The following booklets are available free or for a minimum cost by sending your name and address and the item number as well as specified cost to R. Woods, Consumer Information Center-W, P.O. Box 100, Pueblo, Colo. 81002.

- "Becoming a Nation of Readers: What Parents Can Do" items 477X, 50 cents, lists activities and techniques for adults to help children of all ages build reading skills.- "Books for Children," item 139X, $1, lists the best books recently published for preschool through junior high school age children.

- "Growing Up Drug Free," item 551X, free, shows what children should understand about drugs including alcohol and tobacco at each age level.

- "Help Your Child Become a Good Reader," item 449X, 50 cents, explains how to teach children reading fundamentals through suggestions that center around everyday occurrences and items.

- "Help Your Child Learn Math," item 452X, 50 cents, presents fun ideas to help young school-age children connect their real-life experiences with the math they need to learn.

- "Help Your Child Learn to Write Well," item 453X, 50 cents, suggests simple strategies to encourage children who are just learning to express their ideas through writing.

- "Helping Your Child Learn Geography" 454X, 50 cents, is designed to teach children the fundamentals of geography in a format that's challenging and fun. Includes a fold-out outline map of the U.S. to test their new-found knowledge.

- "Homes for Birds," item 572X, free, explains how to choose the right house to attract the species you want. Describes the characteristics of various birds, nesting behaviors and how to protect the houses against predators.

- "Growing Vegetables in the Home Garden," item 147X, $2.25, teaches how to plan, plant and care for more than 50 different kinds of vegetables.

- "National Wildlife Refuge System," item 468X, 50 cents, tells where 450 federally run refuges are located throughout the country.

- "National Park System Map and Guide" item 151X, $1.25, is a fold-out map with lists of activities at over 300 parks, monuments and historic sites.