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CATALOGUE OF BOOKS

ANNOTATED AND ARRANGED



AND PROVIDED BY THE



CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH



FOR THE USE OF THE



FIRST EIGHT GRADES IN THE

PITTSBURGH SCHOOLS




PITTSBURGH

CARNEGIE LIBRARY

1907



CATALOGUE OF BOOKS

ANNOTATED AND ARRANGED



AND PROVIDED BY THE



CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH



FOR THE USE OF THE



FIRST EIGHT GRADES IN THE



PITTSBURGH SCHOOLS




PITTSBURGH
CARNEGIE LIBRARY

1907






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Contents

Page

Preface - - - - - - - 5

Approval by the Pittsburgh Principals' Association - - 8

Endorsement by the City Superintendent of Schools 8

Annotated Catalogue by Grades.

Grade 1 - - - - - - 9

Grade 2 - - - - - - - 15

Grade 3 - - - - - -.-24

Grade 4 - - - - - - - 40

Grade 5 - - - - 69

Grade 6 - - - - - - - - - - ' - - 116

Grade 7 - - - - - - 174

Grade 8 - - - - 231

Author and Title Index - - - - -271



Preface

The Pittsburgh public schools and the Carnegie Library of
Pittsburgh, since the organization of the latter, have striven
jointly and constantly to bring the pupils in the schools into
close touch with good books. The Library was opened to the
public in November 1895. Soon thereafter arrangements were
made for teachers and principals of schools within the city limits
to draw a number of volumes for class use. These books were
drawn directly from the shelves of the Loan department and
charged on schoolroom cards. The demand increased steadily
and the Library found within two or three years that these calls
'could no longer satisfactorily be met from the shelves of the
regular Loan collection, because the books most needed by the
schools were so much in demand, and the calls coming from so
many sources, that the volumes were too rarely upon the
shelves. Therefore in December 1898 the Library set apart,
for school use only, a special collection of duplicate copies of
the most attractive books suitable for the purpose. That collec-
tion of duplicates formed the basis for this work and, with
necessary changes and frequent additions, has been in active use
in the schools of the city since that time.

In December 1899, at the invitation of the Pittsburgh Prin-
cipals' Association, the librarian, Mr Edwin H. Anderson,
addressed its members and urged that steps be taken to have
the work of the Library with the schools more thoroughly
organized and systematized. The principals were not less
eager than the librarian to have this done, and a committee was
at once appointed to cooperate with the librarian and his as-
sistants in the preparation of a carefully selected and graded
list of books most suitable for school use, apart from the ordi-
nary text-books. To the general committee were added nine
sub-committees to cover the following subjects : Art, Geogra-
phy, History, Language, General literature, Kindergarten,
Pedagogy, Nature and High School reading. Each of the nine



6 PREFACE

committees submitted a graded list covering its special field
and, with the exception of the language list, the classification in
the catalogue conformed to the divisions made by the com-
mittee. Instead of making a separate language sub-division,
all books included in the list having a generally recognized
literary value were marked with the asterisk.

The "Graded and Annotated Catalogue of Books in the
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for the use of the City Schools"
was issued in December 1900 and the edition exhausted early in
1902. A demand for copies, however, has continued up to the
present time and this revision of the lists prepared for school
grades one to eight inclusive is now issued to meet that demand
in part. The list of books intended for use in the High schools
has been omitted, as well as the various lists of reference books
for teachers, because it appears that these lists will be more con-
venient if issued as a separate publication. Out-of-print books
have been omitted from the lists here presented and new titles
added. Teachers in the Pittsburgh Schools have given freely
of their time to aid in the work of revision, and the grading
in the new edition is therefore based on their experience. In
the selection of books to be included teachers and authorities
on special subjects have been consulted and particular attention
has been paid to the choice of editions, having regard both to
text and to illustrations.

