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FOR SCHOOLS AND PAROCHIAL LIBRARIES.

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popularity which the Series of Reading-Books known as oks for Young Readers’ has attained, is a sufficient proof that chers and pupils alike approve of the use of interesting stories

h a simple plot, in place of the dry combinations of letters and syllables, making no impression on the mind, of which elementary reading-books generally consist. There is also practical testimony to the fact that children acquire the power of reading much more rapidly when the process involves something more than the mere mechanical exercise of the faculties of sight and memory.

The Publishers have therefore thought it advisable to extend the application of this principle to books adapted for more advanced readers; and to issue for general use in schools a series of popular works, which they venture to think will in practice be found more adapted for the end in view than the collections of miscellaneous and often uninteresting extracts which are generally made to serve the purpose.

These volumes are printed in legible type, and strongly bound in cloth, and are sold at ls, or ls. 6d. each, post 8vo. GRIMM'S GERMAN TALES. (Selected.) 1s.

Suitable ANDERSEN'S DANISH Tales. (Selected.) 18.

for GREAT ENGLISHMEN. Short Lives for Young Children. ls.

Standards
LAMB'S TALES FROM SHAKSPEARE. (Selected.) 1s.

II. & III,
EDGEWORTH'S TALES. (A Selection.) 1s.
FRIENDS IN FUR AND FEATHERS. By Gwynfryn. 18.
PARABLES FROM NATURE. (Selected.) By Mrs. Gatty. 1s.

Standards
MASTERMAN READY. By Capt. Marryat. (Abgd.) 1s. 6d.

IV. and V.
SETTLERS IN CANADA. By Capt. Marryat. (Abgd.) 1s. 6d.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELS. (Abridged.) 1s.
ROBINSON CRUSOE. 1s. 6d.
MARIE; or, Glimpses of Life in France. By A. R. Ellis. ls.
POETRY FOR Boys. Selected by D. Monro. 1s.

Standard
SOUTHEY's LIFE OF NELSON. (Abridged.) 1s.

VI.
LIFE OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON. With Maps and
Plans. 13.

Others in pramanation.

LONDON: GEORGE BELL & So

RDEN,

M adds. 53

Opinions of the Press.

* To teach reading quickly and well requires the earnest cooperation of the pupils, and this can undoubtedly be best obtained by using books that are interesting to them. . . . . It is not every story-book that will bear reading over a sufficient number of times for children to master its vocabulary, or that contains as much information as we may reasonably hope to convey while teaching reading, or such a variety of passages as to give sufficient exercise in the art of reading. The reprints before us are specially chosen as possessing these merits, and they appear to us to be well adapted to their purpose. They are standard popular works, and have all the advantages of being ably written, within the comprehension of children, interesting, and instructive, and well adapted to teach reading. Copies of these books should be in every school library; they will be read eagerly and with profit.'— From the Schoolmaster.'

A fault of many reading-books is that they are unconnected and frağmentary. In the new Reading-books of Messrs. Bell and Sons this defect has been avoided, by presenting for the use of elder scholars and readers in parochial libraries such works as will fix attention, and not merely serve for the mechanical exercise of the faculties of sight and memory. . . . The books are printed in good, legible type, on smooth paper, and are neatly bound.'— From the 'City Press. * These books are the realisation of a capital idea.

If nonliterary children do not contract a taste for reading, and acquire facility therein, by the use of such charming narratives, we should give them up as unteachable altogether.'—From the 'Educational Reporter.'

“Now, as Her Majesty's Inspectors look in every elementary school for alternate sets of readers, we feel assured managers cannot do better than add some of the numbers of this excellent series to their stock. ... We hope this series will rapidly find its way into many parochial libraries; literature of this kind-simple, interesting, and pure-if it only be widely scattered, may happily take the place of the cheap and unwholesome periodicals too often found in the hands of boys.'— From ' Church Bells.'

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LONDON: GEORGE BELL & SONS, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

BELL'S BOOKS FOR YOUNG

READERS.

A Series of Reading-books designed to facilitate the acquisition of

the power of Reading by very Young Children.

The special feature of these Books is that, even from the most elementary grade, they possess the interest which a connected narrative, however simple in wording, seldom fails to excite; and by this means make the reading-lesson a pleasure instead of a dull piece of routine, and actually encourage the pupils to prolong it, or to practise the newly acquired faculty at home.

The first Part consists of stories, written in easy words of one syllable. The second contains words of less simple pronunciation. The others may be taken up in the following order.

The Books are issued in cloth binding of a distinct colour for each, with cut edges, price 6d. each.

THE CAT AND THE HEN. SAM AND HIS Dog RED LEG.

BOB AND Tou LEE. A WRECK.
THE NEW-BORN LAMB. THE ROSEWOOD Box. Poor Fan.

THE SHEEP Dog.

Suitable

for Infants.

THE STORY OF THREE MONKEYS.
STORY OF A CAT: TOLD BY HERSELF.
THE BLIND Boy. THE MUTE GIRL. A NEW TALE OF

BABES IN A Woon.
THE DEY AND THE KNIGHT. THE NEW BANK NOTE. . THE

ROYAL Visit. A King's WALK ON A WINTER'S DAY.
QUEEN BEE AND Busy BEE.
GULL'S CRAG.
A FIRST BOOK OF GEOGRAPHY. By the Rev. A. C. Johns.

Illustrated. Double size, 1s.

Suitable

for Standards I. and II.

LONDON: GEORGE BELL & SONS, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

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