Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Wentworth & Hill's Examination Manual, Issue 1(Arithmetic)/Google Books

No answer booklet, just test. Appears to cover elementary school and early middle school mathematics, and probably proceeds, School Arithmetics(Grades 7 and 8).

Wentworth & Hill's examination manuals, Issue 1
Authors George Albert Wentworth, George Anthony Hill
Publisher Ginn & Co., 1894

School Arithmetics(Grades 7 and 8)/Google Books

School arithmetics
Wentworth-Smith mathematical series
School Arithmetics, George Albert Wentworth
Book 3 of School arithmetics: book one-three
Authors George Albert Wentworth, David Eugene Smith
Publisher Ginn, 1920

School Algebra(Grades 5 and 6) + Teacher's Copy/Google books

Wentworth-Smith mathematical series
School Arithmetics, George Albert Wentworth
Book 2 of School arithmetics: book one-three
Authors George Albert Wentworth, David Eugene Smith
Publisher Ginn, 1920

School algebra: teachers' edition
Book 2 of School Algebra, George Albert Wentworth
Wentworth-Smith mathematical series
Author George Albert Wentworth
Publisher Ginn and Company, 1913

Solid Geometry/Google Books

Solid geometry
Wentworth-Smith mathematical series
Authors George Albert Wentworth, David Eugene Smith
Publisher Ginn and Company, 1913
Length 191 pages

Elementary geometry, plane and solid: for use in high schools and academies/Google Books

Elementary geometry, plane and solid: for use in high schools and academies
Author Thomas Franklin Holgate
Publisher The Macmillan company, 1901
Length 440 pages

THE Book of Elegies(English Classics)/Google Books

Published 1893


Friday, December 25, 2009

Gulliver's Travels into Some Remote Countries/Google books

Gulliver's Travels rewritten for younger children.

Gulliver's travels into some remote countries
Authors Jonathan Swift, James Baldwin
Publisher American Book Co., 1908
Length 172 pages


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Guide to Systematic Readings in the Encyclopedia Britannica

Many courses of study and reading guides.

A guide to systematic readings in the Encyclopedia Britannica: new & revised ed
Author James Baldwin
Publisher Werner co., 1897


Encyclopedia Britannica here.

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Winston Readers, The Primer/Google Books

The Winston readers
The Winston Readers, Ethel Maltby Gehres
Authors Sidney Grant Firman, Ethel Maltby Gehres
Publisher J.C. Winston, 1918


Teacher's manual

Reading Literature, Second Grade Reader/Google Books

Reading literature
The Reading-literature series, Harriette Taylor Treadwell
Authors Harriette Taylor Treadwell, Margaret Free
Publisher Row, Peterson and Co., 1912


Friday, December 18, 2009

The Trees and Plants Mentioned in the Bible/Google Books

The trees and plants mentioned in the Bible
Publisher Religious Tract Society, 1895
Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Length 235 pages

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Education by Plays and Games/Google Books

Ages 0-15.
Education by plays and games
Author George Ellsworth Johnson
Publisher Ginn & company, 1907
Length 234 pages

Christmas Themed Children's Literature/Google Books & More

Post bumped up from last year.

The Children's Book of Christmas Stories

The Birds' Christmas Carol

Little Peter: a Christmas morality for children of any age

Stories for Every Holiday

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus Describes the life of Santa Claus from birth through old age and into immortality.

Santa Claus

Twas the Night Before Christmas 1912 edition by C. Clement Moore.

The Story of Santa Klaus: Told for Children of All Ages

Yule-tide Stories: A Collection of Scandinavian and North German Popular Tales & Traditions

Christmas: Its Origin and Associations: Together with Its Historical Events

Childrens' Holidays, The Christmas Tree

Old Christmas by Washington Irving,Randolph Caldecott

A Dog of Flanders

By Ouida, easy reading

Fifty Christmas Poems for Children, read only.

