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