Caitlind L. Alexander

Biography

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

Where to buy in print


Series

Heroes in History 15-Minute Books
Our Heroes in History series introduces early readers to heroes in American history. Some are well known, such as Ben Franklin. Others are much less known, such as Rebecca Motte. This series is aimed at second graders (ages 6-8).

Books

14 Fun Facts About the Pilgrims
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Holidays & Celebrations / Thanksgiving
Do you know the story of the Pilgrims? You may think the pilgrims came to America for religious freedom. While they were seeking religious freedom, that was only half the story. Here are some fun facts you may not know about the Pilgrim story. Do you know: Did the Pilgrims practice religious freedom? How did they pay for their passage to America? What does the word Pilgrim mean? And more. RL: 5.6
Eliza Lucas and the Indigo Plant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
It was July, 1739. Sixteen-year-old Eliza Lucas sat by the fire. Eliza tried to work on her sewing, but it was hard. It was stormy outside. The wind was blowing hard and the rain slapped at the window. Eliza kept thinking about her plants. She was trying to grow indigo plants. If she could succeed, it would change South Carolina forever. Find out how in this 15-minute book. Reading level: 2.8
Meet the Hummingbird
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
A hummingbird is a bird. It is a very small bird. Most of them are smaller than your hand. These birds are called hummingbirds because of the sound they make. Their wings beat so fast that it makes a humming sound. Many people like these birds. Let us learn more about them. Many hummingbirds have very bright feathers on their head and neck. These feathers shine in the light. Ages 5-8 Read. Lev:2.1
Susan Pyle and the New Madrid Earthquake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
When 12-year-old Susan Pyle breaks her leg during the New Madrid earthquake, the doctor tells her parents that she cannot be moved. But the whole town is moving. Aftershocks are shaking down buildings, the earth is turning to quicksand, and the waters of the Mississippi River are rising. Her parents make the agonizing decision to leave her behind as they flee. Based on a true story. RL: 2.7
14 Fun Facts About the Gettysburg Address
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.)
Often considered one of the greatest speeches given by a president, the Gettysburg Address is one of Abraham Lincoln's most well known speeches. Delivered on November 19, 1863, the speech was given at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg. Learn more about this iconic speech in this 15-minute book. Reading level: 6.5
How Does An Elephant Hatch An Egg?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 930. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
How does an elephant hatch an egg? They don't sit on them! But without the help of elephants, there would be a lot fewer birds in Africa. Find out how elephants impact their environment, and help birds to hatch eggs. This book is appropriate for early readers, or as a read-aloud book. Ages Pre-K to 8. Reading level: 1.9
14 Fun Facts About Volcanoes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Disasters
Volcanoes have frightened man for thousands of years. Mountains spewing hot fire and ash have rained down destruction on cities, burning buildings and taking lives. But volcanoes are not just a destructive force. They are also a constructive force. They help to form the Earth's crust and create new lands. Named for Vulcan, the Roman god of fire, volcanoes have interested scientists for many years.