The Spirit of Christmas by Henry Van Dyke

The Christmas Rose, Good Stories for Great Holidays By Frances Jenkins Olcott

A Christmas child By Molesworth

The First Christmas Tree By Henry Van Dyke, Howard Pyle(high school)

The Children's Book of Christmas Stories

Little Peter: A Christmas Morality for Children of Any Age

Little Blossom's Reward: A Christmas Book for Children

An Old Fashioned Christmas Eve(Scandinavian)

The Christmas Porringer by Evaleen Stein

Christmas in Legend and Story by Elva S. Smith

Primer - The Little Christmas Tree(beginning reader)

Holyday Tales

Why the Chimes Rang

First Grade Reader, Christmas with the Grandparents.

Comprehensive list of Christmas stories at the Baldwin Project.

In the child's world: morning talks and stories for kindergartens, primary

Primary Education - lesson plans, stories, art, music, etc., 1926. Numerous pages, begins here.

Reindeer cut-out and nursery rhyme.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Good English, Oral and Written, Books 1-3/Google Books

Meant for third and fourth grades per Introduction.

Good English, oral and written,Volume 1
Volume 1 of Good English, Oral and Written, Clara E. Lynch
Good English, Oral and Written, Book One-three, Clara E. Lynch
Authors William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel, Clara E. Lynch, George Linaeus Marsh
Publisher Scott, Foresman and company, 1920

Meant for fifth and sixth grades per Introduction.

Good English, oral and written, Volume 2
Good English, Oral and Written, Book One-three, Clara E. Lynch
Authors William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel, Clara E. Lynch, George Linaeus Marsh
Publisher Scott, Foresman and company, 1921

Meant for seventh and eight grades per Introduction.

Good English, oral and written, Volume 3
Good English, Oral and Written, Book One-three, Clara E. Lynch
Authors William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel, Clara E. Lynch, George Linaeus Marsh
Publisher Scott, Foresman and company, 1918

Friday, December 4, 2009

Intermediate History of the United States: for Use in the Fifth and Sixth Grades of Catholic Schools/Google books

Intermediate history of the United States: for use in the fifth and sixth grades of Catholic schools
Volume 1270 of Harvard social studies textbooks preservation microfilm project
Authors Frank X. Sadlier, William H. Sadlier
Publisher William H. Sadlier, 1915
Length 301 pages

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Three Hundred Things a Bright Girl Can Do /Google Books

Three hundred things a bright girl can do
Author Lilla Elizabeth Kelley
Publisher D. Estes & company, 1903
Length 630 pages

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas in Legend and Story: a Book for Boys and Girls/Google Books

Christmas in legend and story: a book for boys and girls
Author Elva Sophronia Smith
Compiled by Elva Sophronia Smith, Alice Isabel Hazeltine
Publisher Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1915
Length 283 pages

A Budget of Christmas Tales/Google Books

A Budget of Christmas tales
The Christian Herald library
Authors Charles Dickens, Julia Thompson von Stosch Schayer, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mrs. Molesworth, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Herbert Winslow Collingwood, Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
Publisher The Christian Herald, 1895
Length 299 pages


Introduction to Fiction/MIT OpenCourseWare

A college level class from MIT.

21L.003 Introduction to Fiction

Also see:

21L.003 Reading Fiction

21L.420 Literary Studies: The Legacy of England

21L.471 Major English Novels

More here.

I have not reviewed these materials, so I'm not sure of the content. Please let me know what you think if you use these classes for high school students.

Friday, November 27, 2009

High School Christmas Readings/Google Books & Project Gutenberg

Christmas: its origin and associations, together with its historical events and festive celebrations during nineteen centuries: ...
Author William Francis Dawson
Publisher E. Stock, 1902
Original from Pennsylvania State University
Length 366 pages
Overview(High School)

Yule-Tide in Many Lands(Project Gutenberg)(High School)

A History of the United States for Catholic Schools/Google Books

A history of the United States for Catholic schools

Author Franciscan Sisters of the Perpetual Adoration (La Crosse, Wis.)
Publisher Scott, Foresman and company, 1914
Length 673 pages


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Storied West Indies/Google Books

The Storied West Indies
Appletons' home reading books
Author Frederick Albion Ober
Publisher D. Appleton and company, 1900
Length 291 pages


