Jeannie Meekins

Books

Into the Land of Clubs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
“Don’t you see? That’s why you are here.” Jack shook his head. “No, I don’t see.” “Then I’ll prove it... Where’s my Book. Bring The Book!” the King ordered. A boy, a crystal and a world out of balance. Jack becomes trapped in the fantasy world of Drac; a world of magic, dragons and evil doings. The world is dying, The Talisman has gone and a prophecy will be fulfilled - one way or the other.
14 Fun Facts About the Hudson River: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Exploration & Discovery
The Hudson River was once thought to be a northwest passage that joined to the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Instead, a canal system opened up the center of America to settlement. The Hudson has spectacular valleys and dangerous waters. Land shifts have changed the course of the river. Much of the natural beauty of the land is now under the ocean. Learn more in this fun 15-minute book.
Grandpa's Hat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Grandpa has lost his hair and his self confidence. How can John help Grandpa overcome his fears and face the world? A story that explores the special relationship between children and their grandparents.
14 Fun Facts About Nebulas: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
In our galaxy, there are stars and solar systems. There are also great clouds of gas and dust. They can range in size from a few light years to many thousands of light years across. Some of them glow. Some are so dark that we cannot see through them. These massive clouds of gas and dust are called nebulas. How much do you know about nebulas? Find out more in this short book. Reading Level: 6.7
Scully the Cat
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Can one little cat really cause so much trouble? When Scully brings home presents, his family are delighted. The more he brings, the more they praise him. When Scully hears a bird singing, he decides he must have it – and nearly destroys the town in the process. A rhyming story about a mischievous cat who loves to bring presents. His attempt at the ultimate present results in ultimate disaster.
Slimming Down Santa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
“I don’t believe it!” Santa cried. “It’s the first of December and you reindeer are all over weight. Crash diets and exercise programs for the lot of you or you’ll never get off the ground.” Santa and his reindeer are all overweight. If they don’t get fit and healthy, they’ll never make it around the world to deliver all the children’s presents. A fun story for kids from 6 to 60 - and above.
Paul Revere's Midnight Ride: The True Story of How It Happened
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Paul Revere lived in the 1700s. He was a goldsmith and silversmith. He was also a messenger and a spy. Paul made many midnight rides and passed many messages to the patriots. He was a spy for over 15 years. On April 18, 1775, Paul made a ride that would make him famous. Find out the true story of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride in this 15-minute book. Ages 7-10. Reading Level 3.9.
Who's Scared of the Dark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 820. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
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The night is full of scary things. Nothing looks the same. Nothing sounds the same. The wind blows and the light makes shadows that come alive. See how one boy keeps his teddy safe from the scary things of the night. A picture book to read to young children. The simple repetitive nature of the text and bright colourful illustrations make it easy for beginning readers to read all by themselves.
14 Fun Facts About Nebulas: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
In our galaxy, there are stars and solar systems. There are comets, asteroids and a lot of solid material. There is also a lot of space between star systems. We call this space between star systems the Interstellar Medium. In this area, there are great clouds of gas and dust. They can range in size from a few light years to many thousands of light years across. Some even glow. They are nebulas.
14 Fun Facts About Machu Picchu: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » History » South American
Machu Picchu is one of the few surviving ruins of the Inca Empire. It is situated in tropical forests on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains. It stretches five miles across a ridge and sits on top of two earthquake fault lines. The Spanish invaded South America looking for gold. They killed the Inca people. They destroyed their cities, but they never found Machu Picchu.
Paul Revere: American Patriot; A 15-Minute Biography
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
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.
Girls Can't Play
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Football, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
“If I was a boy, you’d let me play,” grumbled Gertrude. “Yeah,” Flynn agreed. “But you’re not a boy. You’re a girl.” Gertrude wants to play footy. But the coach of the school footy team won’t let her play and the boys just laugh at her. If she were a boy, things would be different. So Gertrude decides to become a boy – just to play one game of footy.
