Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Basket Woman: a Book of Fanciful Indian Tales for Children

Title The Basket Woman: a Book of Fanciful Tales for Children

Author Mary Hunter Austin
Publisher Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1904
Length 220 pages
Click here.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Chin: Our Little Siamese Cousin/Google Books

Title Chin: Our Little Siamese Cousin
The Little Cousin Series
Author Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade
Illustrated by Lewis Jesse Bridgman
Publisher L.C. Page, 1912
Length 110 pages
Click here

Gabriel and the Hour Book/Google Books

Title Gabriel and the Hour Book

Author Evaleen Stein
Publisher L.C. Page & Company, 1906
Length 173 pages
Click here

Yesterday's Classics, 2005 - Fiction - 100 pages
Relates the story of the making of an "hour book" as a wedding gift from King Louis of France to Lady Anne of Brittany and the good fortune it brought to little Gabriel, Brother Stephen's color grinder. Inspired by the bunch of violets and cuckoo-buds Gabriel brings into the workroom, Brother Stephen conceives a new idea for an illuminated border. Instead of painting the border with scrolls and birds and flowers in the conventional way, he would decorate the book with borders of gold on which he would paint in realistic fashion the meadow wildflowers, and bees and butterflies, and all the little flying creatures. As Brother Stephen's color grinder, Gabriel makes the ink, grinds the gold, gathers the flowers, and prepares the colors for him. After the book is completed, Gabriel slips into the book a sheet on which he has penned a prayer to Lady Anne: "I, Gabriel Viaud, am Brother Stephen's colour-grinder; and I have made the ink for this book, and the glue, and caught the eels, and ground the gold and colours, and ruled the lines and gathered the flowers for the borders, and so I pray the Lord God will be kind and let my father out of prison in Count Pierre's castle, and tell Count Pierre to give us back our meadow and sheep, for we cannot pay the tax, and mother says we will starve." How his prayer is answered unfolds in the ensuing chapters. Evaleen Stein brings the medieval world to life for younger students through her stories set in the Middle Ages. A century ago when this book was first published, a reviewer in the Louisville Daily Courier wrote, "No works in juvenile fiction contain so many of the elements that stir the hearts of children and grown-ups as well as do the stories soadmirably told by this author."

Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic /Project Gutenberg

Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic by Olive Thorne Miller, 1906

Short stories for the very young.

Top-of-the-World Stories for Boys and Girls/Internet Archives

Poulsson, Emilie, and others, 1916
Click here.
Short stories and fables.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Eighth Reader, the Introduction to Literature/Google Books

Title Eighth Reader, the Introduction to Literature
Authors Franklin Thomas Baker, Ashley Horace Thorndike
Publisher Macmillan Co., 1918
Length 415 pages
Click here

Friday, December 17, 2010

First Spanish Reader: with Grammatical and Conversational Exercises

Title First Spanish Reader: with Grammatical and Conversational Exercises(seventh - eighth grades)
Author Aurelio Macedonio Espinosa
Publisher B.H. Sanborn & Co., 1920
Length 265 pages
Click here.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

December Multi-grade Stories and Lessons/Google Books and Others

Seventh Grade December Ethics Lessons

Children's December Picture Study(Holy Family) (very short)

Children's 1916 Christmas Memory Gem(early elementary)

December Christmas Picture Study
(long, pages 56-73): Corregio, Murillo, and others

Early Elementary Short Story: The Legend of Saint Christopher and the Christ Child

A Free Printable Christmas(Story of Christ) Unit Study 

The Princess's Pearls - a young spoiled girl learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Children's Christmas Cut and Pastes 

Poinsettia Study(elementary school)

Christmas Bells Poem

Children's Christmas Cut-out Bible Story

Christmas Themed Fifth and Sixth Grade Children's Literature/Google Books

Baldwin Online Christmas Stories(numerous)

Easy Star Lessons-December

Handbook of Nature Study: for Teachers and Pupils in Elementary Schools/December Birds in Northern States

A Second Reader: Designed to Teach Animated, Expressive, Oral Reading/December readings pages 67-86.

Sunday Morning in the Kindergarten, pages 142-153: Birth of Jesus, Story of the Shepherds, and The Wisemen.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Lessons - Early Elementary - Middle School

Thanksgiving and Christmas Lessons - High School.