Monday, November 23, 2009

Outlines for Kindergarten and Primary Classes in the Study of Nature and Related Subjects: Arranged by Months

Outlines for kindergarten and primary classes in the study of nature and related subjects: Arranged by months
Authors E. Maud Cannell, Margaret E. Wise
Publisher E.L. Kellogg & co., 1897
Length 162 pages


Handicraft for Handy Girls: Practical Plans for Work and Play/Google Books

Handicraft for handy girls: practical plans for work and play
Authors Albert Neely Hall, Dorothy Perkins
Publisher Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1916
Length 413 pages


Children's Printable Vintage Thanksgiving Stories and Poems

Click here.

Also see the Holiday Lessons: Early Elementary - Middle School label.

The Language-speller/Google Books

Language work with spelling, probably for mid-elementary school.

The language-speller
Author Elizabeth Hill Spalding
Publisher Richardson, Smith & Company, 1899

Friday, November 20, 2009

Eskimo Reading Resources and Supplements

Coloring page at left - click to enlarge and print.

Eskimo finger plays for preschool.

Eskimo sand table

An Artic Scene

Eskimo boy paper doll

Original 1922 Lucy Perkins The Twins Series paper dolls 

Igloo coloring page

As supplements to:

A Treasury of Eskimo Tales

The Twins Series - Eskimo(grade 2)/Project Gutenberg
Perkins, Lucy Fitch, 1865-1937

Around the world with the children(We Go to Cold Lands)

More reading here from my library.

Cut Out Paper Dolls/Google Books

Public school methods, Volume 1(Kindergarten).
Main page.

School arts, Volume 19 Red Cross and American Indian dolls and boy scout, camp fire girl, and little Mary.
Main page.

Homes for Paper Dolls, Harper's Bazaar .
Main page.

Industrial art text-books(dolls, clothes, furniture, and rooms) Pages 30-40.
Main page.

What shall we do now?: Five hundred games and pastimes, Paper dolls Pages 258-262. Doll house furniture, pages 243-257 .
Main page.

Taylor First Grade Reader with story and dolls. Pages 42-43(house), and pages 72-74, pages 76-78.

Godey's Magazine - numerous. Scroll down to images of select pages.

Easy steps in housekeeping; or, Mary Frances' adventures among the doll people - doll furniture and story book.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pictures That Every Child Should Know: a Selection of the World's Art/Google Books

Pictures that every child should know: a selection of the world's art masterpieces for young people
Author Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Publisher Doubleday, Page & Company, 1908
Length 387 pages

Water Wonders Every Child Should Know: Little Studies of Dew, Frost, Snow, Ice, and Rain/Google Books

Water wonders every child should know: little studies of dew, frost, snow, ice and rain
Author Jean May Thompson
Publisher Doubleday, Page & company, 1907
Original from Cornell University
Length 233 pages

Monday, November 16, 2009

Appletons' Chart-primer: Exercises in Reading at Sight, and Language and Color Lessons for Beginners/Google Books

Appletons' chart-primer: exercises in reading at sight, and language and color lessons for beginners

Author Rebecca D. Rickoff
Publisher American Book Company, 1884
Length 48 pages


The Nursery Lesson Book/Google Books

FIFTY EASY LESSONS, EACH LESSON COMBINING SIMPLE AND PROGRESSIVE INSTRUCTION IN READING, WRITING, ARITHMETIC, DRAWING, AND SINGING. More like an activity book as the lessons go quickly, and the material is very general. This is definitely not a mastery approach. 16 songs with music scores included as well.

The nursery lesson book: a guide for mothers in teaching young children
Author Philip Gengembre Hubert
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1889
Length 74 pages

Wood wanderings

Nature reader for middle school and up.

