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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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Saint Patrick: Ireland's Beloved Saint
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Biography & Autobiography
St Patrick, Apostle of Ireland, is one of the best known saints of the Western World. Legends claim he converted the country of Ireland to Christianity and drove all the snakes into the sea. Most of what we know about Patrick comes from his own writings. Patrick wrote about his thoughts, dreams and visions. He wrote about his life. Find out more about Ireland's beloved saint in this 15-minute bio.
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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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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!
  • The Little Hedgehog on July 10, 2018
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    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.
  • Farting Sandwich Thieves on Feb. 03, 2019

    The pictures are great and the story line is quite funny. However, there are quite a few grammatical errors. With a good edit, this could be a great book.
  • Midlife Crisis on Jan. 05, 2022

    This is a great story...one that every menopausal woman can relate to. With humor and a very easy to read style, the author lets you in on the private life of a woman going through "the change" while coping with an uncaring, penny-pinching husband. Definitely a great read.
  • The Bridge of Dead Things on Jan. 05, 2022

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well formed and believable. Lizzie has the spunk needed to get herself through some trying times in Victorian England, even on her own. When she finds out her special talent of communicating with the dead, she finds herself as unbelieving about it as some of the others around her. Slowly she begins to take stock of her circumstances and come to terms with her life and her talents.
  • Deadly Dancing on Jan. 14, 2022

    Definitely more a romance than a mystery. None of the characters were well formed enough to think of anything but sex, including all the main character's family and friends. While there were a few dead bodies, none of the characters did anything toward solving the mystery. The killer was caught because she attacked the main character and they fought, with the main character winning. Sorry, it just wasn't my taste, though I loved the character of Mrs. Janowski.
  • Death by Chocolate on Jan. 14, 2022

    Loved this book. Characters are well written and believable and the plot line is well constructed. You can definitely get into the swing of someone whose life has gone totally out of control, while danger threatens. It has just the right amount of mystery, suspense and humor. Very well written.
  • Patent Pending and Death on May 15, 2022

    GREAT BOOK! I love Fionna Fleming and the people around her. These mysteries are fun and well written. Fionna's thoughts are written in with a great sense of humor That really let you get to know her and her quirks. The characters are well formed, likable and realistic. Get to know Fionna. You'll like her!
  • The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen - A Dix Dodd Mystery on May 23, 2022

    This was a great book. The characters were fun and well-rounded and the plot kept me guessing to the very end. Definitely a great read. My only consideration was that Dix should have busted Detective Head's chops about not recusing himself from the case once she became a suspect. With their past history, he should certainly not have been continuing with the case, though he could have lived up to his name by refusing or staying active while not being "official".
  • Learning Curves on March 15, 2023

    It started out interesting, then began to drag horribly! The lead character is changed from a man to a woman. Unfortunately what happens in less than an hour in reality takes over 50 PAGES in the book! It just drags and drags. The premise sounds OK, but it could definitely use a LOT of tightening up. I got so tired of waiting for something to happen that I quit reading toward the end of the sex change.
  • Roses, Wine & Murder - In the City of Steeples on June 13, 2023

    A good read. Well developed, likable characters and a good plot. Too much time spent on selling wines, though.