It's that time again - time for turkey and stuffing and gathering together as a family, Thanksgiving time! Let's take some time before we stuff ourselves silly to learn about the lives of those first pilgrims and the ship that brought them to our shores, the Mayflower.
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- If You Sailed On The Mayflower in 1620
We have several books in this history series for kids. This one covers what it was like to sail to America with the pilgrims from England. This series has a question and answer structure where questions about the time period are asked and then answered in length with lots of good pictures.
2. On The Mayflower
This book for ages 4-8 follows the over-the-sea adventure of pilgrim kids William and Ellen as they make their way to the new world. Based on actual historical documents of two child passengers.
3. You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the Mayflower!
This is another great history series for kids. Best for ages 8-11 and what makes it a fun read is the way it is written in second person putting the reader in the action. What would it be like for you to be a pilgrim child emigrating with your family on the Mayflower.
4. M is for Mayflower
A part of the state-by-state alphabet series and featuring a New England style alphabet.
5. The Mayflower
A version of the harrowing trip from England to the New World on the Mayflower that is perfect for kindergarteners.