Wood wanderings
Author Winthrop Packard
Publisher Small, Maynard and company, 1910
Length 220 pages


Thursday, November 12, 2009

When Mother Lets Us Cut Out Pictures

When mother lets us cut out pictures
Author Ida Estelle Boyd
Publisher Moffat, Yard and Company, 1912
Length 94 pages

The Anatomy of the Frog

The anatomy of the frog
Volume 2 of Translations of foreign biological memoirs
Authors Alexander Ecker, George Haslam
Translated by George Haslam
Publisher Clarendon Press, 1889
Length 449 pages


History of Ancient Egypt , Art, & Atlas /Google Books

Ancient Egypt
The story of the nations
Authors George Rawlinson, Arthur Gilman
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902
Length 408 pages

An atlas of ancient Egypt

Art in Egypt

Monday, November 9, 2009

Reading--literature: The Primer/Google Books

Reading--literature: the primer
Volume 2411 of Harvard reading textbooks preservation microfilm project
Authors Harriette Taylor Treadwell, Margaret Free
Publisher Row, Peterson & Company, 1910
Length 120 pages

Includes The Gingerbread Boy, The Little Red Hen, and Three Billy Goats Gruff .

Elson-Runkel Primer and Teacher's Copy/Google Books

Elson-Runkel primer

Authors William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel
Publisher Scott, Foresman and company, 1914
Length 128 pages

Manual for the Elson-Runkel primer

Bold and Brave by Horatio Alger/Project Gutenburg

For about 4th through sixth grades. Click here.

From HoratioAlgerJr.com"

What does the Horatio Alger "Strive and Succeed" philosophy consist of? Are there contemporary versions of it?
There are several elements in the Horatio Alger "Strive and Succeed" Philosophy:

* hard work
* study (informal rather than formal)
* loyalty to superiors and subordinates
* abstaining from alcohol
* frugal living
* importance of dress and personal grooming
* personal integrity
* speaking and writing effectively
* non-credal religious values (Unitarian)
* avoidance of violence and revenge
* speaking the whole truth
* brotherhood of males (family without a mother)
* obligation to help and protect the weak and unfortunate
* duty to mother and/or sisters
* courtesy to all
* accepting the success of others
* emphasis on a secure home
* accept assistance of benefactors
* expectation of own success, acceptance
* eschew class hatred

The Alger success formula seems very like what one finds in _The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin_. Alger's code is less pragmatic and more altruitstic than Poor Richard's. Alger's code imposes significant personal obligations, but it is not at all individualistic. The Alger code does not seem to have much in common with those individuals labeled "Horatio Alger success stories."

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Child's History Of Art/Internet Archive

Author: V. M. Hillyer, 1933
Publisher: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc.
Click here.

Healthful Living, Based on the Essentials of Physiology: for High School Pupils/Google Books

Healthful living, based on the essentials of physiology: for high school pupils
Author Jesse Feiring Williams
Publisher Macmillan, 1919
Length 431 pages

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Bee-man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales/Google books

The bee-man of orn and other fanciful tales
Author Frank Richard Stockton
Publisher Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919
Length 193 pages

Middle school and up.

Includes Old Pipes and the Dryad

Boy's Adventure Novel: The Aztec Treasure-house/Google Books

We haven't read this one, but did see it recommended for the seventh grade in this old children's resource bibliography.

Book overview from Google Books:
"The narrator travels in Mexico with a party including a Franciscan monk and an Indian youth, to find a lost race of Aztecs and a hidden treasure of gold, jewels and writings."

The Aztec treasure-house: a romance of contemporaneous antiquity
Author Thomas Allibone Janvier
Publisher Harper, 1890
Length 446 pages

Friday, October 30, 2009

Want Not, Waste Not/Google Books

Didactic character training for ages 7-10(approximate).

Waste not, want not: or, Two strings to your bow
Author Maria Edgeworth
Publisher G. Routledge and Sons, 1883
Length 127 pages


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Stepping Stones to Literature(First Grade) Reader/Google Books

Beautifully illustrated first grade reader.

Stepping Stones to Literature
Authors Sarah Louise Arnold, Charles Benajah Gilbert
Publisher Silver, Burdett and company, 1902
Length 128 pages


Fanciful Tales by Frank Richard Stockton/Gooogle Books

Fanciful Tales
Authors Frank Richard Stockton, Julia Elizabeth Langworthy
Editor Julia Elizabeth Langworthy
Publisher C. Scribner's Sons, 1904
Length 135 pages

As recommended by Special Method in the Reading of Complete English Classics, 1904. Recommended for fourth grade, but great for read aloud for younger and older elementary aged children.

