Jeannie Meekins

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14 Fun Facts About Machu Picchu: A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: 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 that really flew.
Girls Can't Play
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Football
“If I was a boy, you’d let me play,” grumbled Gertrude. “Yeah,” Flynn agreed. “But you’re not a boy. You’re a girl.” Gertrude wants to play footy. But the coach of the school footy team won’t let her play and the boys just laugh at her. If she were a boy, things would be different. So Gertrude decides to become a boy – just to play one game of footy.
14 Fun Facts About the Seine River
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.)
The Seine River is a slow moving river. It begins 1545 feet (471 metres) above sea level and runs 482 miles (776 kilometres) in its journey to the English Channel. Once a major trade route, it is navigable by ocean going ships. 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 man.
The Ghost of the Penny Woodley
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
Simon usually loved going on school outings. He loved seeing all the new places. He loved learning about new things – or old things. But this one was different. The Penny Woodley was an old sailing ship. Over two hundred years ago, she sailed the seas. She brought supplies and settlers to a new world. Today, she was in dry dock, restored as a museum. And she was haunted! Find out what happens!
Courtney Case and the Missing Lemons
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Australia & Oceania
I never thought my mum’s bad memory would lead me to another case. It was Friday evening. Dad was helping me with my homework. When mum came in with fish and chips for dinner, I went out to get a lemon from our tree. I stopped, and looked at the lemon tree in surprise. There were hardly any lemons! Who has stolen the lemons? Can Courtney and her trusty sidekick Laura solve the case?
Saint Patrick: Ireland's Beloved Saint
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious
St Patrick, Apostle of Ireland, is one of the best known saints of the Western 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. He wrote about his life. Find out more about Ireland's beloved saint in this 15-minute bio.
14 Fun Facts About the Ring Moons of Jupiter: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
There are eight regular satellites in orbit around Jupiter. These are moons that formed within the gravity field of Jupiter. They were formed at the same time and out of the same material as the planet itself. They have circular orbits and orbit in the same direction as the planet. This book is bout the four ring moons of Jupiter. Educational Versions have exercises designed to meet Common Core.
A Head for Ned, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
Simon was looking out his bedroom window. A full moon was just clearing the horizon. Huge and glowing in the night sky, it lit up the ground. It cast long, dark shadows of houses, trees and lamp posts into the night. Simon smiled. Another cemetery tour would be on. He wanted to go back and see Lisa and Jack. Educational Versions Include exercises designed to meet Common Core Standards.
A Seat at the Theatre, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
Simon sat at his desk, doing homework. A tapping on the window distracted him. He looked up and saw Lisa and Jack. Simon went to the window and opened it. “What are you doing here?” he asked. “How do you know where I live?” Lisa ignored his questions. “Do you want to come out with us? We’re going to the cemetery.” Find out what happens when they get there? Includes Common Core exercises
A Ghost At Midnight, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
“Are you ready for our trip tonight?” Simon’s mom asked. “Mom, it’s a cemetery.” “I know. Isn’t it exciting?” Mom’s face lit up. “Lots of famous people are there.” “But only dead people live in a cemetery,” said Simon. “Now, Simon. You know there’s no such thing as ghosts,” said Mom. Are there such things as ghosts? And what will Simon find in the cemetery at midnight? Has Common Core exercises
101 Fun Facts About the Solar System: A Set of Seven 15-Minute Books, Educational Version
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Price: $5.29 USD. Words: 22,070. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
You may think the Solar System consists of the sun and the eight planets that orbit around it. However, there are other things out there. There are comets, moons, asteroids, meteors, dust, ice, rock and much more. Plus there is a whole lot of man made junk. Find out more about our solar system in this set of seven fun 14 Fun Facts books. Educational Versions include Common Core exercises.
101 Fun Facts (and more) About the Planets: A Set of Eight 15 Minute Books, Educational Version
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Price: $5.29 USD. Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
Was Mercury bigger in the past? How did Venus change the way people saw the world? What is happening to Mount Everest, the highest place on Earth? Does Mars have seasons? Is there a surface to planet Jupiter? What is strange about how Uranus spins? What is the coldest place in our solar system? Find the answer to these and many more questions in this set of seven 15-Minute books. Has CCSS exerci..
