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Tommy Smith's Animals
by Edmund Selous
All the animals in Tommy Smith's neighborhood lived in fear of him. Thinking that he would treat them more kindly if he knew more about them, they each agreed to meet him and share their life story. In these conversations Tommy Smith did indeed learn lots of information about the animals: the food they ate, the places they slept, the enemies they faced, and much more. In the course of these encounters with the frog and toad, the rook, the rat, the hare, the snake, the peewit, the mole, the woodpigeon, the squirrel, and the owl, Tommy's heart did soften, and, as the barn owl had predicted, he became a friend to all the animals. Ages 7-10
156 pages $9.95    

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The Wonder Book of Chemistry
by Jean Henri Fabre
Starting with a mixture of iron filings and sulphur, Uncle Paul awakens in his young nephews an eagerness to learn more about the properties of the elements. Through a series of carefully-devised experiments and conversations about the experiments, he leads the boys to an understanding of some of the basic principles of chemistry. Excellent as a follow-on to 'The Story Book of Science' and 'The Secret of Everyday Things' by the same author. Ages 11-15
379 pages $14.95    

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The Natural History Story Book
by Ethel Talbot
Lively collection of stories of some of the most interesting animals in the world, as man encountered them in the nineteenth century. Many details of animal life are given along with the roles the animals played in the lives of the people in their native habitats. Packed with thrilling exploits that will delight lovers of adventure, this book is not for the faint of heart. Ages 7-10
323 pages $13.95    

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The Burgess Bird Book for Children
by Thornton Burgess
Through the eyes of Peter Rabbit we become acquainted with a variety of birds as they return to Peter’s neighborhood in the spring. In the context of the story about each bird, we hear about its nesting habits, its feeding preferences, and its interactions with other wildlife. We meet Jenny Wren, Scrapper the King-bird, Redwing the Blackbird, and dozens more. An engaging introduction to birds for young children. Ages 6-9
342 pages $13.95    

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The Burgess Animal Book for Children
by Thornton Burgess
To answer Peter Rabbit’s questions about his relatives, Old Mother Nature holds a school for the animals every day at sun-up for a month. Encouraging the animals to notice the differences between them and to offer their observa-tions of animal behavior, Old Mother Nature helps them all gain a greater understanding of the mammals of North America. Starting with the animals close to home, the school moves in ever-widening circles to encompass the animals of the far west and the extreme north, as well. A fine introduction to mammals for students in the primary grades. Ages 6-9
365 pages $13.95    

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Among the Forest People
by Clara Dillingham Pierson
A charming series of nature stories for young children, including tales of red squirrels, great horned owls, rattlesnakes, and bats. No one can read these realistic conversations of the little creatures of the wood without being most tenderly drawn toward them. Within the context of each story children learn many entertaining facts about the lives and habits of these little people of the forest. Ages 5-7
135 pages $8.95    

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Among the Pond People
by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Presents the adventures of Mother Eel, the Playful Muskrat, the Snappy Snapping Turtle, and the other Pond People. These stories are full of humor, yet cleverly convey information about the frogs, minnows, and other pond residents and often suggest a moral in a delicate manner which no child could resist. Ages 5-7
147 pages $8.95    

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School of the Woods
by William J. Long
Through vivid depictions of a dozen family groupings, the author demonstrates that mother animals and birds often train their young in order to supplement their natural instincts. The deer and her fawns, the black bear and her cubs, the fishhawk and her nestlings, the keen-eyed heron, the stupid porcupine, and the mighty moose are some of the animals whose teachings are described in this book. Ages 10-14
364 pages $13.95    

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Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers
by John Burroughs
Delightful sketches of small mammals familiar to country dwellers including the squirrel, chipmunk, woodchuck, rabbit, muskrat, skunk, fox, weasel, mink, raccoon, porcupine, opossum, and mouse. Anecdotes based upon the author’s firsthand observations and personal encounters with these creatures of the wild. Ages 10-12
132 pages $8.95    

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The Fairy-Land of Science
by Arabella Buckley
Introduction to the wonders of the physical world: sunbeams and the work they do, the aerial ocean in which we live, a drop of water on its travels, the two great sculptors—water and ice, the voices of nature and how we hear them, the life of a primrose, the history of a piece of coal, bees in the hive, and bees and flowers. Ages 10-13
233 pages $10.95    