14 Fun Facts About the Seine River
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Europe
The Seine River is a slow moving river. It begins 1545 feet (471 metres) above sea level and runs 482 miles (776 kilometres) in its journey to the English Channel. Once a major trade route, it is navigable by ocean going ships. The Seine has been subject to monster tides, and great feats of architecture. Its source is a place of worship and its basin was one of the earliest areas settled by man.
The Ghost of the Penny Woodley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Simon usually loved going on school outings. He loved seeing all the new places. He loved learning about new things – or old things. But this one was different. The Penny Woodley was an old sailing ship. Over two hundred years ago, she sailed the seas. She brought supplies and settlers to a new world. Today, she was in dry dock, restored as a museum. And she was haunted! Find out what happens!
Courtney Case and the Missing Lemons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Australia & Oceania, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
I never thought my mum’s bad memory would lead me to another case. It was Friday evening. Dad was helping me with my homework. When mum came in with fish and chips for dinner, I went out to get a lemon from our tree. I stopped, and looked at the lemon tree in surprise. There were hardly any lemons! Who has stolen the lemons? Can Courtney and her trusty sidekick Laura solve the case?
Saint Patrick: Ireland's Beloved Saint
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Biography & Autobiography
St Patrick, Apostle of Ireland, is one of the best known saints of the Western World. Legends claim he converted the country of Ireland to Christianity and drove all the snakes into the sea. Most of what we know about Patrick comes from his own writings. Patrick wrote about his thoughts, dreams and visions. He wrote about his life. Find out more about Ireland's beloved saint in this 15-minute bio.
14 Fun Facts About the Ring Moons of Jupiter: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
There are eight regular satellites in orbit around Jupiter. These are moons that formed within the gravity field of Jupiter. They were formed at the same time and out of the same material as the planet itself. They have circular orbits and orbit in the same direction as the planet. This book is about the four, small ring moons. These little known moons are odd shaped and orbit close to the planet.
14 Fun Facts About the Ring Moons of Jupiter: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
There are eight regular satellites in orbit around Jupiter. These are moons that formed within the gravity field of Jupiter. They were formed at the same time and out of the same material as the planet itself. They have circular orbits and orbit in the same direction as the planet. This book is bout the four ring moons of Jupiter. Educational Versions have exercises designed to meet Common Core.
A Head for Ned, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Simon was looking out his bedroom window. A full moon was just clearing the horizon. Huge and glowing in the night sky, it lit up the ground. It cast long, dark shadows of houses, trees and lamp posts into the night. Simon smiled. Another cemetery tour would be on. He wanted to go back and see Lisa and Jack. Educational Versions Include exercises designed to meet Common Core Standards.
A Seat at the Theatre, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Simon sat at his desk, doing homework. A tapping on the window distracted him. He looked up and saw Lisa and Jack. Simon went to the window and opened it. “What are you doing here?” he asked. “How do you know where I live?” Lisa ignored his questions. “Do you want to come out with us? We’re going to the cemetery.” Find out what happens when they get there? Includes Common Core exercises
A Ghost At Midnight, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
“Are you ready for our trip tonight?” Simon’s mom asked. “Mom, it’s a cemetery.” “I know. Isn’t it exciting?” Mom’s face lit up. “Lots of famous people are there.” “But only dead people live in a cemetery,” said Simon. “Now, Simon. You know there’s no such thing as ghosts,” said Mom. Are there such things as ghosts? And what will Simon find in the cemetery at midnight? Has Common Core exercises
101 Fun Facts About the Solar System: A Set of Seven 15-Minute Books, Educational Version
Price: $5.29 USD. Words: 22,070. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
You may think the Solar System consists of the sun and the eight planets that orbit around it. However, there are other things out there. There are comets, moons, asteroids, meteors, dust, ice, rock and much more. Plus there is a whole lot of man made junk. Find out more about our solar system in this set of seven fun 14 Fun Facts books. Educational Versions include Common Core exercises.