14 Fun Facts About the Strange Moon Titan: A 15-Minute Book, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
Titan was the first moon of Saturn to be discovered. It took another six years to find the next moon. Since then, 53 definite moons have been found around Saturn. Another nine moons are considered provisional. More study is needed to confirm that they are proper orbiting moons. Find out some amazing facts in this fun 15-minute book. Educational Versions include Common Core exercises.
14 Fun Facts About the Galilean Moons of Jupiter: A 15-Minute Book, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
On January 7, 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei turned his newly developed telescope to Jupiter. He discovered four objects orbiting the giant planet. It took him another night’s observations to clearly distinguish between two of them. He called them “The Medicean planets”, after the Medici family who ruled Italy at the time. Educational Versions Include exercises to meet Common Core standa
Mary MacKillop: Australia's First Saint, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious
Mary MacKillop devoted her life to educating poor children. With the help of Father Woods, she established her own religious Order, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. She set up over 100 schools, educated 12,000 children, and received approval from the Pope for her Order. Find out more about the woman who became Australia's first saint int his 15-minute bio. Includes Common Core exercis
John Flynn: The Man Who Created Australia's "Mantle of Safety", Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: Australian English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
John Flynn was a man with a dream. The outback of Australia was a land of adventure. It was also a land of isolation and danger. Flynn wanted to create a “mantle of safety” across the outback. He set up hospitals, hostels, nursing homes and welfare centres, and created the world’s first aerial medical service – the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Read about him in this 15-Minute book. Hass CCSS tasks
Sir Edmund Barton: Australia's First Prime Minister, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Sir Edmund Barton was an Australian politician and judge. One of the "Fathers of Federation", he drafted many versions of Australia’s Constitution, inspired the people’s support, and travelled to England to petition Queen Victoria for Australia’s Federation. On January 1, 1901, Australia became a nation, and Barton was sworn in as the first Prime Minister. Read more about this man. Has CCSS tasks.
Courtney Case and the Dinosaur, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
You never know what might inspire you. Surprisingly, school has been the source of many of my cases. In this case (my second book), I try to discover what happened to the leg of a dinosaur that was shown at our local museum. I mean, how can something as big as a dinosaur leg not be found? Join me on this fun, exciting case. Educational Versions include Common Core exercises.
Courtney Case and the Pobblebonk, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Hi, I am Courtney Case. I live in Australia. In my spare time, I’m a Private Detective. I’ve got my best friend and trusty sidekick, Laura, and my cat, Maggie. Together, we are the Courtney Case Detective Agency. Sometimes, being a Private Detective is all about discovering the wonders of nature. That’s how it was this time. Join me! Educational Versions include Common Core exercises.
Mary MacKillop: Australia's First Saint
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious
Mary MacKillop devoted her life to educating children. With the help of Father Julian Woods, she established her own religious Order, the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. She set up over 100 schools, educated 12,000 children, and received approval from the Pope for her Order. Mary constantly battled against the Church – and was even ex-communicated, before she became a saint. 15-Min. bio
John Flynn: The Man Who Created Australia's "Mantle of Safety": A 15-Minute Biography
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: Australian English. Published: December 29, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
John Flynn was a man with a dream. The outback of Australia was a land of risk and adventure. It was also a land of isolation and danger. Flynn wanted to create a “mantle of safety” across the outback. He set up hospitals, hostels, nursing homes and welfare centres, and created the world’s first aerial medical service – the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Learn more about him in this 15-minute bio.
14 Fun Facts About the Strange Moon Titan: A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
Titan was the first moon of Saturn to be discovered. It took another six years to find the next moon. Since then, 53 definite moons have been found around Saturn. Another nine moons are considered provisional. More study is needed to confirm that they are proper orbiting moons. Titan is covered in thick clouds and has a surface temperature of -178oC (-289oF). Find out more about this frozen moon.
Sir Edmund Barton: Australia's First Prime Minister: A 15-Minute Biography
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Political
Sir Edmund Barton was an Australian politician and judge. One of the "Fathers of Federation", he drafted many versions of Australia’s Constitution, inspired the people’s support, and travelled to England to petition Queen Victoria for Australia’s Federation. On January 1, 1901, Australia became a nation, and Barton was sworn in as the first Prime Minister. Find out more about this amazing man.
