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.
The River Thames has a colorful history. It was a river highway before railways and roads were built. It brought flood, disease and death to thousands of Londoners. Today it contains over 80 islands, 200 bridges, 20 tunnels, 45 locks, six public ferries and one ford. Yet it still reminds us of its history with an average of one body a week being found in its waters. Find out more in this fun book.
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.
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.
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
This is a shorter version of our popular “Zebras: Striped Horses of Africa”, aimed at early readers. With only 1089 easy to read words, young children can experience for themselves the joy of learning about the zebra. They will find out: How do you tell how old a zebra is? Do zebras like to live with other animals? When a zebra herd runs from danger, who leads the pack? And many more fun facts.
Giant pandas are animals that live in China. For many years, people couldn't decide if a panda was part of the bear family or part of the raccoon family. Now they know that they are really bears. They look like a huge, cuddly bear. They have four legs and a short, stubby tail. Find out what a panda is, where it lives, what it eats, who are its enemies, and how babies are raised. For ages 7 to 10.
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
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.
On Monday, September 22, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This skit deals with how the news affected many people in the south. The skit begins with an introduction, allowing participants to understand what life was like for slaves, and for the owners of slaves. Learn about the views of many slaves and owners in this 15-minute skit!
The kangaroo is a marsupial. A marsupial is an animal that lives in its mother’s pouch after being born.
Kangaroos are often called roos for short.
The kangaroo has two large back feet. It uses these feet to hop or jump around.
The kangaroo also has two smaller front feet. It uses these feet much like we use our hands and arms.
Educational Versions have CCSS activities.
George Washington was the first President of the United States. We know a lot of things about this man. Some of them are true. Some of them are not true.
For many years, people thought George chopped down a cherry tree as a boy, but it looks like this story is not true. Here are some things that are true about George Washington. How many do you know?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!