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  • Hogsheads to Blockheads: The Kids' Guide to Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area

    Hogsheads to Blockheads: The Kids' Guide to Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area

    Text by Barry Varela Illustrations by Bentley Boyd

    Written just for kids, this book will tell you how to have the most fun in the coolest place from the eighteenth century, Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area. Discover who was the first father of his country (Hint: It wasn't Washington) and how to stomp in the clay to help make bricks the colonial way (Warning: It's mushy). Find out about colonial games like rolling hoops and ninepins, about the cells that held the crew of the notorious pirate Blackbeard, about rare breeds of farm animals, about fifes and drums.

    What are hogsheads and blockheads? A hogshead is a type of barrel that was used to ship tobacco, the main cash crop in Virginia. A blockhead is a piece of wood carved to the size and shape of a customer's head and used by a wigmaker to ensure a perfect fit.

    Paperback
    7 " x 9"
    64 pages
    ISBN: 978-0-87935-245-5
    $6.95

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  • 1776: A New Look at Revolutionary Williamsburg

    1776: A New Look at Revolutionary Williamsburg

    With the latest thinking from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's historians and scholars and with meticulously reenacted photographs, the full tapestry of history begins to be revealed—giving us a new look at the American Revolution.

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    By K. M. Kostyal

    With The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and National Geographic

    As 1776 approaches, Williamsburg is about to be a city at war. A safe distance away in Richmond, Patrick Henry is thundering, "Give me liberty or give me death!" The royal governor has fled his palace in Williamsburg. By the New Year, the city is an armed camp. Big moments.

    But think of these moments too—a milliner packing up her shop because she can't import goods to sell. An enslaved mother and daughter bedding down for the night in a cold attic and deciding whether to flee to find their own freedom.

    It takes all these moments to make up the fabric of history. With the latest thinking from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's historians and scholars and with meticulously reenacted photographs, the full tapestry begins to be revealed—giving us a new look at the American Revolution.

    Hardcover with jacket
    8 1/2" x 11"
    48 pages with 46 color images
    Reading level: Ages 9 - 12
    ISBN: 978-1-4263-0517-7
    $17.95


  • Revolutionary City

    Revolutionary City

    Colonial Williamsburg's popular street theater program is now a colorful comic book!

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    Bentley Boyd

    Colonial Williamsburg's popular street theater program is now a colorful comic book!

    The book will keep young readers turning the pages. Better yet, they'll get to choose what page they turn to next. Like the people of Williamsburg before and during the Revolution, readers must decide, for example, whether they are a patriot or loyalist or whether fleeing slavery is worth the risks. What choice you make determines what page you go to next.

    The book brings alive scenes and characters from the program, from the American general George Washington to the traitor Benedict Arnold. And it introduces a blues-singing, wise-cracking animal character, John Lee Otter, sure to appeal to kids.

    Writer and illustrator Bentley Boyd is best known for his educational cartoons for the Newport News Daily Press.

    Paperback, 24 pages
    ISBN-13: 978-1-933122-37-3
    $6.95


  • Red Thunder

    Red Thunder

    Inspired by the true story of James Lafayette, a slave-turned-spy, John Hunter's novel follows the adventures of the young Nate Chandler, James, and Nate's huge dog.

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    By John P. Hunter

    At Yorktown, American and French troops under General George Washington defeated the powerful British Army. It was a place where cannons thundered, swords flashed, and the sky turned red. Yet it was also a place of whispered conspiracies, secret missions, and narrow escapes every bit as dangerous as the thrust of a bayonet.

    Inspired by the true story of James Lafayette, a slave-turned-spy, John Hunter's novel follows the adventures of the young Nate Chandler, James, and Nate's huge dog. Using their wits, the three help the Americans win the battle of Yorktown and secure the nation's independence.