Stories and Legends of Winter, Christmas, and New Year's Day(The Pearl Story Book)

Elementary Geography, "Zones and Their Boundaries(December)"

With Mr.Pickwick at Christmas, eighth grade reader

Poulsson, Emilie: A Legend of Mercy (Top of the World Series). 

Miller, Mrs. H.: Christmas in a Baggage Car, Lottie's Christmas Tree (Kristy's Rainy Day Picnics). 

Christmas and New Year in Mexico, Metropolitan magazine, 1906

Las Posadas(Mexican Christmas festival), Boys' Life, 1974, readable online only - two page article with color photos.

The Christmas Tree, The Basket Woman: a Book of Fanciful Indian Tales for Children
By Mary Hunter Austin.

......more later.

All Google Books are linked in HTML, so pages may be printed, if desired. Simply right click of the image of the pages at the links, and save.

Twenty-Four Unusual Stories for Boys and Girls(short classics)/Project Gutenburg

Twenty-Four Unusual Stories for Boys and Girls, 1921.

Click here.

Includes authors such as: Hans Christian Andersen, Rev. Jay T. Stocking, Howard Pyle, and Joseph Jacobs.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

(Month by Month)Nature Study in Elementary Schools: First Reader‎/Google Books

Title Nature Study in Elementary Schools: First Reader
Author Lucy Langdon Williams Wilson
Publisher Macmillan, 1899
Length 253 pages
Click here.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Historical Reader for Schools/Google Books

Title A Historical Reader
Author Henry Elliot Shepherd
Publisher D. Appleton and Co., 1888

Interesting narratives touching upon American and European historical figures.

New Download Page at Google Books

Instead of having the button for the download in the upper right corner on the main page for each book, there is now a link to the Google Ebook reader. To download the books to PDF or view in Plain Text, click to any page within the book. The download button for PDF and the Plain Text view will be in the upper right hand corner on any page view.  Maybe this was just an oversight, and they will add a download button back to the main overview page.

The Boston Tea Party, December 1773(Illustrated Story)/Google Books

Title The Boston Tea Party, December 1773
Authors H. W. McVickar, Josephine Pollard
Publisher Dodd, Mead & company, 1882
Length 32 pages

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Baby World Stories, Rhymes, and Pictures for Little Folks/Google Boooks

Title Baby World Stories, Rhymes, and Pictures for Little Folks
Author Mary Mapes Dodge
Published 1886

Written in syllabication for early readers.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Studies in Reading: Seventh Grade/Google Books

Title Studies in Reading: Seventh Grade
Authors J. W. Searson, George Ellsworth Martin
Publisher University Publishing Co., 1914
Length 371 pages

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Achievements of Celebrated Men/Google Books

Title Achievements of Celebrated Men
Author James Parton
Publisher J. B. Alden, 1883
Length 841 pages

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Out and About: a Boy's Adventures, Written for Adventurous Boys/Google Books

To help and teach, to amuse, and to silently instill love and faith, boldness of heart, trust, and honesty in such boys, then—to do some little good to every reader—is the aim of this book. Each incident described is true; exaggeration and straining for effect have been kept quite out of our pages, and the dearest wish of the author is that the book may serve the purpose it was written for.

Title Out and About: a Boy's Adventures, Written for Adventurous Boys
Author James Hain Friswell
Illustrated by George Cruikshank
Publisher Groombridge and Sons, 1860
Length 326 pages

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Free Homeschooling Curriculum

A resource using the Robinson book list(Joyful Light Education). The books are all in public domain and available online; however this is a wonderful time saver. They have done the leg work and linked to each book. All but a few are available via this link list.

Also see their post on How to Organize a Free Curriculum.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Narrative English Grammar/Google Books

Title The Narrative English Grammar: with Exercises and Questions Illustrated
Chamber's Educational Course
Author Robert Armstrong
Publisher W. & R. Chambers, 1884
Length 54 pages

Click on image to enlarge for preview/example lesson.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Historical Novels Of Georg Ebers(Historical Fiction- Egypt )/Project Gutenberg

Georg Ebers (1837-1898), famous Egyptologist and novelist.



