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Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni
Series: The Legendary Women of World History, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 9,010. Language: American English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » History » European
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Why is The Morrígan's raven crying? Only Britons with hearts for true liberty know! In 43 CE Roman conquest of Britannia seems all but certain -- until a chance meeting between King Prasutagus of the Iceni and a runaway slave of royal descent from the Aedui tribe in Gaul changes the fate of the British islands forever. Tacitus meets modern archaeology in this exciting non-fiction tale!
Hypatia of Alexandria
Series: The Legendary Women of World History, 8. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women
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As the western world fell into darkness, she dared defend the light. For over 40 years Hypatia stood between the dark ages and the light of classical philosophy, arts, and sciences. Though none of her books survived the aggressive book burnings of religious zealots, her legacy remains that of one of the greatest scientists of all time. This is her fascinating true story.
Catherine de Valois: French Princess, Tudor Matriarch
Series: The Legendary Women of World History, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 11,330. Language: American English. Published: June 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
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Best known as Henry V's Agincourt bride from Shakespeare's "Henry V," Catherine was an extraordinary woman. A younger daughter to King Charles VI of France terrorized by his mental illness, Catherine survived the ravages of his schizophrenia, a civil war at home, and King Henry's war with France to become one of England's most fascinating and courageous queens.
Empress Matilda of England
Series: The Legendary Women of World History, 7. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 24,710. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women
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The roaring lioness of England! Born in 1102, Matilda's unique heritage was meant to unify an England still divided by her grandfather's conquest in 1066. When the 1120 White Ship Disaster made her the only surviving child of her parents, Matilda suddenly became heiress to the English throne in a time when the old Saxon Witan, not the king's Will, still decided the succession.
The House Built By Ghosts: The Strange Tale of the Winchester Mystery House
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / State & Local
It has over 160 rooms, 40 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, but only one shower. It has stairs that lead to the ceiling, and doors that, when stepped through, will drop you a story or more. It has 10,000 windows, a number of which are placed on inside walls, including a stained glass window made by Tiffany. This is the Winchester Mystery House, the house built by ghosts. Learn more in this 15-minute book!
Marie Curie: The Discoverer of Radium
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Maria Sklodowska was a Polish girl who wanted a proper education. She changed her name to and went to university in France. She met and married Pierre Curie and began to work with radioactivity. Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win two Nobel Prizes. Hers was a life filled with firsts. Find out more about this discoverer of radium in this short bio.
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
Molly Pitcher and the Battle of Monmouth
It was June 28th, 1778. The Americans were at war with the British. On that day the American army was beside the Delaware River. They were at a place called Monmouth. Mary Hays was there too. Her husband William was a soldier. Most people called Mary "Molly". Find out how Molly helps the soldiers, and how she even acted like a soldier herself in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level: 2.7
Meet Helen Keller: An Illustrated Biography of Helen Keller. For Children Age 8 & Up
Series: Meet Famous People, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by Living Plus Healthy Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
Looking for an inspirational hero to introduce your children to? Helen Keller is surely a great choice! "Meet Helen Keller" was written for kids age 8+. With colorful illustrations, this biography focuses on life stories of Helen Keller & how she overcame her disabilities & help others get past their problems. Her fight for fairness for all has made her one of the most famous women in the world.
History for Kids : Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
Series: History for Kids. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 280. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
The first person to introduce standards for water quality testing in America, to establish relation between nutrition and chemistry, the discoverer of mineral called SAMARSKITE and the first special female student of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A brief illustrated biography of Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards for Children.
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
How Well Do You Know Betsy Ross?
Series: 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Betsy Ross is well known as the woman who made the first flag. But that was only one thing she did in her life. Betsy lived for 84 years. She did many things in her life. How much do you know about this early American woman? Can you answer these ten true or false questions about Betsy Ross? How many brothers and sisters did Betsy have? How old was Betsy when she started working? and more. RL: 3.7
Mary Fields Gets A Job: A 15-Minute Heroes in History Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Mary Fields got up early. It was a big day. Today Mary would enter a race. It was a race to see how fast you could hitch up horses to a wagon. If Mary won the race, she would get a job. Mary needed a job. She had no money. It was hard for a woman to get a job. It was even harder for a black woman who had been a slave. Find out if Mary gets the job in this fun 15-minute book. Reading level: 2.9.
Clara Barton's First Nursing Job: A 15-Minute Heroes in History Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Clara Barton was 11. It was a great time in her life. Most of her family was moving! Clara, her father and her mother had moved to a new home three years ago. Now her older brothers and sisters were moving. They were coming to the same valley. Today would be fun. They were building a new barn! But the day turns into a disaster. Find out what happens in this exciting short book. Reading level: 2.5
I am Cornflower: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
My white name is Kathy, but my Indian name is Cornflower. I was born in the time when the flowers blossom in the stalks of corn around our village. The cornflower blossom was the first thing my father saw after I had been brought into the world of men. That is why I have the name Cornflower. Read the 15-Minute bio of this Apache girl. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core SS
Ida Lewis' First Rescue: A 15-Minute Heroes in History Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
It was a cold day in October 1858. It had been warm for many days. Then it turned cool. There was a breeze blowing across the water. Eighteen year old Ida Lewis stared out across the sea. There were three boys sitting in the boat. Another boy was up on the mast of the boat. It was rocking back and forth! Suddenly it turned over! Find out how Ida saves them in this 15-minute book. Reading level 2.5
Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
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 more about the first American woman in space in this 15-Minute biography for kids.
Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
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.
The Escape of Emily Geiger
Emily Geiger was her father's daughter. He was a patriot. So was she. And now she had a chance to do something for her country. General Greene needed a message delivered to General Sumter. But no one would take it. Emily could! It would mean going over 100 miles through British territory. But if she could do it, it could mean winning a great battle. Emily tries it, but she also gets caught!
The Girls Who Could Fly in the Night - An Inspirational Tale about the Women of World War Two
Series: The Girls Who Could. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2018 by Earth Lodge. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
This special fifth volume in The Girls Who Could series honors not just one girl, but an entire fleet of fierce female aviators who flew eight or more missions every night in small canvas planes. No parachutes. No fear. Just honest heroine-ism standing up for what was right. The Girls Who Could Fly in the Night encourages your little ones to be upstanders, fight bullies, do good and shine bright.

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