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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
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 · 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
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.
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 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.
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.