Egyptian Princess
The Sisters
The Emperor
Homo Sum
Bride of the Nile
A Thorny Path
In Fire of the Forge
Barbara Blomberg
A Word, Only a Word
The Burgomaster's Wife
Complete Short Works
The Story of My Life

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan/Google Books

Title Ancient Tales and Folklore of Japan
Author Richard Gordon Smith
Illustrated by Mo-No-Yuki
Publisher A. & C. Black, 1908
Length 360 pages

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stories of Ancient Peoples/Google Books

Title Stories of Ancient Peoples
Eclectic School Readings
Author Emma Josephine Arnold
Publisher American Book Company, 1901
Length 232 pages

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Masterpieces of the Great Artists, A.D. 1400-1700

Title Masterpieces of the Great Artists, A.D. 1400-1700
Author N. D'Anvers
Publisher G. Bell and sons, 1895
Length 85 pages

Greek Sculpture/Google Books

Title Greek Sculpture: A Collection of Sixteen Pictures of Greek Marbles, with Introduction and Interpretation
Riverside Art Series
Author Estelle May Hurll
Publisher Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1901
Length 97 pages

Friday, November 5, 2010

Real Things in Nature/Google Books

Title Real Things in Nature: A Reading Book of Science for American Boys and Girls
Author Edward Singleton Holden
Publisher Macmillan, 1903
Length 443 pages

"The topics are grouped under nine general heads: Astronomy, Physics, Meteorology, Chemistry, Geology, Zoology, Botany, The Human Body, and The Early History of Mankind. The various parts of the volume give the answers to the thousand and one questions continually arising in the minds of youths at an age when habits of thought for life are being formed."

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November Multi-grade Short Stories, Poems, and Clip Art

Teachers Magazine, 1909(early - late elementary): Memory Gems for November

Early English Exploration with comprehension questions(older children)

Ways of Flowers 

Homes in Other Lands: Eskimos

The Pilgrims with a spelling and writing list
Nature Stories, Winter is Coming


The Transfiguration by Raphael, Art Study(middle school and up)


(School Classics)

Stories of the United States
By Anna C. Davis, 1896
The Pilgrims and the
First Thanksgiving Day—two chapters.

Stories of Colonial Children
By Mara L. Pratt, 1894
3d—4th Grades. Chapters on Pilgrims, In-
dian Visitors and First Thanksgiving.
Illus. 223 pp.

When the Birds Go North Again — Higginson.
The Pumpkin. The Corn Song — J. G. Whittier.
Death of the Flowers. — Bryant.
A Day — Emily Dickinson.

Blackboard Lessons for
Maude M. Grant

The Pilgrims were good people.
They lived in England.
The Pilgrims liked to go to church.
Their king was not kind to them.
He would not let them go to their own church.
So they left England and went to Holland.
The Pilgrims lived in Holland.
They lived there for twelve years.
They saw the wind-mills.
The wind-mills grind the corn.
The wind-mills pump the water.
The Dutch people live in Holland.
The Dutch boys and girls wear wooden shoes.
The Dutch people were kind to the Pilgrims.
The Pilgrims did not wish to live in Holland always.
They wanted a land of their own.
So they sailed across the sea.
The name of their boat was the Mayflower.
It was not a large boat.
The great green waves tossed the Mayflower about.
The Pilgrims sailed a long time over the sea.
The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth.
It was winter and very cold.
There were no houses.
The Pilgrims went into the woods.
They cut down trees and made log houses.
They made a church and a schoolhouse.
The Pilgrims met the Indians.
The Indians were kind to them.
They taught them how to hunt.
They taught them how to fish.
The Indians gave corn to the Pilgrims.
They showed them how to make corn bread.
The Pilgrims had to work very hard.
The winter was very long and cold.
The Pilgrims lived in log houses.
These houses were not warm.
Food was very scarce.
Sometimes the Pilgrims did not have enough to eat.
After awhile the Pilgrims did not have so hard a time. Their corn and vegetables grew and they had a fine harvest.
They caught wild turkeys in the woods.
Soon their barns were full.
They said, "Let us have a day of Thanksgiving.
Let us thank God for His blessings."
So they had the first Thanksgiving Day.

Poetry of the Seasons, A November Goodnight.

McGuffey Spellers/Project Gutenberg

Primer through grade 12. See An Old Fashioned Education for a grade-by-grade guide for these books.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Comprehensive History of Western Civilization through 16th Century

This site is a wonderful resource! See their time line from the founding of Rome in 753 BC through 1566 - the Ottomans conquer European territories in the Balkans. Links to free resources and online books are given from the time line. The free books are page scans of the books with no comprehensive downloads offered; however, if you use the Google Books Search on my side bar, you may find it in a download friendly form(PDF). Also try Gutenberg Books, also on my side bar, and a general Google search.