As in the earlier edition, the title and annotation for each
book is repeated in every grade to which the index assigns it.
This arrangement adds greatly to the size of the catalogue
as well as to the labor of preparing it, but it enables the teachers
to use each grade as a complete list without referring elsewhere
for the annotations. There has been no attempt to furnish
anything in the nature of supplementary text-book reading as
a part of the routine school work. The aim has been, rather,
to provide collateral reading in history, biography, travel, ad-
venture, simple science and good fiction to be used in the school
room and sent into the homes of the children. It is hoped that
the annotations, which are made chiefly for the teachers and
from their standpoint, may help them in guiding the children
in their choice of books, and in fitting the right book to the
right child.

At present the collection for school use consists of about



PREFACE 7

20,000 volumes, comprising some 2,412 titles. It is adminis-
tered by a supervisor of work with schools and forms a bureau
or division of the Children's department of the Library. The
supervisor visits the schools, studies their needs and loans col-
lections of books for the school year to public, private and
parochial schools. During the past year sixty-six were sup-
plied with books in this way. The books are used by the
teachers in their class-rooms and loaned by them to the children
for home reading. A full record of the class-room use made
of these books is not feasible but a partial count kept last year
showed that 143,845 volumes were so used. To this number
is to be added the record of home circulation from the same
collection, namely 81,803 volumes, making a total recorded use
amounting to 225,648 for the collection. The following table
shows the home circulation of books loaned to children through
the schools for the past nine years :

Year Circulation

1898-1899 826

1899-1900 31,049

1900-1901 39,138

I90I-I902 59,630

1902-1903 " 63,505

1903-1904 88,393

1904-1905 79,645

1905-1906 90,023

1906-1907 81,803

Total 534,012

At the Central Library building, in addition to the Chil-
dren's Reading Room, there is in preparation a separate study
room for school children, which is to be furnished with maps,
globes, atlases and reference books particularly suited to their
needs. In close connection therewith is provided also a special
reference room for teachers, which is to contain one copy of
each book in the school duplicate collection and also a pedagogi-
cal and text-book collection. It is hoped that these will prove
a valuable aid both to the schools and to the Library in the
work toward which this catalogue is one step, namely placing
in the hands of the children in our schools the best books only.

Anderson H. Hopkins,

j November 1907. Librarian.



Approval by the Pittsburgh Principals' Association

The Public Schools of Pittsburgh recognize in the Carnegie
Library a most helpful and permanent ally in every department
of school work. This catalogue of books for children is especi-
ally appreciated by the school workers because it indicates
definitely and fully the literature so essential in the develop-
ment of intelligence, character and general culture. The care-
ful grading of the books listed, the complete annotation for
ready and convenient reference, and withal, the high character
of the reading matter recommended for the several grades,
make this publication a most valuable schoolroom guide. A
copy of it should be found on every teacher's desk, and from its
proper use should be developed the habit and the inclination on
the part of the pupils to read the books of genuine worth in
elementary education.

The substantial benefit derived from the former catalogue
is gratefully acknowledged by teachers and pupils. This later
work, thoroughly revised and brought down to date, should be
still more helpful as a factor in schoolroom culture.

Therefore, in behalf of the Public Schools we desire to
record our unqualified approval of this work by the Library
authorities, and to express the hope that the outcome shall be an
adequate appreciation of the educative spirit of the Library's
management and a due recognition of its inestimable benefits to
the youth of Pittsburgh.

Committee: J. M. Berkey, Oakland Schools, Chairman
J. M. Logan, Peebles School
Margaret A. Frew, Colfax School
R. M. Cargo, Mt. Washington School
Joseph Jennings, South School

Endorsement by the City Superintendent of Schools

I most heartily concur with the Principals' Association in
the approval of this excellent work. The good results predicted
from the catalogue issued in 1900 have been fully realized.
The suggested use of juvenile literature so well outlined in that
publication has broadened our school work, vitalized interest in
general reading, and laid the foundation for more intelligent
thought along all lines. I confidently expect, therefore, that
this revised and improved catalogue will bring to our schools
still greater good in the education of our boys and girls.

Samuel Andrews,

City Superintendent of Schools.

8



Grade i

Average age of children in Grade i, seven years

Picture Books
Adelborg, Ottilia.