Kingsley's Greek Heroes/Project Gutenburg

Appropriate for fourth - fifth grades.

Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Special Method in the Reading of Complete English Classics/Google Books

A general study guide for fourth through eighth grade students.

Special Method in the Reading of Complete English Classics in the Grades of the Common School
Author Charles Alexander McMurry
Publisher Macmillan, 1904
Length 254 pages


Chapter Three is most useful followed by the list of books.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fall/Autumn Nature Study, Literature, and Poetry

Click here.

Peter and Polly Readers/Google Books

There is no mention of grade, but I think it may be advanced second grade, early third. These books are free to read online, download, or print(right click on image of page). Pages are printable as long as you have them set on HTML(bottom of Google Book pages). I've linked the pages defaulted to HTML. The standard mode allows scrolling through the pages, but excludes printable pages.

Peter and Polly in Autumn by Rose Lucia

American Book Co., 1918
Length 176 pages

Also see:

Peter and Polly in Winter

Peter and Polly in Spring

Peter and Polly in Summer

Peter and Polly Dolls, not related, but cute vintage craft activity for the lower grades.

Friday, October 23, 2009


First year college Biology book here.

The Online Biology Book is hosted by Estrella Mountain Community College.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Google Books Blocking Download Helpers

If you are using a download helper for downloading books at Google Books, you may receive a temporary ban(24 hours) from downloading. Spidering is against the terms of service, and download helpers appear to trigger blocking. I'll be taking down the link for the free download helper. It's a shame because this was a very handy way for me to download books a little at a time with my slow connection.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Reading Selections on Fish Migration

These free public domain resources were used to develop an essay with leveled reading selections from multiple grades(third through eighth grade).

Sharing here.

Penelope's Irish Experiences/Google Books

Penelope's Irish Experiences
Publisher Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1901
Length 327 pages


Monday, October 12, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Short History of the Catholic Church

A Short History of the Catholic Church
Authors Hermann Wedewer, Joseph McSorley
Publisher B. Herder Book Co., 1916
Length 357 pages


The Scottish Chiefs/Google Books

First published in England in 1809, The Scottish Chiefs became enormously popular throughout all of Europe.  This sweeping epic depicts the 1296-1305 rebellion of the Scots against the tyrannical King Edward, a rebellion led by the gallant Sir William Wallace, Edward's "equal in all things but crown and his superior in being true to unblemished honor."  The heroic adventures of Wallace as he fights to return the throne of Scotland and restore peace to his homeland will enthrall a new generation of readers. ~ Lamp Post Books(Beautiful Feet Books)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Down the Snow Stairs/Google Books

Down the snow stairs; or, From good-night to good-morning
Author Alice Corkran
Publisher Scribner and Welford, 1887
Length 257 pages

Overview here.

"On Christmas Eve, eight-year-old Kitty cannot sleep, knowing that her beloved little brother is critically ill due to her own disobedience. Traveling in a dream to Naughty Children Land, she meets many strange people, including Daddy Coax and Lady Love. Kitty longs to return to the Path of Obedience but can she resist the many temptations she faces? Will she nd her way home in time for Christmas? An imaginative and delightful read-aloud for the whole family!" from Salem Ridge Books.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wonderful Tales from Denmark/Google Books

Wonderful tales from Denmark
Author Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher James Miller, 1864
Length 314 pages


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Guide to the Study of the History and the Constitution of the United States

A guide to the study of the history and the Constitution of the United States
Author William Whitehead Rupert
Publisher Ginn & Company, 1888
Length 130 pages

Overview here.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Calculus/ MIT OpenCourseWare

"Published in 1991 and still in print from Wellesley-Cambridge Press, the book is a useful resource for educators and self-learners alike. It is well organized, covers single variable and multivariable calculus in depth, and is rich with applications. There is also an online Instructor's Manual and a student Study Guide."

