Jeannie Meekins

Books

14 Fun Facts About Lightning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Weather, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / General
Lightning has terrified people for thousands of years with huge dark storm clouds, rumbling and lighting up. There were flashes of light striking the ground, causing fire and destruction with a roar loud enough to think the heavens were exploding. Today, we know a thunderstorm does not mean the world is about to end. Even so, it is a powerful event of nature. Find out more in this short book. RL:6
Louis Pasteur and the Science of Germs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Biology
Louis Pasteur was a scientist. When he tried to convince the medical establishment that germs caused disease, he was laughed at. Louis never accepted defeat. He discovered how to kill germs in liquids in a process we call “pasteurization”. He developed vaccines and encouraged the use of antiseptics and disinfectants. Find out more about this man who helped discover how to make foods safe. RL: 6.9
14 Fun Facts About the Rhine River
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
For thousands of years, many kingdoms have fought for control of the Rhine River. It changed hands many times and defined where countries would come to exist. From its beginning in the Swiss Alps, the Rhine has cut huge gorges, valleys and waterfalls. Its growing delta spreads across the low land before entering the North Sea. How much do you know about the Rhine? Ages 8 and up.
Shoulder of the Giant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,160. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2017 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Space, aliens, solar events of a cataclysmic nature and some good guys and girls out to do the right thing - which backfires and snowballs out of control. Commander John Madison intercepts a message about the fate of a nearby star and sets off to help. The worlds are at war. The legitimate ruler ousted, a military dictator in control and a rebel leader desperate to save his world from annihilation
Amelia Earhart: America's Lost Flyer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Amelia Earhart thought a woman could do anything a man could. She encouraged women to follow their dreams. When Amelia first saw an airplane, she was not impressed. A few years later, she knew she had to fly. Amelia set many flying records. Her dream was to be the first person to fly around the world along the equator. In 1937, she set off on her dream. Learn more in this 15-minute bio for kids.
14 Fun Facts About the Pony Express: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Gold was discovered in California in 1848. It seemed like California had everything. What they did not have was a fast way to communicate with the east. That was when the Pony Express was born. Find out some fun facts about this enterprise in this fun book. Reading level: 6.8
14 Fun Nebulas: Strange Lights in the Galaxy
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
When we look at clouds in our sky, we can sometimes make out shapes. This can also happen with nebulas – clouds of dust and gas in space. There are two main types of nebulas; bright and dark. There are four types of bright nebulas; emission, reflection, planetary and supernova remnants. This book covers 14 strange and interesting nebulas in our galaxy. Reading Level: 6.9
How Well Do You Know the Planets?
Series: 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
We live on Earth. Earth is a planet. It spins, giving us day and night. It goes around the sun. Everything that goes around our sun is part of our solar system. There is gas, dust, ice and rocks. There are even other planets. This book will tell you a few things about the eight planets in our solar system. Let us see how much you know. How many questions can you answer? Reading level: 2.9
14 Fun Facts About the Ganges River
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Asia, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.)
The Ganges River begins in an ice cave in the Himalayan Mountains. It flows through India and Bangladesh and enters the sea at the world’s largest delta. It supports over 400 million people and thousands of animal and plant species. It is sacred to the Hindu people and worshiped as a goddess. Many people wish to die near the Ganges. Many people do. Find out more in this 15-Minute book. RL: 6.9
14 Fun Facts About the Great Wall of China
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Asia, Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Asia
The Great Wall of China is a man-made wonder, spanning thousands of miles. It spreads from the Pacific Ocean in the East to the Gobi Desert and beyond in the west. Much of it has stood for hundreds of years, with some portions over 2000 years old. The Great Wall stood as a wall of defense for many years, against the warring states to the north. Find out more in this short young adult book.