101 Fun Facts (and more) About the Planets: A Set of Eight 15 Minute Books, Educational Version
Price: $5.29 USD. Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Was Mercury bigger in the past? How did Venus change the way people saw the world? What is happening to Mount Everest, the highest place on Earth? Does Mars have seasons? Is there a surface to planet Jupiter? What is strange about how Uranus spins? What is the coldest place in our solar system? Find the answer to these and many more questions in this set of seven 15-Minute books. Has CCSS exerci..
14 Fun Facts About the Strange Moon Titan: A 15-Minute Book, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Titan was the first moon of Saturn to be discovered. It took another six years to find the next moon. Since then, 53 definite moons have been found around Saturn. Another nine moons are considered provisional. More study is needed to confirm that they are proper orbiting moons. Find out some amazing facts in this fun 15-minute book. Educational Versions include Common Core exercises.
14 Fun Facts About the Galilean Moons of Jupiter: A 15-Minute Book, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
On January 7, 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei turned his newly developed telescope to Jupiter. He discovered four objects orbiting the giant planet. It took him another night’s observations to clearly distinguish between two of them. He called them “The Medicean planets”, after the Medici family who ruled Italy at the time. Educational Versions Include exercises to meet Common Core standa
Mary MacKillop: Australia's First Saint, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Biography & Autobiography
Mary MacKillop devoted her life to educating poor children. With the help of Father Woods, she established her own religious Order, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. She set up over 100 schools, educated 12,000 children, and received approval from the Pope for her Order. Find out more about the woman who became Australia's first saint int his 15-minute bio. Includes Common Core exercis
John Flynn: The Man Who Created Australia's "Mantle of Safety", Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: Australian English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Australia & Oceania
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
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Australia & Oceania
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.
Courtney Case and the Dinosaur, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You never know what might inspire you. Surprisingly, school has been the source of many of my cases. In this case (my second book), I try to discover what happened to the leg of a dinosaur that was shown at our local museum. I mean, how can something as big as a dinosaur leg not be found? Join me on this fun, exciting case. Educational Versions include Common Core exercises.
Courtney Case and the Pobblebonk, Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Hi, I am Courtney Case. I live in Australia. In my spare time, I’m a Private Detective. I’ve got my best friend and trusty sidekick, Laura, and my cat, Maggie. Together, we are the Courtney Case Detective Agency. Sometimes, being a Private Detective is all about discovering the wonders of nature. That’s how it was this time. Join me! Educational Versions include Common Core exercises.
Mary MacKillop: Australia's First Saint
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Australia & Oceania
Mary MacKillop devoted her life to educating children. With the help of Father Julian Woods, she established her own religious Order, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. She set up over 100 schools, educated 12,000 children, and received approval from the Pope for her Order. Mary constantly battled against the Church – and was even ex-communicated, before she became a saint. 15-Min. bio
John Flynn: The Man Who Created Australia's "Mantle of Safety": A 15-Minute Biography
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: Australian English. Published: December 29, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Australia & Oceania
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.
14 Fun Facts About the Strange Moon Titan: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Titan was the first moon of Saturn to be discovered. It took another six years to find the next moon. Since then, 53 definite moons have been found around Saturn. Another nine moons are considered provisional. More study is needed to confirm that they are proper orbiting moons. Titan is covered in thick clouds and has a surface temperature of -178oC (-289oF). Find out more about this frozen moon.
Sir Edmund Barton: Australia's First Prime Minister: A 15-Minute Biography
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Political, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Australia & Oceania
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. Find out more about this amazing man.
14 Fun Facts About the Galilean Moons of Jupiter: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
On January 7, 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei turned his newly developed telescope to Jupiter. He discovered four objects orbiting the giant planet. It took him another night’s observations to clearly distinguish between two of them. He called them “The Medicean planets”, after the Medici family. Find out more fun, fascinating facts about these four moons orbiting our largest planet.
