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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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Meet the Turkey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
You may have eaten a turkey. But what do you know about them? Turkeys might surprise you. Let me tell you about them. There are wild turkeys and tame turkeys. They are very different from each other. Wild turkeys look different from tame turkeys. Tame turkeys are brown or white. Let your early reader find out about both wild and tame turkeys in this short 15-minute book. Reading level: 2.1
14 Fun Facts About the Dead Sea
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2019 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Middle East, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Middle East
The Dead Sea is a salt-filled sea which sits on the border between Israel, Jordan and Palestine. It is 31 miles (50 km) long and 9 miles (15 km) wide at its widest point. It is one of the world's saltiest bodies of water. At 997 feet (304 metres) deep, it is the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. Find out more about the Dead Sea and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. RL: 6.3
Dem Bones: The Skeleton Inside You
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Health, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology
"Dem Bones, dem bones, dem dry bones." You've heard the song, but what are bones? Are they living things? Or are they just stuff that got hard? The quick easy answers are: Things in your body, yes, and yes. Bones are the levers in your body. They attach to your muscles so you can move. They also give your body shape. Find out more about your bones, how they are built, and how they work. RL: 4.3
14 Fun Facts About the Sahara
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Africa, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
The Sahara is a land of extremes. It is the largest hot desert on Earth where the sand can reach a whopping 176 degrees Fahrenheit (80 degrees Celsius). It is also a land of mountains, plains – and snow. It is a constantly changing landscape with winds that blast dust halfway around the planet. amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. Ages 8 and up. Reading Level: 6.9
14 Fun Facts About Earthquakes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / General
Earthquakes can be frightening occurrences. Suddenly the ground begins to shake. Things are thrown around and buildings come crashing to the ground. Scientists have studied earthquakes for years and have discovered many things. How much do you know? Amaze your family and friends with these fun facts. Ages 8+. RL: 6.2
Meet the Platypus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
A 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. It also has big fat paws. It is covered in soft fur. The fur keeps its skin from getting wet when it swims. With only 1135 easy to read words, young children can experience for themselves the joy of learning about the platypus. RL: 2.1
14 Fun Facts About Gladiators
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe, Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Europe
Roman gladiators have captured the interest of many modern people. We look at the practice of fighting to the death for a crowd's amusement as horrifying. But who were the actual gladiators and what do we really know about them? Do you know: How did gladiator fights start? Were all gladiators slaves or criminals? Were there women gladiators? Learn this and more in this fun 15-minute book. RL: 6.5
Courtney Case and the Christmas Card Money
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Courtney is doing an experiment when a knock sounds at her door. It is Nick and Andie. Someone has stolen the money their grandmother sent them in a Christmas Card! Can Courtney find the thief? What will happen when her own Christmas card arrives in the post? Will her money be gone too? Read this 9th book in the exciting Courtney Case Mystery Series to see if Courtney can solve the case. RL: 3.8
14 Fun Facts About Icebergs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Icebergs can be fascinating. They are fresh water, floating islands of ice. Some of them are big enough to hold 100 football stadiums, or more. They can be a danger to passing ships and wildlife that gets trapped on them. They drift along with the currents, melting as they make their way toward warmer waters, and their slow death. Find out more about icebergs in this fun 15-minute book. RL: 6.4
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
The Years They Raised Chicago
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / State & Local
Chicago, Illinois sits at the southernmost end of Lake Michigan. In the early days of the United States, it was a great place to build a city. The lake supplied the fresh water they needed to live. Trees were everywhere, providing wood for buildings. The lake supplied the settlers with food. The farm land was good. People moved in. Too many people. Find out why and how they raised the city. RL:6.5
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
Courtney Case and the Garden Gloves
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Law & Crime, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Suddenly Courtney has another case, but this time the thief strikes closer to home. Courtney's mother left her garden gloves on the front porch and now they are gone. At first Courtney doesn't think she has a case, but then other things turn up missing. There doesn't seem to be a pattern. Who is stealing them, and why? Read this eighth book in the exciting Courtney Case Mystery Series. RL: 3.1
Buzz Aldrin: Man in Space
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
Buzz Aldrin is an American superstar. He gained fame as a former astronaut and the second man to walk on the moon. His military accomplishments are many. However, he was more than an astronaut. Buzz was also a husband and father, a book author, and a spokesperson for the space program. Find out more about this space hero in this 15-minute children's biography. Ages 10 and up. Reading Level: 6.9
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
Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Many people remember Neil Armstrong as the first man to walk on the moon. But he was much more than that. He was a Naval Officer, an aerospace engineer, a test pilot, and even a university professor. He tested and flew over 200 different models of aircraft. These included planes, jets, gliders, helicopters, and rockets. His best known rocket flight was to the moon in Apollo 11. Reading level: 6.8