Courtney Case and the Secret Admirer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Courtney Case, the Australian detective solves the case of what happened to her this past Valentine's Day when she received a card from a secret admirer. Courtney's teacher assigned her students to make cards for Valentine's Day. On February 14th, she passed out cards to those kids who had received one. Every child got at least one. But the one Courtney got didn't have a name on it!
James Garfield: The Professor President
James Garfield had little early education, he worked to put himself through college before entering politics. When the Civil War started, he joined the Union Army. He won many battles and become a Major General. As a politician, he fought for civil rights, the abolition of slavery and an education system for African Americans. In March 1881 he became president. 200 days later he was dead. RL: 6.8
Marie Curie: The Discoverer of Radium
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Maria Sklodowska was a Polish girl who wanted a proper education. She changed her name to and went to university in France. She met and married Pierre Curie and began to work with radioactivity. Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win two Nobel Prizes. Hers was a life filled with firsts. Find out more about this discoverer of radium in this short bio.
101 Fun Facts About the World's Rivers: A Set of Seven 15-Minute Books
How much of America’s rainfall ends up in the Mississippi River? Which mountain range grew around the Danube River? Are there more kinds of fish in the Amazon or in the ocean? The Thames was once a tributary of what European river? What is the “Ghost City” of the Yangtze? Learn about the Amazon, Danube, Mississippi, Nile, Yangtze, Thames, and Murray rivers in this set of 15-minute books. RL: 6.9
14 Fun Facts About Saturn's Rings
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Saturn has seven rings and 62 moons. The rings orbit Saturn, creating shadow bands and rain on the planet. Most of the moons are outside the rings. A few moons are within and between the rings. Some of these tiny moons create and control the rings. They create gaps within and between the rings. They create fascinating structures and phenomena. Find out more in this short book.
14 Fun Facts About Exoplanets
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Our galaxy contains about 200 billion stars. Astronomers believed that some of these stars must have solar systems with planets. They went looking – and found some. They call these planets extrasolar planets or exoplanets. Here are some fun facts about them. Ages 8 and up. Reading level: 6.9 All measurements in American and metric.
Courtney Case and the Missing A-Man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
This is the fourth book in the exciting Courtney Case Mystery Series. Courtney is woken up on a Saturday morning and asked to solve the case of the missing A-man. Did Mack's sister Liesel take his A-man toy, or did something else happen to it? Ages 7 - 10. Reading level 3.0
Thomas Jefferson: Founding Father
Thomas Jefferson was a lawyer and farmer. He was wrote the Declaration of Independence and went on to become the third President of the US. Find out more about our third president and how he helped found the United States. Ages 10 and up. Reading Level: 7.5
John Adams: The Forgotten Founding Father
John Adams was a farmer and lawyer. He was one of the Founding Fathers who pushed for Independence. He helped write and sign the Declaration of Independence and became America’s second President. But there are no memorials to John Adams in Washington. He is the Forgotten Founding Father. Find out more about our second president and how he helped found the United States.
The Virtues of Drac
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,510. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Jack is trapped in the dying world of Drac; a world of magic, dragons, and evil doings. The Talisman, which stores the elemental virtues of the races and keeps the world in balance, has gone. A prophecy has been set in motion and will be fulfilled, one way or the other. While travelling the lands in search of the elements, Jack realises the true nature of the evil that is destroying the World.
King Richard: The Lion-Hearted King
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Royalty, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Medieval
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Richard Plantagenet, King of England, was a brave soldier and a great Crusader. He won many battles against the Muslims in the Holy Land. He earned the name “Lionheart”, but he was not a good king. He didn’t like England. He spent about six months there during his ten year reign. He sold the country’s lands to the highest bidder to raise money for the Crusades. Learn more in this short biography.
Fallen Virtues
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,120. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2015 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In this final part of the adventure, Jack finds the last two elements to complete The Talisman. As he and his friends begin to heal the World, Septis takes and gains control of The Talisman. To stop her destroying the World, they must enter the dragon’s domain and climb a mountain of bad magic to reach her castle at the top. With their virtues fading fast, Jack finds he must confront Septis alone.
