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Paul Revere: American Patriot; A 15-Minute Biography
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Paul Revere lived in a time when America was not yet a country. It was a colony of England. The people were British subjects and lived under British laws. British soldiers enforced the laws in Boston and other colonial cities. Paul Revere was a patriot. He believed America should be free. Read about the life of this American patriot and learn the truth about his midnight ride in this 15-book.
Thomas Edison: America's Greatest Inventor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Thomas Edison was an inventor. He invented the electric lighting system, the phonograph and alkaline batteries. He invented a camera to record moving pictures and a device for watching them. He added sound to create a motion picture. He worked on and improved many of the machines we use today. He even created a battery powered car. Thomas Edison created more inventions than any other inventor.
The Wright Brothers: America's First Fliers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Wilbur and Orville Wright dreamed of flying. They designed, built and tested gliders. They studied wings and propellers. They designed and built an engine. After years of testing and a few crashes, they flew the first powered aircraft. This is the story of their life. Find out more about these brave men and how they came to create the World's first powered airplane that really flew.
What's So Great About Sacagawea? A Biography of Sacagawea Just for Kids!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
There are so many ways to think of Sacagawea. Some see her as a young mother trying to find her way home; some imagine her as a wise Native American guide showing American explorers though her homeland; and still others visualize her acting as an ambassador who helps bring peace to different groups of people. You may know Sacagawea’s name, but perhaps you've wondered, "What's so great about her?
John Flynn: The Man Who Created Australia's "Mantle of Safety", Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: Australian English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
John Flynn was a man with a dream. The outback of Australia was a land of adventure. It was also a land of isolation and danger. Flynn wanted to create a “mantle of safety” across the outback. He set up hospitals, hostels, nursing homes and welfare centres, and created the world’s first aerial medical service – the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Read about him in this 15-Minute book. Hass CCSS tasks
Sir Edmund Barton: Australia's First Prime Minister, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Sir Edmund Barton was an Australian politician and judge. One of the "Fathers of Federation", he drafted many versions of Australia’s Constitution, inspired the people’s support, and travelled to England to petition Queen Victoria for Australia’s Federation. On January 1, 1901, Australia became a nation, and Barton was sworn in as the first Prime Minister. Read more about this man. Has CCSS tasks.
What's So Great About Marco Polo? A Biography of Marco Polo Just for Kids!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Marco Polo’s sense of wonder started when he was young. As a child growing up in the streets of Venice, Italy, his imagination often turned to Asia and to what might be going on there. Little did he know that soon he would be traveling to that mysterious continent personally. You may know his name, but perhaps you've wondered, "What's so great about him?" This book (part of the “What’s So Great
John Flynn: The Man Who Created Australia's "Mantle of Safety": A 15-Minute Biography
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: Australian English. Published: December 29, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
John Flynn was a man with a dream. The outback of Australia was a land of risk and adventure. It was also a land of isolation and danger. Flynn wanted to create a “mantle of safety” across the outback. He set up hospitals, hostels, nursing homes and welfare centres, and created the world’s first aerial medical service – the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Learn more about him in this 15-minute bio.
Chief Joseph: Leader of the Nez Perce: A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Chief Joseph was the name given to the leader of the Nez Perce by the white men who couldn't pronounce Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekht (Thunder Rolling in the Mountains). Inheriting the leadership of the Wallowa Band from his father Tuekakas in 1871, Joseph led his people in the Nez Perce war of 1877, the first and only war between the Nez Perce and the whites. Find out more in this 15-minute book.
In the Cockpit with Cliff Robertson
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
In the Cockpit with Cliff Robertson is the third volume in the Passion for Flight series; these short biographies (under 20,000 words) tell the stories of notable pilots who inspire young and old alike. An actor who appeared in more than 100 movies, Cliff Robertson's roles in aviation included helping launch EAA’s Young Eagles program in 1992 and serving as its first chairman.
Typhoid Mary, The Story of Mary Mallon: Educational Version
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Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women
Ask most adults who Typhoid Mary was, and they'll tell you a lie. They'll tell you she was someone who killed hundreds of people. Maybe even thousands. They'll tell you she was a woman who knew she had a deadly disease and didn't care that she spread it to others. But is it true? No. Most of it is not true. Here is Mary's story. Educational versions have Common Core Curriculum activities.
Dr. Sara Josephine Baker: Educational Version
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Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 12,560. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women
Sara Jo Baker grew up questioning everything. She also grew up doing a lot of things that only boys were supposed to do. She mostly did them with her father and younger brother. Then Jo's world fell apart. Her father and brother died within months of each other. Jo thought it was her job to help support the family, so she went to college and became a doctor. Educational versions have CCSS activiti
Rain-In-The-Face: Educational Version
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Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
The name Rain-in-the-Face struck fear into the hearts of white men. He was a fierce Sioux warrior who fought many battles. One of those fights was the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where General George Custer was killed. Many people say Rain-in-the-Face killed Custer. Others said that he killed Tom Custer, General Custer’s brother, and cut out his heart.Educational versions have CCSS Activities.
Bloody Mary: Queen of England: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Mary Tudor was a princess who should have been a queen. Instead, her father shunned and disowned her because she was not a boy. After the deaths of her father and half brother, she had to fight those in power who sought to keep her off the throne. She was eventually crowned Queen of England. Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Mary Reed: Female Pirate: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
One of the most famous pirates to sail the seas, was Mary Reed, a female pirate! Some people spell her last name Read, but since Mary couldn't read or write, it made no difference to her. Mary was born into a sailing family. Her father was captain of an English trading vessel. Her mother was an uncommon woman. She had sailed with her husband. Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Joan of Arc: The Girl Who Fought For France: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Joan of Arc was a young farm girl who claimed to have heard the voices of saints. She led an army in battle to drive the English out of France and put the rightful King on the throne. After she was captured, the King and the armies did nothing to help her. She was sold to the English and put on trial for crimes against the Church. Find out about Joan's life. Educational Versions have CCSS Activiti
Chief Joseph: Leader of the Nez Perce: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Chief Joseph was the name given to the leader of the Nez Perce Indians by the white men who couldn't pronounce Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekht (Thunder Rolling in the Mountains). Inheriting the leadership of the Wallowa Band from his father in 1871, Joseph led his people in the Nez Perce war of 1877, the first and only war between the Nez Perce and the whites. Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented the Alphabet for the Blind: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
In 1809, Simon-Rene and Monique Braille lived in a small town in France. The town of Coupvray was 25 miles (40 km) outside Paris. Life was good for the family. Simon worked as a harness maker and leatherer. He made many items out of leather, including harnesses and saddles for horses, leather slippers and shoes, and leather satchels. Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Saint George: Dragon Slayer: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
St George, defender of the helpless and slayer of dragons is a saint honored by many countries and many religions. He is as popular with Muslims and Jews as he is with Christians. How could this happen? We know dragons never existed. How could someone be so well known and honored worldwide for something that could never have happened? Find out! Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Sacajawea: Lewis and Clark Interpreter and Guide: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Many people have heard of Sacajawea and how she helped to lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition. But many people have not heard of her life before or after this time. Sacajawea had a very hard life and she died young. She was born into the Shoshone tribe around 1787. No one knows the exact date of her birth. The Shoshone did not keep records of birthdays. The Educational Version has CCSS activities.