Children's Items

 

The Old Lyme Historical Society is pleased to offer a carefully curated selection of books on historical topics for children aged 8-12. All prices include shipping.

Colonial People Series

 

Colonial Women

By Niki Walker, Illustrated by Barbara Bedell

This book depicts all aspects of women’s lives in Colonial times and highlights the different skills that were necessary for everyday life.

32 pages, full color.

 

 

 

The Colonial Cook
By Bobbie Kalman & Ellen Brown, Illustrated by Barbara Bedell


This book depicts the tools and settings for cooking in Colonial times. Recipes for classic foods are included as well as Native American cooking traditions.

32 pages, full color.

 

 

 

The Blacksmith

By Bobbie Kalman, Illustrated by Barbara Bedell

The importance of the blacksmith in a Colonial community is explained with pictures and diagrams that bring the smithy to life. This title shows how blacksmiths made horseshoes, tools, household implements, and more.

32 pages, full color.

 

The Woodworkers
By Bobbie Kalman & Deanna Brady, Illustrated by Bonna Rouse

Colonial woodworkers are profiled in this look at a time when everything was handmade. The authors explain how coopers made barrels and buckets, the role of the woodworker in a community, tools and implements used, and the education and chores of apprentices.

32 pages, full color

$13.00 (includes shipping)

 

$13.00 (includes shipping)

 

$13.00 (includes shipping)

 

$13.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

Historic Communities Series

 

A One-Room School
By Bobbie Kalman

 

This book depicts a day in the life of a typical colonial school house. It goes on to describe the play times and time outs; games and special events. Includes stories and activities. 32 pages, full color.

 

 

 

The General Store
By Bobbie Kalman

 

The General Store was the heart of the community. Goods were bought and traded, local news was reported, and people met to discuss weather, crops and gossip. The general store provided many things to a colonial community - food, clothing, and farm equipment. The storekeeper was also the postmaster and banker.

32 pages, full color.

Games from Long Ago
By Bobbie Kalman, Illustrated by Barbara Bedell

In days before television or movies, games played a prominent role in children’s lives. This full color book provides an overview of children’s games from 19th century North America.

32 pages, full color.

 

 

In The Barn
By Bobbie Kalman

 

This book describes the types of barns, the raising of a barn and the many chores to do in and around the barnyard. Barnyard animals through the seasons are shown and festive celebrations like corn husking, apple peeling, and threshing are described.

32 pages, full color.

 

$12.00 (includes shipping)

 

$12.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

$12.00 (includes shipping)

 

 

$12.00 (includes shipping)