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14 Fun Facts About the Gettysburg Address
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.)
Often considered one of the greatest speeches given by a president, the Gettysburg Address is one of Abraham Lincoln's most well known speeches. Delivered on November 19, 1863, the speech was given at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Learn more about this iconic speech in this 15-minute book. Reading level: 6.5
14 Fun Facts About Volcanoes
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 the U. S. Flag
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc., Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / General
The United States flag is the emblem of our country, symbolizing the beginning of our country. Through the years the flag has changed many times, but its meaning has not. It stands for liberty, justice, freedom and honor. Do you know: Who designed the first flag (It wasn't Betsy Ross)? How many stars and stripes were on the Star Spangled Banner? Where does the name "Old Glory" come from? RL:6.8
14 Fun Facts About Vincent Van Gogh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Art, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Art / Painting
Vincent Van Gogh was a painter who created hundreds of paintings and thousands of sketches throughout his life. Best known for his sunflower paintings, and for having cut off his ear, Van Gogh suffered from depression most of his life. This was probably made worse by his poor eating habits and his addiction to alcohol. Find out more about this iconic painter in this short book. Reading level: 6.3
14 Fun Facts About the Moons of Uranus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Uranus is a planet with a mini solar system of rings and moons. Many of the moons formed with the planet. Some of them were captured later on. Some of the moons shepherd the rings and keep them from drifting apart. Other moons contribute to the rings and may have even created them. There are at least 27 moons orbiting Uranus. Find out more about them in this fun 15-Minute Book. Reading level: 6.9
14 Fun Facts About the Milky Way
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Our sun is one of billions in our galaxy, and our galaxy is one of billions in the universe. Our galaxy is called The Milky Way Galaxy. It is about 120,000 light years across with a halo extending hundreds of thousands of lights years beyond it. With stars that are 13 billion years old, The Milky Way Galaxy is one of the oldest galaxies in the universe. Learn more in this 15-minute book. RL: 7.2
14 Fun Facts About Big Ben And The Clock Tower
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc., Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
It is used to show location in hundreds of movies and television shows. Showing an image of this one building immediately lets people know that something is happening in London, England. It is the clock tower, often called Big Ben by the people of the world. The tower took 34 years to build from the ashes of the fire that destroyed Parliament in 1834. Find out more in this 15-minute book. RL: 6.5
14 Fun Facts About The Himalayas: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Geography, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
Often called “the roof of the world” the Himalayas are the highest mountain range on Earth. They have over 100 peaks that are 4.5 miles (7 kilometres) high and have jet stream winds blasting at up to 200 miles (322 kilometres) per hour. The Himalayas are a snow-capped wonder of beauty, wildlife and mystery. Find out more about this magnificent mountain range. Reading level: 7.1
14 Fun Facts About Ellis Island: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc., Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Ellis Island is America's most well-known immigration station. From 1892 to 1954 it processed over 12 million immigrants. Millions more were denied entry and sent back to their homelands. It quickly became known as the Island of Hope, and the Island of Tears. Here are some fun facts about this historic landmark. Amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. Reading Level: 6.9
14 Fun Facts About Hummingbirds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Zoology
Hummingbirds are amazing animals. They can fly in different directions and even hover. Many scientists have studied these tiny wonders, and discovered amazing things. How many of these facts do you know? How far can a hummingbird walk? How fast is a hummingbird? How many eyelids do hummingbirds have? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Reading level: 5.6