    Ages 9-14.
    5-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches.
    240 pages.
    Paperback. $6.95.
    ISBN-13: 978-0-87935-231-8.
    ISBN-10: 0-87935-231-0


  • Down on the Farm:  A Sticker Adventure with Prince

    Down on the Farm: A Sticker Adventure with Prince

    A companion to the popular exhibition at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

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    By Jan Gilliam and Christina Westenberger
    Illustrations by Kathleen Tobin

    A companion to the popular exhibition at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

    Down on the Farm follows the adventures of Prince, a dog who explores the countryside and along the way meets various friends who, like Prince himself, are based on works of art at the museum. Rooster weather vanes roost on walls, toy sheep graze, and duck decoys swim in the pages of this book. Kids will enjoy not only the story and the pictures but also 34 colorful stickers, all based on art at the museum.

    Paperback, 40 pages plus four pages of stickers
    7-1/8 x 8-1/2
    ISBN-13: 978-0-87935-237-0
    SKU: 43362
    $12.95


  • A Horse's Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure

    A Horse's Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure

    A new book for children, featuring characters based on Colonial Williamsburg's beloved dolls - Margaret the Milliner, Garrick the Gardener, Ben the Blacksmith, and the popular horses, Lancer and Mary.

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    By Susan Lubner
    Illustrated by Margie Moore

    A new book for children, featuring characters based on Colonial Williamsburg's beloved dolls - Margaret the Milliner, Garrick the Gardener, Ben the Blacksmith, and the popular horses, Lancer and Mary.

    When Garrick's horse starts acting sad, the entire town of Williamsburg tries to lift his spirits. Margaret sews a counterpane for his back, and checks the horseshoes to make sure they're not too tight. Nothing soothes Lancer - until he finds his friend Mary. Young readers will themselves find new friends in this book while also taking a tour of the Historic Area.

    inside pageSusan Lubner is the coauthor of Noises at Night, which was featured on The Today Show, and the author of Ruthie Bon Bair: Do Not Go to Bed with Wringing Wet Hair. Margie Moore illustrated Bartholomew's Blessing, Count the Ways, Little Brown Bear, and Colors of Spring. School Library Journal called her work "splendid."

    10" x 8", 32 pages, full-color
    Hardcover with jacket
    ISBN: 978-0-8109-9490-4
    $16.95

    Co-published by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Abrams Books for Young Readers

    Available in Colonial Williamsburg bookstores and online at www.williamsburgmarketplace.com.


  • D Is for Drums

    D Is for Drums

    Shoes and soldiers, toys and tailors, undergarments and unicorns—this alphabetical tour of colonial times is full of surprises. Dozens of interesting and unexpected objects, animals, buildings, and people appear on these pages.

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    By Kay Chorao

    Shoes and soldiers, toys and tailors, undergarments and unicorns—this alphabetical tour of colonial times is full of surprises. Dozens of interesting and unexpected objects, animals, buildings, and people appear on these pages.

    Young children will learn more than just the alphabet as they step into Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and learn that A is for apothecary, C is for clocked stockings, F is for frock coat, and S is for soldier. While pouring over the illustrations, children can keep an eye out for their tour guides, a group of colonial Hotch Potch men who twist and bend themselves into each letter shape and peek out of each colorful scene. Highly praised illustrator Kay Chorao's charmingly detailed and authentic pictures of the alphabet and colonial life bring a fascinating time to life for the youngest history lovers.

    Free with the book... illustrated alphabet poster with reproducible activities on back.

    31 pages of full-color illustrations
    Hardbound 9" X 12"
    Publication date: Summer 2004
    ISBN: 0—87935-197-7
    $16.95


  • Duel in the Wilderness

    Duel in the Wilderness

    A novel that tells the true story of young Major George Washington's journey to deliver a message from the king of England to the French commanders in the Ohio wilderness.

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    By Karin Clafford Farley

    Young Major George Washington must deliver a message from the king of England to the French commanders in the Ohio wilderness. The mission will be dangerous. Washington has to travel through frontier lands where hostile Indians and French soldiers lurk. If he fails, England and France may go to war. This novel tells the true story of Washington's journey. 220 pp., 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 1995; 4th printing 2002 CW No. 361220 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-130-6 $6.95


  • Mystery of the Blue-Gowned Ghost

    Mystery of the Blue-Gowned Ghost

    Teenager Kelly Brennan is spending the summer in Williamsburg with Aunt Alma when 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.

