Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lessons in English/Google Books

These books have no grade assigned to them; however, they appear appropriate for third - fifth grade. The lessons emphasis beginning writing skills.

Book One
Book Two

A Fifth Grade Reader/Google Books

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Poems of American History/Google Books

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U.S. History Primer/Googe Books

There is no grade assigned to this history book although there is some mention that it was prepared by a high school teacher. It looks very general for high school. It is probably better suited for middle school. Click here.

McFadden Language Series/Google Books

There are no grades assigned to these books; however they appear to be appropriate for third and fourth grade. They have some really nice writing lessons, some with illustrated picture prompts for creative writing. I plan to use a few of these pages for writing assignments for by fourth grade student this summer.

Book One
Book Two

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day Multi-Grade Readings for Children

Public School Methods, Memorial Day lesson suggestions. Elementary school.

One Year of Sunday School Lessons for Young Children, Gideon's Army.

The Patriotic Reader, for Seventh and Eighth Grades, Memorial Day.

Seat Work and Industrial Occupations: A Practical Course for Primary, pages 88-89, craft.

Fifth Reader, Liberty or Death!

Memorial Day (Decoration Day) Its Celebration, Spirit, and Significance, high school.

History primer, late elementary - middle school.

Stories for Every Holiday
middle elementary school.

Home Occupations for Boys and Girls, elementary school.

Reading suggestions from above: Lincoln's
Gettysburg address should be read. Also Lowell's "
The Present Crisis."(high school) "Bugle Echoes," compiled by
Francis F. Browne, contains 150 poems of the Civil
War, both Northern and Southern(high school).

Story Hour Readings, seventh grade, Woodrow Wilson address.

Printable Memorial Day short stories for elementary school.

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Junior Highway to English: A Textbook for the Seventh and Eighth/Google Books

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Junior High School Speller/Google Books

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A First and Second Latin Book for Junior High Schools/Google Books

Book One

Book Two

American Community Civics for High Schools and Junior High Schools/Google Books

Click here.

Studies in Science(Plant): For Seventh and Eighth Grades/Google Books

Covers plant science. Click here.

The Patriotic Reader, for Seventh and Eighth Grades/Google Books

Click here.

Junior High School English/Google Books

Book One Seventh Grade

Book Two Eighth Grade

Junior High School Mathematics/Google Books

Book One

Book Two

Book Three

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Twins Series/Project Gutenberg

Perkins, Lucy Fitch, 1865-1937
The Belgian Twins
The Dutch Twins
The Eskimo Twins
The French Twins
The Japanese Twins
The Puritan Twins
The Scotch Twins
The Spartan Twins
The Swiss Twins

Children's Myths and Fairy Tales from Around the World/Project Gutenberg

A long list of books at Project Gutenberg's Children's Book Shelf. Click here.

Our Little Korean Cousin/Project Gutenberg

Click here.

Kalitan, Our Little Alaskan Cousin/Project Gutenberg

Plain text only. Click here.

Peeps At Many Lands: Belgium/Project Gutenberg

Click here.

Peeps at Many Lands: Japan/Project Gutenberg

Click here.

Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt/Project Gutenberg

Click here.

Peeps at Many Lands: Norway/Project Gutenberg

Click here.

Legends That Every Child Should Know/Project Gutenberg

Plain text only. Click here.

I. HIAWATHA From "Indian Myths." By Ellen Emerson.
II. BEOWULF From "A Book of Famous Myths and Legends."
III. CHILDE HORN From "A Book of Famous Myths and Legends."
IV. SIR GALAHAD Alfred Tennyson.
V. RUSTEM AND SOHRAB From "The Epic of Kings. Stories Retold from Firdusi." By Helen Zimmern.
VI. THE SEVEN SLEEPERS OF EPHESUS From "Curious Myths of the Middle Ages." By Sabine Baring-Gould.
VII. GUY OF WARWICK From "Popular Romances of the Middle Ages." By George W. Cox, M. A. and Eustace Hinten Jones.
VIII. CHEVY CHASE From "The English and Scottish Popular Ballads." Edited by Francis James Child.
IX. THE FATE OF THE CHILDREN OF LIR From "Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of the Tuatha de Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland." Arranged and put into English by Lady Gregory.
X. THE BELEAGUERED CITY From "Voices of the Night." By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
XI. PRESTER JOHN From "Curious Myths of the Middle Ages." By Sabine Baring-Gould.
XII. THE WANDERING JEW From "Curious Myths of the Middle Ages." By Sabine Baring-Gould.
XIII. KING ROBERT OF SICILY From "The Wayside Inn." By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
XIV. THE LIFE OF THE BEATO TORELLO DA POPPI From "Il Libro d'Oro of Those Whose Names are Written in the Lamb's Book of Life." Translated from the Italian by Mrs. Francis Alexander. Originally written in Latin by Messer Torrelo of Casentino, Canonico of Fiesole, and put into Italian by Don Silvano.
XV. THE LORELEI From the German of Heinrich Heine.
XVI. THE PASSING OF ARTHUR From "Idylls of the King." By Alfred Tennyson.
XVII. RIP VAN WINKLE Washington Irving.
XVIII. THE GRAY CHAMPION From "Twice Told Tales." By Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Junior Classics-Volume 1/Project Gutenberg

