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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
What Does One Reef Matter?
“I saw you dump soda in the water,” her mother said. “I just wanted to kill the reef,” Janey said quietly. She hung her head. “Why would you want to kill the reef?” her mother asked. “Because it cuts my feet when I go swimming,” Janey answered. “Besides,” she said. “What would one reef matter? Find out the role one reef plays in the ecosystem and the life of the ocean. Ages 7 and up
Chameleons: Color Changing Lizards
A chameleon is a lizard, but it is a very strange lizard. They don't look like other lizards. Most lizards have long, round, skinny bodies. Chameleons have bodies that are a little flatter. They also stick up into the air. Many chameleons also have horns or bumps that stick up around their head. Some of them have small bumps and some of them have big ones. Find out more in this fun 15-minute book!
14 Fun Facts About Florida's Everglades: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Endangered
Water once covered most of Florida. It created vast sawgrass prairies, eerie swamps and smelly mangrove forests. The area was considered useless and impenetrable, full of poisonous snakes, alligators and mosquitoes. It is more than that. The Everglades is a wonder of nature. Learn some amazing facts about this wondrous place in this fun, 15-minute 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.
14 Fun Facts About Australia's Murray River: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
One hundred million years ago, Australia rose from the sea. The water drained from the highlands, and formed the rivers of today. The Murray River winds across the landscape. Its course was blocked several times by the rising new continent. It created megalakes and forests and provided homes for many species of wildlife. Find out some amazing facts about this wondrous place in this 15-minute book.
14 Fun Facts About the Yangtze: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Asia
The Yangtze River is known by many names. From its headwaters in the glaciers of Tibet, it drops nearly 16,000 feet (5000 metres) on its journey to the East China Sea. For millions of years it has cut its path through mountains and deep gorges and along broad, flat valley plains, taking water from thousands of rivers and lakes. Here are some fun facts about this magnificent river.
14 Fun Facts About the Mississippi River: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Nature, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
The Mississippi River is the largest river in the US, and one of the most well known rivers in the world. People have been discovering things about this river for many years. How much do you know about America’s waterway? Do you know: Where does the Mississippi River begin? Where does it lose most of its elevation? How much of America’s rainfall ends up in the River? Find out in this fun book.
14 Fun Facts About Volcanoes
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Disasters
Volcanoes have frightened man for thousands of years. Mountains spewing hot fire and ash have rained down destruction on cities, burning buildings and taking lives. But volcanoes are not just a destructive force. They are also a constructive force. They help to form the Earth's crust and create new lands. Named for Vulcan, the Roman god of fire, volcanoes have interested scientists for many years.
14 Fun Facts About Earthquakes
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / General
Earthquakes can be frightening occurrences. Suddenly the ground begins to shake. Things are thrown around and buildings come crashing to the ground. Scientists have studied earthquakes for years and have discovered many things. How much do you know? Amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. Ages 8+. RL: 6.2

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