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Susan Pyle and the New Madrid Earthquake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
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
Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Many people remember Neil Armstrong as the first man to walk on the moon. But he was much more than that. He was a Naval Officer, an aerospace engineer, a test pilot, and even a university professor. He tested and flew over 200 different models of aircraft. These included planes, jets, gliders, helicopters, and rockets. His best known rocket flight was to the moon in Apollo 11. Reading level: 6.8
William McKinley: The President Who Wore Carnations
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
William McKinley was a religious man who wanted to be a Methodist minister. He fought in the Civil War as a teenager, then became a lawyer and politician. He won the 1896 election and was the 25th President of the U. S. Six months into his second Presidency, he was shot and killed. Find out more about this man and why he always wore a carnation in this 15-minute children's biography. RL:6.9
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
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