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Great Inventors and Their Inventions
by Frank P. Bachman
Twelve stories of great inventions, grouped under inventions of steam and electric power, inventions of manufacture and production, and in ventions of printing and communication. The final chapter introduces the famous inventors of the early twentieth century. The story of each invention is interwoven with that of the life of its inventor. Through these stories the reader learns how big things are brought about, and on the traits of mind and heart which make for success. Ages 10-14
286 pages $11.95    

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A Little Brother to the Bear
by William J. Long
Mooweesuk the Coon is called the bear's little brother by both Indians and naturalists, because of the many ways in which he resembles the 'big prowler in the black coat.' An absorbing chapter on the coon's secret habits begins this volume, followed by stories about the woodcock, the wildcat, the toad, and many other animals. Ages 9-12
280 pages $11.95    

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The Stories Mother Nature Told Her Children
by Jane Andrews
Mother Nature unfolds some of her most precious secrets. She tells about amber, about the dragon-fly and its wonderful history, about water-lilies, how the Indian corn grows, what odd doings the Frost Giants engage in, about coral, and starfish, and coal mines, and many other things in which children take delight. Ages 7-10
90 pages $7.95    

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Wild Life in Woods and Field
by Arabella Buckley
First volume in the Eyes and No Eyes series, introduces the youthful reader to the variety of animal and plant life that three children observe on their way to school through fields and woods. The goal of the series is to inspire children to become keen observers of wildlife and to heighten their curiosity about their natural surroundings. Eight color illustrations and numerous black and white drawings complement the text. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Ages 7-9
48 pages $9.95    

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By Pond and River
by Arabella Buckley
Second volume in the Eyes and No Eyes series, introduces children to the variety of plant and animal life around ponds and rivers. Through life stories of frogs, dragon-flies, fish, water-bugs, water birds, otters, and voles, children's interest in water creatures is awakened. An exhibit of water plants at a flower show concludes the volume. Seven color illustrations and numerous black and white drawings complement the text. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Ages 8-10
60 pages $9.95    

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Plant Life in Field and Garden
by Arabella Buckley
Third volume in the Eyes and No Eyes series, introduces children to the wonders of plant life through examination of a variety of plants, including the cabbage, the turnip, the cucumber, and the rose. In addition to becoming familiar with the structure of plants, the reader discovers how seeds grow, how insects help, and how plants defend themselves. Through this book children are inspired to become keen observers of plant life as they collect specimens and study plants in their natural habitats. Seven color illustrations and numerous black and white drawings complement the text. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Ages 8-10
79 pages $11.95    

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The Spring of the Year
by Dallas Lore Sharp
The excitement of the author is palpable as he recounts his observation of one sign of spring after another. Readers are likely to be infected with his enthusiasm and take on some of the activities suggested in the Things To See, Things To Hear, and Things To Do chapters that are interspersed between accounts of wondrous happenings in spring in the great out of doors. Special emphasis is placed on the rewards to be gained by selecting and coming to know one particular place intimately. Ages 10-12
145 pages $10.95    

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The Sciences
by Edward S. Holden
An introduction to the sciences that wakens the imagination, conveys useful knowledge, and opens the doors towards wisdom. Its special aim is to stimulate observation and to excite a living and lasting interest in the world that lies about us. The sciences of astronomy, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and physiography are treated as fully and as deeply as the conditions permit; and the lessons that they teach are enforced by examples taken from familiar and important things. Dozens of illustrations depict the features described in the text. Ages 11-14
240 pages $11.95    

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Seed-Babies
by Margaret Warner Morley
Share the excitement of three little children as they discover how beans grow from seeds, then start to wonder how other plants get their start, which leads them to watch closely for new life springing up all around them. Numerous black and white drawings enliven the text. Ages 6-9
74 pages $7.95    

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The Bee People
by Margaret Warner Morley
An attractive introduction to the curious structure, habits, and activities of bees, in which readers learn how the bees' wondrous body parts equip them to gather nectar and pollen, construct the hive, and nurture the young, and how the different kinds of bees interact in the life of the hive. Over one hundred pen drawings by the author illustrate the features described in the text. Ages 8-12
118 pages $8.95    

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The Sandman: His Farm Stories
by Willliam J. Hopkins
Twenty-one stories of the everyday doings of Little John around the farm: fetching water, grinding corn, making cider, growing wheat, boiling maple syrup, and so on. Ages 5-8
111 pages $8.95    

