Virginia History for Kids

This is a non-fiction list.

Travel: Copyright-Free Illustrations for Lovers of History

By Bobbie Kalman

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Etchings with descriptive text provide a look at various modes of transportation--boats, sleighs, coaches, railroads, and even horseless carriages--of the past.

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Home Life: Copyright-Free Illustrations For Lovers of History

By Bobbie Kalman

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Home Life portrays both the joys and hardships of family life. The authentic 19th century etchings include images of work in and around the home, and of families at work and play.

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Frontier Life: Copyright-Free Illustrations for Lovers of History

By Bobbie Kalman

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Etchings and accompanying text depict various aspects of frontier life, including homes, hunting, and frontier towns.

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Early Christmas

By Bobbie Kalman

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Topics covered: How Christmas has changed -- Christmas in the wilderness -- Christmas at a trading post -- The story of a settler's first Christmas -- The religious side of Christmas -- Christmas in an early town -- Christmas fun in a pioneer village -- Decorations before the Christmas tree -- Wreaths, garlands, mistletoe and kissing boughs -- Christmas - family time -- Parlour games, pantomimes, ghost stories --Christmas fun in the great outdoors -- Love and marriage, Christmas style -- Preparations for Christmas -- Christmas dinner - trapped or bought? -- A change for children - People start to treat children as children -- The changing faces of Santa Claus
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Early Village Life

By Bobbie Kalman

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The farm began as a self-sufficient unit with neighbors sharing what resources they had with one another. As people congregated in an area, a village grew and businesses sprang up to meet the demand of a growing population.

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Food for the Settler

By Bobbie Kalman

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Nature's bounty usually provided the settler with everything they needed. Whatever these new farmers didn't know, the Native peoples taught them. Food for the settler shows how they caught it, grew it, and prepared it.

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Home Crafts

By Bobbie Kalman

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In the past, people could not buy all the goods they needed. Instead, they used and reused materials to make things for themselves. Leftover strips of cloth were woven into rag rugs, and cooking fat was burned in candles.
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Colonial Life

By Bobbie Kalman

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In Colonial Life, young readers will meet the hardworking people of a colonial community, learn about the importance of family members, and discover the roles that religion and education played in people's lives more than two hundred years ago.

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Colonial Crafts

By Bobbie Kalman

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Readers will find out how the artisans learned their trades through many years of apprenticeship, as their masters did before them.

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