14 Fun Fact About the Galilean Moons of Jupiter: A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
On January 7, 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei turned his newly developed telescope to Jupiter. He discovered four objects orbiting the giant planet. It took him another night’s observations to clearly distinguish between two of them. He called them “The Medicean planets”, after the Medici family. Find out more fun, fascinating facts about these four moons orbiting our largest planet.
Courtney Case and the Dinosaur
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,650. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
You never know what might inspire you. Surprisingly, school has been the source of many of my cases. There’s a lot of boring stuff at school. But there are also a lot of interesting things that you can learn about. When you find something interesting, like dinosaurs, you never know where it might lead. If you haven't met me, my name is Courtney Case. I live in Australia. Come join me on this case.
14 Fun Facts About Australia's Murray River: A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
One hundred million years ago, Australia rose from the sea. The water drained from the highlands, and formed the rivers of today. The Murray River winds across the landscape. Its course was blocked several times by the rising new continent. It created megalakes and forests and provided homes for many species of wildlife. Find out some amazing facts about this wondrous place in this 15-minute book.
14 Fun Facts About Florida's Everglades: A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Water once covered most of Florida. It created vast sawgrass prairies, eerie swamps and smelly mangrove forests. The area was considered useless and impenetrable, full of poisonous snakes, alligators and mosquitoes. It is more than that. The Everglades is a wonder of nature. Learn some amazing facts about this wondrous place in this fun, 15-minute book.
14 Fun Facts About the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
It was once thought that our solar system ended at Saturn. Then the first telescopes revealed Uranus and Neptune. Differences in the calculations of the gravity of these giants set off another search and Pluto was discovered. Pluto was then thought to be the last planet of our solar system. Beyond it was empty space – until astronomers started looking further. Educational vers. have CCSS activitie
14 Fun Facts About the Sun: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
Our sun is an average star in our galaxy. It is a sphere of burning gas that provides light and heat. It makes our plants grow and allows them to turn carbon dioxide into oxygen. If our sun were to shine a little less or a little more brightly, life as we knew it would not exist. Educational versions have Common Core Curriculum activities.
14 Fun Facts About Dwarf Planets: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
More space objects have been found beyond Pluto, in a region known as the Kuiper Belt. In 2003, Eris was discovered. Its existence was confirmed in January 2005. It was found to be larger than Pluto and was put forward as a tenth planet in our solar system. This caused debate among astronomers. Are there more, larger objects in our solar system? How many? Educational versions have CCSS activities
14 Fun Facts About Asteroids: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
Circling the heavens is a belt of rock and dust. Lying between Mars and Jupiter and orbiting our sun, The Main Asteroid Belt was once thought to be the remnant of an exploded planet or the beginnings of a planet that never formed. How much do you know about asteroids? Find out 14 fun facts in this book! Educational versions have Common Core Curriculum activities.
The Bleeding Glacier of Antarctica: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
McMurdo Dry Valleys, in Antarctica, is one of the world’s cruelest deserts. In the Dry Valleys are a number of ice covered lakes. Some are saltwater. Some are freshwater. Each is different in its composition. Glaciers border the valleys. It is here, in Taylor Valley, that one of the strangest features on Earth has been discovered – a bleeding glacier. Educational versions have CCSS activities.
The Mysterious Lines at Nazca: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
In the 1920s, the first passenger airplanes began to fly over the Peruvian mountains. Passengers looking out their windows said they could see lines on the Nazca plateau below. The lines looked like runways where airplanes could land. They could also see animals and other objects. Learn about these mysterious lines in this book. Educational versions have Common Core Curriculum activities.
Bloody Mary: Queen of England: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Mary Tudor was a princess who should have been a queen. Instead, her father shunned and disowned her because she was not a boy. After the deaths of her father and half brother, she had to fight those in power who sought to keep her off the throne. She was eventually crowned Queen of England. Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Joan of Arc: The Girl Who Fought For France: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Joan of Arc was a young farm girl who claimed to have heard the voices of saints. She led an army in battle to drive the English out of France and put the rightful King on the throne. After she was captured, the King and the armies did nothing to help her. She was sold to the English and put on trial for crimes against the Church. Find out about Joan's life. Educational Versions have CCSS Activiti
Saint George: Dragon Slayer: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
St George, defender of the helpless and slayer of dragons is a saint honored by many countries and many religions. He is as popular with Muslims and Jews as he is with Christians. How could this happen? We know dragons never existed. How could someone be so well known and honored worldwide for something that could never have happened? Find out! Educational Versions have CCSS Activities.