Clean Peter and the children of Grubbylea. Longmans,

$1.25 JA228C

Tells in rhyme and with many pictures how Peter washed the children

of Grubbylea.
Birds and all nature in natural colors; a monthly serial, v.i-

date. Mumford, $1.55 each J598.2 B48

To be used as a picture-book for children. Popular because of colored

illustrations.

Bluthgen, Victor.

Buben und madel's. Diirr, 3mk qj83i B57

Although with German text this book is included as a delightful picture-
book for little children. Illustrated by Oscar Pletsch.
Guckaus. Diirr, 3mk qj83i B57g

Although with German text this book is included as a delightful picture-
book for little children. Illustrated by Oscar Pletsch.

Bonn, Franz.

Hausmiitterchen. Diirr, 3mk qj83i B62I1

Although with German text this book is included as a delightful picture-
book for little children. Illustrated by Oscar Pletsch.

Brooke, L. Leslie.

Johnny Crow's garden. Warne, $1.00 JB772J

An old nursery rhyme with humorous illustrations in black and white
and full-page drawings in color; an attractive picture-book for children.

Burgess, Gelett.

Goops, and how to be them. Stokes, $1.50 CJ817 B89

A manual of manners for polite infants, inculcating many juvenile virtues
both by precept and example.

More Goops, and how not to be them. Stokes, $1.50. . . .9J817 B8gm

A manual of manners for impolite infants depicting the characteristics of
many naughty and thoughtless children.

Caldecott, Randolph.

Caldecott's collection of pictures & songs. 2v. Warne,

$2.50 each J821 C12C

v.i. The diverting history of John Gilpin. The house that Jack built.
An elegy on the death of a mad dog. The babes in the wood. The
three jovial huntsmen. Sing a song for sixpence. The queen of
' hearts. The farmer's boy.

v. 2. The milk maid. Hey diddle diddle. Baby Bunting. The fox
jumps over the parson's gate. A frog he would a-wooing go. Come
lasses and lads. Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross. A farmer went
trotting upon his grey mare. Mrs Mary Blaize. The great Pan-
jandrum himself.

*Caldecott's picture book. 2v. Warne, $2.50 J821 Ciap

v.i. The diverting history of John Gilpin. The house that Jack built.

The babes in the wood. An elegy on the death of a mad dog.
v.2. The three jovial huntsmen. Sing a song for sixpence. The

queen of hearts. The farmer's boy.

9



10 GRADE 1 PICTURE BOOKS

Hey diddle diddle picture book. Warne, $1.25 J821 Ci2h

Contents: Where are you going my pretty maid? Hey diddle diddle.

Baby Bunting. A frog he would a-wooing go. The fox jumps over

the parson's gate.

Panjandrum picture book. Warne, $1.25 J821 C12

Contents: Come lasses and lads. Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross.

A farmer went trotting upon his grey mare. Mrs Mary Blaize.

The great Panjandrum himself.
"The latest good genius of children's book illustrations is Mr. Randolph

Caldecott, a designer assuredly of the very first order. There is a

spontaneity of fun, and unforced invention about everything he does,

that is infinitely entertaining. Other artists draw to amuse us; Mr.

Caldecott seems to draw to amuse himself, and this is his charm."

Andrew Lang.

Cox, Palmer.

Another Brownie book. Century, $1.50 qjC853a

Brownies ; their book. Century, $ 1 .50 QJC853b

Brownies abroad. Century, $1.50 qjC853ba

Brownies around the world. Century, $1.50 qjC853bro

Brownies at home. Century, $1.50 qjC853br

Brownies through the Union. Century, $1.50 qjC853bu

The "Brownies" first saw the light in the pages of "St. Nicholas," and
they have always been favorites with the children. Hordes of grotesque
and comical little elves swarm on every page, intent on mischief or
merry-making, and the drawing is clever. Rhymed stories accompany
the illustrations, but the pictures are the important part.

Crane, Walter.

Beauty and the beast picture book. Lane, $1.25 qJ398 C867b

Contents: Beauty and the beast. The frog prince. The hind in the
wood.

