tell them where there were live wild ones nesting.

You see the news had got about that the dove that is called Passenger Pigeon was lost. No one could believe this at first, because there had been go very many — more than a thousand, more than a million, more than a billion. How could more than a billion doves be lost?

They were such big birds, too — a foot and a half long from tip of beak to tip of tail, and sometimes even longer. Why, that is longer than the tame pigeons that walk about our city streets. How could doves as large as that be lost, so that no one could find a pair, not even for one thousand dollars to pay him for the time it took to hunt?

Their colors were so pretty — head and back a soft, soft blue; neck glistening with violet, red, and gold; underneath, a wonderful purple red fading into violet shades, and then into bluish white. Who would not like to seek, for the love of seeing so beautiful a bird, even though no one paid a reward in money?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Little Folks of North America/Project Gutenburg

Little Folks of North America, by Mary Hazelton Wade, 1909

I. Little Folks of Iceland 13
II. Little Folks of Greenland 26
III. Little Folks of Alaska 55
IV. Little Folks of Canada 80
V. Little Folks of Labrador 116
VI. Little Folks of Newfoundland 120
VII. Little Folks of the United States 128
VIII. Little Folks of Mexico 179
IX. Little Folks of Central America 206
X. Little Folks of the West Indies 214

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