The First Thanksgiving
: Clarion Books New York 1984 An early grade book. Through photographs taken at Plymouth Plantation, the book recreates the first harvest feast. The pictures give an excellent idea of the clothing, games and total life at the time. An excellent book for children to look at on their own without being able to read the text. (Based on
Of Plymouth Plantation
Bernadine, Bailey: C
Albert Whitman and Co. Chicago 1966 Grades 4-6, This book provides excellent background history of Connecticut with extremely good illustrations.
Bradford, William and others of the Mayflower Company.
Homes in the Wilderness: A pilgrim’s journa
l. Linnet Books Hamden, Connecticut 1988. An excellent upper grade story book, first published as
It tells of the settlement at Plymouth in journal form.
The Coming of the Pilgrims
: Told from Governor Bradford’s Firsthand Account: Little, Brown and Co. Boston 1964. The story of the Pilgrims leaving England and landing in Holland and then their continuing journey to New England.
Connecticut: From its glorious past to the present:
Children’s Press, Chicago 1966. This book is best used in the middle school grades.
Who’s That Sleeping on Plymouth Rock
: Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, Inc. New York 1975. An early and primary grade book, it is a humorous account of how the actual Plymouth Rock finally came to its final resting place as a monument in Plymouth, just a stones throw from the Mayflower.
Holiday House Book 1983. Beautiful illustrations help explain the first Thanksgiving and compares it to today’s celebrations. Great for the lower grades as the text is simple and pictures are colorful and self-explanatory.
Halliburton, Warren J.
The People of Connecticut
: (a textbook) Ct. Yankee Publications Inc. Norwalk, Connecticut 1984. Great text for the middle grades, easy to understand and with good illustrations and pictures.
Lowitz, Sadybeth and Anson.
The Pilgrim’s Party
A really true story
. Lerner Publications Co. Minneapolis 1968. Black and white drawings tells the story of leaving England, landing in Plymouth and what happened after. Early primary grades can follow the pictures.
The Pilgrims of Plymouth:
Atheneum, MacMillan Publishing Co. New York 1986. Day to Day life of the early pilgrims in Plymouth Colony; includes social life and customs in the Massachusetts Colony as well as the arrival on the Mayflower. Beautiful illustrations—early grades.