Heroes in History 15-Minute Books

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General, Please Burn My House: The Revolutionary War Story of Rebecca Motte
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » History » North America
Rebecca Motte sat down to supper with her three grown up daughters and her niece. They lived alone in the large plantation house in South Carolina. It was January, 1781 and the Revolutionary war had been going on for four long years. Suddenly there was a pounding at the door. Find out how the patriot Rebecca Motte handled it when the British moved into her house. A 15-minute book Reading level 2.7
Marguerite Williams Makes a Choice
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Margie stood by the river. She had a hard choice to make. A man had come to her mother. He had said that he was there to take Margie home. When he said home, he meant her other family. Margie thought about her other family. She had been born in 1696. Her father was a minister. Her mother kept a pioneer home. They had named her Eunice Williams. Read her story in this 15 minute book. RL: 2.7
Penelope Barker and the Ladies Boston Tea Party
"Oh Elizabeth, there is so much to do!" Penny said. "And I am worried. I do hope the other ladies are with us." Penelope Barker was often called Penny. She was at the home of her friend, Elizabeth King. They were there to get ready for a great tea party. And this tea party would be great. Penny hoped that it would help change life in America. Find out what happened in this 15-minute book RL: 2.6
The Heroines of Bryan Station
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
"Are they going to kill us?" little Polly Craig asked. "They will try," Sarah answered. "But our men are strong." "Are they strong enough?" "Yes," Sarah answered with determination. It was August 16th, 1782. Sarah Boone Brooks and Polly Craig were seated in front of a small, one-room cabin in Bryan's Station. Find out how the women and girls saved Bryan Station. Reading level: 2.7
A Daring Rescue: A Story of George Washington: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
It was a calm, sunny day in the year 1750. The scene: a piece of forest land in the north of Virginia, near a large stream of water. Surveying equipment was lying about, and several men were resting under the trees. Their dress and appearance showed that they were laying out the wild lands of the country. Find out what George Washington did in this book! Educational versions have CCSS activities.
Abbie Burgess And The Great Storm
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
It was 1856. Abbie, her mother and her sisters were eating dinner. Suddenly the kitchen became very dark. The wind rattled the windows. The shutters slammed against the lighthouse. Abbie ran to the window. The sky was dark. "Is it a storm?" Abbie's mother asked? She was very afraid. "Yes," Abbie said. Find out how Abbie takes care of the lighthouse in this 15-Minute Heroes in History Book. RL: 2.6
Clara Barton's First Nursing Job: A 15-Minute Heroes in History Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. 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
Jane Addams and Hull House
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Jane Addams dropped into a chair. She was so tired that she could not move. Her best friend Ellen Starr fell into the chair beside her. The two women had spent the whole day cleaning the house. Find out what Jane does with the huge house and how it changes the lives of her neighbors in this fun 15-minute book. Part of our Heroes in History series, this short book is on a second grade reading level
Ben Franklin and the Whistle
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Ben Franklin was happy. It was going to be a GREAT day. After all, it was a holiday! He quickly finished his chores. Then he went out to play. Ben lived in Boston. It was not a big city 200 years ago. It was a small town. But there was still a lot for a boy of seven to see. Soon Ben met up with his friends. Find out how Ben's friends give him some copper pennies, and how he spends them. RL: 2.8
Ida Lewis' First Rescue: A 15-Minute Heroes in History Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. 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
The Escape of Harriet Tubman
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
Harriet Tubman was known as Araminta Ross when she was young. People called her Minty. One day she was working in the fields picking cotton. It was the summer of 1849 and it was hot! Minty saw the water boy coming. That was good. She could use a cool drink of water. When he reached her, he gave her a message. "Massa don sold you!" Find out how Minty escapes north in this exciting early reader. RL2
John F. Kennedy and the PT 109
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
The night was dark. There was no moon. There was no light from stars in the sky. On the ocean under this dark sky was a boat. Sailors were on board. The boat’s name was PT109. PT stands for Patrol Torpedo Boat. The sailors on board the boat were very worried. A young sailor named John Kennedy was also aboard. Find out how Kennedy saves his crew in this 15-minute Heroes in History book. RL: 2.3
Sergeant Stubby The Puppy who Went to War
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dogs, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Some heroes walk on two feet! But there are some heroes who walk on four! This is the story of a four legged hero who saved many lives. He was a puppy who came to be known as "Sergeant Stubby." Stubby was found by soldiers training in the yard of Yale College. They were training to go to war! Children's book. Reading Level: 2.6.
Henry Ford Has a Problem
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Henry Ford had a problem. Many people would think it was a good problem, but it was still a problem. What was his problem? Henry Ford was selling too many cars. Henry had made the first Model T in 1909. He made sure that it was cheap. He wanted anyone to be able to buy a car. He got a lot of people to sell it. Now they were selling too many. Henry could not make them fast enough! Reading level:2.9
Mary Fields Gets A Job: A 15-Minute Heroes in History Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. 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.
