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Vasco De Nunez Balboa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
Vasco De Nunez Balboa journeyed to Santa Maria del Darien in a cask on board one of Francisco de Enciso's ships. Balboa was merely a deck hand after he revealed himself to a most surprised captain. It is lucky for Vasco De Nunez that he wasn't left by Enciso on a desert island. Balboa made it to Darien and became a favorite of the crew. Following an insurrection he rose to lead what is now Panama.
14 Fun Facts About the Rhine River
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
For thousands of years, many kingdoms have fought for control of the Rhine River. It changed hands many times and defined where countries would come to exist. From its beginning in the Swiss Alps, the Rhine has cut huge gorges, valleys and waterfalls. Its growing delta spreads across the low land before entering the North Sea. How much do you know about the Rhine? Ages 8 and up.
Baker Boys and the Bees, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Europe, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
Many years ago cities were built high on a hill. They had great stone walls around them that stood as tall as three or four men. The walls were built to keep out enemies. In those old days cities were each ruled by a different king or lord. These cities often went to war with one another. Lords would try to capture nearby cities. Find out what happens when one town is attacked. Has CCSS exercises
Catherine the Great: Empress of Russia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2019 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Royalty, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
Sophie von Anhalt-Zerbst was an intelligent and ambitious girl. She first met her cousin Karl Peter Ulrich when she was ten. She didn’t like him. The scheming of others saw her life turned around. A new name and country and an unhappy marriage lead to Karl "Peter" on the Russian throne. Catherine soon overthrew him. Ruling Russia for 34 years, she became known as Catherine the Great. RL: 6.9
14 Fun Facts About Gladiators
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe, Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Europe
Roman gladiators have captured the interest of many modern people. We look at the practice of fighting to the death for a crowd's amusement as horrifying. But who were the actual gladiators and what do we really know about them? Do you know: How did gladiator fights start? Were all gladiators slaves or criminals? Were there women gladiators? Learn this and more in this fun 15-minute book. RL: 6.5
Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented the Alphabet for the Blind
Series: 15-Minute Books ยท 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
Simon-Rene and Monique Braille lived in a small town in France. The town of Coupvray was 25 miles (40 km) outside Paris. Life was good for the family. Simon worked as a harness maker and leatherer. Simon was well known in the town, and his work supported his wife and three children, two girls and a boy. On January 4, 1809, the new year brought the family a new baby boy. They named him Louis.