Meet the Owl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Owls are birds. They have a round, bird-shaped body with many feathers. They also have two wings. Their wings are very big. Most owls are brown, tan and white. Some are all white or all brown. These colors help the owl blend into nature. This book is a shortened version of our popular “Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night" for beginning readers. Only 1360 easy words teach kids about the owl. RL:1.8
14 Fun Facts About the U. S. Flag
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc., Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / General
The United States flag is the emblem of our country, symbolizing the beginning of our country. Through the years the flag has changed many times, but its meaning has not. It stands for liberty, justice, freedom and honor. Do you know: Who designed the first flag (It wasn't Betsy Ross)? How many stars and stripes were on the Star Spangled Banner? Where does the name "Old Glory" come from? RL:6.8
Dicey Langston and the Bloody Scouts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
"We will knock on your door when we are leaving so you can close up," the man in charge told Dicey. "You may go to bed now." Dicey hated the British. Dicey and her family wanted America to be free. It was 1780 and the Revolutionary war had been going on for four years. Now she had a chance to do something. She could be a spy! Find out what Dicey does in this exciting 15-minute book. RL: 2.5
Meet the Parrot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Parrots come in many colors. They can be green, blue, yellow, red, black, or white. Many of them have three or four colors. There are many kinds of parrots. The smallest ones are as long as your middle finger. They weigh less than two quarters. The biggest ones are as tall as a four year old boy! This book is a shorter version of “Parrots: Birds That Talk" and is for early readers. RL:1.9
Prudence Wright and the Minute Women
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
The Minutemen were a big part of the Revolutionary War. They got their name because they could be ready to fight in a minute. But men were not the only ones who could fight. Here is the story of how Prudence Wright and her "Minute Women" captured a couple of British during the Revolutionary War. Find out more in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading Level: 2.5
14 Fun Facts About Big Ben And The Clock Tower
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc., Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
It is used to show location in hundreds of movies and television shows. Showing an image of this one building immediately lets people know that something is happening in London, England. It is the clock tower, often called Big Ben by the people of the world. The tower took 34 years to build from the ashes of the fire that destroyed Parliament in 1834. Find out more in this 15-minute book. RL: 6.5
Monarch Butterflies: Magnificent Fliers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
What is a Monarch Butterfly? A monarch butterfly has five stages of its life. First it is an egg. Then it hatches to become a larva. A larva looks like a tiny worm. The larva grows into a caterpillar. The caterpillar then wraps itself in a green cocoon. When it comes out of the cocoon, it is a butterfly. Find out more about this amazing animal in this 15-minute book. Reading level: 3.9 Ages 7-10
14 Fun Facts About Ellis Island: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc., Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Ellis Island is America's most well-known immigration station. From 1892 to 1954 it processed over 12 million immigrants. Millions more were denied entry and sent back to their homelands. It quickly became known as the Island of Hope, and the Island of Tears. Here are some fun facts about this historic landmark. Amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. Reading Level: 6.9
Anacondas: Huge Snakes That Squeeze
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Anacondas are snakes. They can be very BIG snakes. Like all snakes, they have a long, thin body. They have no feet or legs, and their skin is covered in scales. There are four different types of anacondas. The different kinds are different colors. Green anacondas are the biggest snakes in the world. Help kids learn about the huge anaconda snake in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level: 3.9
Owls: Silent Hunters of the Sky
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Owls are birds. They have a round, bird-shaped body with feathers. They also have large wings. Their wings are very big for the size of their body. Most owls are brown, tan and white. Some of them are all white or all brown. These colors help the owl blend into nature. Learn what an owl looks like, where it lives, what it eats, who are its enemies, how babies are born, and other fun facts. RL: 2.9
Platypuses: Mammals That Lay Eggs
Series: 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Mammals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
A duck billed platypus is one of the strangest animals on Earth. There is no other animal like it. It looks like a beaver with a big duck bill on its face and big fat paws. A platypus is covered in fur. Their fur is soft. It is also waterproof. It keeps their skin from getting wet when they swim. Find out more about this amazing animal in this 15-minute book. Reading level: 3.4 Ages 7 to 10
Molly Pitcher and the Battle of Monmouth
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
It was June 28th, 1778. The Americans were at war with the British. On that day the American army was beside the Delaware River. They were at a place called Monmouth. Mary Hays was there too. Her husband William was a soldier. Most people called Mary "Molly". Find out how Molly helps the soldiers, and how she even acted like a soldier herself in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level: 2.7
Parrots: Birds That Talk
Series: 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
A parrot is a bird. Many parrots are very colorful birds. They can be green, blue, yellow, red, black, and white. Many of them have three or four colors. There are many different kinds of parrots. In fact, if you include all the birds in the parrot family, there are over 390 different kinds of parrots. Have children learn about parrots in this fun 15-minute book. Reading level: 3.1
14 Fun Facts About Arlington Cemetery
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.
