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Dicey Langston and the Bloody Scouts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
"We will knock on your door when we are leaving so you can close up," the man in charge told Dicey. "You may go to bed now." Dicey hated the British. Dicey and her family wanted America to be free. It was 1780 and the Revolutionary war had been going on for four years. Now she had a chance to do something. She could be a spy! Find out what Dicey does in this exciting 15-minute book. RL: 2.5
Meet the Parrot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Parrots come in many colors. They can be green, blue, yellow, red, black, or white. Many of them have three or four colors. There are many kinds of parrots. The smallest ones are as long as your middle finger. They weigh less than two quarters. The biggest ones are as tall as a four year old boy! This book is a shorter version of “Parrots: Birds That Talk" and is for early readers. RL:1.9
Monarch Butterflies: Magnificent Fliers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
What is a Monarch Butterfly? A monarch butterfly has five stages of its life. First it is an egg. Then it hatches to become a larva. A larva looks like a tiny worm. The larva grows into a caterpillar. The caterpillar then wraps itself in a green cocoon. When it comes out of the cocoon, it is a butterfly. Find out more about this amazing animal in this 15-minute book. Reading level: 3.9 Ages 7-10
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
Mary Patten Commands a Ship
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
Mary Patten was 19 years old. She had been married for three years. Her husband was Joshua Patten and he was a sea captain. One day in 1856 her husband got a new job. He was to sail a ship from New York to San Francisco. "We have to take the job," he told Mary. "Come with me." Find out what goes wrong and how Mary ends up in charge in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level 2.8
14 Fun Facts About the Tower of London
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe, Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Europe
William the Conqueror built a fortress along the River Thames where he could maintain control of London and watch any invaders coming along the river. The fortress became The Tower of London. Over the years, it has been added to and destroyed. It has been a palace, zoo, Museum, Royal Mint, observatory, prison, and a place of execution and murder. Reading level: 6.9
Jenny Slew Sues for Her Freedom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Jenny was scared. The courtroom was a new place to her. Even though she was scared, she wanted to be there. Jenny wanted her freedom. She had asked the court to hear her case. She was suing John Whipple Jr., the man who said he was her master. He said Jenny was his slave. She said she was not a slave. Find out how the court case turned out in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level 2.5
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
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
Pony Bob and the Longest Pony Express Ride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
"Rider coming in!" Robert Haslam jumped up and ran to get his horse. He had already put on the reigns and saddle. He knew that it was his turn to run the Pony Express mail. Pony Bob, as he was called by his friends, loved the excitement of running the mail as fast as he could. And right now is was more exciting. The Paiutes were on the war path! Read about the longest pony express ride. RL:2.8