Bluebeard's picture book. Lane, $1.25 QJ398 C867

Contents: Bluebeard. The sleeping beauty. Baby's own alphabet.

Cinderella's picture book. Lane, $1.25 qJ398 C867C

Contents: Cinderella. Puss in boots. Valentine & Orson.

Goody Two Shoes picture book. Lane, $1.25 qjC867ig

Contents: Goody Two Shoes. Aladdin. The yellow dwarf.

Mother Hubbard; her picture book. Lane, $1.25 qJ398 C867m

Contents: Mother Hubbard. The three bears. The absurd ABC.

Red Riding Hood's picture book. Lane, $1.25 qJ398 C867r

Contents: Little Red Riding Hood. Jack and the beanstalk. The
forty thieves.

This little pig, his picture book. Lane, $1.25 qjC867it

Contents: This little pig. The fairy ship. King Luckieboy.
These picture-books are also published in 21 parts in paper covers at $.25
each.

Deming, Edwin Willard, & Deming, Mrs T. O.

Indian child life. Stokes, $2.00 jD42ii

Also published in two volumes under titles "Little red people" and
"Little Indian folk."

Red folk and wild folk. Stokes, $1.50 qjD42ir

Also published in two volumes under titles "Children of the wild" and
"Little brothers of the West."

Dick, T. E. M.

Bilberry wood; pictures by Elsa Beskow, verses by T. E.

M. Dick. Brentano, $1.50 jDs4gb

Story in rhyme with delicately colored pictures.
Ewing, Mrs Juliana Horatia.

Blue bells on the lea, & ten other tales in verse. Society



GRADE 1 PICTURE BOOKS 11

for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 3s J821 E97

Colored pictures and verses.

Francis, Joseph Greene.

Book of cheerful cats and other animated animals. Cen-
tury, $1.00 JF8671C

"Some cat-land fancies drawn and dressed
To cheer your mind when it's depressed."
Pictures and verses.

Greenaway, Kate.

*A, apple pie. Warne, $.75.

Marigold garden. Warne, $1.50 0J821 G83

With colored pictures and rhymes.

Under the window. Warne, $1.50 J821 G83U

Picture-book with verses.

"Since Stothard, no one has given us such a clear-eyed, soft-faced,
happy-hearted childhood Added to this, the old-world costume in
which [Miss Greenaway] usually elects to clothe her characters, lends
an arch piquancy. . .Her taste in tinting, too, is very sweet and
spring-like; and there is a fresh, pure fragrance about all her pic-
tures as of new-gathered nosegays." Andrew Lang.

Headland, Isaac Taylor, tr.

Chinese Mother Goose rhymes. Revell, $1.25 J398 H38

Over a hundred nursery ditties and jolly jingles translated from the
Chinese. It is a delightful book to look at, for on every page are roll-
ing, tumbling, playing Chinese children.

Hoffmann, Heinrich.

Slovenly Peter; or, Cheerful stories and funny pictures.

Winston, $1.50 0JH6812S

There is a difference of opinion about this German child classic. The
pictures are too highly colored to please some critics, but they amuse
children, and the characters are so often alluded to in other books that
they ought to be familiar to all young readers.

Lechler, Cornelie.

Blatt fur blatt. Schreiber, 2mk. 50 pf J831 L48

Colored pictures. Although with German text this book is included as
a delightful picture-book for little children. Illustrated by Oscar
Pletsch.
Wie's im hause geht. Durr, 3mk J833 L48

Colored illustrations. Although with German text this book is included
as a delightful picture-book for little children. Illustrated by Oscar
Pletsch.

Lohmeyer, Julius.

Was willst du werden? Durr, 4mk. 50 pf qj83i L78W

Although with German text this book is included as a delightful picture-
book for little children. Illustrated by Oscar Pletsch.

O'Dea, James.

Jingleman Jack. Saalfield, $1.25 JO142J

Colored pictures and rhymes of the callings, the crafts and the trades
of the times.
Oldenberg, Friedrich.