A Story of the Sioux War: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
In the summer of 1862, we were living in the State of Minnesota. There I had a most remarkable experience. We lived about a mile from the town of Lac Qui Parle. There were only father, mother, and myself. I am Susanna. We had moved to Minnesota three years before. My parents moved to restore their health. They were feeble and needed a change of climate. Educational versions have CCSS activities.
David Bushnell and His Revolutionary War Submarine
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
David Bushnell sat on the bank of the river. He kept scanning the water for signs of life. At first there was nothing. Then two curved metal pipes rose out of the water. They came toward him slowly. A moment later a large round tube appeared. The top of the tube flipped open. Out popped a young man's head. "I think it's going to work," the man said! Read about America's first submarine. RL: 2.8
Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Francis was nervous. He had a big job ahead of him. He was on a boat in the harbor at Baltimore. Here it was September 13, 1813 and the war of 1812 was still going on. Francis looked out into the harbor. It was filled with British ships. On one of those ships was a prisoner. The man's name was Dr. William Beanes. Find out how this adventure leads to the writing of our national anthem. RL: 2.7
Hannah Handy and the Captured Children
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
It was October 16, 1780. Hannah Handy was in the field when they came. She had her head down, hoeing the crops. Suddenly her son screamed. He was supposed to be taking care of her infant daughter. Why was he screaming? Hannah looked up. What she saw made her blood run cold. Indians were coming out of her cabin. Find out how Hannah gets her children back, and more kids as well. RL 2.9
Molly Pitcher and the Battle of Monmouth
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
It was June 28th, 1778. The Americans were at war with the British. On that day the American army was beside the Delaware River. They were at a place called Monmouth. Mary Hays was there too. Her husband William was a soldier. Most people called Mary "Molly". Find out how Molly helps the soldiers, and how she even acted like a soldier herself in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level: 2.7
The Escape of Emily Geiger
Emily Geiger was her father's daughter. He was a patriot. So was she. And now she had a chance to do something for her country. General Greene needed a message delivered to General Sumter. But no one would take it. Emily could! It would mean going over 100 miles through British territory. But if she could do it, it could mean winning a great battle. Emily tries it, but she also gets caught!
Henry Knox and the 59 Guns: A 15-Minute Heroes in History Book
Henry Knox was a friend of George Washington. He helped to fight the Revolutionary War. But Henry was not just a soldier. He became the man that Washington counted on to figure things out. Find out how Henry brought General Washington 59 guns in this exciting, short children's book. Reading Level: 2.9
James Marshall and the Gold at Sutter's Mill
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
James Marshall was tired, but he was happy. He had a good job. James was helping to build a mill. He was working for a man named John Sutter. James was glad to be working. He was also glad to be strong enough to work. He was not always strong enough. Then James looked down. Find out how James finds gold at Sutter's Mill and starts the gold rush in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level 2.6
Stephen Decatur Sinks the Philadelphia
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
It was 1803 and Stephen Decatur was in the Navy. One day the head of the Navy called Stephen and some other men together. "Men, I have some bad news," he said. "We have lost the Philadelphia." The men groaned. Stephen knew that the Philadelphia was a big ship. She had 44 huge cannons on her. Find out how Stephen and his men get into the enemy harbor and burn the ship. Reading level: 2.8
Dicey Langston and the Bloody Scouts
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
"We will knock on your door when we are leaving so you can close up," the man in charge told Dicey. "You may go to bed now." Dicey hated the British. Dicey and her family wanted America to be free. It was 1780 and the Revolutionary war had been going on for four years. Now she had a chance to do something. She could be a spy! Find out what Dicey does in this exciting 15-minute book. RL: 2.5
Eliza Lucas and the Indigo Plant
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
It was July, 1739. Sixteen-year-old Eliza Lucas sat by the fire. Eliza tried to work on her sewing, but it was hard. It was stormy outside. The wind was blowing hard and the rain slapped at the window. Eliza kept thinking about her plants. She was trying to grow indigo plants. If she could succeed, it would change South Carolina forever. Find out how in this 15-minute book. Reading level: 2.8
Prudence Wright and the Minute Women
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
The Minutemen were a big part of the Revolutionary War. They got their name because they could be ready to fight in a minute. But men were not the only ones who could fight. Here is the story of how Prudence Wright and her "Minute Women" captured a couple of British during the Revolutionary War. Find out more in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading Level: 2.5
Susan Pyle and the New Madrid Earthquake
When 12-year-old Susan Pyle breaks her leg during the New Madrid earthquake, the doctor tells her parents that she cannot be moved. But the whole town is moving. Aftershocks are shaking down buildings, the earth is turning to quicksand, and the waters of the Mississippi River are rising. Her parents make the agonizing decision to leave her behind as they flee. Based on a true story. RL: 2.7