Our America Series

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my series of books for kids that is designed to help them learn more about American History.  I’ve found that a powerful way to teach history is by telling the story of the people involved instead of just having the kids memorize facts and dates. Each book in the series covers a different point in our country’s history, starting with the Pilgrims:

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Finn & Ginny’s parents are lost back in time, and the two young twins have decided to go back to early America to find them. Their first search takes the twins to the Mayflower where they discover that the Pilgrims had far more adventures than they had ever realized.  On their next searches, they find themselves caught up in the middle of King Philip’s War, the Salem witch trials, the Revolutionary War, traveling on the Oregon Trail, and the Civil War.   Will they be able to find their parents before the time machine sends them home?

Ages 10 to 13

 

Here are some free activities to go with the books:

Free Activities for The Pilgrim Adventure

Free Activities for The King Philip’s War Adventure

Free Activities for The Salem Adventure

Free Activities for The Revolutionary War Adventure

Free Activities for The Pioneer Adventure

Free Activities for The Civil War Adventure

The Pilgrim Adventure can be purchased at:

Amazon.com

Kindle Edition

Barnes and Noble

Amazon.co.uk

Rainbow Resources

The King Philip’s War Adventure can be purchased at:

Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

Kindle Edition

Rainbow Resources

The Salem Adventure can be purchased at:

Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

Kindle Edition

Rainbow Resources

The Revolutionary War Adventure can be purchased at:

Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

Kindle Edition

Rainbow Resources

The Pioneer Adventure can be purchased at:

Amazon.com

Kindle Edition

Barnes and Noble

Rainbow Resources

The Civil War Adventure can be purchased at:

Amazon.com

Kindle Edition

Barnes and Noble

Here’s what folks are saying about The Our America Series:

When I first informed my 10 year old that I had a new book for her to read for school, she let out a sigh combined with a look like, “Oh, great!…That means something I won’t enjoy.”  Little did she know that an exciting journey awaited her. She began reading and within the first chapter informed me that she already loved the book! She was taken away into a world of adventure seeking to discover a mystery. Thank you, Susan Kilbride, for the fantastic opportunity to teach my children about their rich heritage and to keep them excited about learning more.        

By Tammy Wollner
Author of Keeping His Way Pure

 

     My 11 year old son, who has no desire to learn from a textbook about the pilgrims and memorize boring dates, eagerly read “The Pilgrim Adventure.”  A living book, “The Pilgrim Adventure  combines real facts with some fiction to make the subject more appealing.

Tina from Newbeehomeschooler.com

 

    Never mind the mind-numbing and biased textbooks to learn history….you and your children will learn far more from reading Ms. Kilbride’s books and be far more entertained as well.

Gail Nagasako
Author of Homeschooling Why and How

 

    The historical appeal makes this book a perfect addition to your studies on American history.  My children were able to retain so much more information in this format than a simple text. I am never a fan of entertainment over education, but this book does not fall into that. The book is fun and contains fantasy, yet the historical accuracy and overall feel of the story give it the perfect blend of entertainment and education.       

Richele McFarlin of families.com   

 

Here’s a link to the Cathy Duffy review of the series:
Cathy Duffy Review

Here are some links to reviews of the series from Homeschool Literature.com:
The Pilgrim Adventure Review
The King Philip’s War Adventure Review

The Salem Adventure Review
The Revolutionary War Adventure Review

The Pioneer Adventure Review

 

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