Der alte bekannte. Durr, 6mk qj83i 023a

Although with German text this book is included as a delightful picture-
book for little children. Illustrated by Oscar Pletsch.
Pletsch, Oscar.

Allerlei schnick-schnack. Carl, 3mk J831 P6gal

Daheim. Durr, 2mk J831 P69



12 GRADE 1 PICTURE BOOKS

Spielgefahrten. Diirr, 3mk qj83i P69S

Wie's im hause geht nach dem alphabet. Diirr, 3mk.. ..qj83i P6gw
Pletsch, Oscar, and others.

Den lieben kleinen. Effenberger, 6mk J831.08 P69

Colored illustrations.

Although these books illustrated by Oscar Pletsch have German text,

they are included because they are delightful picture-books for little

children.

Praeger, S. Rosamond.

Adventures of the three bold babes. Longmans, $1.50 jP883a

Three very little people with very long names make a pilgrimage, ac-
companied by a friendly dragon. Their adventures all end happily.
The pictures are enough to make the most doleful youngster merry.

Saxby, Lewis.

Life of a wooden doll. Duffield, $1.25 JS272I

Depicts the domestic life of the wooden doll.
Upton, Bertha.

The vege-men's revenge. Longmans, $2.00 JU268V

Adventures in Vegetable Land. Colored picture-book with verses.
Weatherly, Frederick Edward.

Book of gnomes. Dutton, $1.50 jW36ib

Charming picture-book, very fanciful and well colored.

Wolff, Anna.

Gute freundschaft. Diirr, 3mk J831 W83

Colored illustrations. Although with German text this book is included
as a delightful picture-book for little children. Illustrated by Oscar
Pletsch.



Linen Picture Books

Aladdin and the wonderful lamp. Warne, $.40.
Baby's linen alphabet book. Warne, $2.00.
Baby's linen animal book. Warne, $2.00.
Bird ABC. Tuck, $.75.
Book of horses. Dutton, $.75.
Book of ships. Dutton, $.75.
Floyd, G. C.

Three little kittens. Tuck, $.40.
Goody Two Shoes. McLoughlin, $.15.
Jack and the beanstalk. Tuck, $.40.
Little boy blue. Tuck, $.25.
Little Red Riding Hood. Tuck, $.40.
Little soldier boys' ABC. McLoughlin, $.50.
Mother Hubbard. McLoughlin, $.35.
Night before Christmas. McLoughlin, $.25.
One, two, three, four. Warne, $.65.
Ou/ doggies. Dutton, $.75.
Our farmyard. Dutton, $.75.
Our four-footed friends. McLoughlin, $.50.
Our little one's object book. Warne, 4s.
Soldiers of the world. Dutton, $.75.
Three bears. Tuck, $.40.



GRADE 1 PICTURE BOOKS 13

Wain, Louis.

Catland. Tuck, $75.

Dogs in Catland. Tuck, $.75.
Who killed Cock Robin? Tuck, $.40.
Work and play ABC. Tuck, $.25.

Easy Reading
JEsop.

Fables; retold by Mary Godolphin. McKay, $.50 j888 A25fg

In simple language with illustrations.

*Baby days. Century, $1.50 JB119

Selection of songs, stories and pictures for very little folks, with an
introduction by the late editor of "St. Nicholas."

Bannerman, Mrs Helen.

Story of little black Sambo. Stokes, $.50 JB228S

A tiger story with colored pictures. Very popular.

Bass, M. Florence.

Lessons for beginners in reading. Heath, $.25 J372.4 B29

Short sentences about flowers, nuts, seeds, etc. in large, clear type.
Illustrated in color. Very popular.

Bates, Lois.

New recitations for infants. Longmans, $.50 j'821 B31

Over 40 of the very simplest recitations with actions and gestures. For
kindergarten and home.

Blaisdell, Etta Austin, & Blaisdell, M. F. comp.

Child life; a first reader. Macmillan, $.25 J808.8 B52

With some colored pictures.
Child life primer. Macmillan, $.25 J372.4 B52

Attractive primer with colored pictures.