Plain text only. Tales from other lands and classic fairy tales. Click here.



Manabozho H. R. Schoolcraft

The Woodpecker H. R. Schoolcraft

Why the Diver Duck Has So Few Tail Feathers H. R. Schoolcraft

Manabozho Changed to Wolf H. R. Schoolcraft

Manabozho is Robbed H. R. Schoolcraft

Manabozho and the Woodpeckers H. R. Schoolcraft

The Boy and the Wolves Andrew Lang

The Indian Who Lost His Wife Andrew Lang


Punchkin E. Frere

The Sun, Moon and Wind E. Frere

Why the Fish Laughed Joseph Jacob

The Farmer and Money Lender Joseph Jacob

Pride Goeth Before a Fall Joseph Jacob

The Wicked Sons Joseph Jacob

Tiger, Brahman, and Jackal Flora Annie Steel

The Lambikin Flora Annie Steel

The Rat's Wedding Flora Annie Steel

The Jackal and the Partridge Flora Annie Steel

The Jackal and the Crocodile Flora Annie Steel

The Jackal and the Iguana Flora Annie Steel

The Bear's Bad Bargain Flora Annie Steel

The Thief and the Fox Ramaswami Raju

The Farmer and the Fox Ramaswami Raju

The Fools and the Drum Ramaswami Raju

The Lion and the Goat Ramaswami Raju

The Glowworm and Jackdaw Ramaswami Raju

The Camel and the Pig Ramaswami Raju

The Dog and the Dog Dealer Ramaswami Raju

The Tiger, Fox, and Hunters Ramaswami Raju

The Sea, the Fox, and the Wolf Ramaswami Raju

The Fox in the Well Ramaswami Raju


Ashiepattle P. C. Asbjörnsen

The Squire's Bride P. C. Asbjörnsen

The Doll in the Grass P. C. Asbjörnsen

The Bear and the Fox P. C. Asbjörnsen

The Lad Who Went to the North Wind Sir George W. Dasent

The Husband Who Was to Mind the House Sir George W. Dasent

How One Went Out to Woo Sir George W. Dasent

Why the Bear is Stumpy-Tailed Sir George W. Dasent

Boots and the Princess Sir George W. Dasent

The Witch in the Stone Boat Andrew Lang


The Snuffbox Paul Sébillot

The Golden Blackbird Paul Sébillot

The Half-Chick Andrew Lang

The Three Brothers Hermann R. Kletke

The Glass Mountain Hermann R. Kletke


Huntsman the Unlucky John T. Naaké

Story of Little Simpleton John T. Naaké

The Golden Fish Lillian M. Gask


The Wonderful Hair W.S. Karajich

The Language of Animals W.S. Karajich

The Emperor Trojan's Ears W.S. Karajich

The Maiden Who Was Wiser Than the King W.S. Karajich


The Three Sons Lady Gregory


Hok Lee and the Dwarfs Andrew Lang

A Dreadful Boar Adele M. Fielde

The Five Queer Brothers Adele M. Fielde

The Accomplished Teakettle A.B. Mitford

Adventures of Little Peachling A.B. Mitford


The Two Lizards Annie Ker


De King and De Peafowl Mary P. Milne-Horne


Hansel and Grethel W. and J. Grimm

Thumbling W. and J. Grimm

The Six Swans W. and J. Grimm

Snow-White and Rose-Red W. and J. Grimm

The Ugly Duckling Hans C. Andersen

The Tinder-Box Hans C. Andersen

The Constant Tin Soldier Hans C. Andersen

The Fir Tree Hans C. Andersen

The Flying Trunk Hans C. Andersen

The Darning Needle Hans C. Andersen

Pen and Inkstand Hans C. Andersen

Cinderella Miss Mulock

Little Red Riding-Hood Charles Perrault

The Story of the Three Bears Robert Southey

Puss in Boots Charles Perrault

Jack the Giant-Killer Joseph Jacobs

Tom Thumb Joseph Jacobs

Blue Beard Charles Perrault

The Brave Little Tailor Anonymous

The Sleeping Beauty Charles Perrault

The Fair One With Golden Locks Miss Mulock

Beauty and the Beast Mme. d'AuLnoy

Jack and the Beanstalk Anonymous

Hop-o'-My-Thumb Joseph Jacobs

The Goose-Girl Anonymous

He Who Knew Not Fear Anonymous


The Town Mouse and the

Country Mouse Aesop

The Man, Boy, and Donkey Aesop

The Shepherd's Boy Aesop

Androcles Aesop

The Fox and the Stork Aesop

The Crow and the Pitcher Aesop

The Frogs Desiring a King Aesop

The Frog and the Ox Aesop

The Cock and the Pearl Aesop

