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Independent Reading

EASY
The Goat in the Rug
by Charles L. Blood/Martin Link. MacMillan Publishing, 1990
Geraldine the goat tells the story of how a Navajo weaver makes a rug.
Ox-Cart Man
by Donald Hall. Puffin Books, 1983
The Ox-Cart Man takes the products of his family's labor to the Portsmouth Market to sell, and the year's cycle begins again.
Samuel Eaton's Day
by Kate Waters. Scholastic, Inc, 1993
Reconstruction of a day in the life of a Pilgrim boy at Plimoth Plantation. Includes Glossary.
Sarah Morton's Day
by Kate Waters. Scholastic, Inc, 1991
Photo essay on a day in the life of a young girl at Plimoth Plantation.
Includes Glossary.
The Shawnees
by Laurie A. O'Neill. The Millbrook Press, 1995
This book describes the life and culture of the Shawnees in the 19th century.
Train Song
by Diane Siebert. Harper Collins, 1990
Rhyming text captures the essence of a train rushing on tracks.
Who Came Down That Road?
by George Ella Lyon. Orchard, 1992
A mother answers her child's questions about an old road, going back and back to the misty beginnings of time.
AVERAGE
Abuela
by Arthur Dorros. Dutton, 1991
Rosalba and her grandmother fly in Rosalba's imagination above Manhattan, where they comment in Spanish and English on what they see. Glossary is included.
Colonial People
by Sarah Howarth. The Millbrook Press, 1994
Art and text provide a view of the people who made up colonial America.
Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians
by Aliki. Harper Collins, 1986
Explains how corn grows and how Native Americans cultivated it.
Cotton Mill Town
by Kathleen Hershey. Dutton, 1993
Girl enjoys swimming, fishing, berrying, and the like when she visits her grandmother in a southern cotton mill town.
The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot
by Alice & Martin Provensen. Puffin Books, 1987
French aviator makes airplane after airplane until with his eleventh model he succeeds in flying across the English Channel.
The Hopi
by Ann H. Tomchek. Children's Press, 1992
A brief history of the Hopi, describing their customs and beliefs and the changes modern civilization has brought.
Lucy's Summer
by Donald Hall. Harcourt Brace, 1995
Lucy and her sister help mother with farm household chores and with her millinery shop in the front parlor. Lucy and her mother visit Boston.
Three Young Pilgrims
by Cheryl Harness. Simon & Schuster, 1995
Readers experience the settling of Plymouth as seen through the eyes of three young children.
CHALLENGING
From Path to Highway: The Story of the Boston Post Road
by Gail Gibbons. Harper Collins, 1986
Traces the history of the three mail routes, New York to Boston, from colonial times to the present.
How My Family Lives in America
by Susan Kuklin. MacMillan Publishing, 1992
Three young children explain customs of their families based on a parent's place of birth -- Senegal, Puerto Rico, Taiwan.
...If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island
by Ellen Levine. Scholastic, Inc., 1993
Fully researched account of immigration via Ellis Island from the 1880s until 1914.
...If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
by Ann McGovern. Scholastic, Inc., 1991
Text contains questions and answers about the Pilgrims' voyage and daily lives.
N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims
by Robert San Souci. Chronicle Books, 1991
Recounts the coming of the Pilgrims to America, with illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.
Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?
by Jean Fritz. Coward, McCann & Co., 1975
This is the story of Plymouth Rock and the sometimes foolish attempts of people to honor it.

Read Aloud and Reference Books

READ ALOUD BOOKS
People of the Breaking Day
by Marcia Sewall. MacMillan Publishing, 1990
Wampanoags tell the story of their tribal lives at all seasons. Full of detail and thoroughly researched. Includes glossary.
The Pilgrims of Plimoth
by Marcia Sewall. Atheneum, 1986
Recreates the coming of the Pilgrims to Plimoth and tells the story of their daily lives in the early years.
REFERENCE BOOKS
From Abenaki to Zuni: A Dictionary of Native American Tribes
by Evelyn Wolfson. Walker and Co., 1988 Describes habitats, customs, food, means of travel, and modern descendants of sixty-eight North American Indian tribes.
The Great Migration: An American Story
by Jacob Lawrence. HarperCollins, 1993 Series of paintings, 1940-1941, recording the migration of African Americans from the rural south to the industrial north.