Arlington Cemetery is one of our nation's most famous cemeteries. It is the final resting place for presidents, soldiers and heroes of our nation. But it was not always so. Arlington Cemetery has a storied past as a historic mansion home with large grounds, a civil war stronghold, and as a freedman's village. How much do you know about this National Cemetery? 14 Fun Facts with more info. RL: 6.9
Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Annie Oakley went from a life of poverty and abuse, to being one of the most famous women in the world. She made her own way, learning to fire guns like a man and perfecting her sharp shooting. When she joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, her fame spread. Finally she found happiness in both her personal and her professional life. Find out more about this woman who could outshoot any man. RL: 6.3
Francis Scott Key and the Star Spangled Banner
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Francis was nervous. He had a big job ahead of him. He was on a boat in the harbor at Baltimore. Here it was September 13, 1813 and the war of 1812 was still going on. Francis looked out into the harbor. It was filled with British ships. On one of those ships was a prisoner. The man's name was Dr. William Beanes. Find out how this adventure leads to the writing of our national anthem. RL: 2.7
Hummingbirds: Acrobats of the Air
Series: 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Hummingbirds are very small birds. Most of them are only three to five inches long. These birds are called hummingbirds because of the sound they make. Their wings beat so fast that it makes a humming sound. Many people like these birds. Let us learn more about them. Learn what a hummingbird looks like, where it lives, what it eats, who are its enemies, how babies are born, and fun facts. RL: 3.2
Hannah Handy and the Captured Children
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
It was October 16, 1780. Hannah Handy was in the field when they came. She had her head down, hoeing the crops. Suddenly her son screamed. He was supposed to be taking care of her infant daughter. Why was he screaming? Hannah looked up. What she saw made her blood run cold. Indians were coming out of her cabin. Find out how Hannah gets her children back, and more kids as well. RL 2.9
David Bushnell and His Revolutionary War Submarine
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
David Bushnell sat on the bank of the river. He kept scanning the water for signs of life. At first there was nothing. Then two curved metal pipes rose out of the water. They came toward him slowly. A moment later a large round tube appeared. The top of the tube flipped open. Out popped a young man's head. "I think it's going to work," the man said! Read about America's first submarine. RL: 2.8
14 Fun Facts About Mount Rushmore
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc., Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Mount Rushmore is one of the largest sculptures in the world. Begun in 1927, the head of four presidents, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and T. Roosevelt were carved into the face of a mountain. Mount Rushmore has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States. It stands today as one of the enduring symbols of America. Here are some fun facts about this monument. RL:6.1
14 Fun Facts About the Presidents
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / General
The presidents of the U. S. have served for over 227 years. During that time many things have happened within the office. Do you know: How many presidents were lawyers? What is the most popular first name for presidents? Name all the presidents who have not lived in the White House. How many presidents were wither born or died on July 4th? How many years was there no vice president? RL: 6.1
Marguerite Williams Makes a Choice
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
Margie stood by the river. She had a hard choice to make. A man had come to her mother. He had said that he was there to take Margie home. When he said home, he meant her other family. Margie thought about her other family. She had been born in 1696. Her father was a minister. Her mother kept a pioneer home. They had named her Eunice Williams. Read her story in this 15 minute book. RL: 2.7
Penelope Barker and the Ladies Boston Tea Party
"Oh Elizabeth, there is so much to do!" Penny said. "And I am worried. I do hope the other ladies are with us." Penelope Barker was often called Penny. She was at the home of her friend, Elizabeth King. They were there to get ready for a great tea party. And this tea party would be great. Penny hoped that it would help change life in America. Find out what happened in this 15-minute book RL: 2.6
The Heroines of Bryan Station
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
