15-Minute Biographies

Saint Francis of Assisi: The Patron Saint of Animals: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Biography & Autobiography
Saint Francis is one of the most loved saints in the world. He lived a simple life, dedicated to Jesus. He loved animals and nature, and believed we have a responsibility to look after them. Francis was born in Assisi, Italy, sometime between December 1181 and September 1182. His father was a wealthy cloth merchant. His mother was a French noblewoman. 15-minute bio. Has Common Core exercises.
Saint George: Dragon Slayer
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious
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 about the life of this man who slew a dragon.
Saint George: Dragon Slayer: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. 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 Nicholas: The Man Who Became the Patron Saint of Children
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
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Have you ever wondered where the legend of Santa Claus or Father Christmas came from? Maybe you’ve heard of Saint Nicholas who is a patron saint and known as the Guardian of Children. He is one of the most popular and celebrated saints throughout the world. Many years ago there really was a man named Nicholas who became a saint. In this story, we see how a rich orphan became a celebrated saint.
Saint Nicholas: The Man Who Became the Patron Saint of Children, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Have you ever wondered where the legend of Santa Claus or Father Christmas came from? Maybe you’ve heard of the Saint Nicholas who is a patron saint and known as the Guardian of Children. He is one of the most popular and celebrated saints throughout the world. Many years ago there really was a man named Nicholas who became a saint. In this story, we find out! Includes Common Core exercises.
Saint Patrick: Ireland's Beloved Saint
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. 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.
Saint Patrick: Ireland's Beloved Saint: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
St Patrick, Apostle of Ireland, is one of the best known saints of the 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 and his life and teachings. Find out more in this 15-minute biography. RL: 6.6 Has CCS exercises.
Saint Valentine: The Man Who Became the Patron Saint of Love
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Western
You’ve probably 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? Read this 15-minute biography to find out about the three men who may have become Saint Valentine.
Saint Valentine: The Man Who Became the Patron Saint of Love: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. 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.
Sir Edmund Barton: Australia's First Prime Minister, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. 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.
Sir Edmund Barton: Australia's First Prime Minister: A 15-Minute Biography
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. 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.
The Wright Brothers: America's First Fliers
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. 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.
The Wright Brothers: America's First Fliers: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology, 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. 15-minute bio has CCS exercises
Thomas Edison: America's Greatest Inventor
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. 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.
Thomas Edison: America's Greatest Inventor: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Technology / Inventions
Thomas Edison was an inventor. He invented electric lighting, 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 improved many of the machines we use today. He even created a battery powered car. Edison created more inventions than any other inventor. 15-minute bio. Has CCS exercises.
Thomas Jefferson: Founding Father
Thomas Jefferson was a lawyer and farmer. He was wrote the Declaration of Independence and went on to become the third President of the US. Find out more about our third president and how he helped found the United States. Ages 10 and up. Reading Level: 7.5
Tutankhamen: The Boy King
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Africa
What was King Tut’s like as a boy? Did he go to school? Did he have royal duties? If so, what were they? This book tells of the young life of the boy King Tutankhamen. It tells the stories that have been found on the walls of the temples and shows what his life would have been like growing up. Find out more about this young king of Egypt and his life in this 15-minute biography.
Tutankhamen: The Boy King: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies · Educational Versions. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
What was King Tut’s like as a boy? Did he go to school? Did he have royal duties? If so, what were they? This book tells of the young life of the boy King Tutankhamen, who later changed his name to Tutankhamen. It tells the stories that have been found on the walls of the temples and shows what his life would have been like growing up. The Educational Version has activities to meet Common Core SS.
William McKinley: The President Who Wore Carnations
Series: 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
William McKinley was a religious man who wanted to be a Methodist minister. He fought in the Civil War as a teenager, then became a lawyer and politician. He won the 1896 election and was the 25th President of the U. S. Six months into his second Presidency, he was shot and killed. Find out more about this man and why he always wore a carnation in this 15-minute children's biography. RL:6.9
Wu Zetian: First Empress of China
Series: 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2019 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Asia
Wu Zetian was an intelligent and ambitious woman. She married Emperor Gaizong of the Tang Dynasty and became Empress. But Wu wasn’t satisfied. She wanted to rule in her own right. She was determined to become Emperor of China and killed anyone who stood in her way – even her own children. Find out more about this legendary ruler in this 15-minute children's biography. Ages 10+. Reading Level: 6.8