Journey of the Mayflower and the experiences of the Pilgrims

The Mayflower was a famous ship that brought English colonists, known as the Pilgrims, to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. Many of the Pilgrims left England in order to find religious freedom in a new home.

For more on early days in America, see features on the Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Days in America.

P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet

P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet

Carol Crane
Illustrator:  Helle Urban 
Nonfiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 6 to 8
Sleeping Bear Press, 2003   ISBN: 978-1585361342
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N.C.Wyeth's Pilgrims

N.C.Wyeth's Pilgrims

Robert D. San Souci
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Chronicle Books, 1991   ISBN: 978-0811814867
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American Documents: The Mayflower Compact

American Documents: The Mayflower Compact

Judith Lloyd Yero
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
National Geographic, 2006   ISBN: 978-0792258919
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The Adventurous life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-true survival story o

The Adventurous life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-true survival story o

Cheryl Harness
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
National Geographic, 2006   ISBN: 978-0792259183
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The Voyage of the Mayflower

The Voyage of the Mayflower

Allison Lassieur
Illustrator:  Peter McDonnell 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 8 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736843713
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Mayflower: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, 1620

Mayflower: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, 1620

Kathryn Lasky
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 to and up
Scholastic Children’s Books UK, 2003   ISBN: 978-0439981156
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Mayflower 1620: A New Look at the Pilgrim Voyage

Mayflower 1620: A New Look at the Pilgrim Voyage

Catherine O'Neill Grace, Peter Arenstam, Plimoth Plantation
Photographer: Cotton Coulson
Nonfiction
For ages 12 to and up
National Geographic, 2003   ISBN: 978-0792261421
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A Journey to the New World:The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, 1620

A Journey to the New World:The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, 1620

Kathryn Lasky , Kristiana Gregory
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 to and up
Scholastic, 1996   ISBN: 978-0590502146
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N.C.Wyeth’s Pilgrims

N.C.Wyeth’s Pilgrims

Robert D. San Souci
Illustrator:  N.C. Wyeth 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Chronicle Books, 1996   ISBN: 978-0811814867
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Pilgrim Cat

Pilgrim Cat

Carol Antoinette Peacock
Illustrator:  Doris Ettlinger 
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 8
Albert Whitman, 2004   ISBN: 978-0807565322
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