Children's Books

  • The School of Manners

    The School of Manners

    "At Church, at Home, at Table, in Company, in Discourse, at School, abroad, and amoung Boys. With some other short and mixt Precepts. By the Author of the English Exercises." This replica of the fourth edition, as printed in London in 1701, gives all the...
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  • Colonial Williamsburg ABC Picture Book | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Colonial Williamsburg ABC Picture Book

    This Colonial Williamsburg ABC picture book uses the alphabet to introduce children to eighteenth-century Williamsburg. From A to Z, each of the illustrations is based on an activity or an object associated with colonial life that can be seen in Colonial...
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  • Mystery of the Blue-Gowned Ghost

    Mystery of the Blue-Gowned Ghost

    Teenager Kelly Brennan is spending the summer in Williamsburg with Aunt Alma. Odd occurrences-rustling noises in the night, a portrait that moves around, the scent of lilacs in the air-make Kelly think something strange is going on. Kelly also uncovers...
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  • Colonial Colors Colonial Colors

    Colonial Colors

    Eight colorful colonial objects-a black three-cornered hat, a red drum, a yellow lady's hat, a green cart, a white wig, a blue shoe, a brown saddle, and orange yarn-are depicted. Colonial Colors board book.   Features Depicts Colorful Colonial...
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  • Ann's Story: 1747

    Ann's Story: 1747

    This delightful children's book is based on Ann McKenzie, a real girl who lived in 18th-century Williamsburg. Nine-year-old Ann needs to start behaving like a proper young lady, learning to knit, cook, and manage a household, but she would rather assist...
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  • ABC Hotch Potch Coloring Book

    ABC Hotch Potch Coloring Book

    The illustrations in this coloring book were taken from "The Comical Hotch-Potch or the Alphabet turn'd Posture-Master," a hand-colored print published in London in 1782 by Carington Bowles. The print features a comical character named Hotch-Potch...
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  • Amy, Ben and Catalpa the Cat

    Amy, Ben and Catalpa the Cat

    Great pictures and lots of action! In this full-color alphabet story in verse, Amy, Ben and Catalpa take children on a fun-filled day in 18th-century Williamsburg. No sooner does a fifer pass Amy and Ben's window than they are off to the fair! During...
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  • George Washington's Spy

    George Washington's Spy

    Ten-year-old Matt Carlton and six friends are accidentally swept back in time— to Boston in 1776! The British now occupy the city, and redcoat guards are everywhere! While the boys are being held captive by a den of Patriot spies, the girls have...
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  • Battledore Pamphlet

    Battledore Pamphlet

    Help children learn their ABCs and 123s - the 18th century way! This reproduction battledore is printed for the historic shops in Colonial Williamsburg. Contains reproduction illustrations to aid memory. Made in USA. A Williamsburg exclusive!
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  • A Horse's Tale

    A Horse's Tale

    In A Horse's Tale, young readers will discover new friends as all of Williamsburg rallies to cheer up Garrick's sad horse. Margaret sews a counterpane for his back, and Ben checks the horseshoes to make sure they're not too tight. Nothing soothes...
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  • Colonial Days Coloring Book

    Colonial Days Coloring Book

    Time to shear the sheep! Eve milks a cow. Sarah and Eve card the wool. Betsy and Peyton tend the garden. Yum! Sarah and her mother make an apple pie. William and Betsy are ready for the ball. Keep the hoop rolling, Bristol! Betsy rides through town in a...
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  • Maria's Story: 1773

    Maria's Story: 1773

    Maria's Story: 1773 is part of The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery Nixon. When Maria Rind's father dies, her mother is forced to continue his work writing and publishing the Virginia Gazette newspaper. That leaves Maria...
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  • Red Thunder children's book | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Red Thunder

    While cannons thundered, swords flashed, and the sky turned red with flame, Nate Chandler and his enslaved friend, James, went about the darker business of espionage. Their spy world of whispered conspiracies, secret missions alone in the dead of night,...
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  • John's Story: 1775

    John's Story: 1775

    The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery Nixon As tensions rise between England and the colonies, John's father hopes for a peaceful solution. When his older brother George joins the militia to fight for Virginia liberties,...
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  • Nancy's Story: 1765

    Nancy's Story: 1765

    The Young Americans Book Series by award-winning author Joan Lowery NixonVirginians are protesting the Stamp Act and Nancy Geddy is afraid the uncertain times will harm her father's business. And if that worry is not enough, Nancy's stepmother is making...
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  • Why The Turkey Didn't Fly

    Why The Turkey Didn't Fly

    Why did the eagle become our national symbol, even though Franklin preferred the turkey? How did Gilbert Stuart's portrait of Washington end up on the dollar bill? What did Betsy Ross really have to do with the flag? Here are the surprising stories...
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