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Owls: Silent Hunters of the Sky
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Owls are birds. They have a round, bird-shaped body with feathers. They also have large wings. Their wings are very big for the size of their body. Most owls are brown, tan and white. Some of them are all white or all brown. These colors help the owl blend into nature. Learn what an owl looks like, where it lives, what it eats, who are its enemies, how babies are born, and other fun facts. RL: 2.9
Platypuses: Mammals That Lay Eggs
Series: 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Mammals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
A duck billed platypus is one of the strangest animals on Earth. There is no other animal like it. It looks like a beaver with a big duck bill on its face and big fat paws. A platypus is covered in fur. Their fur is soft. It is also waterproof. It keeps their skin from getting wet when they swim. Find out more about this amazing animal in this 15-minute book. Reading level: 3.4 Ages 7 to 10
Parrots: Birds That Talk
Series: 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
A parrot is a bird. Many parrots are very colorful birds. They can be green, blue, yellow, red, black, and white. Many of them have three or four colors. There are many different kinds of parrots. In fact, if you include all the birds in the parrot family, there are over 390 different kinds of parrots. Have children learn about parrots in this fun 15-minute book. Reading level: 3.1
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
Hummingbirds: Acrobats of the Air
Series: 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Hummingbirds are very small birds. Most of them are only three to five inches long. These birds are called hummingbirds because of the sound they make. Their wings beat so fast that it makes a humming sound. Many people like these birds. Let us learn more about them. Learn what a hummingbird looks like, where it lives, what it eats, who are its enemies, how babies are born, and fun facts. RL: 3.2
I Was the Great Auk: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
I was the great auk, a bird. Here is my story. We were a bit like the penguin. Like penguins, we were black and white. The blackness covered our heads and stretched down our backs. The white covered our chests. Many of us had a white patch on our face above our eye. White stripes raced across our strong black bills. Oh we were proud of those bills. Reading Level: 2.9
Alligators: Floating Logs of the Swamp
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
An alligator is an animal that looks a lot like a huge lizard. Alligators have thick, hard skin across the entire top of their body. This skin is greenish brown in color. It is covered with bony plates called scutes. These scutes help protect the alligator just like a turtle's shell protects the turtle. The skin on an alligator's belly is much softer and thinner. Find out more about the alligator!
Giant Pandas: Cuddly Bamboo Lovers
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Bears, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Giant pandas are animals that live in China. For many years, people couldn't decide if a panda was part of the bear family or part of the raccoon family. Now they know that they are really bears. They look like a huge, cuddly bear. They have four legs and a short, stubby tail. Find out what a panda is, where it lives, what it eats, who are its enemies, and how babies are raised. For ages 7 to 10.
Horses: Tame and Wild
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Horses, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
There are many different kinds of horses in the world. Some are short. Some are huge. Some come in one color, and some come in many colors. But they are all beautiful. All horses have long, thin legs and a big round body. They have a long, curved neck and a big head with large eyes. Read this book to find out what a horse is, what it eats, where it lives, who are its enemies, how babies are born.
Turkeys: Gobblers of the Americas
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
You have seen them on your thanksgiving table, but what do you know about turkeys? Turkeys might surprise you, especially the wild ones. Let me tell you about them. There are two main kinds of turkeys, wild turkeys and tame turkeys. There are many differences between the two kinds of turkeys. Learn about this amazing bird in this short, fact-filled book.
My Fun Rhyming Alphabet (Learning for Kids)
Series: Read it books for Children. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 610. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Alphabet, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
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Learn A through Z with rhyme. This is a great way for your child to learn the alphabet now. Each letter of the alphabet has a picture and a rhyme making it memorable and fun. Buy it now for your child.
Bats: Fliers of the Night
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Nocturnal, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
What animal sees with its ears and flies with its hands? Bats do. They also do many other strange things. Bats don’t see very well with their eyes. Instead, they “see” with their ears. Use sonar to find their way, and to find things in the dark. Find out more about this amazing animal in this 15-minute book? Our 15-Minute Books give children fun choices for practicing reading 15 minutes per day.
Elephants: The Kings of the Land
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Elephants, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Elephants are the largest animal that lives on land. They are HUGE! A male elephant can stand 12 feet (3.75 metres) tall at the shoulders. It can weigh up to 26,000 pounds (12,000 kg). That means one elephant can weigh as much as 13 small trucks! Elephants have four very strong legs. Their legs are like posts. Find out more about these huge animals in this 15-minute book!
The Amazing Echidna: Puggles In Pouches
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Echidnas have spiny hairs all over their body. This makes them look like a porcupine. Echidnas are also covered in fur. Depending on where they live, some are furrier than others. They can vary in color from very light brown to red-brown and right through to black. Did you know that the spines are really hairs? They are just very large and strong hairs. Find out more about the amazing echidna!
Kangaroos: Australian Hoppers
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Kangaroos, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
The kangaroo is a marsupial. A marsupial is an animal that lives in its mother’s pouch after being born. Kangaroos are often called roos for short. The kangaroo has two large back feet. It uses these feet to hop or jump around. The kangaroo also has two smaller front feet. It uses these feet much like we use our hands and arms. Learn more about this amazing animal in this fun, fact-filled book.
The Extraordinary Emu
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
The emu is Australia’s biggest native bird. It is the second biggest bird in the world. The biggest is the ostrich. The emu belongs to the family known as ratites. Ratites are birds that don’t fly and have small wings and flat breastbones. Even though emus can’t fly they can run very fast. They run up to 31 miles per hour (50 kilometres per hour). Find out more about this extraordinary animal!
Badgers: Ready For A Fight
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
A badger is an animal. It looks like a cross between a skunk and a dog. It has a long nose. They use it to stick into holes they have dug. This lets them reach the insects they find underground. Badgers have a funny looking face. It is mostly black, but has white stripes. That helps them to hide in the nighttime shadows. Learn more about this amazing animal and learn the answers to these questions
Do You Want To Work on a Race Car Pit Crew?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Careers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Have you ever though about working on a race car? Maybe you want to be a member of the pit crew? Being part of the pit crew can be fun. You get to be a part of the race. You get to work on race cars. You also get to see the race from the middle of the track. It can be fun and exciting, but being on the pit crew is also hard work. Find out what it is really like to work on a race car pit crew.
Elephant Seals: Mountains of Blubber
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Elephant seals are huge animals that live part of their life on land. When I say they are huge, I mean huge. The male elephant seal can grow to be up to 16 feet (4.9 metres) long. They can weigh 6,600 pounds (3000 kilograms)! An average car weighs about 3,000 pounds (1360 kilograms). That means a male elephant seal can weigh more than two cars! That is big! Find out more about elephant seals!

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