Click here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Beginner's Latin Book/Google Books

The Beginner's Latin Book
Authors William Coe Collar, Moses Grant Daniell, Ginn and Company
Publisher Ginn & Company, 1893
Length 283 pages

Overview here.

Ginn & Company's Classical Atlas/Google Books

Ginn & Company's classical atlas: in twenty-three coloured maps, with complete index
Authors Ginn and Company, Alexander Keith Johnston
Publisher Ginn, 1910
Length 43 pages

Overview here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Short Sermons for Children

Title Short sermons for children
Author Elizabeth Rumsey
Publisher Wertheim, Macintosh, and Hunt, 24, Paternoster-Row, and 23, Holles-Street, Cavendish-Square, 1859

Overview here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Child's History of Ireland/Google Books

A Child's History of Ireland
Author Patrick Weston Joyce
Publisher Longmans, Green, 1897
Length 507 pages

Overview here.

The Book of Knowledge/Google books

The book of knowledge: or, An explanation of words and things connected with all the arts and sciences
By George Crabb
Publisher Leavitt & Allen
Original from the New York Public Library
Length 368 pages

Overview here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Well-Known Piano Solos, How to Play Them/Google Books

Click here.

Famous Men of Modern Times

"This easy to read text will be not only be a delight for your child to read, but also provide a great insight to the foundations of the modern world. You can experience the adventurous times of the birth of the modern era through the eyes of such men as Lorenzo de Medici, Christopher Columbus, Galileo, Newton, Napoleon, Gladstone, and George Washington."

Overview here.

Authors John Henry Haaren, Addison B. Poland
Publisher American Book Co., 1909
Length 352 pages

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hero Tales from History

Book overview provided by Google Books:
"Here are mighty men of the world and makers of modern American. Some of the men chosen as the heroes of these stories were great figures in world history and were selected because they are among the foremost heroes of our own country and our own culture. Hero Tales from History are told with the thought of the mental development of the children. Each story has a hero, full of action and written in a clear and simple language.The history of the past can never become a vital thing to us or to those whom we teach until the men of the past are live, flesh and blood men."

Hero tales from history
Author Smith Burnham
Edition illustrated
Publisher The John C. Winston company, 1922

Overview here.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Black American History/Google Books

The Negro in Our History
Author Carter Godwin Woodson
Publisher Associated Publishers, 1922
Overview here.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Story Book of Science/Google Books

Click here for overview.

The story-book of science
Authors Jean-Henri Fabre, Florence Constable Bicknell
Translated by Florence Constable Bicknell
Publisher The Century Co., 1917

Monday, August 17, 2009

Great Inventors and Their Inventions/Google Books


Great Inventors and Their Inventions
Author Frank Puterbaugh Bachman
Publisher American Book Company, 1918
Length 304 pages

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Alexander the Great/Goggle Books


Alexander the Great
Makers of history, Jacob Abbott
Author Jacob Abbott
Publisher Harper, 1901
Length 278 pages

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Classic Myths in English Literature/Google Books

The Classic Myths in English Literature
by Charles Mills Gayley, Thomas Bulfinch.
Publisher Ginn, 1893
Length 539 pages

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Elements of Geology / Google Books


The Elements of Geology
Author William Harmon Norton
Publisher Ginn & company, 1905
Length 461 pages

Friday, August 7, 2009

Free E-Book: Embracing the E-Book Revolution

I'm not sure how long this PDF download will be free, but it is helpful for those wanting to learn more about using E-books for homeschooling.

Click here.

HT to Denese.