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    By Linda Wirkner

    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 another mystery: What happened to her ancestor Elizabeth Harris, whose family was helping the patriots during the American Revolution? 171 pp., 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 1994; 5th printing 2000 CW No. 310862 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-128-4 $4.50


  • Archaeology for Young Explorers:  Uncovering History at Colonial Williamsburg

    Archaeology for Young Explorers: Uncovering History at Colonial Williamsburg

    Young explorers can investigate Williamsburg's colonial capital along with the archaeologists.

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    By Patricia Samford and David Ribblett

    Young explorers can investigate Williamsburg's colonial capital along with the archaeologists. Kids will learn why artifacts end up in the ground, how archaeologists know where to dig, what they find when they excavate, what they do with those findings, and what they learn from their discoveries. 68 pp., 71 color photographs, 11 black-and-white photographs, 6 1/2 x 9 1995; 4th printing 1999 CW No. 388298 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-089-X $9.95


  • John's Story, 1775

    John's Story, 1775

    It is 1775 and tensions between England and the American colonies are high. Virginians disagree on whether to declare independence. John is torn between the two people he admires most -- his father and his older brother. Can they both be right?

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    By Joan Lowery Nixon

    It is 1775 and tensions between England and the American colonies are high. Virginians disagree on whether to declare independence. John's father hopes to find a peaceful solution while his older brother George thinks that Virginians need to fight for their rights. John is torn between the two people he admires most. Can they both be right? Part of the Young Americans Colonial Williamsburg Series. Published in association with Delacorte Press 176 pp., 13 photographs, 5 x 7 1/2 2001 CW No. 966358 Hardbound ISBN 0-385-32688-2 $9.95


  • Maria's Story: 1773

    Maria's Story: 1773

    When her father dies, nine-year-old Maria has to look after her three little brothers while her mother carries on her father's work — writing and publishing the "Virginia Gazette" newspaper.

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    By Joan Lowery Nixon

    When Maria's father dies, her mother carries on his work—writing and publishing the Virginia Gazette newspaper. Instead of working at the press, nine-year-old Maria she has to look after her three little brothers. Then the newspaper is criticized for its political reporting and the Rinds may lose the printing press. Can Maria find a way to help her family? Part of the Young Americans Colonial Williamsburg Series. Published in association with Delacorte Press 176 pp., 13 photographs, 5 x 7 1/4 2001 CW No. 882431 Hardbound ISBN 0-385-32685-8 $9.95


  • Will's Story: 1771

    Will's Story: 1771

    Dilemma facing the son of the gaoler, as he suspects an imprisoned slave he has befriended is planning his escape.

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    By Joan Lowery Nixon

    Twelve-year-old Will Pelham's father is the Williamsburg gaoler. Will is afraid of some of the prisoners, but he sympathizes with Emmanuel, a runaway slave. Then Will begins to suspect that Emmanuel is planning to escape. Will wants to help his friend, but he has a responsibility to his father, too. What should he do? Part of the Young Americans Colonial Williamsburg Series. Published in association with Delacorte Press 171 pp., 13 photographs, 5 x 7 1/4 2001 CW No. 869438 Hardbound ISBN 0-385-32682-3 $9.95


  • Nancy's Story: 1765

    Nancy's Story: 1765

    Twelve-year-old Nancy Geddy is concerned that the regulations of the Stamp Act will cause her friend Tom to lose his job as an apprentice at her family's foundry.

