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Joe Oman: Humble Railroad Hero
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2019 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Joe Oman was railroad tower man at the tiny station in Arcadia, CA. His job was boring. All he did was pull levers to signal the trains and there were only a few trains a day. Then one day in October, 1911 Joe's job became very exciting. A freight train lost its brakes and headed down the hill. At the same time, the Santa Fe passenger train was headed for the same track! What could Joe do? RL: 2.7
Johnny Appleseed: The True Story Of John Chapman
Series: 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2019 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Johnny Appleseed is one of the most loved characters in American folk history and the official folk hero of Massachusetts. He is often shown wandering barefoot, wearing a shirt and pants, and with a tin hat on his head. A kind, nature-loving man who wandered across the frontier scattering apple seeds wherever he went. Like most legends, there is a mixture of myth and truth. This is the true story.
Meet the Disney Brothers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts
A unique biography about Walt Disney. Illustrations throughout this biography help tell the story of how two farm boys from the Midwest went on to build one of the world’s most successful entertainment companies.
Cleopatra VII: Egypt's Last Pharaoh
Series: The Legendary Women of World History, 9. Price: $2.99 $0.99 USD. (67% off until Nov. 20!) Words: 22,760. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Cleopatra was the last of the Greco-Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty. She was also the only descendant of Ptolemy to speak Egyptian. More than Caesar's lover. More than Egypt's most famous queen, she was a woman of courage, compassion, and vision who loved Egypt more than any other Greek before or since ever could. Includes a detailed timeline, bibliography, and a special Easter egg for Doctor Who fans.
Eliza Lucas and the Indigo Plant
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
THE INCREDIBLE TURK: ATATURK
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
There is a leader who is not only the saviour, the establisher of his nation but also the teacher of his nation. Think a leader, who wrote books about geometrics, regulated alphabet, established history and language institutions. That leader is the Incredible Turk, Ataturk.
Frederick Douglass
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Born a slave in Maryland, Frederick Douglass never planned to be the most famous black man in the world. He just wanted to be free. “Once you learn to read,” he wrote, “you will be forever free.” By telling his story, Frederick helped change the history of the world. This narrative nonfiction biography is perfect for third through sixth graders.
Pony Bob and the Longest Pony Express Ride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
"Rider coming in!" Robert Haslam jumped up and ran to get his horse. He had already put on the reigns and saddle. He knew that it was his turn to run the Pony Express mail. Pony Bob, as he was called by his friends, loved the excitement of running the mail as fast as he could. And right now is was more exciting. The Paiutes were on the war path! Read about the longest pony express ride. RL:2.8
Mad Anne and the Gunpowder Ride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
It was 1791. Many people lived in forts, or they would live near a fort. Then they could run inside the fort if there was trouble. One of these people was Anne Bailey. Many people called her Mad Anne. She lived at Fort Lee with her husband John Bailey who was a Ranger. Find out why they call her Mad Anne, and how she saves the fort from an attack. Reading level: 2.5
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
Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot
Series: 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Annie Oakley went from a life of poverty and abuse, to being one of the most famous women in the world. She made her own way, learning to fire guns like a man and perfecting her sharp shooting. When she joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, her fame spread. Finally she found happiness in both her personal and her professional life. Find out more about this woman who could outshoot any man. RL: 6.3
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
Charles Stratton: The Man Who Became Tom Thumb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
Many people remember General Tom Thumb as the shortest man in the world. He was more than that. He was an intelligent child, a fabulous entertainer, and a loving husband. He was also a man who knew how to take a difficult situation and make the best of it. Find out more about this man who became one of the most celebrated showmen of his time in this short 15-minute children's biography. RL: 5.7
From George Washington to Donald Trump, to Hillary Clinton: Interesting Quizzes About US Presidents
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016 by Whole Person Recovery. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » History » American
There was once a US President so rich; he donated all his presidential salaries to charity! You know who that is? Hint: It wasn’t George Bush.
Mount St. Helen Trip
Price: Free! Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
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A short story of a horseback trip to Mt St. Helen's prior to the eruption. This book also has two other short references to the area.
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
Nathan Hale: American Patriot
Many people remember Nathan Hale as an American patriot. Those who do not know his story think that he did great things for our country. The truth is, Nathan never fought in battle, held a regular job as a school teacher for only a year, and failed on his first mission. In fact, he did more for the country after he was dead than when he was alive. Here is the true story of Nathan Hale. RL: 6.5
Melville Dewey and the Dewey Decimal System
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Melville Dewey was a man of many talents. He is often called the father of modern library science. He developed a system for cataloging books that is still in widespread use today. He helped create New York's Lake Placid Club and bring the Olympics there. He was also a man with strong opinions. Find out more about Dewey in this 15-Minute biography for kids. Reading level: 5.3
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
James Garfield: The Professor President
James Garfield had little early education, he worked to put himself through college before entering politics. When the Civil War started, he joined the Union Army. He won many battles and become a Major General. As a politician, he fought for civil rights, the abolition of slavery and an education system for African Americans. In March 1881 he became president. 200 days later he was dead. RL: 6.8

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