Primary Word Studies/Google Books


Word studies: Primary book and Advanced book
Author Edwin Samuels Sheppe
Publisher B.F. Johnson Publishing Co., 1905
Length242 pages

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Practical English for High Schools/Google Books


Practical English for High Schools
Authors William Dodge Lewis, James Fleming Hosic
Publisher American Book Co., 1916
Length 415 pages

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Famous Men of Rome/Google Books


Famous Men of Rome
Author John Haaren
Publisher Wilder Publications, 1904
Length 120 pages

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Elements of Geology/Google Books


The Elements of Geology
William Harmon Norton
Publisher Ginn & company, 1905
Length 461 pages

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pinneo's Primary Grammar of the English Language: for Beginners


Pinneo's primary grammar of the English language: for beginners
Author Timothy Stone Pinneo
Edition revised
Publisher W.B. Smith, 1854
Length 160 pages

Friday, July 24, 2009

Camping For Boys/Project Gutenburg

Camping For Boys by Henry William Gibson

Click here.

Vacation Camping for Girls/Google Books

Click here.

Hints for Camping and Walking/Google Books


The Fishing-rod and How to Use It /Google Books


The Fishing-rod and how to Use it: A Treatise on the Various Arts of Angling, Trolling, Spinning, and Fly-fishing
Author Glenfin
Publisher Baily Brothers, 1860
Length 87 pages

The Complete Manual for Young Sportsmen/Google Books


The complete manual for young sportsmen: with directions for handling the gun, the rifle, and the rod; the art of shooting on the wing; the breaking, management, and hunting of the dog; the varieties and habits of game; river, lake, and sea fishing, etc
Author Frank Forester
Publisher W.A. Townsend, 1864
Length 477 pages

Monday, July 20, 2009

Uncle Wiggily/Google Books


Title Uncle Wiggily Longears: Complete in Two Parts. Fifty-two Stories, One for Each Week of the Year ...
Author Howard Roger Garis
Publisher R.F. Fenno, 1915
Length 200 pages

Sunday, July 19, 2009

How to Study/Google Books


How to Study
Author George Fillmore Swain
Publisher McGraw-Hill book company, inc, 1917
Length 65 pages

Computing Tables and Mathematical Formulas/Google Books


Computing Tables and Mathematical Formulas: Arranged for the Use of High Schools and Colleges
Author Eugene Henry Barker
Publisher Ginn and company, 1913
Length 88 pages

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Beginner's History of Philosophy

Volume One.

Volume Two.

A Beginner's History of Philosophy
Author Herbert Ernest Cushman
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919

Sunday, July 5, 2009

General Science/Project Gutenberg


Click here.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Builders of Democracy/Google Books

Read here.

Builders of democracy
Author Edwin Almiron Greenlaw
Publisher Scott, Foresman and Co., 1918
Length 339 pages

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Our Hero, General U. S. Grant/Google Books

Begin reading here.


Our Hero, General U. S. Grant: When, Where, and how He Fought. In Words of One Syllable
Authors Josephine Pollard, Edwin Forbes
Illustrated by Edwin Forbes
Publisher McLoughlin brothers, 1885
Length 167 pages

Saturday, June 27, 2009

History of Russia for Younger Children/Google Books

Begin reading here.

History of Russia in words of one syllable
Author Helen Ainslie Smith
Illustrated by Joseph L. Blamire, Edgar Barclay, Alexander De Rar, J. K.
Publisher A.L. Burt Co., 1898
Length 228 pages

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Stories from Don Quixote/Google Books

Begin reading here.


Stories from Don Quixote: Written Anew for Young People
Authors James Baldwin, John Lang, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher American book company, 1910
Length 287 pages

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Arithmetic Reader for Second Grade Pupils

Begin reading here here.


The arithmetic reader for second grade pupils
Authors Frank H. Hall, Geo. Sherwood & Co
Publisher Sherwood & Co., 1898
Length 96 pages

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Changes at Google Books

Today I noticed a whole new screen when I clicked into specific Google Books. There is no longer a button on the sidebar for HTML. I did find it on the bottom of the main page for Google Books. So now if you want to print off a few pages or images, you need to go to the Google Main Menu page and click at the bottom to HTML mode. This is the only way to copy and save images of specific pages to your computer. Entire books can still be downloaded to a PDF, and plain text is still available at the book links.

Or copy and paste: http://books.google.com/books?output=html into your browser.

Clickable link to go directly to Google Books in HTML mode.

