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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
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
Gold in the Hills: Stories of Riches in Oklahoma's Mountains
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 200. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2019 by Dingbat Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Nature
Caves, outlaws, and… gold? Explore the historic stories and legends of people seeking treasure in Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains. Coronado, Jesse and Frank James, and the lore of a mysterious Iron Door are among the topics raised for your young history buff to imagine.
The Years They Raised Chicago
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / State & Local
Chicago, Illinois sits at the southernmost end of Lake Michigan. In the early days of the United States, it was a great place to build a city. The lake supplied the fresh water they needed to live. Trees were everywhere, providing wood for buildings. The lake supplied the settlers with food. The farm land was good. People moved in. Too many people. Find out why and how they raised the city. RL:6.5
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 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
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
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.
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
Jenny Slew Sues for Her Freedom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Jenny was scared. The courtroom was a new place to her. Even though she was scared, she wanted to be there. Jenny wanted her freedom. She had asked the court to hear her case. She was suing John Whipple Jr., the man who said he was her master. He said Jenny was his slave. She said she was not a slave. Find out how the court case turned out in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level 2.5
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
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
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.
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
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
Charles Stratton: The Man Who Became Tom Thumb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
Many people remember General Tom Thumb as the shortest man in the world. He was more than that. He was an intelligent child, a fabulous entertainer, and a loving husband. He was also a man who knew how to take a difficult situation and make the best of it. Find out more about this man who became one of the most celebrated showmen of his time in this short 15-minute children's biography. RL: 5.7
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
The Escape of Harriet Tubman
Series: 15-Minute Books ยท 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

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