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The Sandman: More Farm Stories
by Willliam J. Hopkins
Twenty-one more stories about Little John working and playing on the farm, engaged in such activities as tending animals, growing corn, and chopping wood, or fishing, skating, and sledding. Second volume in a series of a stories created by a father to induce a certain little boy to go to sleep. For nearly three years his one listener heard them repeated many times, and his interest never flagged. As the farm stories slowly grew in number, eventually to fill two volumes, they entirely displaced the other stories, and that farm became as real in the mind of his listener as it was in fact when little John was driving the cows or planting the corn in the early part of the nineteenth century. Ages 5-7
139 pages $8.95    

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A Nature Study Guide
by W. S. Furneaux
An indispensable guide for teachers in the method of nature study that will inform their efforts to bring children in direct contact with things, to cultivate the habit of careful observation and discrimination, to create a living interest in the surroundings, and to encourage independent thought. Includes a full explanation of the benefits of nature study, the way to conduct nature lessons indoors and a full range of seasonal studies outside, as well as the preparation and management of valuable aids to the study of nature, such as the aquarium, the terrarium, the garden, and museum. Strongly recommended as a companion to The Handbook of Nature Study. Ages 12-18
460 pages $16.95    

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Little Wanderers
by Margaret Warner Morley
Engaging account of why seeds travel and how they do it. Learn how some seeds fly, others float, and still others are shot away. Then find out two ways in which animals play a role in seed dispersal. Numerous black and white illustrations complement the text. Ages 8-11
104 pages $8.95    

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Little Folks' Land
by Madge A. Bigham
This delightful book for young listeners awakens children's interest in the world around them through the story of Joe-Boy and how he grew from a baby in a gipsy camp to become an active member of society. We hear first about how Joy-Boy's house is built and furnished, and how his clothes are made. Then we watch Joe-Boy's circle broaden to include the pets he cares for, the wild animals he observes, and the friends he makes. Includes an especially fine group of nature stories. An ideal introduction to a longer narrative for children of kindergarten age. Ages 5-8
430 pages $15.95    

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Wild Animals I Have Known
by Ernest Thompson Seton
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
258 pages $11.95    

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Dooryard Stories
by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Around the dooryard nest all sorts of birds, including flickers, robins, sparrows, wrens, swifts, and blackbirds. These stories convey some of the drama that arises in the garden as birds go about the business of building nests and raising young. The author's cat Silvertip figures in a number of the narratives as do a number of other mammals and insects. Invites children to 'see how many tiny neighbors you have around you, and how much you can learn about them.' Ages 5-7
152 pages $8.95    

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Among the Farmyard People
by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Introduces young children to the animals of the farmyard through a series of engaging stories about the sheep, chickens, cows, and horses that live there. With new animals arriving regularly, we make the acquaintance also of a pig and a peacock, as well as some ducks and guinea fowls. Each story closes with a gentle moral, inspiring children to right behavior. Ages 5-7
161 pages $8.95    

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Among the Meadow People
by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Delightful stories of field life for young children, relating incidents in the lives of birds, insects, and other small creatures who make the meadow their home. Each chapter features the story of one animal in its daily activities and interactions with the other animals inhabiting the meadow. Ages 5-7
124 pages $8.95    

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Among the Night People
by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Stories of animals of the night for young children, relating the activities of raccoons, skunks, moths, foxes, fireflies, and weasels. Since we can't understand animal language, the author depicts the animals talking to each other in English, but she does it so skillfully that you can imagine that they are using their own ways of communicating through voice and gesture. Ages 5-7
149 pages $8.95    

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Parables from Nature
by Margaret S. Gatty
Parables for children inspired by nature. This collection includes all 29 stories from the first, second, third, and fourth series, originally published in separate volumes. Ages 6-12
442 pages $14.95    

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Secrets of the Woods
by William J. Long
Vivid sketches of the wood-mouse, otter, kingfisher, red squirrel, partridge, deer, and other wood folk. Through his anecdotes the author shares with the reader what can be learned of the habits of animals through keen observation over a long period of time—details that elude the casual visitor to the woods. Ages 9-12
164 pages $9.95    

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The Story Book of Science
by Jean Henri Fabre
The wonders of plant and animal life told with rare literary charm by Uncle Paul in conversations with three children. Besides such stories as the ants' subterranean city, the spider's suspension bridge, and the caterpillars' processing, he unlocks the mystery behind thunder and lightning, clouds and rain, the year and its seasons, and volcanoes and earthquakes. Ages 9-12
432 pages $14.95    

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The Secret of Everyday Things
by Jean Henri Fabre
Fascinating conversations with Uncle Paul reveal the mysteries behind the dyeing and weaving of cloth, the lighting and heating of homes, the processing involved in bringing oil, coffee, tea, spices, and other foodstuffs to the table, and the power of water in all its manifestations. Excellent as follow-on to The Story Book of Science. Ages 11-14
387 pages $14.95    

