The "if you were me and lived in..." series by Carole P. Roman are wonderful; Colonial America is no exception. My son really likes the illustrations by Sarah Wright & hearing about a different period in history. I liked how the writing made him feel connected to the story by using lots of "you" "your father" and "your mother".
I also liked how it asked some questions throughout the story to invoke some critical thinking in the readers. There is a glossary in the back (for helping with words like "daub" & "jerkin") as well as some short bios on some influential people for the period.
This book covers the trip over on the Mayflower, their religious challenges, clothing you would wear, the food you might grow and eat, and how the settlements were built.
The author's blog is working on additional resources like worksheets, coloring pages, and more. Perfect for homeschooling!
I received this book complementary for review purposes; however, all opinions are my own (and we liked it so much we want to buy the rest of the books in the series!)