Pre-Colonial and Colonial


4th of July Story, The

4th of July Story, The

Author: Dalgliesh, Alice
Weeks: 1
Tells how the thirteen colonies united in the desire for independence, selected Thomas Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence, and carried the news of independence across the colonial settlements. 32 pages PB Knowledge Box Central...
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Almost Home

Almost Home

Author: Lawton, Wendy
Weeks: 2
While making the pilgrimage from Holland to America in 1620 with other English Separatists, teenaged Mary Chilton endures many hardships that test her faith in God. Girls and boys alike will enjoy this well-written historical fiction as they...
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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Author: d'Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Parin
Weeks: 1
A biography of the witty author, scientist, and statesman who helped with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and became the first ambassador of the United States of America. This is one of our favorites for the tale of this famous...
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Blackthorn Winter

Blackthorn Winter

Author: Wilson, Douglas
Weeks: 3
This winning novel by Douglas Wilson is set on the glorious Chesapeake Bay during the third year of the reign of good Queen Anne. Pirates, buried maps, and hidden treasure are just part of the fun that your student will enjoy in this delightful...
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Boys and Girls of Colonial Days

Boys and Girls of Colonial Days

Author: Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin
Weeks: 2
*Ebook also available to purchase here. "An engaging collection of stories for the younger child, introducing him to activities and occupations of boys and girls in the colonial era. Focuses on children who responded with courage and resourcefulness...
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Colonial Days

Colonial Days

Author: King, David C.
Weeks: 8
You'll enjoy this activity book during your study of Colonial America. Crafts include making a sundial, playing jacks, making and writing with a quill pen, baking bread, making a corncob doll, and more. 118 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families:...
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Colonial Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in the New World

Colonial Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in the New World

Author: Carlson, Laurie
Weeks: 9
Young adventurers can learn about the settling of America while enjoying activities like stitching a sampler, pitching horseshoes, making an almanac, churning butter, and more. Great fun for learning about the land of the free! 160 pages PB...
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Colonial Life

Colonial Life

Author: January, Brendan
Weeks: 2
This series is full of bright illustrations; the font is large for a young reader. The story starts in 1607 as the Jamestown colonists arrive in a new land. Students will read about their houses, food, medicine, and more. 48 pages PB Knowledge Box...
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Colonial Living

Colonial Living

Author: Tunis, Edwin
Weeks: 8
Colonial Living is Edwin Tunis's vigorous re-creation of 17th- and 18th-century America--of the everyday living of those sturdy men and women who carved a way of life out of the wilderness. In lively text and accurate drawings, you and your students...
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Colony of Rhode Island, The

Colony of Rhode Island, The

Author: Roza, Greg
Weeks: 5
This nice little book has lots of illustrations that add to the interest-level of students. The text includes information about settlement, hostilities, growth, war, and more. 24 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the...
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Courage of Sarah Noble, The

Courage of Sarah Noble, The

Author: Dalgliesh, Alice
Weeks: 2
This simple chapter book will be a delight for you and your youngsters. Read about Sarah's journey through the wilderness, her struggles in the process, and the lessons that she learns. 64 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside...
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Emma's Journal

Emma's Journal

Author: Moss, Marissa
Weeks: 2
From 1774 to 1776, Emma describes in her journal her stay in Boston, where she witnesses the British blockade and spies for the American militia. Features hand-printed text, drawings, and marginal notes. Unnumbered pages PB Knowledge Box Central...
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George Washington's World

George Washington's World

Author: Foster, Genevieve
Weeks: 9
A perennial favorite among homeschoolers, this book fits the bill for dialectic students. Read about people and events in the world from 1732 to 1799, which spans George Washington's lifetime. Foster's winning style makes this enjoyable reading...
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Georgia: The Debtors Colony

Georgia: The Debtors Colony

Author: Harkins, Susan Sales and William
Weeks: 1
Topics included: The promise of Georgia -- James Edward Oglethrope -- Georgia's promise becomes reality -- Georgia's climate and early industry -- Georgia, the buffer colony -- About the Scottish highlanders -- Georgia faces the Spanish alone --...
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Great Colonial America Projects

Great Colonial America Projects

Author: Bordessa, Kris
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Great Colonial America Projects introduces readers ages 9?12 to colonial America through hands-on building projects. From dyeing and spinning yarn to weaving cloth, from creating tin plates and lanterns to learning wattle and daub construction. This...
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Life in Jamestown Colony

Life in Jamestown Colony

Author: Levy, Janey
Weeks: 1
Large font and really nice illustrations bring Jamestown to life for young children. Sprinkled throughout are "did you know" questions that provide another spark of interest. 24 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the...
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Making Thirteen Colonies

Making Thirteen Colonies

Author: Hakim, Joy
Weeks: 8
The second book in the popular "A History of US" series (third edition), this is an excellent introduction to the formation of the American colonies. Abundant pictures and thorough text make this a solid choice for young students. 192...
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Matchlock Gun, The

Matchlock Gun, The

Author: Edmonds, Walter D.
Weeks: 1
In 1756, during the French and Indian War in upper New York state, ten-year-old Edward is determined to protect his home and family with the ancient, and much too heavy, Spanish gun that his father had given him before leaving home to fight the...
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Mayflower 1620

Mayflower 1620

Author: Arenstam, Peter
Weeks: 1
In the year 1620, a small band of bedraggled voyagers reached the western shores of the Atlantic Ocean, leaving behind an old world for a new. This informative resource will be intriguing to kids of all ages. Its detailed text and fascinating...
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New Americans, The

New Americans, The

Author: Maestro, Betsy
Weeks: 6
Features information on immigrants and refugees, searching for the American dream. Appealing picture book that provide a good foundation for the study of the early colonists. 48 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the...
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New Nation, The

New Nation, The

Author: Hakim, Joy
Weeks: 10
Beginning with George Washington's inauguration and continuing into the nineteenth century, The New Nation tells the story of the remarkable challenges that the freshly formed United States faced. Thomas Jefferson's purchase of the Louisiana...
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Obadiah the Bold

Obadiah the Bold

Author: Turkle, Brinton
Weeks: 1
The charming adventures of Obadiah Starbuck have been beloved by children and adults alike since he first captured hearts in the story of his friendship with an injured seagull in the now out-of-print, Thy Friend, Obadiah , winner of the Caldecott...
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Paddle-to-the-Sea

Paddle-to-the-Sea

Author: Holling, C. Holling
Weeks: 1
This Caldecott Honor book, originally published in 1941, describes the adventurous route of a wooden canoe. Carved by a young Indian boy, the canoe takes a meandering journey, encountering loggers, fishermen, and families on its way up the St....
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Remarkable Benjamin Franklin, The

Remarkable Benjamin Franklin, The

Author: Harness, Cheryl
Weeks: 1
We love books by Cheryl Harness and we think you will too! Beautiful artwork makes this picture book one that your youngsters will likely return to again and again. Quotes from Franklin and Poor Richard's Almanack line the bottom of each page,...
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Sign of the Beaver, The

Sign of the Beaver, The

Author: Speare, Elizabeth George
Weeks: 2
Outstanding historical fiction about a young boy, Matt, who must survive on his own in the Maine wilderness. A friendship is forged with an Indian chief and his grandson. Excellent reading! 144 pages PB Knowledge Box Central families: Use this...
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