Through the Land of Diamonds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,540. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Jack is trapped in the fantasy world of Drac; a world of magic, dragons, and evil doings. The world is dying. The Talisman, which stores the elemental virtues of the races and keeps the world in balance, has gone. A prophecy is in motion and will be fulfilled. In the second part of his adventure, Jack meets the arrogant Diamonds, discovers why the World is dying and comes face to face with Septis.
Benjamin Franklin: The First American
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » History » North America
Ben Franklin was a writer, scientist, inventor and political leader. He was one of the Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the U.S. He organized the first lending library and volunteer fire department. He established universities and hospitals. He also flew a kite in a thunderstorm to show that lightning was electricity. Learn more in this short bio
Into the Land of Clubs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
“Don’t you see? That’s why you are here.” Jack shook his head. “No, I don’t see.” “Then I’ll prove it... Where’s my Book. Bring The Book!” the King ordered. A boy, a crystal and a world out of balance. Jack becomes trapped in the fantasy world of Drac; a world of magic, dragons and evil doings. The world is dying, The Talisman has gone and a prophecy will be fulfilled - one way or the other.
14 Fun Facts About the Hudson River: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Exploration & Discovery
The Hudson River was once thought to be a northwest passage that joined to the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Instead, a canal system opened up the center of America to settlement. The Hudson has spectacular valleys and dangerous waters. Land shifts have changed the course of the river. Much of the natural beauty of the land is now under the ocean. Learn more in this fun 15-minute book.
Grandpa's Hat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Grandpa has lost his hair and his self confidence. How can John help Grandpa overcome his fears and face the world? A story that explores the special relationship between children and their grandparents.
Courtney Case and the Missing Lemons: Educational Version
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
I never thought mum’s bad memory would lead me to another case. It was Friday evening. Mum had spent the afternoon gardening in the front yard and was enjoying a cup of tea. Dad was helping me with my homework. I would have been happy to leave it until bedtime Sunday night. Dad was aware of this and decided that we could get it all done tonight. And by “we”, I mean “me”. RL: 3.4 CCS exercises.
Saint Francis of Assisi: The Patron Saint of Animals: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Biography & Autobiography
Saint Francis is one of the most loved saints in the world. He lived a simple life, dedicated to Jesus. He loved animals and nature, and believed we have a responsibility to look after them. Francis was born in Assisi, Italy, sometime between December 1181 and September 1182. His father was a wealthy cloth merchant. His mother was a French noblewoman. 15-minute bio. Has Common Core exercises.
Paul Revere: American Patriot: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Political
Paul Revere lived when America was not yet a country. It was a colony of England. The people were British subjects and lived under British laws. British soldiers enforced the laws in Boston and other colonial cities. Paul was a patriot. He believed America should be free. Read about the life of this American patriot and learn the truth about his midnight ride. 15-minute bio Has CCS exercises.
The Wright Brothers: America's First Fliers: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Wilbur and Orville Wright dreamed of flying. They designed, built and tested gliders. They studied wings and propellers. They designed and built an engine. After years of testing and a few crashes, they flew the first powered aircraft. This is the story of their life. Find out more about these brave men and how they came to create the World's first powered airplane. 15-minute bio has CCS exercises
Thomas Edison: America's Greatest Inventor: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Technology / Inventions
Thomas Edison was an inventor. He invented electric lighting, the phonograph and alkaline batteries. He invented a camera to record moving pictures and a device for watching them. He added sound to create a motion picture. He improved many of the machines we use today. He even created a battery powered car. Edison created more inventions than any other inventor. 15-minute bio. Has CCS exercises.
Saint Patrick: Ireland's Beloved Saint: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
St Patrick, Apostle of Ireland, is one of the best known saints of the World. Legends claim he converted the country of Ireland to Christianity and drove all the snakes into the sea. Most of what we know about Patrick comes from his own writings. Patrick wrote about his thoughts, dreams and visions and his life and teachings. Find out more in this 15-minute biography. RL: 6.6 Has CCS exercises.