Courtney Case and the Dinosaur
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,650. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
You never know what might inspire you. Surprisingly, school has been the source of many of my cases. There’s a lot of boring stuff at school. But there are also a lot of interesting things that you can learn about. When you find something interesting, like dinosaurs, you never know where it might lead. If you haven't met me, my name is Courtney Case. I live in Australia. Come join me on this case.
14 Fun Facts About Australia's Murray River: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Endangered
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.
14 Fun Facts About the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
It was once thought that our solar system ended at Saturn. Then the first telescopes revealed Uranus and Neptune. Differences in the calculations of the gravity of these giants set off another search and Pluto was discovered. Pluto was then thought to be the last planet of our solar system. Beyond it was empty space – until astronomers started looking further. Educational vers. have CCSS activitie
14 Fun Facts About the Sun: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Our sun is an average star in our galaxy. It is a sphere of burning gas that provides light and heat. It makes our plants grow and allows them to turn carbon dioxide into oxygen. If our sun were to shine a little less or a little more brightly, life as we knew it would not exist. Educational versions have Common Core Curriculum activities.
14 Fun Facts About Dwarf Planets: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
More space objects have been found beyond Pluto, in a region known as the Kuiper Belt. In 2003, Eris was discovered. Its existence was confirmed in January 2005. It was found to be larger than Pluto and was put forward as a tenth planet in our solar system. This caused debate among astronomers. Are there more, larger objects in our solar system? How many? Educational versions have CCSS activities
14 Fun Facts About Asteroids: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Circling the heavens is a belt of rock and dust. Lying between Mars and Jupiter and orbiting our sun, The Main Asteroid Belt was once thought to be the remnant of an exploded planet or the beginnings of a planet that never formed. How much do you know about asteroids? Find out 14 fun facts in this book! Educational versions have Common Core Curriculum activities.
The Bleeding Glacier of Antarctica: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
McMurdo Dry Valleys, in Antarctica, is one of the world’s cruelest deserts. In the Dry Valleys are a number of ice covered lakes. Some are saltwater. Some are freshwater. Each is different in its composition. Glaciers border the valleys. It is here, in Taylor Valley, that one of the strangest features on Earth has been discovered – a bleeding glacier. Educational versions have CCSS activities.
The Mysterious Lines at Nazca: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
In the 1920s, the first passenger airplanes began to fly over the Peruvian mountains. Passengers looking out their windows said they could see lines on the Nazca plateau below. The lines looked like runways where airplanes could land. They could also see animals and other objects. Learn about these mysterious lines in this book. Educational versions have Common Core Curriculum activities.
Bloody Mary: Queen of England: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
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.
Joan of Arc: The Girl Who Fought For France: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
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
Saint George: Dragon Slayer: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
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.
Saint Valentine: The Man Who Became the Patron Saint of Love: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
You’ve heard of Saint Valentine’s Day. You may have given someone a card or a present. You may even have done it in secret, and watched the look of happiness on their face. But what do you really know about the person who inspired one of the most popular days of the year? The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
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  • Ice Scream on April 26, 2014

    An intriguing story that holds together all the way through. It has horror, with an element of mystery and personal growth. My kids really liked the fact that, as annoying as Marty could be, Andy will still do anything it takes to protect his little brother.
  • Allsorts on May 18, 2014

    An entertaining collection. A dash of imagination coupled with a dash of reality. There are some rich descriptive details that give a feel of atmosphere. I particularly liked the reverse assumptions, such as if there is a footprint in the sand, it must be Friday.
  • Sha'hallaan's Truth on June 02, 2014

    This is a very personal and emotionally individual book. What you get out of it will reflect on who and what you are. The four star ranking is not meant as a personal recommendation or endorsement. It's there to encourage everyone to have a look at this book and judge it on its merits and value to you. It's free, so you've got nothing to lose.