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For Young Readers - For Young Readers BY MARCIA COHEN So delightful...
For Young Readers BY MARCIA COHEN So delightful are the mod- era books of fact that the youngster will have to look twice before . he can separate them from their fictional cousins. The reasons for this new look are mainly in the modern illustra; tions. The limited page count and the small size add to their readability. Four book3 of informa- tional value are newly pub- lished. each one being un- der 60 pages, fabric covered and well illustrated. Although graded according to reading difficulty, the information contained in each of the books is usable where the .interest lies. ' DOWN MEXICO WAY (Naylor Co.: $1.95) written by Dorothy Dell Cohen, il-1 u 8 1 r a t e d by Marilyn Schwartz. Ages 6-7. , 1' The simple four-color illustrations are as important to this book as the verbal explanations which relate the Importance of Mexican symbols and customs. The first-grader will appreciate the personal narration. The second-grader will enjoy the slight tinge of poetry that makes this factual account of our Mexican neighbors appealing. "CHESS FOR CHILDREN (Sterling Publishing Co.: $2.50) by Fred Reinfeld. Ages 7-adult. The beginning chess player is introduced to this thought -provoking game through the medium of the diagram and the well chosen word. Each piece and each play is taught through an illustrated drawing of the chess board, beginning with the most simple and gradually becoming more difficult. Reinfeld, a prolific American writer and a master chess player, has refined his chess vocabulary down to the level of the beginner, and has produced a book for both the child and the novice adult Unique is his introduction in which he explains that "there are no less than 169,518,829,100,544 quadrillion ways to play the first 10 moves of a game of .chess," but that even a youngster can learn from a few basic patterns. Proof of this is the fact that the cur- rent United States cham pion is Bobby Fischer, a 11-year-oiu. . 1 1 THE FIRST BOOK OF THE SUPREME COURT (Franklin Watts Co.: $1.95), written by Harold Coy; illustrated by Helen Borden. Ages 12-15. This welcome addition to the "First Book of" series brings the court of law within the understanding of the middle and upper-grader. Through the explanation of actual cases the author has put the reader into the position of a judge , sitting on a case. This makes the child feel that he must decide, and to do so, must learn all he can about the working of a court of law, the channels of appeal, the vocabulary of the attorney and the rights of the citizen. The glossary, list of Supreme Court judges and index added to the excellent text make this a valuable contribution to juvenile literature. , P YOU TO r CERTIFIED Executive From $4000 to W Train You

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  1. The Los Angeles Times,
  2. 22 Mar 1959, Sun,
  3. Page 94

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