Founding of the Jamestown settlement

Jamestown, Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in North America. In late 1606, three ships (Discovery, Godspeed and Susan Constant) set sail from England with a charter to establish a colony in the New World. They arrived in 1607 and soon settled on Jamestown Island in the James River. The site of the settlement is open to visitors today, and recently celebrated it's 400th anniversary.

For more on the topic, see features on the Mayflower and on Colonial Days in America.

The Story of Jamestown

The Story of Jamestown

Eric Braun
Illustrator:  Keith Williams , Steve Erwin 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 0736862102
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Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth’s Jamestown Colony Diary

Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth’s Jamestown Colony Diary

Patricia Hermes
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Scholastic, 2000   ISBN: 978-0439368988
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Sam Collier and the Founding of Jamestown

Sam Collier and the Founding of Jamestown

Candice F. Ransom
Illustrator:  Matthew Archambault 
Nonfiction
For ages 4 to 7
Millbrook, 2005   ISBN: 978-1575058740
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New Beginnings: Jamestown and the Virginia Colony 1607-1699

New Beginnings: Jamestown and the Virginia Colony 1607-1699

Daniel Rosen
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 and up
National Geographic, 2005   ISBN: 978-0792282778
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Miracle: The True Story of the Wreck of the Sea Venture

Miracle: The True Story of the Wreck of the Sea Venture

Gail Langer Karwoski
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Darby Creek, 2004   ISBN: 978-1581960150
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Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier

Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier

Gail Langer Karwoski
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Peachtree Press, 2001   ISBN: 978-1561452392
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1607: A New look at Jamestown

1607: A New look at Jamestown

Karen Lange
Photographer: Ira Block
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
National Geographic, 2007   ISBN: 978-1426300127
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