Suggested Bibliography

Abigail Adams by Woody Holton, 2009

The American Revolution for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids Series) by Janis Herbert

The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale Retold by Aaron Shepard, pictures by Wendy Edelson New York: Athenaeum Books for Young Readers, 1995.

Chains (Seeds of America) by Laurie Anderson

Colonial Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in the New World by Laurie Carlson, Chicago: Chicago Review Press, Inc., 1997. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group ages 5 – 12.

Following the Drum: Women at the Valley Forge Encampment by Nancy Loane

Forge (Seeds of America) by Laurie Anderson

Fever 1793 by Laurie Anderson

George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Out-spied the British and Won the Revolutionary War by Thomas B. Allen

George vs. George: The Revolutionary War as Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer

George Washington’s Socks by Elvira Woodruff, New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1991.

Historic Community Series by Bobbie Kalman, New York: Crabtree Publishing, 1990:  The Gristmill, Home Crafts, The Kitchen, A Colonial Town: Williamsburg, Colonial Life, 18th Century Clothing.

If You Lived in Colonial Times by Ann Mc Govern, illustrated by Brinton Turkle, New York: Four Winds Press, 1964. Illustrated by June Otani, New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1992.

If You Grew Up With George Washington by Ruth Belov Gross Illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully, New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1982.

Independent Dames: What You Never Knew About Women and Girls of the American Revolution by Laurie Anderson, author and Matt Faulkner, illustrator

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes, © 1943 Esther Forbes Hoskins

Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World by Maya Jasanoff

Love, Fiercely: A Gilded Age Romance by Jean Zimmerman

More Than Moccasins: A Kid’s Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life by Laurie Carlson, Chicago: Chicago Review Press, Inc. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group ages 5 – 12.

Perrault’s Fairy Tales with Thirty-Four Illustrations by Gustave Dore Translated by A.E. Johnson New York: Dover Publications, 1969.

Private Yankee Doodle: Being the Narrative of Some of the Adventures, Dangers, and Sufferings of a Revolutionary Soldier by Joseph Plumb Martin

Puss In Boots by Charles Perrault Illustrated by Fred Marcellino Translated by Malcolm Arthur New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1990.

Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence by Carol Berkin

Sarah Bishop by Scott O’Dell , New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1980.

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the American Revolution by Alfred F. Young

Sophie du Pont: A Young Lady in America Sketches, Diaries, & Letters 1823-1833 by Betty-Bright Low and Jacqueline Kinsley New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987

Watchwords of Liberty: A Pageant of American Quotations Text and Illustrations by Robert Lawson Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1943

A Williamsburg Household by Joan Anderson, New York: Clarion Books, 1988. Grades 3 – 6.

The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart by Kristiana Gregory, New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1996.

The Women of the House: How a Colonial She-Merchant Built a Mansion, a Fortune, and a Dynasty by Jean Zimmerman



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