by Mary K Pratt
Publisher: Lerner Publications
Published: November 1, 2014
Goodreads Summary:Explore the history of each of the colonies that became the first thirteen states of the United States of America. Each chapter summarizes how a colony formed and developed, while timelines showcase key events that took place.
A Timeline History of the Thirteen Colonies by Mary K. Pratt is a great resource for parents and teachers to have on hand for kids. Pratt covers the colonies one at a time explaining their beginnings and leading up to the Revolution. In addition to the text and timelines, Pratt also has bubbles of interesting facts. One of the things I love is that included in this book are a glossary and a further information page.
This book will help foster a child's quest for information without bogging them down with an overload of information. In actuality I think the book is around fifty pages, so it's the perfect length for middle graders. There are other books in this series including The Declaration of Independence and Early American Republic.