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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
14 Fun Facts About the Taj Mahal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Asia, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Travel
Shah Jahan of the Mughal Empire in India had several wives. His favorite was Mumtaz Mahal. She was always with him, traveling all over the Empire. When she died, Jahan was devastated. He designed and built a mausoleum to house her body. He called it the Taj Mahal. Find out more about this amazing monument and surprise your friends with these fun facts in this 15-minute book. Reading Level: 6.9
Mad Anne and the Gunpowder Ride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
It was 1791. Many people lived in forts, or they would live near a fort. Then they could run inside the fort if there was trouble. One of these people was Anne Bailey. Many people called her Mad Anne. She lived at Fort Lee with her husband John Bailey who was a Ranger. Find out why they call her Mad Anne, and how she saves the fort from an attack. Reading level: 2.5
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
Yacouba Sawadogo: The Man Who Conquered the Desert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Yacouba Sawadogo was the village idiot. That was what everyone in his small province thought. Everyone knew that you broke up the hard ground and planted your crops during the rainy season. Without rain, the crops would never grow. And who planted trees in this arid land at the edge of the Sahara. People didn't need trees, they needed food. Find out how Yacouba made the desert bloom. RL 6.5
14 Fun Facts About John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams, was born to John and Abigail Adams on July 11, 1767, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. Adams grew up at his father's side, accompanying him on trips while his father carried out his political duties. At an early age, Adams began a political career of his own.He led a varied and interesting life. Here are 14 fun facts about our 6th president. Reading level: 6.6
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
Molly Brown and the Titanic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
"Good-bye, mom. Have a safe trip." Molly hugged her daughter one last time. Just then a huge whistle blew. Molly quickly kissed her daughter again, and then headed onto the ship. It was a huge ship. It was called the Titanic. It sat at the dock In London, ready to go to America. Find out how Molly saves a bunch of people from the sinking Titanic in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level: 2.9
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
14 Fun Facts About Arlington Cemetery
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.
Arlington Cemetery is one of our nation's most famous cemeteries. It is the final resting place for presidents, soldiers and heroes of our nation. But it was not always so. Arlington Cemetery has a storied past as a historic mansion home with large grounds, a civil war stronghold, and as a freedman's village. How much do you know about this National Cemetery? 14 Fun Facts with more info. RL: 6.9