Saint Valentine: The Man Who Became the Patron Saint of Love: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
You’ve heard of Saint Valentine’s Day. You may have given someone a card or a present. You may even have done it in secret, and watched the look of happiness on their face. But what do you really know about the person who inspired one of the most popular days of the year? The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
14 Fun Facts About Australia's Murray River: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
One hundred million years ago, Australia rose from the sea. The water drained from the highlands, and formed the rivers. The Murray River meanders across the landscape. It has had its course blocked several times by the rising new continent. It has created megalakes and forests and has provided homes for many species of wildlife. The Educational Version has activities that meet CCSS.
14 Fun Facts About the Danube: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
The Danube is a romantic river. It begins in the Black Forest of Germany, slashes gorges through the mountains and meanders along broad plains. Many castles and palaces have been built along its banks. Many cities have been built, destroyed and rebuilt. A truly international river, it is a source of travel and trade for many European countries. The Educational Version has activities that meet CCSS
14 Fun Facts About the Yangtze: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
The Yangtze River is known by many names. From its headwaters in the glaciers of Tibet, it drops nearly 16,000 feet (5000 metres) on its journey to the East China Sea. For millions of years it has cut its path through the land. It flows through mountains and deep gorges and along broad, flat valley plains. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
14 Fun Facts About the River Thames: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
The River Thames has a colorful history. It was a river road long before railways and roads were built. It has brought flood, disease and death to thousands of people. It has over 80 islands, 200 bridges, 20 tunnels, 45 locks, six public ferries and one ford. Yet it still reminds us of its history with about one body a week being found in its waters. Educational Version has activities to meet CCSS
14 Fun Facts About the Nile: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
The Nile River has amazed people for years. It runs opposite from most river systems. It floods for miles, pushing back the desert and providing farming lands for people to thrive. It fills a massive swamp and has canyons and waterfalls that are as spectacular as anywhere in the world. Most of its course is through the desert, yet it never runs dry. Educational Version has activities to meet CCSS.
14 Fun Facts About Yosemite: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
For millions of years, volcanic activity has been turning rocks into granite. The rocks were uplifted, forming a small mountain range with small streams and creeks weaving their way through the valleys. Surface volcanoes erupted, covering the area in lava. The streams cut new paths. The land was again uplifted; canyons were cut. Yosemite was formed. Educational Version has activities to meet CCSS.
14 Fun Facts About Yellowstone: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Yellowstone National Park is full of hot springs, geysers and grizzly bears. It also has stone forests, glass cliffs, a glacial lake and colorful canyons created by rivers and waterfalls. All of this is fueled by a supervolcano that could erupt, killing millions of people and devastating the world’s climate for years. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standard
14 Fun Facts About the Grand Canyon: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
The Grand Canyon is located in Arizona. It is a huge group of canyons that have been cut into the landscape by the Colorado River. It is also one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Find out: How does the Grand Canyon tell us the history of life on Earth? How was the Grand Canyon formed? How deep was the canyon? The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum St
14 Fun Facts About Florida's Everglades: A 15-Minute Book: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Water once covered most of Florida. It created vast sawgrass prairies, eerie swamps and smelly mangrove forests. The area was considered useless and impenetrable, full of poisonous snakes, alligators and mosquitoes. It is more than that. It is a blending of ecosystems that are sustained by the environment and the animals that live there. The Educational Version has activities that meet CCSS.
14 Fun Facts About Ears: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology
Ears sit on opposite sides of our head. They are flappy bits of skin that stick out. Sometimes we decorate them with piercings. Ears are our own little satellite dishes. They pick up sound waves and send them through the ear canal, where the tiniest bones and muscles in our body pick up the vibrations and send them further into our ears. Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core SS
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Smashwords book reviews by Jeannie Meekins

  • Fear of Shadows on April 21, 2014

    An enjoyable story with a well set up premise. I was intrigued to know what was behind Texas' fear of shadows. I loved the fact that she was too scared to spend the night in her house, and retreated to her car - only to be found next morning by West. I think the answers came a little too quickly. More exploration into the darker side of the mystery would have topped this story right off. A story of a woman's struggle to find herself. Texas won't be dictated to by anyone, least of all a man.
  • 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.