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
William McKinley: The President Who Wore Carnations
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
William McKinley was a religious man who wanted to be a Methodist minister. He fought in the Civil War as a teenager, then became a lawyer and politician. He won the 1896 election and was the 25th President of the U. S. Six months into his second Presidency, he was shot and killed. Find out more about this man and why he always wore a carnation in this 15-minute children's biography. RL:6.9
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
Courtney Case and the Blue Thief
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Law & Crime, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
A number of items have gone missing from the neighborhood. Courtney Case, Australian girl detective is on the case. First Mack cannot find his A-Man…AGAIN! Then it is Liesel's beads, a hair ribbon, and other items. None of the items has any real value. So who is stealing them, and why? What do the items have in common? Could that be the clue that leads to finding the thief? Reading level 3.5
Grover Cleveland: The Double President
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & First Families (U.S.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
Grover Cleveland was an honest, hardworking man who always tried to do his best. He fought against corruption in local, state and Federal Governments. He won, lost and won elections to become the 22nd and 24th Presidents of the United States. He is the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms.Find out more about this twice elected president in this 15-minute bio. Reading level: 6.9.
14 Fun Facts About Vincent Van Gogh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Art, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Art / Painting
Vincent Van Gogh was a painter who created hundreds of paintings and thousands of sketches throughout his life. Best known for his sunflower paintings, and for having cut off his ear, Van Gogh suffered from depression most of his life. This was probably made worse by his poor eating habits and his addiction to alcohol. Find out more about this iconic painter in this short book. Reading level: 6.3
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
14 Fun Facts About the Moons of Uranus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Uranus is a planet with a mini solar system of rings and moons. Many of the moons formed with the planet. Some of them were captured later on. Some of the moons shepherd the rings and keep them from drifting apart. Other moons contribute to the rings and may have even created them. There are at least 27 moons orbiting Uranus. Find out more about them in this fun 15-Minute Book. Reading level: 6.9
14 Fun Facts About the Milky Way
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Our sun is one of billions in our galaxy, and our galaxy is one of billions in the universe. Our galaxy is called The Milky Way Galaxy. It is about 120,000 light years across with a halo extending hundreds of thousands of lights years beyond it. With stars that are 13 billion years old, The Milky Way Galaxy is one of the oldest galaxies in the universe. Learn more in this 15-minute book. RL: 7.2
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
Courtney Case and the Missing Football
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Australia & Oceania, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Courtney Case, the Australian detective solves the case of what happened to a football that was kicked on the school yard. It went up to the roof, but now it isn't there! The ball is nowhere to be found. How can Courtney figure out what happened to the football, or did it really escape into the Bermuda Triangle? Read this sixth book in the exciting Courtney Case Mystery Series. RL: 3.2 Chap
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 The Himalayas: A 15-Minute Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Geography, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
Often called “the roof of the world” the Himalayas are the highest mountain range on Earth. They have over 100 peaks that are 4.5 miles (7 kilometres) high and have jet stream winds blasting at up to 200 miles (322 kilometres) per hour. The Himalayas are a snow-capped wonder of beauty, wildlife and mystery. Find out more about this magnificent mountain range. Reading level: 7.1
Mary Patten Commands a Ship
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
Mary Patten was 19 years old. She had been married for three years. Her husband was Joshua Patten and he was a sea captain. One day in 1856 her husband got a new job. He was to sail a ship from New York to San Francisco. "We have to take the job," he told Mary. "Come with me." Find out what goes wrong and how Mary ends up in charge in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level 2.8
14 Fun Facts About the Tower of London
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2018 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe, Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Europe
William the Conqueror built a fortress along the River Thames where he could maintain control of London and watch any invaders coming along the river. The fortress became The Tower of London. Over the years, it has been added to and destroyed. It has been a palace, zoo, Museum, Royal Mint, observatory, prison, and a place of execution and murder. Reading level: 6.9
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
Jenny Slew Sues for Her Freedom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Jenny was scared. The courtroom was a new place to her. Even though she was scared, she wanted to be there. Jenny wanted her freedom. She had asked the court to hear her case. She was suing John Whipple Jr., the man who said he was her master. He said Jenny was his slave. She said she was not a slave. Find out how the court case turned out in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level 2.5
14 Fun Facts About Hummingbirds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Zoology
Hummingbirds are amazing animals. They can fly in different directions and even hover. Many scientists have studied these tiny wonders, and discovered amazing things. How many of these facts do you know? How far can a hummingbird walk? How fast is a hummingbird? How many eyelids do hummingbirds have? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Reading level: 5.6
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
14 Fun Facts About the Lighthouse of Alexandria
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Africa, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.