"Are they going to kill us?" little Polly Craig asked. "They will try," Sarah answered. "But our men are strong." "Are they strong enough?" "Yes," Sarah answered with determination. It was August 16th, 1782. Sarah Boone Brooks and Polly Craig were seated in front of a small, one-room cabin in Bryan's Station. Find out how the women and girls saved Bryan Station. Reading level: 2.7
Meet The Animals; Book 3: A Set of Seven 15-Minute Books
Series: 15-Minute Books · Meet the Animals · 15-Minute Book Sets. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
There are many amazing animals on Earth. Some are funny. Some are strange. This book will tell you about 7 fun animals. This is a set of 7 of our popular 15-Minute Books for early readers. It contains the full text and pictures from the following books: "Meet the Elephant", "Meet the Hippo", "Meet the Polar Bear", "Meet the Beaver", "Meet the Bat", "Meet the Spider", "Meet the Raccoon" RL: 2.1
Meet The Animals; Book 2: A Set of Seven 15-Minute Books
Series: 15-Minute Books · Meet the Animals · 15-Minute Book Sets. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
There are many fascinating animals on Earth. Some are funny. Some are strange. This book will tell you about 7 animals. This is a set of seven of our popular 15-Minute Books for early readers. It contains the full text and pictures from the following books: "Meet the Tiger", "Meet the Giraffe", "Meet the Wolf", "Meet the Cougar", "Meet the Badger", "Meet the Reindeer", Meet the Rabbit". RL: 2.1
14 Fun Facts About the Wright Brothers: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
You have heard of Wilbur and Orville Wright. You know about their owning a bicycle shop. You know about them building and flying the first airplane. But here are some fun facts you may not know. Do you know: Who made the attempt at the first flight and what happened? Was the first flight at Kitty Hawk? Did Wilbur graduate from high school? Who taught Wilbur and Orville about inventing? And more.
Florence Nightingale: The Lady With The Lamp: A 15-Minute Biography
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women
Florence Nightingale went from being a rich child to the poorest conditions in war. Along the way she saved countless lives, changed the world of health care, created schools and trained countless nurses. She also wrote hundreds of books, and changed the way women and hospital patients were treated. Find out more about this founder of modern nursing in this short 15-minute children's bio. RL: 6.5
Meet the Badger: A 15-Minute Book for Early Readers
Series: 15-Minute Books · Meet the Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Mammals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
A badger is an animal. It looks like a cross between a skunk and a dog. Badgers have a long nose. They use it to stick into holes they have dug. This lets them reach the bugs they find in the ground. They have a funny looking face. It is mostly black, but it has white stripes. This book is a shortened version of our popular “Badgers: Ready For A Fight" and is for early readers. Reading level: 1.9
Meet the Yak: A 15-Minute Book for Early Readers
Series: 15-Minute Books · Meet the Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Cows, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
A yak is a big, hairy cow. It lives in Asia. Yaks are part of the cow family. Like cows, they have four skinny legs and big, round bodies. They also have long noses and horns on top of their head. But a yak is much bigger than a cow. They are taller than a man! They are also as long as a small car. Find out about yaks in this easy to read book. Reading level: 1.9.
Meet The Animals; Book 1
Series: 15-Minute Books · Meet the Animals · 15-Minute Book Sets. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
There are many wonderful animals on our planet. Some are funny and some are strange. This book will tell you about seven interesting animals. This is a set of seven of our popular 15-Minute Books for early readers. It contains the full text and pictures from: Meet the Giant Panda, Meet the Gorilla, Meet the Bighorn Sheep, Meet the Zebra, Meet the Armadillo, Meet the Manatee, Meet the Horse. RL:1.9
How Well Do You Know Betsy Ross?
Series: 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Betsy Ross is well known as the woman who made the first flag. But that was only one thing she did in her life. Betsy lived for 84 years. She did many things in her life. How much do you know about this early American woman? Can you answer these ten true or false questions about Betsy Ross? How many brothers and sisters did Betsy have? How old was Betsy when she started working? and more. RL: 3.7
The Escape of Emily Geiger
Emily Geiger was her father's daughter. He was a patriot. So was she. And now she had a chance to do something for her country. General Greene needed a message delivered to General Sumter. But no one would take it. Emily could! It would mean going over 100 miles through British territory. But if she could do it, it could mean winning a great battle. Emily tries it, but she also gets caught!
