Welcome to the Barnicle and Husk Educational Resources Page! 

Barnicle and Husk are the stars of the children's books Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins for ages 7-11, and the Barnicle and Husk: The Beginning pre-reader by Mary Shields. The first of a historical book series, the chapter book provides an educational and accurate platform to teach children about American history and Wampanoag culture. The book includes a detailed glossary and a native impact statement by Linda Jeffers Coombs, Aquinnah Wampanoag Historian. 

Watch the free 10-minute movie in the banner above! Below you'll find fun and educational content to supplement your curriculum and entertain children while they learn about history.


Free Educational Activity Sheets

Download these activity sheets for instructional use. (Sized for 8.5x11 printer paper). 


Download PDFs of the Barnicle and Husk Books

Barnicle and Husk: The Adventure Begins (Book One)

You can download a 73-page PDF version of the chapter book for just $2.99 through our store here.

During checkout, shipping address info will only be used to verify billing details - don't worry! Nothing will be physically shipped to you. After completing your purchase, the PDF file will automatically be mailed to you. 

Barnicle and Husk: The Beginning Pre-Reader:

Read Barnicle & Husk: The Beginning on our site for free here!

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Book Two is a collaboration between Mary Shields and Peter Arenstam, author of seven children’s books. It’s a continuation of the Barnicle and Husk historical chapter book series that provides an accurate platform to educate young readers about American history and Wampanoag culture. When you sign up, you’ll be the first to know when Book Two has been published! 


History Hunt

The link below will bring you to a page with images and info about local Plymouth landmarks. Makes a great quiz or a kickoff for discussion questions!