Some of these books have already been listed here, but I will attempt to add more of them here.

They offer fairly reasonably priced CD collections as well.

Economics in One Lesson/Other

Downloads for this classic economics book written by Henry Hazlitt, 1946 here.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nature Study by Grades(One - Three)Teacher's Book/Google Books

Title Nature study by grades: teachers' book for primary grades, Volume 1
Author Horace Hall Cummings
Publisher American Book Co., 1908
Length 180 pages

I could not find the student's book, but this book could be used as both student and teacher's text.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Nature Study by Grades - Sixth Through Ninth/Google Books

Covers topics by season.

Title Nature Study by Grades(a textbook for grades six, seven, and eight)
Author Horace Hall Cummings
Publisher American Book Company, 1910
Length 274 pages

Irish Fairy Tales/Google Books

Title Irish Fairy Tales
Author James Stephens
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Publisher The Macmillan company, 1920
Length 314 pages

Friday, October 29, 2010

Our Old World Background/Google Books

Title Our Old World Background
Authors Charles Austin Beard, William Chandler Bagley
Publisher The Macmillan company, 1922
Length 504 pages

Very general coverage...probably for fifth or sixth grade.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

All the Year Round:a Nature Reader, Part One: Autumn/Google Books

Title All the Year round: a Nature Reader, Part One: Autumn
Authors Frances Lucia Strong, Martha Allen Luther Lane, Margaret Lane
Publisher Ginn & Company, 1898

Farm Friends and Farm Foes/Google Books

Title Farm Friends and Farm Foes: a Text-book of Agricultural Science
Author Clarence Moores Weed
Publisher D.C. Heath & Co., 1910
Length 334 pages

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Book of Sea Stories/Google books

Title A Book of Sea Stories
Volume 15 of The young folks' library
Author Cyrus Townsend Brady
Publisher Hall & Locke Co., 1901
Length 376 pages

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Artists/Google Books

Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Artists
Author Elbert Hubbard
Publisher The Roycrofters, 1902

A little wordy and eccentric, but interesting back stories. If you are studying the Arts and Crafts movement, Hubbard was influential in the United States.

More about The Roycrafters here.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Garden Swing, and Other Stories(Reader)/Google Books

Title The Garden Swing, and Other Stories:
Publisher T. Nelson and Sons, 1885
Appears to be third to fourth grade level reading

Friday, October 22, 2010

Myths of Northern Lands: Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art

Title Myths of Northern Lands: Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art
Author Hélène Adeline Guerber
Publisher American Book Company, 1895
Length 319 pages

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The See and Say Series Readers Book 1/Google Books

Book One, as the title-page explains, is a Picture Book, which, by means of its pictures and stories, presents and teaches the sounds of the letters of the alphabet, with simple lessons in word building.

The See and Say Series, Book 1, Teacher's Manual 

The See and Say Series Book 1

I ordered this book via QOOP, on the sidebar on main page at link. They will print the exact PDF as a paperback book copy for you. I've been going through this with my daughter(Pre-K/K) who is enjoying all the adventurous pictures, which are stories unto themselves. This is an enjoyable beginning letter sound/phonics book.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Language, Grammar, and Composition(6,7,8 grades)/Google Books

Title Language, Grammar, and Composition
Authors William Franklin Webster, Alice Woodworth Cooley
Publisher Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1905
Length 385 pages

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Book of Cats and Dogs, and Other Friends, for Little Folks/Google Books

Title Book of Cats and Dogs, and Other Friends, for Little Folks
Author James Johonnot
Publisher D. Appleton and co., 1887
Length 96 pages

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Literary Reader for Higher Grades, Book 6/Google Books

Title The Literary Reader for Higher Grades, Book 6
The Literary Reader for Higher Grades, Kate Forrest Oswell
Authors Kate Forrest Oswell, Charles Benajah Gilbert
Publisher The Macmillan Co., 1912
Length 591 pages

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Squirrels and Other Fur-bearers /Google Books

Title Squirrels and other fur-bearers
Author John Burroughs
Publisher Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900
Length 149 pages