The Fox Without a Tail Aesop

The Fox and the Cat Aesop

The Dog in the Manger Aesop

The Fox and the Goat Aesop

Belling the Cat Aesop

The Jay and the Peacock Aesop

The Ass and the Lap-Dog Aesop

The Ant and the Grasshopper Aesop

The Woodman and the Serpent Aesop

The Milkmaid and Her Pail Aesop

The Lion and the Mouse Aesop

Hercules and the Waggoner Aesop

The Lion's Share Aesop

The Fox and the Crow Aesop

The Dog and the Shadow Aesop

The Wolf and the Lamb Aesop

The Bat, Birds, and Beasts Aesop

The Belly and the Members Aesop

The Fox and the Grapes Aesop

The Swallow and the Birds Aesop

Boyhood in Norway/Project Gutenberg

Plain text only. Click here.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Cloister Songs and Hymns for Children By Sr. Mary Francis Clarke/Google Books

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The Sciences: A Reading Book for Children/Google Books

Click here.

Physical Training for Children by Japanese Methods/Google Books

Click here.

California Plants in Their Homes: A Botanical Reader/Google Books

Click here.

Famous Legends Adapted for Children/Google Books

Click here.

Wild Animals I have Known by Ernest Seton/Various Sources

The Baldwin Project : "A stirring account of the lives of eight wild animals, including Lobo, the king of Currumpaw; Silverspot, the story of a crow; Raggylug, the story of a cottontail rabbit; Bingo, the story of a dog; the Springfield fox; the pacing mustang; Wully, the story of a yaller dog; and Redruff, the story of the Don valley partridge. Ages 11-14"

Plain Text at Project Gutenberg.

Google Books with drawings.

The Wild Animal Play for Children, meant to go along with the book.

Speech Training for Children/Google Books

Click here.

First Lessons on Natural Philosophy(science), for Children

Click here. Only Part Two available.

The Cambridge Book of Poetry for Children/Google Books

Click here.

The Stars and Their Stories: A Book for Young People/Google Books

Click here.

The Geography of the Heavens and Class Book/Google Books

Click here.

Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory/Google Books

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Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory/Google Books

Click here.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Wild Flower Study/ Google Books

Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents by ANNA BOTSFORD COMSTOCK:

Hepatica, Yellow Adder's Tongue, Bloodroot, Trillium, Dutchman's Breeches and Squirrel Corn, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, The Violet, May Apple or Mandrake, Bluets, Yellow Lady's Slipper, or Moccasin Flower, Common Buttercup, Hedge Bindweed, Dodder, Milkweed, and Evening Primrose(Elementary - middle school).

Botany: An Elementary Text for Schools

The Fairyland of Flowers: A Popular Illustrated Botany(elementary - middle school). In addition to botany, this book contains poetry and literature relating to the flowers.

Reference Guides:

How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide

A Guide to the Wild Flowers

Southern Wild Flowers and Trees

Also see the cherry blossom post.

History Stories of Other Lands by Arthur Guy Terry/Google Books

The Normans - Constantinople(middle ages)

Age of Louis XIV - early 20th century(teens)

New Barnes Readers - Third Grade/Google Books

"NOBILITY True worth is in being, not seeming, In doing each day that goes by Some little good, not in dreaming Of great things to do by and by."

Click here.

Stories from the Poets - First Grade Reader/Google Books

Click here.

Japanese Fairy World: Stories from the Wonder-lore

Click here.