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14 books of Melissa Cleeman

It all started with a smell. In Paris, France, during the 1800s, the people were starting to get sick. They could not escape the foul smells coming from the cemeteries. The worst cemetery was Saints-­Innocents (the Cemetery of Innocents). This cemetery was in the heart of the city next to the central market place. Find out what was done to solve the problem, and about the mysterious catacombs.

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It all started with a smell.
In Paris, France, during the 1800s, the people were starting to get sick. They could not escape the foul smells coming from the cemeteries. The worst cemetery was Saints-­Innocents (the Cemetery of Innocents).
This cemetery was in the heart of the city next to the central market place.
Find out how they solved the problem!
Educational versions have CCSS activities.

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Have you ever wondered where the legend of Santa Claus or Father Christmas came from? Maybe you’ve heard of the Saint Nicholas who is a patron saint and known as the Guardian of Children. He is one of the most popular and celebrated saints throughout the world. Many years ago there really was a man named Nicholas who became a saint. In this story, we find out! Includes Common Core exercises.

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Stonehenge has been surrounded by mystery and wonder. There have always been questions about where these massive stones came from. How did they get there? Do they hail from a magical world of giants and wizards, or are they man made? And then there's the most important question: what is their purpose? Find out about Stonehenge in this 15-­Minute book. Includes Common Core exercises.

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It all started with a smell.
In Paris, France, during the 1800s, the people living there were starting to get sick. They could not escape the foul smells coming from the cemeteries. The worst cemetery was Saints-­Innocents (the Cemetery of Innocents).
This cemetery was in the heart of the city next to the central market place. It had originally been a Roman cemetery and the city of Paris grew outwards and around it. It was the oldest and biggest cemetery in Paris. People were buried here in mass graves.
Even in the harsh, cold wintertime, you could smell the odor for miles around. In the summertime people caught diseases just by walking past it! To make things worse, the land and water became infected, making Paris’s growing population sicker – and even causing death!
There was a very simple reason for what was causing all of this. The cemeteries were too overcrowded. The bodies could not be buried deep enough.

Find out what was done to solve the problem, and about the . . .

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Stonehenge has been surrounded by mystery and wonder. There have always been questions about where these massive stones came from. How did they get there? Do they hail from a magical world of giants and wizards, or are they manmade? And then there's the most important question: what is their purpose?
Many theories have been put forward to answer these questions. Even with all the evidence discovered, will we ever really know? Whatever the answers may be, there is one thing we know for sure: Stonehenge is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world.
The three most popular theories for why Stonehenge exists are: that it was a temple to worship ancient earth deities; that it was a giant calendar used to predict the sun and moon cycles; and, finally, that it was a sacred burial site.
We will explore these three theories, diving into the evidence discovered for each possibility. Buckle up – this could get rocky!

Find out about this strange, place and what it might . . .

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Abraham Lincoln came from humble beginnings, but he learned from an early age the power of education. He wanted to help Americans and bring equality for all. During the Civil War, he put his skills to work. He made two famous speeches: The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address. They changed the nation of America forever.

Find out more about this brave man and how he became the 16th President of the united States.

Ages 8 and up.

LearningIsland.­com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-­Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-­lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

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Abraham Lincoln came from humble beginnings, but he learned from an early age the power of education. He wanted to help Americans and bring equality for all. During the Civil War, he put his skills to work. He made two famous speeches: The Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address. They changed the nation of America forever. Find out more in this 15-­minute bio. Includes CCS exercises.

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Stonehenge has been surrounded by mystery and wonder. There have always been questions about where these massive stones came from. How did they get there? Do they hail from a magical world of giants and wizards, or are they manmade? And then there's the most important question: what is their purpose?
Many theories have tried to answer these questions. This 15-­minute book will explore three.

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Books of Melissa Cleeman