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Boys' and Girls' Readers: Sixth[grade] Reader/Google Books

Title The Boys' and Girls' Readers: Sixth[grade] Reader
Author Emma Miller Bolenius
Publisher Houghton Mifflin, 1919

Teacher's Manual

The Boys' and Girls' Reader: Fourth[Grade] Reader/Google Books

Title The Boys' and Girls' Reader: Fourth[Grade] Reader
Author Emma Miller Bolenius
Publisher Houghton Mifflin company, 1919

Teacher's Manual

Colonial Virginia/Google Books

Title Colonial Virginia
Authors Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler, Travis Butler Thames
Length 388 pages
Publisher Times-Dispatch Company, 1907

Thursday, October 7, 2010

How to Study Nature in Elementary School/Google Books

Title How to Study Nature in Elementary School: A Flexible Manual for Teachers
Author John Dawson Wilson
Publisher C.W. Bardeen, 1900
Length 63 pages

Monday, October 4, 2010

Stories of Woods and Fields/Google Books

Title Stories of Woods and Fields
Nature and industry readers
Author Elizabeth Virginia Brown
Publisher World book company, 1902
Length 192 pages

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Nature Pictures by American Poets(Seasonal Poetry)/Google books

Title Nature Pictures by American Poets
Editor Annie Russell Marble
Compiled by Annie Russell Marble
Publisher the Macmillan company, 1899
Length 205 pages

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Little Folks in Feathers and Fur, and Others in Neither/Google Books

Title Little Folks in Feathers and Fur, and Others in Neither
Author Olive Thorne Miller
Illustrated by Hildibrand, A. Mesnel, Ecosse
Publisher E. P. Dutton & Company, 1880
Length 357 pages

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Life Histories of American Insects/Google Books

Title Life Histories of American Insects
Author Clarence Moores Weed
Publisher The Macmillan company, 1897
Length 272 pages

Grasshopper Green's Garden: A Nature Reader for Elementary Schools

Title Grasshopper Green's Garden: the story of some wonderful little lives : a nature reader for elementary schools
Author Julia Augusta Schwartz
Publisher Little, Brown, and Co., 1909
Length 197 pages

The Golden Ladder Book(Third Grade Reader)/Google Books

"This particular book, designed for pupils approximately of the third grade, embodies all the fundamental features of the Series. It deals with the virtues and vices peculiar to children of this age. The material has been prepared with the utmost care. Very naturally in a Reader for pupils of this grade the personal, home, and school virtues are especially emphasized rather than those of a broader social life, which belong to a later period of the child's unfolding...."

Title The Golden Ladder Book: A School Reader

Authors Elias Hershey Sneath, George Hodges, Edward Lawrence Stevens
Publisher Macmillan, 1913
Length 264 pages

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints/Google Books

Title Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints: with reflections for every day in the year : compiled from "Butler's Lives" and other approved sources : to which are added lives of the American saints : placed on the calendar for the United States by special petition of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore
Editor John Gilmary Shea
Publisher Benziger, 1894
Length 625 pages

Something New at Google Books - Public Domain Books in Print

You can now request printed copies in paperback of your favorite public domain online books at Google Books. Look for the "QOOP" link on the right panel under the "Get This Book" heading on all "Overview" pages. Prices seem fairly low. This is an opportunity to have access to new paperback versions of books not currently in commercial reprint, or if they are in reprint, at a reduced cost.

Get this book
QOOP (look for this)
Google Product Search

Children of Ancient Rome/Google Books

Title Children of Ancient Rome
Author Louise Lamprey
Publisher Little, Brown, and Company, 1922
Length 262 pages

Friday, September 17, 2010

Child's History of Rome, to Octavius Caesar, surnamed Augustus, and the Birth of Jesus Christ/Google Books

Title Child's history of Rome, to Octavius Cæsar, surnamed Augustus, and the birth of Jesus Christ: The conquests of the seven hills
Author Caroline Hyde Butler Laing
Publisher H.T. Coates & co., 1875

Romulus/Google Books

Title Romulus
Author Jacob Abbott
Publisher Harper, 1901
Length 310 pages

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Child's Zoological Garden/Google Books

Title The Child's Zoological Garden
Published 1881
Pages 262

Formal and indepth. Written for older children, or as a read aloud.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Ice King, and the Sweet South Wind/Google Books

Fanciful stories for young children which teach morals.

