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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.
The Catacombs of Paris: A Strange But True Tale
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » History » European
It all started with a smell. In Paris, France, during the 1800s, the people were starting to get sick. They could not escape the foul smells coming from the cemeteries. The worst cemetery was Saints-Innocents (the Cemetery of Innocents). This cemetery was in the heart of the city next to the central market place. Find out what was done to solve the problem, and about the mysterious catacombs.
The House Built By Ghosts: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
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 an expensive stained glass window made by Tiffany. This is the Winchester Mystery House, the house built by ghosts. RL: 6.9 Has CCS exercises.
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 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.
The Wonder of Stonehenge: A Strange But True 15-Minute Tale
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.
Stonehenge has been surrounded by mystery and wonder. There have always been questions about where these massive stones came from. How did they get there? Do they hail from a magical world of giants and wizards, or are they manmade? And then there's the most important question: what is their purpose? Many theories have tried to answer these questions. This 15-minute book will explore three.
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 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
The Catacombs of Paris: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
It all started with a smell. In Paris, France, during the 1800s, the people were starting to get sick. They could not escape the foul smells coming from the cemeteries. The worst cemetery was Saints-Innocents (the Cemetery of Innocents). This cemetery was in the heart of the city next to the central market place. Find out how they solved the problem! Educational versions have CCSS activities.
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.
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!
The Day Niagara Falls Stopped Running: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $1.19 USD. 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.
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!
14 Fun Facts About Iguanodon: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
Iguanodon taught early scientists much about the newly discovered dinosaurs. As more of these animals were found, scientists learned things they had never dreamed about the animal kingdom. What was strange about iguanodon’s hands and feet? How many iguanodon fossils have been found? Did iguanodon walk on two legs or four? The Educational Version has activities that reinforce Common Core Curriculum
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.
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.
The Bleeding Glacier of Antarctica: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $1.19 USD. 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 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!
Squirmy Horsehair Worms: A Zombie-creating Parasite
Series: Strange Little Creatures. Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off!) 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.
Meet the Bukos
Series: Crimson Cloak Educational. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2016 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Trees & Forests, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
Buko is the Philippine word for "coconut". This is a child's comic-book style story of this wonderfully useful tree, demonstrating its myriad uses and its place in a sustainable ecology. Great fun, and guaranteed to intrigue the enquiring mind ...

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