Read at least 2 books about Colonial America - fiction & nonfiction.
Some suggestions are listed below. These are books students have read and enjoyed in past years.
If you want to find other choices online or at the library, try using the keywords below to search
- "Colonial America" plus another word such as "slavery" or "jobs"
- a specific place such as "Plymouth" or "Roanoke"
- "colonial" plus "Massachusetts" or 1 of the other 13 colonies
- a specific person such as "Pocahontas" or "William Penn"
- a specific event such as the "Salem Witch Trials" or "First Thanksgiving"
Roanoke, Jamestown, & Plymouth
Blood on the River: James Town 1607 by Elisa Lynn Carbone GRL: W
The Double Life of Pocahontas by Jean Fritz GRL: U
Elizabeth's Jamestown Colony Diary (Dear America Series - 3 books) by Patricia Hermes GRL: O
Enemy at the Fort by Sarah Masters Buckley GRL: S
The Journal of Jasper Pierce (My America Series) by Ann Rinaldi GRL: S
A Journey to the New World (Dear America Series) by Kathryn Lasky GRL: X
A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla GRL: P
Pocahontas by Joseph Bruchac GRL: Y
The Serpent Never Sleeps by Scott O'Dell GRL: X
Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac GRL: P
Daily Life in the Pilgrim Colony, 1636 by Paul Erickson
Hard Labor: The First African Americans, 1619 by Patricia & Fredrick McKissack
The Jamestown Colony by Gail Sakurai GRL: X
Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage GRL: V
Roanoke: The Lost Colony by Jane Yolen & Heidi Stemple GRL: Q
Roanoke: The Mystery of the Lost Colony by Lee Miller GRL: Y
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Mayflower! by Peter Cook GRL: R
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving by Catherine O'Neill Grace & Margaret M. Bruchac GRL: Y
Life in the Colonies
Colonial American Craftspeople by Bernardine Stevens
If You Lived in Colonial Times by Ann McGovern GRL: Q
If You Lived in Williamsburg in Colonial Days by Barbara Brenner GRL: P
Going to School in Colonial America by Shelley Swanson Saferen
Growing Up in Colonial America by Tracy Barrett
Life in Colonial America by Russell Roberts
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist by Jacqueline Morley GRL: R
Bobbie Kalman has also written a number of books about life in the colonies GRL: Q-T
Beyond the Burning Timeby Kathryn Lasky GRL: T
A Break with Charity by Ann Rinaldi GRL: X
I Walk in Dread (Dear America Series) by Lisa Rowe Fraustino GRL: X
The Sacrifice by Kathleen Benner Duble GRL: T (this is about the author's ancestors)
Tituba of Salem Village by Ann Petry GRL: W
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Spears GRL: W (not set in Salem)
The Salem Witch Trials (graphic novel) by Michael J. Martin GRL: U
The Salem Witch Trials: An Unsolved Mystery from History by Jane Yolen
Witches!: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer
You Wouldn't Want to be a Salem Witch! by Jim Pipe GRL: Q