14 Fun Facts About Nebulas: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
In our galaxy, there are stars and solar systems. There are also great clouds of gas and dust. They can range in size from a few light years to many thousands of light years across. Some of them glow. Some are so dark that we cannot see through them. These massive clouds of gas and dust are called nebulas. How much do you know about nebulas? Find out more in this short book. Reading Level: 6.7
14 Fun Facts About the Seine River: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
The Seine River is a slow moving river. Once a major trade route, it is navigable by ocean going ships as far as Rouen. The Seine has been subject to monster tides, and great feats of architecture. Its source is a place of worship and its basin was one of the earliest areas settled by ancient man. Find out more about this fascinating river in this short book. Reading Level: 6.9
14 Fun Facts About Machu Picchu: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Central & South America
Machu Picchu is one of the few surviving ruins of the Inca Empire. It is situated in tropical forests on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains. It stretches five miles across a ridge and sits on top of two earthquake fault lines. The Spanish invaded South America looking for gold. They killed the Inca people. They destroyed their cities, but they never found Machu Picchu. Discover more. RL: 6.7
The Final Dive: Educational Version
Series: Cemetery Ghosts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
Simon was watching the school diving sports. Xavier stood on the one metre board, ready to take his dive. He was the best diver in the school. He’d already won a spot to compete in the State Finals. This was his last dive. It was going to be his hardest – a double backflip. He had never done a double back flip. Could a ghost help him do it? Reading level 3.3
The Ghost of the Penny Woodley: Educational Version
Series: Cemetery Ghosts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
The Penny Woodley was a two hundred year old sailing ship. She brought supplies and settlers to a new world. Today, she was in dry dock, restored as a museum. And she was haunted. “It’ll be fun,” Simon’s mum had told him when she signed the permission form. “It’s haunted,” Simon told her. Are there such things as ghosts? Is the Penny Woodley haunted? Read this creepy tale to find out! RL: 3.5
The Final Dive
Series: Cemetery Ghosts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
Simon rubbed his eyes. The sun’s heat made Xavier look hazy as he stood on the diving board. Xavier turned around, facing away from the water. He carefully took his position, standing on his toes with his arms outstretched. He built up speed and bounce. As he was about to leap into the air, his legs buckled. He hit the water with a hard slap. What is wrong with Xavier? Is he haunted? Level: 3.3
Scully the Cat
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Can one little cat really cause so much trouble? When Scully brings home presents, his family are delighted. The more he brings, the more they praise him. When Scully hears a bird singing, he decides he must have it – and nearly destroys the town in the process. A rhyming story about a mischievous cat who loves to bring presents. His attempt at the ultimate present results in ultimate disaster.
The Lives of Seven Saints
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Book Sets. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,710. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Throughout history men and women have done incredible things. Some of these people have been recognized by the Catholic Cchurch, and made into saints. This compilation of 15-minute biographies tells the stories of seven saints and how they lived. Including:Saint Nicholas, Saint George, Saint Valentine, Saint Patrick, Saint Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc, and Mary MacKillop. Ages 9 and up.
Slimming Down Santa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
“I don’t believe it!” Santa cried. “It’s the first of December and you reindeer are all over weight. Crash diets and exercise programs for the lot of you or you’ll never get off the ground.” Santa and his reindeer are all overweight. If they don’t get fit and healthy, they’ll never make it around the world to deliver all the children’s presents. A fun story for kids from 6 to 60 - and above.
Paul Revere's Midnight Ride: The True Story of How It Happened
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Paul Revere lived in the 1700s. He was a goldsmith and silversmith. He was also a messenger and a spy. Paul made many midnight rides and passed many messages to the patriots. He was a spy for over 15 years. On April 18, 1775, Paul made a ride that would make him famous. Find out the true story of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride in this 15-minute book. Ages 7-10. Reading Level 3.9.
