Sunday, November 9, 2008

Native Americans: Our Book List

We've had a full weekend - Superman's final football game, family in from out of town, and celebrating Sweet Pea's birthday!
This week will be equally busy with another birthday party and planning and packing for our trip to Washington D.C.

I won't do a lot of detailed posting this week, but I will try to pop in once or twice to jot down what we're up to with our Thanksgiving study. This week we'll skip a century and a half to spend some time with George Washington, Paul Revere and the Revolutionary War.

In the meantime, here is the list of books about Native Americans we enjoyed last week. (Tonight I don't have time to review or summarize, so I'm only listing our favorites. :))

The Very First Americans by Cara Ashrose
Pocahontas: Princess of the New World by Kathleen Krull
Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas
Tapenum's Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy in Pilgrim Times by Kate Waters and Russ Kendall
This First Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story by Laura Krauss Melmed (This one is written for the littles, but Superman still enjoys it too.)
If You Lived with the Cherokee by Peter and Connie Roop
More Than Moccasins: A Kid's Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life by Laurie Carlson (tons of great activities, crafts, games, recipes)

Hope this is helpful as you gear up for Thanksgiving!


  1. You should check out Discoverybox. They are great for Kids aged 9-12 and have a Turn your Parents Green competition on this month!

  2. Thanks for the list! I'm going to look these up at our library right away.

    I hope you have a great visit to DC. Are you going to the National Museum of American History?


  3. Dana,
    Just found out the Museum of American History is closed. (They're putting up a new exhibit called "Star-Spangled Banner" that looks wonderful!) It re-opens the day that we're leaving to come home - bummer!
    Thanks for the suggestion, though. :)


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