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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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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 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 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.
Mom, What Makes the World Go Round ?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 590. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
The world would be a better place if children knew the value and rewards of good and positive energy, verses the downfall of bad and negative energy. At one point every child becomes curious about what makes the world go round or what makes the world tick. Knowing the basics about energy is very fascinating, not just for children, but for adults as well. Energy is our number one resource.

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