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MESSRS. D. C. HEATH & CO., now one of the largest book publishing houses in New England, have just issued "Practical Lessons in German Conversation," by Dr. A. L. Meissner, Queen's College, Belfast. The book is beautifully printed, and has every appearance of being just the thing for class work.
A pamphlet, issued by H. S. CROCKER & Co., San Francisco, discusses the "Relations between the Central Pacific R. R. Company and the United States Government." It gives a Summary of Facts, and shows a wise and honorable management of this great road.
THE UNITED STATES BUREAU OF EDUCATION has issued as a Circular of Information the Proceedings of the Department of Superintendence of the National Educational Association at its meeting in Washington, in March, 1889.
MACMILLAN & Co. have issued from their prolific press of excellent books, a new "First Greek Syntax," by Dr. W. G. Rutherford, of Westminster. It explains the facts and principles of Greek Syntax with wonderful clearness and perspicacity. Price, 50 cents. Sold by Willard Small, Boston.
The same publishers have also issued an admirable edition of "The Alcestis of Euripides," with notes, etc., by Prof. M. A. Bayfield, M. A., Malvern College. This also is sold by Mr. Small, Franklin street, Boston. Price, 40
PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. January, 1890. Vol. IV. Part I. This volume of ninety-two pages contains the report of the secretary for the meeting in Washington in December last, a list of the members, report of the treasurer, and two valuable papers, one by President Adams of Cornell, on "Recent Historical Work in the Colleges and Universities of Europe and America," and the other by ex-President White, on "A Catechism of the Revolutionary Reaction." This last is a paper of such startling doctrines of extreme ultra-montane monarchism as to be very interesting reading to Americans. Price of the volume, $1.00. Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York.
Teachers should be careful not to get "taken in" by buying what is flashily advertised as "The Original Webster's Unabridged Dictionary," and which is offered for three or four dollars. This book is a reprint - cheaply done — of an old book, originally published nearly or quite half a century ago, and sold then for about four or five dollars. Of course the book is worthless now. Any High School Dictionary which can be bought for one dollar, is worth more than this antiquated cheap reprint.
The new series of Readers by Eben H. Davis, A. M., Superintendent of the Schools of Chelsea, published by the J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, is especially attractive, even in the modern art of book-making. These books exhibit an originality of thought and design which distinguishes them above the ordinary reading-books.
THE FIRST READER has a teacher's edition which explains, in a manner so plain that anyone can understand, the process of teaching primary reading which has made the schools of Chelsea so favorably known, and yet the book is adapted to any good method of teaching this subject.
It was evidently prominent in the author's thought to raise the literary standard of elementary reading-books. Too often have the authors of readingbooks lowered the standard in order to adapt the matter to childish minds, forgetting or losing sight of the capabilities of children in this respect. The introduction of Mother Goose's Melodies in this first reader is a step in the right direction.
THE SECOND READER is composed largely of stories having a classic origin and general popularity, while they are admirably adapted to the child's mind. THE THIRD READER in its table of contents shows an array of authors' recognized as foremost in juvenile literature. Fairy Tales have their share of space, but are chosen from among the best, not one of them being harsh or cruel, or containing anything that would disturb or frighten the tenderest sensibility. Childhood is the proper age for such stories, if used with discretion. For some excellent ideas upon this subject the reader is referred to "Literary Landmarks," recently published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co.
These books contain a large amount of religious and moral training presented in a manner objectionable to no one.
THE FOURTH READER contains solid literature, pure, sweet, and elevating. Here, as in the preceding books the author has studied to make the subject interesting, then to arouse thought, and finally to lead to right action. He has given natural food to children, and it is so prepared and arranged as to be presented in the most palatable and attractive manner. It is a positive pleasure to see this kind of matter finding its way into our school readers. The selections in general in this series are from the best known and purest writers of juvenile classics.
The author well says in his preface to the Fourth Reader, that the place for supplementary reading books is in the First, Second, and Third grades, and that beyond the Fourth Book the English classics themselves, in their entirety will exert a higher and more important, as well as more enduring influence.
The Fourth Reader is full of useful suggestions and information, which cannot fail to be helpful to teachers and pupils. The exercises for training the voice, the recommendation of best books for home reading, and the selections of patriotic pieces, will prove of untold value. The illustrations and the typography are of the highest order. For nearly a year Mr. Davis has presented his views on how to teach reading to the readers of COMMON SCHOOL EDUCAThese articles have attracted wide attention, and have been everywhere
THE REGISTER AND SECOND OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLARK UNIVERSITY, at Worcester, Mass., issued in May, 1890, is full of useful and interesting
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