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    By Joan Lowery Nixon

    Twelve-year-old Nancy Geddy is concerned that the regulations of the Stamp Act will cause her friend Tom to lose his job as an apprentice at her family's foundry. Meanwhile, the illness of Nancy's critical and complaining stepmother, Elizabeth, may prevent the young girl from attending grandmother's Christmas ball. Will Nancy be able to accept Elizabeth as her new mother? Part of the Young Americans Colonial Williamsburg Series. Published in association with Delacorte Press 177 pp., 13 photographs, 5 x 7 1/2 2000 CW No. 868067 Hardbound ISBN 0-385-32679-3 $9.95


  • Caesar's Story: 1759

    Caesar's Story: 1759

    The life of a slave doing backbreaking work in the fields dramatically changes when his new master, a childhood playmate, chooses Caesar to be his personal servant and live in the big house away from his family.

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    By Joan Lowery Nixon

    Caesar's life as a slave consists of long, hard hours of backbreaking work in the fields. Having his family around him makes everything bearable. Then the new master, Caesar's childhood playmate, chooses Caesar to be his personal servant and live in the big house, away from his family. Why do things have to change? Part of the Young Americans Colonial Williamsburg Series. Published in association with Delacorte Press 170 pp., 13 photographs, one map, 5 x 7 1/2 2000 CW No. 820662 Hardbound ISBN 0-385-32676-9 $9.95


  • Ann's Story: 1747

    Ann's Story: 1747

    Nine-year-old Ann McKenzie is learning how to knit, cook, manage a household, and behave like a proper young woman, but she really wants to assist her father, Dr. Kenneth McKenzie, with his patients and work in his apothecary!

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    By Joan Lowery Nixon

    Nine-year-old Ann McKenzie is learning how to knit, cook, manage a household, and behave like a proper young woman. She would rather assist her father, Dr. Kenneth McKenzie, with his patients and work in his apothecary. Ann knows it's unheard of for a woman to be a doctor. But there must be some way for her to care for people as her father does. Part of the Young Americans Colonial Williamsburg Series. Published in association with Delacorte Press 152 pp., 13 photographs, one map, 5 x 7 1/4 2000 CW No. 820670 Hardbound ISBN 0-385-32673-4 $9.95


  • Colonial Colors

    Colonial Colors

    A board book of eight colorful colonial objects which illustrate primary colors for very young children.

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    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 Williamsburg Board Books are intended for children from six to twenty-four months old. They feature sturdy construction, childproof rounded corners, bright primary colors, and simple, easy-to-read type. 8 pp., 8 color illustrations, 6 x 6 1993; 3rd printing 2001 CW No. 318451 Board book ISBN 0-87935-094-6 $6.95


  • Animals at Colonial Williamsburg

    Animals at Colonial Williamsburg

    Baby and adult animals shown in realistic Historic Area settings in a sturdy and colorful board book for six to twenty-four months.

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    Baby and adult animals are shown in realistic Historic Area settings. Colonial Williamsburg Board Books are intended for children from six to twenty-four months old. They feature sturdy construction, childproof rounded corners, bright primary colors, and simple, easy-to-read type. 8 pp., 8 color illustrations, 6 x 6 1993; 3rd printing 2000 CW No. 318444 Board book ISBN 0-87935-092-X $6.95


  • The Colonial Williamsburg Coloring Book

    The Colonial Williamsburg Coloring Book

    Children of all ages will enjoy coloring or painting the thirty-four delightful drawings.

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    Illustrated by Vernon Wooten

    Children of all ages will enjoy coloring or painting the thirty-four delightful drawings that show scenes of Colonial Williamsburg—animals, tradespeople, historic buildings, and more. 36 pp., 8 1/2 x 11 1979; 7th printing 1998 CW No. 1594 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-052-0 $5.95


  • A Colonial Williamsburg Activities Book:  Fun Activities for Young Visitors

    A Colonial Williamsburg Activities Book: Fun Activities for Young Visitors

    Word searches, puzzles, mazes, coloring, and other fun activities introduce youngsters to Virginia's colonial capital.

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    By Pat Fortunato
    Illustrated by John Wallner

    Twenty-six word searches, crossword puzzles, mazes, coloring pages, and other fun activities introduce youngsters to Virginia's colonial capital. There is even a recipe for "Hurry-Up Gingerbread!" 48 pp., 8 1/2 x 11 1982; 10th printing 2001 CW No. 1974 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-062-8 $4.25


  • A Colonial Williamsburg Activities Book:  Fun Things to do for Children 4 and Up

    A Colonial Williamsburg Activities Book: Fun Things to do for Children 4 and Up

    Fun-filled book which takes young children on a journey into the past through puzzles, coloring, and matching objects.