"The vocabulary is limited to the words and phrases which the child
uses in conversation, and the average number of new words in a lesson
is less than three. These words are repeated again and again, so that
he may become familiar with their printed form." Preface.

Dodge, Mrs Mary (Mapes), comp.

*New baby world. Century, $1.50 qjD67in

Stories, rhymes and pictures, compiled from "St. Nicholas."

Fairy tale of a fox. Longmans, $.15. (Infant fairy readers.)

Bound in linen.

Grover, Eulalie Osgood.

Overall boys; a first reader. Rand, $.75 J372-4 G940

Companion volume to the "Sunbonnet babies' primer."

Sunbonnet babies' primer. Rand, $.40 J372.4 G94

A book about Molly and May, two sunbonnet babies. Colored illustra-
tions. Also published under the title "Sunbonnet babies' book."

Hitch, Bessie.

Wee folk's alphabet. Nister, is.

With colored pictures.

Holton, Martha Adelaide.

Holton primer. Rand, $.25 J372-4 H74

Illustrated with charming pictures, some of them colored.



14 GRADE 1 EASY READING

Jack and the beanstalk. Longmans, $.15. (Infant fairy readers.)

Bound in linen.

Judd, Mary Catherine.

Palmer Cox Brownie primer. Century, $.32 J372.4 J49

Arranged from Palmer Cox's Brownie books and illustrated with his
humorous Brownie pictures.

Mother Goose melodies.

Mother Goose's melodies; or, Songs for the nursery; ed.

by W. A. Wheeler. Houghton, $1.50 J398 M93

The old nursery rhymes with delightful pictures.

Peabody, Susie C.

Step by step. Ginn, $.30 J372.4 P33

A primer illustrated in color and outline drawings, many of them being
simple enough to copy or trace.

Pollard, Josephine.

History of the New testament. Burt, $1.00 J225 P76

Large type, easily read. With picturer.

History of the Old testament. Burt, $1.00 J221 P76

Large type, easily read. With pictures.

Potter, Beatrix.

Tale of Peter Rabbit. Warne, $.50 jP8s6t

With colored pictures. Very popular.

Poulsson, Emilie.

Child stories and rhymes. Lothrop & Lee, $1.25 jP866c

Picture, story and song book for the little folks at home and at kinder-
garten.

Through the farmyard gate; rhymes and stories for little

children at home and in kindergarten. Lothrop & Lee,

$1.25 jP866t

"Stories and rhymes in which the domestic animals figure. Unnatural
history, teaching moral lessons very pleasantly." Prentice & Power's
Children's library.

Scripture, Mrs May (Kirk).

Baldwin primer. American Book Co., $.30 J372.4 S43

Attractive pictures.

Sharpe, Mrs.

Dame Wiggins of Lee and her seven wonderful cats; ed.

by John Ruskin. Allen, is jS532d

One of the children's classics. Illustrated with facsimiles of old wood-
cuts.

Snowdrop, and other stories. Longmans, $.15. (Infant fairy
readers.)

Bound in linen.

Thompson, John Gilbert, & Thompson, T. E.

For childhood days. Silver, $.25 J372.4 T38

Primer made up of bits of nursery rhymes and stories. Colored pictures.
Tileston, Mrs Mary Wilder (Foote), ed.

Children's hour. Little, $.50 J821.08 T46C

Many Mother Goose rhymes. Very popular.



GRADE 2 PICTURE BOOKS 15

Grade 2

Average age of children in Grade 2, eight years

Picture Books

Adelborg, Ottilia.

Clean Peter and the children of Grubbylea. Longmans,

$125. JA228C

Tells in rhyme and with many pictures how Peter washed the children
of Grubbylea.

Birds and all nature in natural colors; a monthly serial, v.i-

date. Mumford, $1.55 each J598.2 B48

To be used as a picture-book for children. Popular because of colored
illustrations.

Bliithgen, Victor.

Buben und madel's. Diirr, 3mk qj83i B57

Although with German text this book is included as a delightful picture-



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