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14 Fun Facts About the Statue of Liberty: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Architecture, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
She stands in New York Harbor, lifting her light to the world. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of the U.S. How much do you know about her? Do you know: What is the Statue of Liberty’s real name? What was the Statue originally used for? What was the first part of the Statue to be finished? Which is taller, the statue or the pedestal? Find out this and more in this fun fact-filled book.
14 Fun Facts About the White House: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
It is the house where the American President lives, and a symbol of the U.S. Find out: Who chose the site for the original White House? What was the original name for the White House? Who actually built the White House? How many times has the White House been burned? How many floors does the White House have? The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards. Find
Mary Patten Commands a Ship
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
Mary Patten was 19 years old. She had been married for three years. Her husband was Joshua Patten and he was a sea captain. One day in 1856 her husband got a new job. He was to sail a ship from New York to San Francisco. "We have to take the job," he told Mary. "Come with me." Find out what goes wrong and how Mary ends up in charge in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level 2.8
That Star Spangled Banner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015 by Christian Living Books, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Military & Wars, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
The Bestselling Children’s Book about “The Star Spangled Banner” - Ten-year old author, and native Marylander, Gabrielle Stewart, tells the story of the danger, dedication, and bravery behind our national anthem and the special role Maryland played in saving the nation during the almost forgotten War of 1812.
Pony Bob and the Longest Pony Express Ride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
"Rider coming in!" Robert Haslam jumped up and ran to get his horse. He had already put on the reigns and saddle. He knew that it was his turn to run the Pony Express mail. Pony Bob, as he was called by his friends, loved the excitement of running the mail as fast as he could. And right now is was more exciting. The Paiutes were on the war path! Read about the longest pony express ride. RL:2.8
14 Fun Facts About Life in the Early 1800s
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2019 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / United States / General
Life in the early 1800s was very different than it is today. If you had been born in America 200 years ago, you would have had much more work to do, much less free time, fewer toys and clothes, and no internet or even computers! Life was much simpler then, but it was also a lot harder. How much do you know about what life was like back then? Here are some fun facts. Reading Level: 6.3
James Marshall and the Gold at Sutter's Mill
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
James Marshall was tired, but he was happy. He had a good job. James was helping to build a mill. He was working for a man named John Sutter. James was glad to be working. He was also glad to be strong enough to work. He was not always strong enough. Then James looked down. Find out how James finds gold at Sutter's Mill and starts the gold rush in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level 2.6
14 Fun Facts About the Statue of Liberty: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
She stands in New York Harbor, lifting her light to the world. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of the US. How much do you know? What is the Statue of Liberty’s real name? What was the Statue of Liberty originally used for? What was the first part of the Statue to be finished? Which is taller, the statue or the pedestal? The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum St
The Day Niagara Falls Stopped Running: A 15-Minute Strange But True Tale
It happened on March 29, 1848. The people of the town of Niagara Falls awoke to a near deafening silence. The silence wasn’t complete. They could hear a few birds twittering in the trees and a few dogs barking. Otherwise there was silence. This was strange because the people of Niagara Falls lived their entire lives with the roar of the falls. But today they were dry! Find out what happened.
James Root and Jack McGowan at the Hinckley Fire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
James Root was a train engineer. He drove engine 69. She was "his girl". One day in September 1894 he almost lost her. He was working for the St. Paul and Duluth railroad. It was his job to run the train through the big woods of Minnesota. That September day he stopped in Duluth. The air was smoky. Find out how Jim and Jack save 200 people from the Great Hinckley Fire. RL: 2.2
Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Francis was nervous. He had a big job ahead of him. He was on a boat in the harbor at Baltimore. Here it was September 13, 1813 and the war of 1812 was still going on. Francis looked out into the harbor. It was filled with British ships. On one of those ships was a prisoner. The man's name was Dr. William Beanes. Find out how this adventure leads to the writing of our national anthem. RL: 2.7
Susan Pyle and the New Madrid Earthquake
When 12-year-old Susan Pyle breaks her leg during the New Madrid earthquake, the doctor tells her parents that she cannot be moved. But the whole town is moving. Aftershocks are shaking down buildings, the earth is turning to quicksand, and the waters of the Mississippi River are rising. Her parents make the agonizing decision to leave her behind as they flee. Based on a true story. RL: 2.7
14 Fun Facts About Pirates: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Pirates are thieves who roam the seas. They prey on ships to steal their cargoes and valuables. Pirates have been around since the invention of boats! There is even an old tale that Caesar Augustus was captured by pirates and held for ransom! Find out 14 fun facts about pirates in this fun 15-minute book! The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
The Caribou and the Eskimo: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Deer, Moose & Caribou, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
Caribou and Eskimos need each other. They work together so both of them can survive. You may not know a lot about caribou or Eskimos, so let me tell you a little bit about them. This book introduces you to the nomadic life of the caribou and how they survive in the Alaskan wilderness. You also find out how the Eskimo hunted the caribou and used their fur, meat, sinew, bones, and antlers.
William McKinley: The President Who Wore Carnations
William McKinley was a religious man who wanted to be a Methodist minister. He fought in the Civil War as a teenager, then became a lawyer and politician. He won the 1896 election and was the 25th President of the U. S. Six months into his second Presidency, he was shot and killed. Find out more about this man and why he always wore a carnation in this 15-minute children's biography. RL:6.9
The Escape of Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was known as Araminta Ross when she was young. People called her Minty. One day she was working in the fields picking cotton. It was the summer of 1849 and it was hot! Minty saw the water boy coming. That was good. She could use a cool drink of water. When he reached her, he gave her a message. "Massa don sold you!" Find out how Minty escapes north in this exciting early reader. RL2
14 Fun Facts About the Gettysburg Address
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.)
Often considered one of the greatest speeches given by a president, the Gettysburg Address is one of Abraham Lincoln's most well known speeches. Delivered on November 19, 1863, the speech was given at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Learn more about this iconic speech in this 15-minute book. Reading level: 6.5
Theodore Roosevelt: The Naturalist President
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2019 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
Theodore Roosevelt was a writer, soldier, hunter, naturalist and politician. He loved nature and the environment, and wanted to improve the lives of Americans. After the assassination of President McKinley, he became the 26th and youngest President of the United States. Find out more about this legendary president in this 15-minute children's biography. Ages 9 and up. Reading Level: 7.2
The American Army of Two
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2019 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
In 1812 the British and American armies went to war. They fought over the rights of ships at sea. The war had been going on for two long years when this story takes place. It was September of 1814 in Scituate (say skit-you-ate) Massachusetts. The town was small. Most of the people in the town made their living by fishing. Find out how two girls stop the British Army in this 15-minute book. RL: 2.6
Grover Cleveland: The Double President
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
Grover Cleveland was an honest, hardworking man who always tried to do his best. He fought against corruption in local, state and Federal Governments. He won, lost and won elections to become the 22nd and 24th Presidents of the United States. He is the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms.Find out more about this twice elected president in this 15-minute bio. Reading level: 6.9.

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