La Pine Elementary: Mrs. Bajorek – Jamestown and the Thirteen Colonies

Deschutes Public Library Online Resources

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Books on the Thirteen Colonies

Many books on the Thirteen Colonies will be located in the library using the call number 973.2, and Jamestown titles can be found at 975.5.

You can do a subject search like this: United States History Colonial Period Ca 1600 1775 Juvenile Literature.

Or look at the books listed below!

Cover Image The Jamestown Colony
Benoit, Peter, 1955-
New York : Children's Press, 2013.

Describes the rocky and often deadly beginnings of the English colony of Jamestown in the early 1600s.

Cover Image The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown : The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America
Glover, Lorri, 1967-
New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008.

Floundering from two years of warfare with Indians and dissent among the settlers, the Virginia Company was about to collapse. To rescue the doomed colonists and restore order, the company chose a new leader, Thomas Gates. Nine ships left Plymouth in the summer of 1609--the largest fleet England had ever assembled--and sailed into the teeth of a storm.... The inspiration for Shakespeare's The Tempest, the hurricane separated the flagship from the fleet, driving it onto reefs off the coast of Bermuda--a lucky shipwreck (all hands survived) which proved the turning point in the colony's fortune.--From publisher description.

Cover Image Jamestown, 1607
Cooper, Michael L., 1950-
New York : Holiday House, c2007.

Cover Image Jamestown, Virginia
Fradin, Dennis B.
New York : Benchmark, c2006.

Cover Image Explore Colonial Jamestown with Elaine Landau
Landau, Elaine.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, c2006.

Get ready to travel to the year 1607 for a visit to the Jamestown colony. Elaine and her brave dog Max will guide you on your trip where you will explore with John Smith and trade with the American Indian chief Powhatan and his daughter Pocahontas.

Cover Image Who's Saying What in Jamestown, Thomas Savage?
Fritz, Jean.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2007.

A biography of Thomas Savage, one of the early colonists of Jamestown, Virginia, who was sent to live among the Indians in order to learn their language and become an interpreter.

Cover Image The Settling of Jamestown
Riehecky, Janet, 1953-
Milwaukee, WI : World Almanac Library, 2002.

Examines the founding of the English colony at Jamestown, its struggle for survival, and its eventual decline.

Cover Image Jamestown, John Smith, and Pocahontas in American History
Edwards, Judith, 1940-
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c2002.

Traces the dangers and adventures surrounding the history of the first permanent British settlement in America, highlighting the roles played by John Smith, Pocahontas, and other individuals.

Cover Image The Paradox of Jamestown, 1585-1700
Collier, Christopher, 1930-
New York : Benchmark Books, c1998.

Discusses the circumstances surrounding English colonization of Virginia and the evolution of slavery in that colony.

Cover Image 1607 : A New Look At Jamestown
Lange, Karen E.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2007.

Overview of the history of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America, with new historical evidence also discussed

Cover Image New Beginnings : Jamestown and the Virginia Colony 1607-1699
Rosen, Daniel.
Washington, DC : National Geographic, c2005.

A story of the hardships and achievements of the settlers of Jamestown.

Cover Image Colonial Homes
Fisher, Verna.
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, c2010.

Cover Image Insiders' Guide to Williamsburg and Virginia's Historic Triangle
Blackwell, Mary Alice.
Guilford, CT : Insiders' Guide, c2006.

Cover Image You Wouldn't Want to be an American Colonist! : A Settlement You'd Rather Not Start
Morley, Jacqueline.
New York : Franklin Watts, c2004.

Cover Image Pocahontas
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
Orlando, Fla. : Silver Whistle, c2003.

Told from the viewpoints of Pocahontas and John Smith, describes their lives in the context of the encounter between the Powhatan Indians and the English colonists of seventeenth-century Jamestown, Virginia.

Cover Image The Thirteen Colonies
Nobleman, Marc Tyler.
Minneapolis, MN : Compass Point Books, c2002.

Introduces the European immigrants who came to North America as explorers and settlers, their interactions with native people, and the wars that ultimately led to their independence.


PBS: Liberty! The American Revolution
See what daily life in the colonies entailed, and what was happening around the world in the same time period.

The Thirteen Colonies, Summary
Basic information on the Thirteen Colonies and images of their flags.

Colonial America Links from Multnomah Public Library
A homework megasite with links to reliable websites on the colonies, primary documents, and more!

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