13 Colonies (Grade 5)

The Thirteen Colonies were the first English settlements in North America. Eventually the Colonies would become the first thirteen States.

Nonfiction

Listed in chronological order

1. Virginia
2. Massachusetts
3. New Hampshire
4. New York
5. New Jersey
6. Maryland
7. Connecticut
8. Rhode Island
9. Delaware
10. North Carolina
11.South Carolina
12. Pennsylvania
13. Georgia
 

General
J 306.3 THO The Slave Trade in Early America by Kristen Thoennes Keller: 2004
J 306.3 WIL African Americans in the Colonies by Jean Kinney Williams: 2003
J 394.26973 ROB Holidays and Celebrations in Colonial America by Russell Roberts: 2007
J 973 KIN American Kids in History: Colonial Days by David C. King: 1998
J 973.2 ALL The Thirteen Colonies: Primary Sources by Melinda Allman: 2002
J 973.2 DUP Daily Life: The American Colonies by Jeanne DuPrau: 2002
J 973.2 HAK Making Thirteen Colonies by Joy Hakim: 1999
J 973.2 MAS Colonial Times: 1600-1700 by Joy Masoff: 2000
J 973.2 MCC The Thirteen Colonies From Founding to Revolution in American History by Pat McCarthy: 2004
J 973.2 NOB The Thirteen Colonies by Marc Tyler Nobleman: 2002
J 973.2 SAK The Thirteen Colonies by Gail Sakurai: 2000
J 973.2 STE The Colonies by Rebecca Stefoff: 2001
J 93.2 STE American Voices From Colonial Life by Rebecca Stefoff: 2003
DVDJN 973 AME American History for Children: Early Settlers: 2004
DVDJN 973 COL Colonial Life for Children: Settling the New World: 2006

 

Virginia
J 917.55 ENC Discover America: Virginia by Encyclopedia Britannica: 2005
J 917.55 KEN America the Beautiful: Virginia by Deborah Kent: 2008
J 917.55 POB Life in the Thirteen Colonies: Virginia by Sandra Probst: 2004
J 917.55 PRI The Thirteen Colonies: Virginia by Karen Price Hossel: 2002
J BIOG POCAHONTA American Heroes: Pocahontas by Larry Dane Brimner: 2009
J BIOG RALEIGH Sir Walter Raleigh: Explorer for the Court of Queen Elizabeth by Steve P. Olson: 2003
J BIOG RALEIGH Sir Walter Raleigh: Founding the Virginia Colony by Nancy Ward: 2006
J BIOG SMITH John Smith Escapes Again! by Rosalyn Schanzer: 2006
DVDJN 973 COL Colonial Life for Children: Jamestown: 2006
J 917.55 :CUN The Virginia Colony by Kevin Cunningham: 2011

 

Massachusetts
J 917.44 DEF Life in the Thirteen Colonies: Massachusetts by Deborah DeFord: 2004
J 917.44 DOH The Thirteen Colonies: Massachusetts by Craig A. Doherty & Katherine M. Doherty: 2005
J 917.44 ENC Encyclopedia Britannica : discover America. Vol. 21, Massachusetts, the Bay State: 2005
J 917.44 STR America the Beautiful: Massachusetts by Trudi Strain Trueit: 2008
J 974.4 EDW The Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrim Adventure by Judith Edwards: 2003
J BIOG BRADFORD William Bradford: Plymouth’s Faithful Pilgrim by Gary D. Schmidt: 1999
J BIO STANDISH The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Plymouth Colony by Cheryl Harness: 2006
DVDN 973 COL Colonial Life for Children: Plimoth Plantation: 2006
J 917.44 :CUN The Massachusetts Colony by Kevin Cunningham: 2011

 

New Hampshire
J 917.42 BLO The Thirteen Colonies: New Hampshire by Craig E. Blohm: 2002
J 917.42 DOH The Thirteen Colonies: New Hampshire by Craig A. Doherty & Katherine M. Doherty: 2005
J 917.42 ENC Discover America: New Hampshire by Encyclopedia Britannica: 2005
J 917.42 TEI Life in the Thirteen Colonies: New Hampshire by Michael Teitelbaum: 2004
J 917.42 :CUN The New Hampshire Colony by Kevin Cunningham: 2011

 

New York
J 917.47 DOH The Thirteen Colonies: New York by Craig A. Doherty & Katherine M. Doherty: 2005
J 917.47 ENC Discover America: New York by Encyclopedia Britannica: 2005
J 917.47 PAU Life in the Thirteen Colonies: New York by Timothy J. Paulson: 2004
J 917.47 SOM America the Beautiful: New York by Barbara A. Somervill: 2008
J BIOG HUDSON Henry Hudson: English Explorer of the Northwest Passage by Josepha Sherman: 2003
J BIOG STUYVESANT Peter Stuyvesant: New Amsterdam and the Origins of New York by L.J. Krizner & Lisa Sita: 2001
DVDJN 973 COL Colonial Life for Children: The Dutch & New Amsterdam: 2006
J 917.47 :CUN The New York Colony by Kevin Cunningham: 2011

 

New Jersey
J 917.49 DOH The Thirteen Colonies: New Jersey by Craig A. Doherty & Katherine M. Doherty: 2005
J 917.49 ENC Discover America: New Jersey by Encyclopedia Britannica: 2005
J 917.49 KEN America the Beautiful: New Jersey by Deborah Kent: 2008
J 917.49 STE Life in the Thirteen Colonies: New Jersey by Jon Sterngass & Matthew Kachur: 2004
J 917.49 STR The Thirteen Colonies: New Jersey by Thomas Streissguth: 2002
J 917.49 :CUN The New Jersey Colony by Kevin Cunningham: 2011