Alexander the Great was a Greek ruler. He conquered many lands. He also built or named 17 cities Alexandria – after himself. One of these cities is in Egypt, 20 miles west of the Nile. In this a massive, ancient lighthouse was built. The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Amaze your family and friends with these fun facts about the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
Pony Bob and the Longest Pony Express Ride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
"Rider coming in!" Robert Haslam jumped up and ran to get his horse. He had already put on the reigns and saddle. He knew that it was his turn to run the Pony Express mail. Pony Bob, as he was called by his friends, loved the excitement of running the mail as fast as he could. And right now is was more exciting. The Paiutes were on the war path! Read about the longest pony express ride. RL:2.8
14 Fun Facts About the Taj Mahal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Asia, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Travel
Shah Jahan of the Mughal Empire in India had several wives. His favorite was Mumtaz Mahal. She was always with him, traveling all over the Empire. When she died, Jahan was devastated. He designed and built a mausoleum to house her body. He called it the Taj Mahal. Find out more about this amazing monument and surprise your friends with these fun facts in this 15-minute book. Reading Level: 6.9
Mad Anne and the Gunpowder Ride
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
It was 1791. Many people lived in forts, or they would live near a fort. Then they could run inside the fort if there was trouble. One of these people was Anne Bailey. Many people called her Mad Anne. She lived at Fort Lee with her husband John Bailey who was a Ranger. Find out why they call her Mad Anne, and how she saves the fort from an attack. Reading level: 2.5
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
Yacouba Sawadogo: The Man Who Conquered the Desert
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Yacouba Sawadogo was the village idiot. That was what everyone in his small province thought. Everyone knew that you broke up the hard ground and planted your crops during the rainy season. Without rain, the crops would never grow. And who planted trees in this arid land at the edge of the Sahara. People didn't need trees, they needed food. Find out how Yacouba made the desert bloom. RL 6.5
14 Fun Facts About John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams, was born to John and Abigail Adams on July 11, 1767, in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. Adams grew up at his father's side, accompanying him on trips while his father carried out his political duties. At an early age, Adams began a political career of his own.He led a varied and interesting life. Here are 14 fun facts about our 6th president. Reading level: 6.6
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
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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).

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Blood and Blood Vessels: The Rivers Inside You
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Health
Let's talk about blood! Blood is more than the red stuff that comes out when you cut yourself. It is what carries nutrients and other things through your body. Without blood you would shrivel up and die! So let's find out more about this stuff. In a grown man or woman there are about five or six quarts (litres) of blood. That's a lot. But what is blood? Find out more in this 15-minute book. RL:4.0
Jack Thayer and the Wreck of the Titanic: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
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
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Alphabet
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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Smashwords book reviews by LearningIsland.com

  • 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!
  • Ra's Revenge on April 23, 2016

    This is a very cute story. Definitely worth reading. I love the ending!
  • The Little Hedgehog on July 10, 2018
    (no rating)
    This was a cute little story about a hedgehog who goes looking for food and shelter after the park he lives in is mowed. The author has a good command of the English language (though she is from Germany). However, it may be too good. Many of the words are too advanced for a child to read or even understand (sated, perennials, etc.). A parent will need to stop and explain a number of words, or choose to insert words that are easier for a child to understand as they are reading the book. There are also no pictures for the kids to look at. All in all it is a cute book, but not written on a child's level.
  • St. Kateri Tekakwitha: The Lily of the Mohawks on Dec. 29, 2018

    Beautiful book suitable for children and adults.