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Four American Inventors
by Frances M. Perry
Stirring accounts of four of America's greatest inventors: Robert Fulton, Eli Whitney, Samuel F. B. Morse, and Thomas Edison. Emphasis is placed on their formative years and how the skills they acquired then enabled them to meet the challenges they faced later, both in developing and manufacturing their inventions and in achieving widespread public acceptance of them. Ages 10-12
229 pages $11.95    

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Madam How and Lady Why
by Charles Kingsley
Introduces children to geology through conversations about earthquakes, volcanoes, coral reefs, and so on. Encourages children to wonder about the distinctive features of the landscape around them and how they came to be the way they are. Ages 10-14
295 pages $12.95    

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Birds of the Air
by Arabella Buckley
Fourth volume in the Eyes and No Eyes series, introduces the youthful reader to bird life, beginning with birds of home and garden and ending with water birds and birds of prey. Children learn how to identify birds, why birds sing songs, how they build nests, lay eggs, and raise their young, where they sleep, and how they feed in summer, migrate in autumn, and survive the winter. Eight color illustrations and numerous black and white drawings complement the text. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Ages 8-10
74 pages $11.95    

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Trees and Shrubs
by Arabella Buckley
Fifth volume in the Eyes and No Eyes series, introduces children to trees and shrubs, encouraging them to ponder all the ways in which trees are useful to us. They learn how a tree starts and how it continues to grow year after year. They study an oak tree in detail, along with the animal life it supports, then contrast it with cone-bearing trees and trees of hedgerow, garden, and park. Eight color illustrations and numerous black and white drawings complement the text. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Ages 8-10
78 pages $11.95    

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Insect Life
by Arabella Buckley
Sixth volume in the Eyes and No Eyes series, introduces children to insect life by collecting a variety of specimens and then examining them in detail, identifying their parts and observing their life cycles. Includes caterpillars, familiar moths and butterflies, harmful and useful beetles, wasps and bees, flies, ants, and crickets and grasshoppers. Eight color illustrations and numerous black and white drawings complement the text. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Ages 8-10
79 pages $11.95    

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The Fall of the Year
by Dallas Lore Sharp
Stirring accounts of the author’s autumn adventures in the out of doors, interspersed with specific suggestions for tramps afield in the fall of the year providing things to look for and hear and do as the world turns toward winter. Includes six bits of sound advice about going afield at any season that are not to be missed! Ages 10-12
131 pages $10.95    

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Winter
by Dallas Lore Sharp
At the first snowfall the author urges the reader to head out of doors in search of tracks and the stories they tell. He continues to point out the sounds and sights, the things to do, the places to visit, the how and why, that children may catch the spirit of the season, come to know the wild life of winter, and through that knowledge come to love winter for its own sake. Ages 10-12
147 pages $10.95    

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Wild Animal Ways
by Ernest Thompson Seton
Engaging stories of seven more animals, including Coaly-Bay, the outlaw horse; Foam, the razor-backed hog; Way-atcha, the raccoon of Kilder Creek; Billy, the dog that made good; Atalpha, the winged brownie; the wild geese of Wyndygoul; and Jinny, the mischievous monkey. With over 200 sketches by the author. Ages 11-14
217 pages $11.95    

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The Sandman: His House Stories
by Willliam J. Hopkins
Thirteen stories of Little David who befriends the men building a house next door and participates in the action from the digging of the foundation to the laying of the shingles. Ages 5-8
126 pages $8.95    

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The Sandman: His Ship Stories
by Willliam J. Hopkins
Sixteen stories about the building, launching, and sailing of the good brig Industry and some of its travels to distant ports. Ages 7-9
162 pages $9.95    

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The Sandman: His Sea Stories
by Willliam J. Hopkins
Twenty-one more stories about the sailing ship Industry and the lads who sailed on it, including many exciting adventures such as their encounters with porpoises, flying fish, and sharks. Ages 7-9
178 pages $9.95    

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Paper Sloyd for Primary Grades
by Ednah Anne Rich
This series of 60 models is carefully arranged with regard to form, proportion, measurements, and construction. Through the construction work, observation is quickened. Eyes are trained to see right lines and distances, thus aiding in free-hand drawing and writing, while the hand and wrist muscles, being used for a definite purpose, unconsciously become obedient assistants. 8.5 x 11 inches. Ages 6-12
77 pages $10.95    



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