Anno, Mitsumasa. “Anno’s U.S.A.” Japan: Philomel Books, 1983.
A wonderful pictorial adventure into America’s past. Follow Anno on his exploration of woodland cities and towns.
Bowen, Gary. “My Village, Sturbridge.” New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1977.
This book gives a very true picture of life as it was in a New England village in 1827.
Glubok, Shirley. “The Art of Colonial America.” New York: The Macmilliam Company, 1970.
An interesting text that inculdes pictures, paintings and a most readable text.
Hall, Donald. “Ox-cart Man.” New York: The Viking Press, 1979.
In this book we journey through a year with an early New Englander and his family. The family’s crafts and produce for that year are then brought to market and upon his return the cycle begins again.
Jassem, Kate. “Squanto, The Pilgrim Adventure.” Mahwah, N.J.: Troll Associates, 1979.
Yet another rendition of the Squanto story. Clear and well written.
Kagan, Myrna. “Vision in the Sky.” Hamden, Ct.: The Shoe String Press, Inc. 1989.
A good story that gives an excellent history of the area, as well as a wonderful account of the ‘ghost’ ship. It is good reading for third or fourth graders.
Mathiew, Joe. “The Olden Days.” New York: Random House, 1979.
This is a wonderful story of life in the late colonial period. All the illustrations are taken from Sturbridge Village, Massachusettes. It is a must if you intend to visit Sturbridge.
McCurdy, Michael. “Hannah’s Farm: Seasons on an Early American Farm.” New York: Holiday, 1988.
This text brings to life the New England homestead.