Title: The Ice King, and the Sweet South Wind
Author: Caroline Hyde Butler Laing
Publisher: Phillips, Sampson & Co., 1853
Length 176 pages

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Writing in English: a Modern School Composition/Google Books

Title Writing in English: a modern school composition
Maxwell's English series
Authors William Henry Maxwell, George James Smith
Publisher American Book Co., 1900
Length 269 pages

Friday, September 10, 2010

Kittens and Cats: A Book of Tales/Google Books

Title: Kittens and Cats: A Book of Tales
Author: Eulalie Osgood Grover
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, 1911
Length: 78 pages

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Dictionary of the English Language/Google Books

Title: A Dictionary of the English Language
Author: Noah Webster
Publisher: American Book Co., 1892

Hide and Seek( Early Reader)/Google Books

Appears to be about a third grade level.
Title: Hide and seek
Publisher: Dodd, Mead, 1881
Length: 45 pages

Friday, September 3, 2010

Will Shakespeare's Little Lad/Google Books

Title: Will Shakespeare's Little Lad
Author: Imogen Clark
Publisher: C. Scribner's sons, 1897
Length: 306 pages

1914 Review:
In view of the coming celebration in the public schools of New York City on April twenty-third of the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, attention is directed afresh to Miss Imogen Clark's book, "Will Shakespeare's Little Lad."* sic[Three] children were born to William Shakespeare and his wife, sic[two] of whom were girls. The one boy, Hamnet, was born in 1583, and died when he was thirteen. Around the figure of this youth Miss Clark wove a story which by reason of its historical atmosphere, its imaginative skill, and its tenderness of feeling has appealed with uncommon force to not a few of the most famous Shakespearian scholars and interpreters of the time.
Thus the late Dr. Horace Howard Furness wrote to the author of the book, "Will Shakespeare's Little Lad":
"You have woven great romance about that little life, and seem to have retreated three hundred years in all your ways of thought and turns of expression, without losing those human instincts which are of no age but eternal."
The late Sir Henry Irving wrote:
"Although at first glance your story seems intended for juvenile readers, it is of interest and value to every admirer of the great poet because of the fidelity of the colour. The atmosphere of the day is reflected with rare charm, and the phraseology of the times is wonderfully depicted. The whole conception is exquisitely poetic, and there is beside a masterly delineation of character. I congratulate you heartily upon your work."
W. J. Rolfe wrote:
"The story is one that the young folks who are beginning to become acquainted with the poet will read with pleasure and profit, and children of larger growth will enjoy it as well. I take every opportunity to commend the book to my classes and everybody else."
Locke Richardson wrote of the story:
"It is a triumph of combined knowledge, imagination, and felicitous expression, and, moreover, is so illuminated with local colour and smacks so of the flavour of the time that it positively seems like a true story."
The late Dr. Robert Collyer wrote to the author:
"I have read your story of 'Will Shakespeare's Little Lad' once through and a half—the first half—and want to tell you of my great pleasure. It is a beautiful thing in conception and indeed done by the heart's sight which is the truest insight. He was a mere name, the little lad, evanescent as one of the fairies born of Shakespeare's imagination. Those who read the story will verify the lad in your portrait."

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Well-known Piano Solos: How to Play Them(Advanced)/Google Books

Title: Well-known Piano Solos: How to Play Them(advanced)
Author: Charles W. Wilkinson
Editor: Edward Ellsworth Hipsher
Publisher: Theo. Presser Co., 1915
Length: 278 pages

Monday, August 30, 2010

Child Life in All Lands/Google Books

Title: Child Life in All Lands
Author: Lindley Smyth
Publisher: John C. Winston, 1906
Length: 252 pages

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Benziger's Elementary Geography for Catholic Schools/Google

Title: Benziger's Elementary Geography for Catholic Schools
Author: Benziger Brothers
Publisher: Benziger Bros., 1920
Length: 135 pages

Thursday, August 26, 2010

An Evening in Autumn(Social Studies)/Google Books

" The name of this newly invented game," said she, "shall be the Useful Amusement, because it will combine use with pleasure. Each of you being provided with a pencil and paper, shall write a question—ask something you wish to know; as, What is coffee ? What is tea ? and so on. Now, since these different things may come from different parts of the world, we will have maps laid ready upon the table, to look for each place.