Saint Francis of Assisi: The Patron Saint of Animals
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Biography & Autobiography
St Francis is one of the most loved saints in the world. He lived a simple life, dedicated to Jesus. He loved animals and nature, and believed we have a responsibility to look after them. Francis was born in Assisi, Italy, sometime between December 1181 and September 1182.His father was a wealthy cloth merchant. His mother was a French noblewoman. Find out more about St Francis in this short bio.
Who's Scared of the Dark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 820. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014 by Storm Cloud Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
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The night is full of scary things. Nothing looks the same. Nothing sounds the same. The wind blows and the light makes shadows that come alive. See how one boy keeps his teddy safe from the scary things of the night. A picture book to read to young children. The simple repetitive nature of the text and bright colourful illustrations make it easy for beginning readers to read all by themselves.
14 Fun Facts About Nebulas: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
In our galaxy, there are stars and solar systems. There are comets, asteroids and a lot of solid material. There is also a lot of space between star systems. We call this space between star systems the Interstellar Medium. In this area, there are great clouds of gas and dust. They can range in size from a few light years to many thousands of light years across. Some even glow. They are nebulas.
14 Fun Facts About Machu Picchu: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » History » South American
Machu Picchu is one of the few surviving ruins of the Inca Empire. It is situated in tropical forests on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains. It stretches five miles across a ridge and sits on top of two earthquake fault lines. The Spanish invaded South America looking for gold. They killed the Inca people. They destroyed their cities, but they never found Machu Picchu.
Paul Revere: American Patriot; A 15-Minute Biography
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Paul Revere lived in a time when America was not yet a country. It was a colony of England. The people were British subjects and lived under British laws. British soldiers enforced the laws in Boston and other colonial cities. Paul Revere was a patriot. He believed America should be free. Read about the life of this American patriot and learn the truth about his midnight ride in this 15-book.
Thomas Edison: America's Greatest Inventor
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Thomas Edison was an inventor. He invented the electric lighting system, the phonograph and alkaline batteries. He invented a camera to record moving pictures and a device for watching them. He added sound to create a motion picture. He worked on and improved many of the machines we use today. He even created a battery powered car. Thomas Edison created more inventions than any other inventor.
The Wright Brothers: America's First Fliers
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Wilbur and Orville Wright dreamed of flying. They designed, built and tested gliders. They studied wings and propellers. They designed and built an engine. After years of testing and a few crashes, they flew the first powered aircraft. This is the story of their life. Find out more about these brave men and how they came to create the World's first powered airplane that really flew.
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  • Ice Scream on April 26, 2014

    An intriguing story that holds together all the way through. It has horror, with an element of mystery and personal growth. My kids really liked the fact that, as annoying as Marty could be, Andy will still do anything it takes to protect his little brother.
  • Allsorts on May 18, 2014

    An entertaining collection. A dash of imagination coupled with a dash of reality. There are some rich descriptive details that give a feel of atmosphere. I particularly liked the reverse assumptions, such as if there is a footprint in the sand, it must be Friday.
  • Sha'hallaan's Truth on June 02, 2014

    This is a very personal and emotionally individual book. What you get out of it will reflect on who and what you are. The four star ranking is not meant as a personal recommendation or endorsement. It's there to encourage everyone to have a look at this book and judge it on its merits and value to you. It's free, so you've got nothing to lose.
  • Ravenswynd Legends on March 04, 2016

    Quite enjoyed this. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it is what it says: paranormal romance. It's easy to read, there is some good character development and some lovely descriptions. When I got to Melinda "laid out like a buffet", I thought she was going to be dinner!
  • Under the Big Top on May 16, 2017

    This story is quite dark and is more suited to the top end of its age group - around 11-12 year olds. It's well written, holds interest throughout and has lots of gruesome bits. Not just for the kids, I'm looking forward to reading more in the series.