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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.
Courtney Case and the Blue Thief
Series: Courtney Case Mysteries. 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
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. 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
Series: Meet the Animals. 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
Series: 14 Fun Facts. 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
Series: 14 Fun Facts. 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
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. 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
Series: 14 Fun Facts. 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
Series: Courtney Case Mysteries. 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
Series: 14 Fun Facts. 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
Series: 14 Fun Facts. 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
Series: 14 Fun Facts. 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
Series: 15-Minute Animals. 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
Series: 14 Fun Facts. 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
Series: 14 Fun Facts. 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
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
Molly Brown and the Titanic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
"Good-bye, mom. Have a safe trip." Molly hugged her daughter one last time. Just then a huge whistle blew. Molly quickly kissed her daughter again, and then headed onto the ship. It was a huge ship. It was called the Titanic. It sat at the dock In London, ready to go to America. Find out how Molly saves a bunch of people from the sinking Titanic in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level: 2.9
James Marshall and the Gold at Sutter's Mill
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
James Marshall was tired, but he was happy. He had a good job. James was helping to build a mill. He was working for a man named John Sutter. James was glad to be working. He was also glad to be strong enough to work. He was not always strong enough. Then James looked down. Find out how James finds gold at Sutter's Mill and starts the gold rush in this exciting 15-minute book. Reading level 2.6
14 Fun Facts About Lightning
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Weather, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / General
Lightning has terrified people for thousands of years with huge dark storm clouds, rumbling and lighting up. There were flashes of light striking the ground, causing fire and destruction with a roar loud enough to think the heavens were exploding. Today, we know a thunderstorm does not mean the world is about to end. Even so, it is a powerful event of nature. Find out more in this short book. RL:6
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
Amelia Earhart and the Flight Across the Ocean
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
A bright red airplane sat on the airfield. It gleamed like a shiny big apple! A young female pilot stood beside the plane. It was hers. She was going to fly it that day, so she was doing the final checks before her flight. She needed to make sure the plane was safe to fly. It had to make it all the way to Paris, France. Find out if Amelia makes it in this exciting 15-Minute book. RL: 2.5
Louis Pasteur and the Science of Germs
Series: 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Biology
Louis Pasteur was a scientist. When he tried to convince the medical establishment that germs caused disease, he was laughed at. Louis never accepted defeat. He discovered how to kill germs in liquids in a process we call “pasteurization”. He developed vaccines and encouraged the use of antiseptics and disinfectants. Find out more about this man who helped discover how to make foods safe. RL: 6.9
Henry Knox and the 59 Guns: A 15-Minute Heroes in History Book
Henry Knox was a friend of George Washington. He helped to fight the Revolutionary War. But Henry was not just a soldier. He became the man that Washington counted on to figure things out. Find out how Henry brought General Washington 59 guns in this exciting, short children's book. Reading Level: 2.9
Stephen Decatur Sinks the Philadelphia
Series: Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
It was 1803 and Stephen Decatur was in the Navy. One day the head of the Navy called Stephen and some other men together. "Men, I have some bad news," he said. "We have lost the Philadelphia." The men groaned. Stephen knew that the Philadelphia was a big ship. She had 44 huge cannons on her. Find out how Stephen and his men get into the enemy harbor and burn the ship. Reading level: 2.8
14 Fun Facts About the Rhine River
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
For thousands of years, many kingdoms have fought for control of the Rhine River. It changed hands many times and defined where countries would come to exist. From its beginning in the Swiss Alps, the Rhine has cut huge gorges, valleys and waterfalls. Its growing delta spreads across the low land before entering the North Sea. How much do you know about the Rhine? Ages 8 and up.
Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot
Series: 15-Minute Biographies. 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
James Root and Jack McGowan at the Hinckley Fire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
James Root was a train engineer. He drove engine 69. She was "his girl". One day in September 1894 he almost lost her. He was working for the St. Paul and Duluth railroad. It was his job to run the train through the big woods of Minnesota. That September day he stopped in Duluth. The air was smoky. Find out how Jim and Jack save 200 people from the Great Hinckley Fire. RL: 2.2
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
Charles Stratton: The Man Who Became Tom Thumb
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
Many people remember General Tom Thumb as the shortest man in the world. He was more than that. He was an intelligent child, a fabulous entertainer, and a loving husband. He was also a man who knew how to take a difficult situation and make the best of it. Find out more about this man who became one of the most celebrated showmen of his time in this short 15-minute children's biography. RL: 5.7
Amelia Earhart: America's Lost Flyer
Series: 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 20th Century
Amelia Earhart thought a woman could do anything a man could. She encouraged women to follow their dreams. When Amelia first saw an airplane, she was not impressed. A few years later, she knew she had to fly. Amelia set many flying records. Her dream was to be the first person to fly around the world along the equator. In 1937, she set off on her dream. Learn more in this 15-minute bio for kids.
14 Fun Facts About the Pony Express: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Gold was discovered in California in 1848. It seemed like California had everything. What they did not have was a fast way to communicate with the east. That was when the Pony Express was born. Find out some fun facts about this enterprise in this fun book. Reading level: 6.8
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
2,200 Shirts For Soldiers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
It was 1780. The Revolutionary War had been going on for four long years. A group of ladies was meeting in a house. It was in Philadelphia. "The ladies must do something to help the soldiers!" Hettie said. "I have sent letters to General Washington. The soldiers are in very bad shape. We must raise money to help them!" Find out what the women do to help General Washington. Reading level: 2.8
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
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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
James McGough and the Wreck of the Titanic: A 15-Minute Book, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Transportation / Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Disasters
Incidents Related By James Mcgough. Women Forced Into The Life-Boats—Why Some Men Were Saved Before Women--Asked To Man Life- Boats. Surrounded by his wife and members of his family, James McGough, of Philadelphia, recited a most thrilling and graphic picture of the disaster. Read how James McGough survived the sinking of the Titanic in this 15-Minute book. Includes Common Core Exercises.
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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