Tea comes from China—we will look for China; Coffee from Arabia—well, we will then find Arabia. And in this manner you will learn two things at once, and gain knowledge even whilst you play."

"That will be delightful," said Charlotte, a clever little girl about eight years old; " but who is to answer our questions?"

Title: An Evening in Autumn; or, The Useful Amusement: Intended for Children
Publisher: Printed for Harvey and Darton, 1821
Length: 110 pages

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Little Kingdom First Reader/Google Books

The Little Kingdom First Reader
Author: Nettie Alice Sawyer
Publisher: Rand McNally & Co., 1912
Length: 144 pages

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Child's Book of Health in Easy Lessons for Schools/Google Books

Title: The Child's Book of Health in Easy Lessons for Schools
Authors: Albert Franklin Blaisdell, Ginn and Company, Scientific Temperance Federation
Publisher: Ginn & company, 1893
Length 136 pages

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Primer(Easy Reader)/Google Books

Title A Primer
California State series
Author Catherine Turner Bryce
Publisher W.W. Shannon, 1910
Length 141 pages

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kindergarten at Home/Google Books

Kindergarten at Home: A Kindergarten Course for the Individual Child at Home
Author Virgil Mores Hillyer
Publisher Baker, 1911
Length 152 pages

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Robinson Crusoe Silhouettes/Google Books

Title Robinson Crusoe silhouettes: the complete story of Robinson Crusoe in silhouettes
Author Daniel Defoe
Publisher A. Flanagan Company, 1922
Digitized Jul 30, 2009

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Leaves and Flowers, or, Plant Studies for Young Readers/Google Books

Title Leaves and Flowers, or, Plant Studies for Young Readers
Author Mary A. Spear
Publisher D.C. Heath & Co., 1893
Length 103 pages

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Stepping Stones to Literature - First Reader/Google books

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

Four Great Americans: Washington, Franklin, Webster, Lincoln/Google books

Title Four Great Americans: Washington, Franklin, Webster, Lincoln
Author James Baldwin
Publisher Werner School Book Co., 1897
Length 246 pages

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Sunday Picture-book/Google Books

Title The Sunday Picture-book
Publisher Chapman and Hall, 1852
Length 102 pages

"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness : for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.‎"

The Children's Picture-book of Useful Knowledge/Google Books

Title The Children's Picture-book of Useful Knowledge
Author Meredith Jones
Publisher Bell and Daldy, 1862
Length 260 pages

"Preface: In the 'Children's Bible Picture-Book', I told my little friends about God; how He made the world, with every living thing upon it, and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to live, as a man, in it, that He might at last bring us to live with Him in heaven. In the Picture-Book of great and good men, I told them about men who had done great, or good, or useful deeds. I shall now tell them something about food, clothing, and shelter; for I sometimes hear children asking questions about these things, when there is no one at hand to answer them. Here they can read for themselves what they want to know, and when they have finished, they may, if they like, turn to the questions at the end of the book, and find out how much they remember of what they have read. For reading, without remembering, I must tell them, is of very little use."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Outlines of History/Google Books

Title Outlines of History: Illustrated by Numerous Geographical and Historical Notes and Maps: Embracing: Part I. Ancient History, Part II. Modern History
Author Marcius Willson
Publisher Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & co., 1874

The Golden Deed Book: A Sixth Grade School Reader/Google books

Title The Golden Deed Book: A School Reader
Volume 6 of Golden rule series
Authors Elias Hershey Sneath, George Hodges, Edward Lawrence Stevens
Publisher Macmillan, 1913
Length 351 pages

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Story of the Moors in Spain/Google Books

The Story of the Moors in Spain
Authors Stanley Lane-Poole, Arthur Gilman
Publisher G. P. Putnam's sons, 1886
Length 285 pages

Germany /Google Books

Story of the Nations
Authors Sabine Baring-Gould, Arthur Gilman
Publisher Unwin, 1886
Length 447 pages

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Captains of Industry/Google Books

Captains of Industry: A Book for Young Americans, by James Parton
Author James Parton
Publisher Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1891

1912 edition here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Little Candy Book for a Little Girl/Google Books

A little candy book for a little girl
Author Amy Harlow Lane Waterman
Publisher Page Co., 1918
Length 144 pages

Friday, July 9, 2010