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14 Fun Facts About Australia's Murray River: A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
One hundred million years ago, Australia rose from the sea. The water drained from the highlands, and formed the rivers of today. The Murray River winds across the landscape. Its course was blocked several times by the rising new continent. It created megalakes and forests and provided homes for many species of wildlife. Find out some amazing facts about this wondrous place in this 15-minute book.
14 Fun Facts About Florida's Everglades: A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Water once covered most of Florida. It created vast sawgrass prairies, eerie swamps and smelly mangrove forests. The area was considered useless and impenetrable, full of poisonous snakes, alligators and mosquitoes. It is more than that. The Everglades is a wonder of nature. Learn some amazing facts about this wondrous place in this fun, 15-minute book.
Chameleons: Color Changing Lizards
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
A chameleon is a lizard, but it is a very strange lizard. They don't look like other lizards. Most lizards have long, round, skinny bodies. Chameleons have bodies that are a little flatter. They also stick up into the air. Many chameleons also have horns or bumps that stick up around their head. Some of them have small bumps and some of them have big ones. Find out more in this fun 15-minute book!
What Does One Reef Matter?
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Series: 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.)
“I saw you dump soda in the water,” her mother said. “I just wanted to kill the reef,” Janey said quietly. She hung her head. “Why would you want to kill the reef?” her mother asked. “Because it cuts my feet when I go swimming,” Janey answered. “Besides,” she said. “What would one reef matter? Find out the role one reef plays in the ecosystem and the life of the ocean. Ages 7 and up
14 Fun Facts About the Yangtze: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
The Yangtze River is known by many names. From its headwaters in the glaciers of Tibet, it drops nearly 16,000 feet (5000 metres) on its journey to the East China Sea. For millions of years it has cut its path through mountains and deep gorges and along broad, flat valley plains, taking water from thousands of rivers and lakes. Here are some fun facts about this magnificent river.
14 Fun Facts About the Mississippi River: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Nature
The Mississippi River is the largest river in the US, and one of the most well known rivers in the world. People have been discovering things about this river for many years. How much do you know about America’s waterway? Do you know: Where does the Mississippi River begin? Where does it lose most of its elevation? How much of America’s rainfall ends up in the River? Find out in this fun book.
The Day Niagara Falls Stopped Running: A 15-Minute Strange But True Tale
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
It happened on March 29, 1848. The people of the town of Niagara Falls awoke to a near deafening silence. The silence wasn’t complete. They could hear a few birds twittering in the trees and a few dogs barking. Otherwise there was silence. This was strange because the people of Niagara Falls lived their entire lives with the roar of the falls. But today they were dry! Find out what happened.