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Caitlind Alexander is the author of over 60 books for children, including the Jamie and Kendall Broderick Mystery series, the Wonderful World of Animals series, the Miss Jones series, and a number of books in the 14 Fun Facts and 101 Fun Facts series.

Caitlind is also an accomplished speaker. She has given numerous talks to children and school classes. She also gives talks and seminars for writers on topics ranging from creating believable characters to publishing ebooks.

She lives in California where she loves to visit historic places and learn about new things. She also loves to travel and has been all over the world.

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14 Fun Facts About the Eiffel Tower: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.
It towers over the Paris skyline and is one of the most recognized monuments in the world. The Eiffel Tower has a storied past and has served its city well as a worldwide ambassador. How much do you know about this monument? Do you know: What is the Eiffel Tower’s nickname? How many pieces of iron make up the Eiffel Tower? Why was the Eiffel Tower built? Learn about the tower in this fun book.
Reindeer: Nomads of the North
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Deer, Moose & Caribou
A reindeer is a fur covered animal. Reindeer look like the animals that are said to pull Santa’s sleigh, but they don’t have shiny noses, and they can’t fly! Reindeer are often called caribou. In some parts of the world they are called reindeer. In other parts they are called caribou. Find out more about the reindeer in this fun book!
Jellyfish: Boogers of the Sea
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science
Jellyfish are animals that live in the sea. Most jellyfish are made up of a bell or top part. Then there are lots of tentacles or arms that hang down from the bell. These arms can be up to 100 feet long! Find out what a jellyfish looks like, where it lives, what it eats, what eats it, how babies are born, and some funky facts.
14 More Wacky Facts About Animals: Educational Versions
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals
How far will an elephant walk in its lifetime? What happens if a seal eats a fish tail first? Which has more bones in its neck, an owl or a giraffe? What does a camel do with the fat in its hump? What happens to a hippo babies skin if it stay out in the sunshine? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this fun 15-minute book. The Educational Version has activities that meet CCSS.
What Does One Reef Matter? A 15-Minute Book, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Janey loved the beach. She loved playing in the waves and digging in the sand. She loved looking at the brightly colored fish. She loved feeding the seagulls and watching them fly. She loved everything about the beach. Everything, that is, except the reef. The coral reef she didn't like. See the role a reef plays in the ecosystem and the life of the ocean. Includes Common Core exercises.
Ghost Ship on the Cay: A Scary 15-Minute Ghost Story
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
The ship came into the harbor, running full out in front of a storm. No one thought she’d make it, but she did. But then the town discovered that there was no one on board. She was called the Providence. It was a fitting name, for she brought Providence to our town, and much, much more to the widow Mabel Priory. Read this short, but creepy tale to find out what Mabel did with this ship!
14 Absolutely Horrible, Gross, Disgusting Facts About Animals: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
OK, let’s face it. Some things that animals do can be totally gross and disgusting. Here are some of the best, or should we say the worst, things that animals do. Do you know: How owls poop? What happens to roadrunner babies who don’t gain weight fast enough? And why do cows lick their noses when they eat? Discover these disgusting facts, and more in this 15-minute book.
Leizu: Empress of the Silkworm: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
In the days not long after the pharaohs in Egypt, there lived a woman in China. Leizu (say lee - zhoo) was an empress. She lived in a beautiful palace in China. The palace had a huge garden filled with many trees and flowers. Leizu and her husband, Hoangti loved to walk through their gardens. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
Matthew Alexander Henson: The First Man to Reach the North Pole
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Matthew Henson was born in Maryland in 1866. As a boy he worked as a sharecropper. A sharecropper is a farmer, but they don't own the land they farm. They grow the food, then they share their crop with the landowner. Matthew's parents died when he when he was young. Matthew didn’t want to be a farmer, so he ran away to sail the seas. Find out how this choice led him to discover the North Pole.
Leif Erikson: Was He The First Man To Discover America?
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Why do we celebrate Columbus Day? Christopher Columbus wasn't the first man to discover America. He wasn't even the first European to set up a town in America. In fact, there were lots of people here before him. Many people think that the first man to explore North America was Leif Erikson. Leif's father was Erik Thorvaldson. He was also known as Erik the Red. Read about Leif's life in this book.
Frogs and Toads: In and Out of the Water: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,670. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
Frogs are amphibians. An amphibian is an animal that spends part of its life in water and part on land. There are two main kinds of frogs. They are frogs and toads. Some people say that frogs have smooth skin and toads have bumpy skin. But there are some frogs with bumpy skin and some toads with smooth skin. Other people say that toads have teeth and frogs do not. Has CCSS Activities.
101 Fun Facts About the Planets
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Book Sets. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,500. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
This compilation includes the following 15-minute books: 14 Fun Facts About Mercury 14 Fun Facts About Venus 14 Fun Facts About Earth 14 Fun Facts About Mars 14 Fun Facts About Jupiter 14 Fun Facts About Saturn 14 Fun Facts About Uranus 14 Fun Facts About Neptune Surprise and amaze your friends with these fun facts.

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Jack Thayer and the Wreck of the Titanic: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers
The Seventeen-Year-Old Son of a Pennsylvania Railroad Official Tells the Moving Story of His Rescue ONE of the calmest of the passengers was young Jack Thayer, the seventeen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Thayer. When his mother was put into the lifeboat he kissed her and told her to be brave, saying that he and his father would be all right. Educational versions have CCSS activities.
James Williams: Runaway Slave Boy: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
My name is James Williams. I was born in 1825 in Elkton, Maryland. My mother was a slave, so I was a slave. I was born in the house of William Hollingsworth, my master. Read this true story of how James Williams escaped from slavery alone, when he was just a boy of thirteen. Educational Versions have activities added to meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
My A Workbook - A PRINTABLE Coloring Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Learn about the letter A in this new coloring book. With the help of this book you can learn: To see the letter A in a word, To write the letter A, and To hear the sounds the letter A makes. This book is a PRINTABLE pdf format book. Print the odd pages, turn them over and place them back in your printer, then print the even pages. Fold the book in half and staple it along the spine.

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  • Ice Scream on April 29, 2014

    WOW! This is definitely a scary tale of horror...the kind that sends goose bumps up and down your spine. You can't put it down, even though some of the mental images it conjures up makes you want to. Well worth the read!