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Do You See What I See?
Price: Free! Language: English. Published: September 19, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Some pictures play tricks on our eyes. Do you see what I see? Perfect for beginning readers, this short book of optical illusions uses engaging subject matter paired with simple sight words, language structures, and vocabulary to get kids excited about reading. Include this book as part of your child's nightly reading practice!
14 Fun Facts About Machu Picchu: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » History » South American
Machu Picchu is one of the few surviving ruins of the Inca Empire. It is situated in tropical forests on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains. It stretches five miles across a ridge and sits on top of two earthquake fault lines. The Spanish invaded South America looking for gold. They killed the Inca people. They destroyed their cities, but they never found Machu Picchu.
14 Fun Facts About the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
It was once thought that our solar system ended at Saturn. Then the first telescopes revealed Uranus and Neptune. Differences in the calculations of the gravity of these giants set off another search and Pluto was discovered. Pluto was then thought to be the last planet of our solar system. Beyond it was empty space – until astronomers started looking at comets. That's when they discovered more!
The Mysterious Lines at Nazca: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
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.
14 Fun Facts About Machu Picchu: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Central & South America
Machu Picchu is one of the few surviving ruins of the Inca Empire. It is situated in tropical forests on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains. It stretches five miles across a ridge and sits on top of two earthquake fault lines. The Spanish invaded South America looking for gold. They killed the Inca people. They destroyed their cities, but they never found Machu Picchu. Discover more. RL: 6.7
14 Fun Facts About Triceratops: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
Scientists first found this strange animal weathering out of the hillsides. The dirt would wash away, leaving fossilized, horned faces staring out of the cliffs. When was triceratops discovered? When did triceratops live? What was strange about triceratops’ skin? How many teeth did triceratops have at one time? The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
14 Fun Facts About Australia's Murray River: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
One hundred million years ago, Australia rose from the sea. The water drained from the highlands, and formed the rivers of today. The Murray River winds across the landscape. Its course was blocked several times by the rising new continent. It created megalakes and forests and provided homes for many species of wildlife. Find out some amazing facts about this wondrous place in this 15-minute book.
Killer Whale Eyes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
A story of a young Haida girl with a magical destiny. Fall into the artwork and mythical story created by Haida artist Sondra Simone Segundo.
14 More Absolutely Horrible, Gross, Disgusting Facts About Animals : A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
What?! You didn’t get enough gross and disgusting things that animals do in that last book? OK, here are some more of the best, or the worst, things that animals do. Let’s see if you know the answers to these questions before you read them in this absolutely disgusting book. What do salamanders do after they shed their skin? How do giraffes clean their noses? How do barnacles eat? And many more!
14 Fun Facts About Animal Eyes; Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
How many lenses does a dragonfly’s eye have? Which is bigger, an eagle’s eye or a human’s? How many eyes does a scallop have? How do lizards keep their eyes wet? Animal eyes can be really strange and wonderful. How much do you know about the eyes of your animal friends? Find out more in this book. The Educational Version contains activities which reinforce the Common Core Curriculum Standards.
The Mysterious Lines at Nazca
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.
In the 1920s, the first 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. There are birds, monkeys, spiders, a killer whale, plants and flowers. There are human like figures. These are the Nazca lines.
14 Fun Facts About Tyrannosaurus Rex: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
Tyrannosaurus Rex was one of the fiercest dinosaurs to ever roam the Earth. Which weighed more, a t. rex or an elephant? What were the holes in t. rex’s skull for? How much weight could t. rex’s arms carry? Where did t. rex live? The Educational Version has activities that reinforce Common Core Curriculum Standards.
Lighthouses, A Lighthouse Book For Kids
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
Lighthouse lovers, look no further! 25 of the world's most amazing lighthouses that will blow your mind! Learn about these incredible and essential buildings scattered on our shorelines across the globe. This amazing book features one of the spookiest buildings in the UK, the oldest working lighthouse today, one that was destroyed during a "tea party" and others that were built in the wrong place
Little Bike, Big Bike
You set the price! Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
A little girls daddy gives her a little bike, and he shows her how to ride it. When she gets a little bigger he gives her a big bike. She is so happy riding her bike.
The Bleeding Glacier of Antarctica: A 15-Minute Strange But True Tale
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Polar Regions
McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica is one of the world’s cruelest deserts. Not all deserts are hot, dry places full of sand. 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!
Pockets
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by aois21 publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
Pockets, is a conversation Joshua M. Morgan had with his oldest son about the pockets we use to hold things dear to us, and the pocket he creates when he holds him close. It’s a deeply, loving and caring tale that will delight families and share the love embodied in a relationship between a parent and child.
14 Fun Facts About Dinosaurs: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
They are some of the strangest animals that have ever been found on Earth! Dinosaurs! First discovered just 170 years ago, ever since we have tried to discover more about them. Here are some things we have found out: Who created the word dinosaur? How many dinosaur species have been discovered? How big was the smallest dinosaur? The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curricul
Squirmy Horsehair Worms: A Zombie-creating Parasite
Series: Strange Little Creatures. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Biology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
The horsehair worm is swallowed in larval form by an insect host. As the worm grows and matures inside the insect, the insect host seems to surrender its will to the worm. Three months later, the host, almost zombie-like, is compelled to seek out water. When the insect enters the water, the mature horsehair worm emerges from the host’s body wall---as a writhing, knotting, mass of hair-like worm.
The Mysterious Hands at Gargas: Educational Versioon
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
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.
14 Fun Facts About Spinosaurus: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
Spinosaurus was one of the strangest looking dinosaurs ever discovered. It had huge bones sticking up from its spine! Here are some things that scientists have found. How tall was the sail on spinosaurus? Was spinosaurus bigger or smaller than tyrannosaurus rex? Where are the first spinosaurus fossils ever discovered? The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum

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