Books tagged: 15 minute book

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James Garfield: The Professor President
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
James Garfield had little early education, he worked to put himself through college before entering politics. When the Civil War started, he joined the Union Army. He won many battles and become a Major General. As a politician, he fought for civil rights, the abolition of slavery and an education system for African Americans. In March 1881 he became president. 200 days later he was dead. RL: 6.8
Marie Curie: The Discoverer of Radium
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Maria Sklodowska was a Polish girl who wanted a proper education. She changed her name to and went to university in France. She met and married Pierre Curie and began to work with radioactivity. Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win two Nobel Prizes. Hers was a life filled with firsts. Find out more about this discoverer of radium in this short bio.
I Was the Great Auk: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
I was the great auk, a bird. Here is my story. We were a bit like the penguin. Like penguins, we were black and white. The blackness covered our heads and stretched down our backs. The white covered our chests. Many of us had a white patch on our face above our eye. White stripes raced across our strong black bills. Oh we were proud of those bills. Reading Level: 2.9
14 Fun Facts About the Wright Brothers: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
You have heard of Wilbur and Orville Wright. You know about their owning a bicycle shop. You know about them building and flying the first airplane. But here are some fun facts you may not know. Do you know: Who made the attempt at the first flight and what happened? Was the first flight at Kitty Hawk? Did Wilbur graduate from high school? Who taught Wilbur and Orville about inventing? And more.
Florence Nightingale: The Lady With The Lamp: A 15-Minute Biography
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women
Florence Nightingale went from being a rich child to the poorest conditions in war. Along the way she saved countless lives, changed the world of health care, created schools and trained countless nurses. She also wrote hundreds of books, and changed the way women and hospital patients were treated. Find out more about this founder of modern nursing in this short 15-minute children's bio. RL: 6.5
Meet the Badger: A 15-Minute Book for Early Readers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Mammals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
A badger is an animal. It looks like a cross between a skunk and a dog. Badgers have a long nose. They use it to stick into holes they have dug. This lets them reach the bugs they find in the ground. They have a funny looking face. It is mostly black, but it has white stripes. This book is a shortened version of our popular “Badgers: Ready For A Fight" and is for early readers. Reading level: 1.9
101 Fun Facts About the World's Rivers: A Set of Seven 15-Minute Books
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / General
How much of America’s rainfall ends up in the Mississippi River? Which mountain range grew around the Danube River? Are there more kinds of fish in the Amazon or in the ocean? The Thames was once a tributary of what European river? What is the “Ghost City” of the Yangtze? Learn about the Amazon, Danube, Mississippi, Nile, Yangtze, Thames, and Murray rivers in this set of 15-minute books. RL: 6.9
Clara Barton's First Nursing Job: A 15-Minute Heroes in History Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Clara Barton was 11. It was a great time in her life. Most of her family was moving! Clara, her father and her mother had moved to a new home three years ago. Now her older brothers and sisters were moving. They were coming to the same valley. Today would be fun. They were building a new barn! But the day turns into a disaster. Find out what happens in this exciting short book. Reading level: 2.5
Ida Lewis' First Rescue: A 15-Minute Heroes in History Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
It was a cold day in October 1858. It had been warm for many days. Then it turned cool. There was a breeze blowing across the water. Eighteen year old Ida Lewis stared out across the sea. There were three boys sitting in the boat. Another boy was up on the mast of the boat. It was rocking back and forth! Suddenly it turned over! Find out how Ida saves them in this 15-minute book. Reading level 2.5
Mary Fields Gets A Job: A 15-Minute Heroes in History Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Mary Fields got up early. It was a big day. Today Mary would enter a race. It was a race to see how fast you could hitch up horses to a wagon. If Mary won the race, she would get a job. Mary needed a job. She had no money. It was hard for a woman to get a job. It was even harder for a black woman who had been a slave. Find out if Mary gets the job in this fun 15-minute book. Reading level: 2.9.