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    By Jean Bethell and Susan Axtell
    Illustrated by Alexandra Wallner

    This fun-filled book takes young children on a journey into the past. Solving the harvest puzzle, coloring the colonial fair on Market Square, and matching objects will challenge their imaginations. 40 pp., 8 1/2 x 11 1984; 8th printing 2001 CW No. 2048 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-068-7 $4.95


  • The Folk Art Counting Book:  From the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

    The Folk Art Counting Book: From the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

    Beginning readers can start at one whirligig and quickly count up to five weather vanes, ten jungle animals, and twenty eagles. The colorful images are from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 40 pp., 41 color illustrations, 10 x 8 1991; 2nd printing 1992 CW No. 241372 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-084-9 $9.95

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    Beginning readers can start at one whirligig and quickly count up to five weather vanes, ten jungle animals, and twenty eagles. The colorful images are from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers 40 pp., 41 color illustrations, 10 x 8 1991; 2nd printing 1992 CW No. 241372 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-084-9 $9.95


  • A Colonial Williamsburg ABC

    A Colonial Williamsburg ABC

    Picture book which uses the alphabet to introduce children to eighteenth-century Williamsburg.

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    By Amy Zakrzewski Watson
    Illustrated by Louis S. Glanzman

    A picture book which uses the alphabet to introduce children to eighteenth-century Williamsburg. From A to Z, each charming illustration is based on an activity or an object associated with colonial life that can be seen in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area today. 28 pp., 8 5/8 x 10 1/4 1994; 3rd printing 2001 CW No. 334342 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-127-6 $9.95


  • The Mouse and the Mill and the Bottle Babies

    The Mouse and the Mill and the Bottle Babies

    Two charmingly illustrated read-aloud Colonial Williamsburg tales for young children.

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    By Alma S. Coon
    Illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker

    Two charmingly illustrated read-aloud Colonial Williamsburg tales for young children are bound together in an upside down and backwards book. The Mouse and the Mill is a story about a little mouse living near Robertson's Windmill, while The Bottle Babies tells what happens to a sparrow family that nests in a colonial birdhouse. 44 pp., 7 1/4 x 8 1/2 1982; 13th printing 2000 CW No. 1966 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-061-X $6.95


  • Amy, Ben, and Catalpa the Cat: A Fanciful Story of This and That

    Amy, Ben, and Catalpa the Cat: A Fanciful Story of This and That

    Amy, Ben, and Catalpa the Cat take children on a fun-filled adventure in this colorful alphabet storybook in verse.

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    By Alma S. Coon
    Illustrated by Gail Owens

    Amy, Ben, and Catalpa the Cat take children on a fun-filled adventure in this colorful alphabet storybook in verse. The young heroes meet George Washington, who gives Ben his tricornered hat. But the hat is too big! Can Amy make it fit? 40 pp., 8 3/4 x 10 1/4 1990; 7th printing 2002 CW No. 219956 Hardbound ISBN 0-87935-079-2 $9.25


  • If You Lived in Williamsburg in Colonial Days

    If You Lived in Williamsburg in Colonial Days

    Young readers learn about daily life in eighteenth-century Williamsburg.

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    By Barbara Brenner
    Illustrated by Jenny Williams

    Elementary readers learn about the everyday activities of people who lived in Williamsburg in the eighteenth century. Colorful illustrations show what they ate and wore, what their homes looked like, and how they earned a living. The text explains why colonial houses didn't have inside bathrooms, what it was like to be a slave, and who went to school. Published in association with Scholastic, Inc. 80 pp., 50 illustrations, 2 photographs, 2 maps, 9 x 7 1/2 2000 CW No. 85291 Softbound ISBN 0-590-92922-4 $5.99





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