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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.
The House Built By Ghosts: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
It has over 160 rooms, 40 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, but only one shower. It has stairs that lead to the ceiling and doors that, when stepped through, will drop you a story or more. It has 10,000 windows, a number of which are placed on inside walls, including an expensive stained glass window made by Tiffany. This is the Winchester Mystery House, the house built by ghosts. RL: 6.9 Has CCS exercises.
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 the Wright Brothers: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
You have heard of Wilbur and Orville Wright. You know about their owning a bicycle shop. You know about them building and flying the first airplane. But here are some fun facts you may not know. Do you know: Who made the attempt at the first flight and what happened? Was the first flight at Kitty Hawk? Did Wilbur graduate from high school? Who taught Wilbur and Orville about inventing? And more.
Amelia Earhart: America's Lost Flyer
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.
14 Fun Facts About Mount Rushmore
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
The Author's Guide to Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story & We Rode the Orphan Trains, And the Common Core Standards
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Andrea Warren views her two nonfictions books about the orphan trains through the lens of the Common Core Standards, offering her insight as to how the books fulfill standards related to critical thinking, reading, speaking, and writing. It includes background not in the books, and research and interview techniques. Includes suggested exercises and questions.
The Cuban Missile Crisis: A History Just For Kids!
Series: A History Just for Kids, Book 28. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
In this book, we will be talking about one of those occasions: the Cuban Missile Crisis. Have you ever heard of the Cuban Missile Crisis or what happened during it? As we saw earlier, the key to being a good chess player is to try and understand what the other player is thinking and what they want. The same is true of being a good president or military leader. The Cuban Missile Crisis was a very
Amelia Earhart and the Flight Across the Ocean
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
A bright red airplane sat on the airfield. It gleamed like a shiny big apple! A young female pilot stood beside the plane. It was hers. She was going to fly it that day, so she was doing the final checks before her flight. She needed to make sure the plane was safe to fly. It had to make it all the way to Paris, France. Find out if Amelia makes it in this exciting 15-Minute book. RL: 2.5