 

Maryland
J 917.52 BLA America the Beautiful: Maryland by Jean F. Blashfield: 2008
J 917.52 BUR Life in the Thirteen Colonies: Maryland by Michael Burgan: 2004
J 917.52 ENC Discover America: Maryland by Encyclopedia Britannica: 2005
J BIOG BALTIMORE Lord Baltimore: English Politician and Colonist by Loree Lough: 2000
J 917.52 :CUN The Maryland Colony by Kevin Cunningham: 2011

 

Connecticut
J 917.46 ENC Discover America: Connecticut by Encyclopedia Britannica: 2005
J 917.46 KEN America the Beautiful: Connecticut by Zachary Kent: 2008
J 917.46 LAU Life in the Thirteen Colonies: Connecticut by Emily Lauren: 2004
J 917.46 MAL The Colony of Connecticut by Ann Malaspina: 2006
J 917.46 CUN The Connecticut Colony by by Kevin Cunningham: 2011

 

Rhode Island
J 917.45 BUR  America the Beautiful: Rhode Island by Michael Burgan: 2009
J 917.45 DOA  Life in the Thirteen Colonies: Rhode Island by Robin S. Doak: 2004
J 917.45 ENC  Discover America: Rhode Island by Encyclopedia Britannica: 2005
DVDJN 973 COL  Colonial Life for Children: Roger Williams & Rhode Island: 2006
J 917.45 :CUN The Rhode Island Colony by Kevin Cunningham: 2011

 

Delaware
J 917.51 ENC Discover America: Delaware by Encyclopedia Britannica: 2005
J 917.51 HEI America the Beautiful: Delaware by Ann Heinrichs: 2009
J 917.51 KAL The Thirteen Colonies: Delaware by Stuart A. Kallen: 2002
J 917.51 WOR Life in the Thirteen Colonies: Delaware by Richard Worth: 2004
J 917.51 :CUN The Delaware Colony by Kevin Cunningham: 2011

 

North Carolina
J 917.56 ENC Discover America: North Carolina by Encyclopedia Britannica: 2005
J 917.56 HEI America the Beautiful: North Carolina by Ann Heinrichs: 2009
J 917.56 WOR Life in the Thirteen Colonies: North Carolina by Richard Worth: 2004
J 975.6 KEN The Mysterious Disappearance of Roanoke Colony in American History by Zachary Kent: 2004
J 975.6 YOL Roanoke: The Lost Colony: An Unsolved Mystery from History by Jane Yolen and Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple: 2003
J 917.56 :CUN The North Carolina Colony by Kevin Cunningham: 2011

 

South Carolina
J 917.57 DOH The Thirteen Colonies: South Carolina by Craig A. Doherty & Katherine M. Doherty: 2005
J 917.57 ENC Discover America: South Carolina by Encyclopedia Britannica: 2005
J 917.57 SOM America the Beautiful: South Carolina by Barbara A. Somervill: 2009
J 917.57 WOR Life in the Thirteen Colonies: South Carolina by Richard Worth: 2004
J 974.02 GIR The Thirteen Colonies: South Carolina by Christina M. Girod: 2002
J 917.57 :CUN The South Carolina Colony by Kevin Cunningham: 2011

 

Pennsylvania
J 917.48 DEF Life in the Thirteen Colonies: Pennsylvania by Deborah H. DeFord: 2004
J 917.48 ENC Discover America: Pennsylvania by Encyclopedia Britannica: 2005
J 917.48 SHE The Thirteen Colonies: Pennsylvania by Victoria Sherrow: 2002
J 917.48 SOM America the Beautiful: Pennsylvania by Barbara A. Somervill: 2009
J BIOG PENN William Penn: Founder of Democracy by Norma Jean Lutz: 2000
DVDJN 973 COL Colonial Life for Children: William Penn & Pennsylvania: 2006
J 917.48 :CUN The Pennsylvania Colony by Kevin Cunningham: 2011

 

Georgia
J 917.58 ENC Discover America: Georgia by Encyclopedia Britannica: 2005
J 917.58 PRE  America the Beautiful: Georgia by G.S. Prentzas: 2008
J 917.58 :CUN The Georgia Colony by Kevin Cunningham: 2011
J BIOG OGL James Oglethorpe: Humanitarian and Solider by Cookie Lommel: 2001

 


Fiction

Fiction Titles
J FICTION ARMSTRON Raleigh’s Page by Alan W. Armstrong: 2007
J PICTURE ATKINS Anne Hutchinson’s Way by Jeannine Atkins: 2007
J PAPERBACK AVI Night Journeys by Avi: 1994  
J FICTION CARBONE Blood on the River: James Town 1607 by Elisa Lynn Carbone: 2006
J FICTION HARNESS Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness: 1992
J FICTION HESSE Stowaway by Karen Hesse: 2000
J PICTURE KAY Homespun Sarah by Verla Kay: 2003
J PICTURE KIMMEL Blackbeard’s Last Fight by Eric A. Kimmel: 2006
J PICTURE THERMES Sam Bennet’s New Shoes by Jennifer Thermes: 2006
J FICTION TORREY To the Edge of the World by Michele Torrey: 2003
READ ROUNDUP TRIPP Meet Felicity: An American Girl by Valerie Tripp: 1991

 


Online Resources: Websites & Databases

Web Sites:

Archiving Early America
Library of Congress: America’s Story from America’s Library
Memorial Hall Museum: American Centuries
Plimouth Plantation
The TimePage: Thirteen Originals

Online databases:

Kids Search
Searchasaurus
Student Research Center
Worldbook Kids



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