The Stone-Millis Arithmetics Primary/Google Books

Click here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A History of Mathematics/Google Books

A history of mathematics
By Florian Cajori
Published by Macmillan & Co., 1893
422 pages

Begin reading here.

Main page.

This would be appropriate for advanced high school students

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Boys of Other Countries/Internet Archives



Click here.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Heroic Legends/Google Books

Heroic Legends: The Stories of St. George and the Dragon, Robin Hood, Richard and Blondel, and Other Legends
By Agnes Grozier Herbertson, Helen Stratton
Contributor Leon J. Whitsell
Published by Blackie and Son, 1908
253 pages

Main page.

Begin reading here.

Elementary - early middle school.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Everyday Classics: Seventh Reader : American Life and Literature /Google Books

Everyday Classics: Seventh Reader : American Life and Literature for Grammar Grades and Junior High School
By Franklin Thomas Baker, Ashley Horace Thorndike
Published by Macmillan Co., 1918
424 pages

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Heroes of Progress: Stories of Successful Americans/Google books

Heroes of Progress: Stories of Successful Americans
By Eva March Tappan
Published by Houghton Mifflin company, 1921
263 pages

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John James Audubon, Lover and Student of Birds i

Mark Hopkins, President of Williams College . . . .11

Cyrus H. McCoRM1CK, Inventor of the Reaper .... 20

Charles Goodyear, a Man who Persevered .... 30

William T. G.morton, Master of Pain 39

Elias Howe, Inventor of the Sewing-Machine .... 47

Maria Mitchell, Astronomer and Teacher 54

Henry Oscar Houghton, Printer and Publisher . . .61

Cyrus W. Field, the Manwho Laid the Atlantic Cable. . .71

Jean Lou1s Rodolphe Agassiz, Beloved Teacher of Science . 79

Julia Ward Howe, Author of the "Battle Hymn of the Repub-

lic" 91

George Thorndike Angell, Knight of Kindness to Animals 97

Luther Burbank, Plant-Breeder 106

Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor of the Telephone . .115

John Wanamaker, Founder of the Departme.nl Store . . .122

Frances E. Willard, Temperance Reformer 132

Clara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross . . . 140

Booker T. Washington, Founder of Tuskegee Institute . . 147

Augustus Saint-gaudens, Greatest American Sculptor . .157

James Jerome Hill, Builder of Railroads 168

John Muir, the Man who Loved Trees and Mountains . .179

Theodore Thomas, the Man who Taught us to Love Music . 189

Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor 199

Edwin Austin Abbey, Illustrator and Painter .... 208

Samuel Pierpont Langley, Inventor of the First Heavier-than-

Air Flying Machine 217

Andrew Carnegie, the Man who Would not Die Rich . . 228

William Crawford Gorgas, who Made the Canal Zone

Safe 237

Robert E. Peary, Discoverer of the North Pole .... 245

George Washington Goethals, Builder of the Panama Canal 254

Monday, June 1, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Butterfly Vivarium; or, Insect Home/Google books

The butterfly vivarium; or, insect home: or, insect home
By Henry Noel Humphreys
Published 1858
Original from Oxford University
Digitized Sep 8, 2006Main page.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Learning to Read; a Manual for Teachers Using the Aldine Readers: A Manual and Readers/Google Books

Teacher's guide for Aldine Readers Primer through Book Two:

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Learning to Read; a Manual for Teachers Using the Aldine Readers: A Manual for Teachers Using The Aldine Readers
By Frank Ellsworth Spaulding, Catherine Turner Bryce
Edition: revised
Published by Newson & company, 1918
243 pages

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Aldine Readers:

The Aldine Readers Primer(Internet Archives)

The Aldine Readers: Book One

The Aldine Readers: Book Two

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Rollo's Experiments/Google Books

Rollo's Experiments
By Jacob Abbott, William Jay Baker, Sheldon & Company (New York, N.Y.)
Illustrated by Frederick M. Coffin
Contributor William Jay Baker, John Andrew, Sheldon & Company, Phillips, Sampson & Company
Published by Sheldon, 1862
180 pages

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About third - fourth grade level.