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Melville Dewey and the Dewey Decimal System
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
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
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
14 Fun Facts About the Wright Brothers: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
You have heard of Wilbur and Orville Wright. You know about their owning a bicycle shop. You know about them building and flying the first airplane. But here are some fun facts you may not know. Do you know: Who made the attempt at the first flight and what happened? Was the first flight at Kitty Hawk? Did Wilbur graduate from high school? Who taught Wilbur and Orville about inventing? And more.
Florence Nightingale: The Lady With The Lamp: A 15-Minute Biography
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women
Florence Nightingale went from being a rich child to the poorest conditions in war. Along the way she saved countless lives, changed the world of health care, created schools and trained countless nurses. She also wrote hundreds of books, and changed the way women and hospital patients were treated. Find out more about this founder of modern nursing in this short 15-minute children's bio. RL: 6.5
Ben Franklin and the Whistle
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
Henry Ford Has a Problem
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
Abbie Burgess And The Great Storm
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
The Escape of Harriet Tubman
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
Sergeant Stubby The Puppy who Went to War
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.
Benjamin Franklin: The First American
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » History » North America
Ben Franklin was a writer, scientist, inventor and political leader. He was one of the Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the U.S. He organized the first lending library and volunteer fire department. He established universities and hospitals. He also flew a kite in a thunderstorm to show that lightning was electricity. Learn more in this short bio
Alexander the Great Biography for Kids - Just the Facts
Price: Free! Words: 5,850. Language: American English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Ancient
Alexander the Great biography for kids - a fun and fascinating way for young readers to discover more about one of history's most incredible figures. Alexander the Great for kids mixes facts, photos and even includes a video clip section.
Paul Revere's Midnight Ride: The True Story of How It Happened
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Paul Revere lived in the 1700s. He was a goldsmith and silversmith. He was also a messenger and a spy. Paul made many midnight rides and passed many messages to the patriots. He was a spy for over 15 years. On April 18, 1775, Paul made a ride that would make him famous. Find out the true story of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride in this 15-minute book. Ages 7-10. Reading Level 3.9.
Paul Revere: American Patriot; A 15-Minute Biography
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Paul Revere lived in a time when America was not yet a country. It was a colony of England. The people were British subjects and lived under British laws. British soldiers enforced the laws in Boston and other colonial cities. Paul Revere was a patriot. He believed America should be free. Read about the life of this American patriot and learn the truth about his midnight ride in this 15-book.
Thomas Edison: America's Greatest Inventor
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.
The Wright Brothers: America's First Fliers
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.
John Flynn: The Man Who Created Australia's "Mantle of Safety": A 15-Minute Biography
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: Australian English. Published: December 29, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Australia & Oceania
John Flynn was a man with a dream. The outback of Australia was a land of risk and adventure. It was also a land of isolation and danger. Flynn wanted to create a “mantle of safety” across the outback. He set up hospitals, hostels, nursing homes and welfare centres, and created the world’s first aerial medical service – the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Learn more about him in this 15-minute bio.
Chief Joseph: Leader of the Nez Perce: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / United States / African American
Chief Joseph was the name given to the leader of the Nez Perce 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 Tuekakas 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. Find out more in this 15-minute book.
Mary Reed: Female Pirate
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / General
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. Find out about the life of this girl who was raised as a boy, and who grew up to become one of only two women convicted of piracy! A 15-minute biography.
Bloody Mary: Queen of England
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » History » European
Mary Tudor was a princess who should have been a queen. But 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. Eventually crowned Queen of England, her battles to abolish her father’s new church and return England to Roman Catholicism eaarned her the name Bloody Mary.

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