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.
$13.00 (includes shipping)
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.
$13.00 (includes shipping)
The Colonial Cook
By Bobbie Kalman, Illustrated by Barbara Bedell
The importance of the blacksmith in a colonial community is explained through illustrations and diagrams that bring the smithy to life. This title introduces readers to how blacksmiths made horseshoes and shod horses, the tools and household implements they made, their education, and more. 32 pages, full color.
$13.00 (includes shipping)
The Colonial Cook
By Bobbie Kalman & Deanna Brady, Illustrated by Bonna Rouse
Colonial woodworkers are profiled in this look at a time when everything was made from natural materials. The authors explain how coopers made barrels and buckets, and what the role of the woodworker was in a community, the tools and implements used, and the education and chores of apprentices. 32 pages, full color
$13.00 (includes shipping)
  Historic Communities Series
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.
$12.00 (includes shipping)
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.
$12.00 (includes shipping)
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. A detailed study on the many things the general store provided to a colonial community such as food, clothing, and farm equipment. The role of the storekeeper who was also the postmaster, banker, and lawyer is explained. 32 pages, full color.
$12.00 (includes shipping)
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)