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14 Fun Facts About Asteroids: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free until March 31!) 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.
A Daring Rescue: A Story of George Washington: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) 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.
The Bleeding Glacier of Antarctica: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) 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 Day Niagara Falls Stopped Running: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
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
Series: 15-Minute Books · Meet the Animals · Educational Versions. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free until March 31!) Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
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 Clown Fish: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · Meet the Animals · Educational Versions. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free until March 31!) Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Fishes, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
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.
Mary Reed: Female Pirate: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
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.
Alligators: Floating Logs of the Swamp: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
An alligator is an animal that looks like a huge lizard. Alligators have thick, hard skin across the entire top of their body. This skin is greenish brown in color. It is covered with bony plates called scutes. These scutes help protect the alligator just like a turtle's shell protects the turtle. The skin on an alligator's belly is much softer and thinner. Educational Vers. have CCSS activities
Bats: Fliers of the Night: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals · Educational Versions. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Mammals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
What animal sees with its ears and flies with its hands? Bats do. They also do many other strange things. Bats don’t see very well with their eyes. Instead, they “see” with their ears. They use sonar to find their way, and to find things in the dark. Find out: What is sonar? How many clicks will a bat send out each second? Educational Versions have CCSS activities.
Hippos: Giants Who Love the Water: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals · Educational Versions. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Hippos & Rhinos, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Hippos are giant animals that live in Africa. How much do you know about these huge beasts? Find out: Are there such things as hippos that like to surf? What does a hippo like to eat? Can a hippo get sunburned? Do hippos really sweat blood? Find out what a hippo looks like, where it lives, what it eats, what eats it, how babies are born, and other fun facts. Educational Versions have CCSS activiti
Dolphins: Playmates of the Sea: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals · Educational Versions. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Dolphins are mammals that live in the ocean. They have smooth, gray skin that feels like rubber. The dolphin's mouth is filled with rows and rows of sharp teeth. They are made for tearing off pieces of meat. Dolphins come in different colors. Most of them are gray, but there are also dolphins that are black and white. There are even some that are all white. Educational Versions have CCSS activitie
Sacajawea: Lewis and Clark Interpreter and Guide: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free until March 31!) Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Many people have heard of Sacajawea and how she helped to lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition. But many people have not heard of her life before or after this time. Sacajawea had a very hard life and she died young. She was born into the Shoshone tribe around 1787. No one knows the exact date of her birth. The Shoshone did not keep records of birthdays. The Educational Version has CCSS activities.
Matthew Henson: The First Man to Reach the North Pole: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Matthew Alexander Henson was born in Maryland in 1866. As a boy he worked as a sharecropper. A sharecropper is a farmer, but they don't own the land they farm. They grow the food, then they share their crop with the landowner. Every year Matthew and his family would grow a crop. They would share half of what they grew with the man who owned the land. Educational Version has activities to meet CCSS
14 Fun Facts About Digestion: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
How does your body use food? What happens to food after you chew it up and swallow it? What does your gallbladder do? How long are your intestines? Follow the path of food as it goes from your mouth to your stomach, and on through your intestines. See what happens to it all along the way with these 14 fun facts. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
14 Fun Facts About Horseshoe Crabs: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts · Educational Versions. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
What color is a horseshoe crab’s blood? What do doctors use a horseshoe crab’s blood for? How many eggs does a horseshoe crab mother lay? How long have horseshoe crabs been on the earth? How does a horseshoe crab swim? Find out more about horseshoe crabs and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
14 Fun Facts About Mammoths: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts · Educational Versions. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free until March 31!) Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
They are huge lumbering animals covered in fur, reminiscent of an elephant. The woolly mammoth! How much do you know about these prehistoric creatures? Is a mammoth always a woolly mammoth? Are mammoths more closely related to the African or the Asian elephant? How big was the biggest mammoth? How small was the smallest mammoth? The Educational Version has activities that meet CCSS.
14 Fun Facts About Black Holes: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Movies will have you believe that black holes are huge holes in space and anything that falls into them is lost for all time. You may think black holes run around in space like huge vacuum cleaners sucking up everything in their path. This is not true. But what is a black hole and what do they do? Find out! The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
14 Fun Facts About Big Cats: Educational Verion
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts · Educational Versions. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free until March 31!) Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc., Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Why do big cats have pads on their feet? Which is the largest big cat? Which big cat lives at the highest elevation? Which is the only social cat? Which is the only cat that runs its prey to the ground? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this 15-minute book. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
14 Fun Facts About Neptune: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free until March 31!) Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Does Neptune have a lot of winds? What is at the core or center of Neptune? Neptune is slowly turning itself into what precious mineral? What is the coldest place in our solar system? (Hint: It isn’t the planet,) Learn the answer to these questions and more fun facts in this 15-Minute Book. Neptune is the last planet in our solar system. The Educational Version has activities that meet CCSS.
14 Fun Facts About Saturn: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts · Educational Versions. Price: $1.19 USD. (Free!) Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
How many Earth years does it take to make one Saturn year? Do we know more about the planet Saturn or about its rings and moons? How many moons does Saturn have? How heavy is Saturn? Who discovered Saturn’s rings? Learn the answer to these questions and more fun facts in this 15-Minute Book. about Saturn. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.

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