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14 Fun Facts About the Sun: Educational Version
By Jeannie Meekins
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
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
By Jeannie Meekins
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
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
By Jeannie Meekins
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
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.
A Story of the Sioux War: Educational Version
By Alex Rounds
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers
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.
A Daring Rescue: A Story of George Washington: Educational Version
By Alex Rounds
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers
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.
Rain-In-The-Face: Educational Version
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
The name Rain-in-the-Face struck fear into the hearts of white men. He was a fierce Sioux warrior who fought many battles. One of those fights was the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where General George Custer was killed. Many people say Rain-in-the-Face killed Custer. Others said that he killed Tom Custer, General Custer’s brother, and cut out his heart.Educational versions have CCSS Activities.
The Bleeding Glacier of Antarctica: Educational Version
By Jeannie Meekins
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
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 Catacombs of Paris: Educational Version
By Melissa Cleeman
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
It all started with a smell. In Paris, France, during the 1800s, the people were starting to get sick. They could not escape the foul smells coming from the cemeteries. The worst cemetery was Saints-Innocents (the Cemetery of Innocents). This cemetery was in the heart of the city next to the central market place. Find out how they solved the problem! Educational versions have CCSS activities.
The Mysterious Lines at Nazca: Educational Version
By Jeannie Meekins
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
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.
The Mysterious Hands at Gargas: Educational Versioon
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
It happened in 1887, in the south of France. A now unknown man was exploring the hills near the town of Saint-Gaudens. He was only 25 miles (40 km) from the border of Spain, in an area with lots of caves nestled into the soft rock and steep cliffs. Suddenly he came upon an opening in the rock. Find out what strange thing he discovered. Educational versions have Common Core Curriculum activities.
The Day Niagara Falls Stopped Running: Educational Version
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
It happened on March 29, 1848. The people of Niagara Falls awoke to a near deafening silence. The silence wasn’t complete. They could hear birds twittering in the trees overhead. There were a few dogs barking. But otherwise there was silence. This was strange because the people of Niagara Falls lived their entire lives with the roar of the falls. Educational versions have CCSS activities.
Meet the Sea Horse: Educational Version
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
This book is a shorter version of our popular “Sea Horses: Tiny Horses of the Sea” and is for early readers. With only 609 easy to read words, young children can experience the joy of learning about the sea horse. They will find out: What colors can a sea horse be? How fast does a sea horse swim? Where are a sea horse’s bones? Do sea horses have teeth? Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Meet the Manatee: Educational Version
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
This book is a shorter version of our popular “Manatees: Mermaids of the Sea” and is for beginning readers. With only 553 easy to read words, young children can experience the joy of learning about the manatee. Find out: What does a manatee look like? How fast can a manatee move? How do manatees play? What do manatees eat? And many more! Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Meet the Dolphin: Educational Version
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life
This book is a shorter version of our popular “Dolphins: Playmates of the Sea” and is for early readers. With only 792 easy to read words, young children can experience the joy of learning about the dolphin. Find out: How dolphins breathe. What colors dolphins can be. How well a dolphin can swim if it is blindfolded. How dolphins hear sounds. And more. Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Meet the Clown Fish: Educational Version
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Fishes
This book is a shortened version of our popular “Clown Fish: Friends of the Stinging Anemone” and is for beginning readers. With only 789 easy to read words, young children can experience the joy of learning about the clown fish. Find out: What colors can a clown fish be? Why are they called clown fish. Why do the clown fish and the anemone live together? Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Bloody Mary: Queen of England: Educational Version
By Jeannie Meekins
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
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.
Mary Reed: Female Pirate: Educational Version
By Calista Plummer
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
One of the most famous pirates to sail the seas, was Mary Reed, a female pirate! Some people spell her last name Read, but since Mary couldn't read or write, it made no difference to her. Mary was born into a sailing family. Her father was captain of an English trading vessel. Her mother was an uncommon woman. She had sailed with her husband. Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Joan of Arc: The Girl Who Fought For France: Educational Version
By Jeannie Meekins
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
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
Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space: Educational Version
By Judith Janda Presnall
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women
The morning of June 18, 1983, was an important date for women. On that day, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. At age 32, she was also the youngest to orbit the Earth. This historic flight took Sally and four men on a six-day trip in the space shuttle Challenger. Find out about the life of this first American woman in space Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Chief Joseph: Leader of the Nez Perce: Educational Version
By Calista Plummer
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Chief Joseph was the name given to the leader of the Nez Perce Indians by the white men who couldn't pronounce Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekht (Thunder Rolling in the Mountains). Inheriting the leadership of the Wallowa Band from his father in 1871, Joseph led his people in the Nez Perce war of 1877, the first and only war between the Nez Perce and the whites. Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.