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Jack Thayer and the Wreck of the Titanic: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
The Seventeen-Year-Old Son of a Pennsylvania Railroad Official Tells the Moving Story of His Rescue ONE of the calmest of the passengers was young Jack Thayer, the seventeen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Thayer. When his mother was put into the lifeboat he kissed her and told her to be brave, saying that he and his father would be all right. Educational versions have CCSS activities.
14 Fun Facts About Mount Rushmore
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc., Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Mount Rushmore is one of the largest sculptures in the world. Begun in 1927, the head of four presidents, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and T. Roosevelt were carved into the face of a mountain. Mount Rushmore has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States. It stands today as one of the enduring symbols of America. Here are some fun facts about this monument. RL:6.1
Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Many people remember Neil Armstrong as the first man to walk on the moon. But he was much more than that. He was a Naval Officer, an aerospace engineer, a test pilot, and even a university professor. He tested and flew over 200 different models of aircraft. These included planes, jets, gliders, helicopters, and rockets. His best known rocket flight was to the moon in Apollo 11. Reading level: 6.8
The Wright Brothers: America's First Fliers
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Wilbur and Orville Wright dreamed of flying. They designed, built and tested gliders. They studied wings and propellers. They designed and built an engine. After years of testing and a few crashes, they flew the first powered aircraft. This is the story of their life. Find out more about these brave men and how they came to create the World's first powered airplane that really flew.
Amelia Earhart: America's Lost Flyer
Series: 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Amelia Earhart thought a woman could do anything a man could. She encouraged women to follow their dreams. When Amelia first saw an airplane, she was not impressed. A few years later, she knew she had to fly. Amelia set many flying records. Her dream was to be the first person to fly around the world along the equator. In 1937, she set off on her dream. Learn more in this 15-minute bio for kids.