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Before It's Too Late: The Child Guidance Movement in the United States, 1922-1945, by Margo Horn (Temple University Press, Broad and Oxford Sts., Philadelphia, Pa. 19122; 224 pp., $34.95 cloth). Focusing on the role of the Commonwealth Fund as an organizing institution, the author traces the development of the movement to prevent delinquency and mental illness by identifying the first signs of problems in children.

The Century of the Child: The Mental Hygiene Movement and Social Policy in the United States and Canada, by Theresa R. Richardson (State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12246; 273 pp., $49.50 cloth, $16.95 paper). Locates roots of current policy in the evolution of concepts of child development and the history of social institutions.

Education in Massachusetts: Selected Essays, edited by Michael F. Konig and Martin Kaufman (Institute for Massachusetts Studies, Westfield State College, Westfield, Mass. 01086; 244 pp., $12 paper). Papers on issues in education from the early 19th century to the 1960's.

Adventuring With Books: A Booklist for Pre-K Through Grade 6, 9th edition, edited by Mary Jett-Simpson and the Committee on the Elementary School Booklist (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; 549 pp., $16.50 paper, $12.95 for ncte members). Includes annotated entries for approximately 1,800 books published in the U.S. between 1985 and 1988 as well as lists of recommended works published before 1985.

Beyond Picture Books: A Guide to First Readers, by Barbara Barstow and Judith Riggle (R.R. Bowker, 245 West 17th St., New York, N.Y. 10011; 336 pp., $39.95 cloth). Annotated listings for approximately 1,600 titles recommended for young readers.

Children's Comprehension of Text: Research Into Practice, edited by K. Denise Muth (International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714-8139; 280 pp., $15.75 cloth, $10.50 for i.r.a. members). Draws on research about comprehension of narrative and expository writing to suggest strategies for teaching students to understand what they read.

Collaboration Through Writing and Reading: Exploring Possibilities, edited by Anne Haas Dyson (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; 284 pp., $17.95 paper, $13.95 for n.c.t.e. members). Essays promoting the integration of language arts within the classroom.

The Culture and Politics of Literacy, by W. Ross Winterowd (Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016; 226 pp., $19.95 cloth). Examines social contexts for the development of literacy and recommends approaches for improving instruction.

Learning All the Time: How Small Children Begin To Read, Write, Count, and Investigate the World Without Being Taught, by John Holt (Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Jacob Way, Reading, Mass. 01867; 169 pp., $15.95 cloth). In this volume--begun before his death in41985--the noted educator looks at ways in which children can develop basics of literacy with little training.

The New Read-Aloud Handbook, 2nd edition, by Jim Trelease (Viking Penguin, Penguin Books Inc., 40 West 23rd St., New York, N.Y. 10010; 290 pp., $9.95 paper). This updated edition of the popular parents' guide incorporates new research on patterns of learning and parenting and adds titles published since 1985 to its list of recommended works.

Authors & Artists for Young Adults, Vol. 2, edited by Agnes Garrett and Helga P. McCue (Gale Research Inc., Book Tower, Detroit, Mich. 48226; 265 pp., $55 cloth). Profiles of 20 authors and artists popular among secondary-school students.

The College Cost Book, 1989-90, 10th edition, by the College Scholarship Service (College Board, 45 Columbus Ave., New York, N.Y. 10023-6992; 276 pp., $13.95 paper). Suggestions for parents and students about making the most of their own resources and finding extra help.

College Financial Aid Annual, 1990, by the College Research Group and John Schwartz (Arco, Simon & Schuster, 15 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y. 10023; 583 pp., $16.95 paper). Includes application information for approximately 2,200 scholarships.

Dollars for Scholars: Barron's Complete College Financing Guide, by Marguerite J. Dennis (Barron's, 250 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788; 248 pp., $12.95 paper). Lists sources for scholarships, grants, and low-interest loans.

Handbook for College Admissions: A Family Guide, 3rd edition, by Thomas C. Hayden (Peterson's Guides, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, N.J. 08543-2123; 210 pp., $11.95 paper). Offers advice on such topics as choosing and visiting colleges, preparing applications, taking admissions tests, and seeking financial aid.

Only the Best: The Annual Guide to Highest-Rated Educational Software, 1990, Preschool Through Grade 12, by Shirley Boes Neill and George W. Neill (R.R. Bowker, 245 West 17th St., New York, N.Y. 10011; 136 pp., $26.95 paper). Provides information about 185 recently released programs.

Only the Best: The Cumulative Guide to Highest-Rated Educa0ltional Software, 1985-1989, Preschool Through Grade 12, by Shirley Boes Neill and George W. Neill (R.R. Bowker, 245 West 17th St., New York, N.Y. 10011; 313 pp., $49.95 cloth). Describes approximately 550 programs.

Peterson's Competitive Colleges, 1989-90, 8th edition (Peterson's Guides, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, N.J. 08543-2123; 364 pp., $9.95 paper). Profiles of 322 selective colleges.

Peterson's Guide to Independent Secondary Schools, 1989-90, 10th edition, edited by Greg Muirhead (Peterson's Guides, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, N.J. 08543-2123; 1,327 pp., $19.95 paper). Information about 1,368 schools.

Peterson's Two-Year Colleges, 1990, 20th edition, edited by Susan Continued on Following Page Continued from Preceding Page

W. Dilts (Peterson's Guides, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, N.J. 08543-2123; 823 pp., $12.95 paper). Capsule descriptions of approximately 1,500 public and private institutions.

Substance Abuse and Kids: A Directory of Education, Information, Prevention, and Early Intervention Programs (Oryx Press, Suite 103, 2214 North Central at Encanto, Phoenix, Ariz. 85004-1483; 466 pp., $65 paper). Listings describe approximately 1,500 programs for young people.

Trustee Handbook, 6th edition, by Barbara Hadley Stanton (National Association of Independent Schools, 75 Federal St., Boston, Mass. 02110; 75 pp., $16 paper). A guide to the responsibilities and organization of independent-school governing boards.

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