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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.
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.
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.
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
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
Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 13,770. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / General
Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years, some of the riders have begun to share their stories. Andrea Warren alternates chapters about the history of the orphan trains with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train.
Abraham Lincoln: America's Great Emancipator
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
Abe Lincoln came from humble beginnings but he learned from an early age the power of education. He wanted to help Americans and bring equality for all. During the Civil War, he put his skills to work. He made two famous speeches: The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address. They changed America forever. Find out more about Lincoln and how he became President in this 15-minute bio.
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.
The Great Camel Experiment of the Old West
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,690. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
In the mid-nineteenth century, the southwest was inhospitable to horses and mules. The Army needed a mount that could go without water for days, eat only the available vegetation, and carry heavy loads. There was only one animal that could meet their demands. The Great Camel Experiment of the Old West is the true story of that noble beast's journey from the Middle East to the United States.
The Escape of Harriet Tubman
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
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 Pony Express: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Gold was discovered in California in 1848. It seemed like California had everything. What they did not have was a fast way to communicate with the east. That was when the Pony Express was born. Find out some fun facts about this enterprise in this fun book. Reading level: 6.8
Stephen Decatur Sinks the Philadelphia
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
It was 1803 and Stephen Decatur was in the Navy. One day the head of the Navy called Stephen and some other men together. "Men, I have some bad news," he said. "We have lost the Philadelphia." The men groaned. Stephen knew that the Philadelphia was a big ship. She had 44 huge cannons on her. Find out how Stephen and his men get into the enemy harbor and burn the ship. Reading level: 2.8
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
Hotel Windsor Fire Fifth Avenue, New York City March 17, 1899
Price: $3.05 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
The Windsor Hotel was a fixture on Fifth Avenue in the late 19th century. John D. Rockefeller, authors Matthew Arnold and Oscar Wilde and foreign dignitaries stayed there regularly. My e-book looks at the day of the fire and recounts eyewitness accounts of events. It is likely that the inferno began on the first floor. A stray match or a blaze that began in the kitchen may have been responsible.
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
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
A Kids Guide to American wars - Volume 3: Vietnam War to the War In Afganistan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,350. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
This bundle book is a compilation of three of KidCaps top selling history books; it is the third in a three-part volume. The third volume presents the following wars in an easy to understand format that kids love: *The Vietnam War *The Gulf War *The War In Afganistan *The Iraq War
A Kids Guide to American wars - Volume 2: World War 1 to The Korean War
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,840. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
This bundle book is a compilation of three of KidCaps top selling history books; it is the second in a three-part volume. The first volume presents the following wars in an easy to understand format that kids love: *The First World War *The Second World War *The Korean War
Internment Camps for Japanese-Americans During World War Two: A History Just for Kids!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
During World War Two, the United States fought mainly against Germany, Italy, and Japan. As you can imagine, any Germans, Italians, or Japanese citizens visiting or temporarily working in the United States when the war broke out, quickly found themselves feeling unwelcome. After all, they belonged to a government that was actively fighting against the country that they were in. For many of those