We fell in love with American Pioneers and Patriots by Caroline Emerson a few years ago when it was assigned as a read-aloud book during our U.S. History year of social studies.
I try to remember to pull it out each fall, because it has some wonderful stories about families settling in Plymouth prior to the first Thanksgiving.
The stories are written from different children’s perspectives and really resonate with our kids. Even though my kids are very active children, they all sit still to listen when I pull out this engaging and exciting book. I also love the discussion questions at the end of each chapter that help me check comprehension. Our kind of book!