Worksheets for "Dolphins: Playmates of the sea"
Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Study Aids / General, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
These fun worksheets are for use with the 15-Minute Book "Dolphins: Playmates of the Sea". Many of these worksheets focus on the Core Curriculum Standards. Each activity is listed with detailed instructions. Each worksheet is stand-alone, meaning students may perform as many or as few activities as they or the instructor wishes. Instructors may copy these worksheets as needed for their students
14 Fun Facts About Great White Sharks: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Endangered
Great white sharks are large sharks that roam the oceans. They have been named great whites because they are big, and because they have a white stomach. Their back is grey. Scientists have begun to study these amazing animals more and more. Here are some fun facts they have found out about the great white shark. Reading Level: 5.1 All measurements in American and Metric.
The Werewolf of Walther Point: A Scary 15-Minute Ghost Story
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters, Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
The fog rolled in, wrapping itself around my shoulders like a stale, wet, gray cloak. It gathered deeper and deeper, like an old friend happy to see me after a long absence. And it hid me. It hid my presence from the watchful eyes in the cabin before me. That was fine with me. I needed the concealment more than I needed the sight. In fact, I didn't need to see the cabin at all. I could smell it!
Isle of Death: A Scary 15-Minute Ghost Story
Series: 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Out in the Atlantic lies an island shaped like a huge footprint with amputated toes. A ridge of mountains runs the length of the island. On one side the island is covered with a beautiful town. Mansions dot the hillsides and once beautiful gardens stretch out before them. But all the inhabitants of these wondrous homes reside on the other side of the island...in the graveyard!
The Haunted Tree House: A Scary 15-Minute Ghost Story
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Tammy and Jessica were best friends. They loved to go exploring together. Then one day they found a tree house deep in the forest. It was a great tree house, but something didn’t feel right. It was almost as if the tree house was haunted. Tammy and Jessica ran from the tree house, only to find themselves at a small clearing in the woods. Facing them was an old cabin, and an even older woman!
The Hobo Graveyard: A 15-Minute Horror Story
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
“Then the train pulls away from the station,” Peter said. “And anyone riding in boxcar 1313 on the night of a full moon, never comes back. They go to the hobo graveyard to die.” Those were the words that started the challenge; The challenge that would change my life forever. Read this short, but creepy tale to find out what happened when Aaron took boxcar 1313 one cold, moonlit night. Ages 9+
The House Built By Ghosts: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
It has over 160 rooms, 40 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, but only one shower. It has stairs that lead to the ceiling and doors that, when stepped through, will drop you a story or more. It has 10,000 windows, a number of which are placed on inside walls, including an expensive stained glass window made by Tiffany. This is the Winchester Mystery House, the house built by ghosts. RL: 6.9 Has CCS exercises.
Miss Jones The Time Traveling Teacher: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · Miss Jones, The Time Travelling Teacher · 15-Minute Book Sets. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Meet Miss Jones, the time traveling second grade teacher. Whenever she finds something “not quite right” in history, she goes back and fixes it! In these 5 adventures, Miss Jones discovers the stone for Michelangelo's David is about to be cut in half; something wrong with the Wright Brother's plane; Harriet Tubman and her group of runaway slaves are in danger, and more! RL: 2.6 Has CCS exercises
Kendall and Jamie Crack the Case: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Book Sets · 15-Minute Brodericks Mysteries. Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Match wits with Kendall and Jamie Broderick and see if you can solve these seven 15-minute mysteries: The Case of the Cats Claws, The Case of the Snoring Sleeper, The Case of the Pilgrim's Paper, The Case of the Sheep Stew, The Case of the Missing Miner, The Case of the Cowering Cat, The Case of the Cheater's Chili. Ages 8 and up Reading Level: 4.7 Includes Common Core exercises.
The Room of 1,000 Slaves: A Full-length Broderick Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Join Jamie and Kendall Broderick in this exciting adventure as they search a house for clues to find out if it was used as a station on the underground railroad. The discovery of a secret passageway which locks Jamie inside is just the start of their adventure. This book is part of the exciting new Kendall and Jamie Broderick Mystery Series. Reading level: 3.3
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