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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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Wrong Way Round Hall: A Twisted 15-Minute Horror Story
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
When we got to the end of the street, we thought of where to go trick or treating next. “I think we should go to Cedar Street,” Carrie said. “Those houses are close together. We can hit more houses in less time.” Suddenly I saw a lane branching off the end of the road. Find out what happens when they follow the lane to Wrong Way Round Hall!
Captain Albacore: A 15-Minute Ghost Story
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Who was the mysterious pilot hanging around the flight room. What did he want? No one really knew. Then one day Captain Albacore collapsed. As a fellow pilot, someone was duty bound to visit him in the hospital and I drew the short straw. But I wasn’t prepared for the request he made of me, or how that request would turn out. Read this short, but creepy tale to find out who Captain Albacore is.
Giant Pandas: Cuddly Bamboo Lovers
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Bears, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Giant pandas are animals that live in China. For many years, people couldn't decide if a panda was part of the bear family or part of the raccoon family. Now they know that they are really bears. They look like a huge, cuddly bear. They have four legs and a short, stubby tail. Find out what a panda is, where it lives, what it eats, who are its enemies, and how babies are raised. For ages 7 to 10.
14 Fun Facts About Bamboo: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Botany, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Some people think bamboo is a tree because it grows so tall. Bamboo is not a tree, it is a grass. Scientists have found that it has much more in common with the lawn in front of your house than it does with any trees growing in the forest. Which is stronger, a pound of bamboo or a pound of steel? How does bamboo spread? The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standa
Leizu: Empress of the Silkworm: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
In the days not long after the pharaohs in Egypt, there lived a woman in China. Leizu (say lee - zhoo) was an empress. She lived in a beautiful palace in China. The palace had a huge garden filled with many trees and flowers. Leizu and her husband, Hoangti loved to walk through their gardens. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
The Mysterious Hands at Gargas: Educational Versioon
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
It happened in 1887, in the south of France. A now unknown man was exploring the hills near the town of Saint-Gaudens. He was only 25 miles (40 km) from the border of Spain, in an area with lots of caves nestled into the soft rock and steep cliffs. Suddenly he came upon an opening in the rock. Find out what strange thing he discovered. Educational versions have Common Core Curriculum activities.
Typhoid Mary, The Story of Mary Mallon: Educational Version
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Ask most adults who Typhoid Mary was, and they'll tell you a lie. They'll tell you she was someone who killed hundreds of people. Maybe even thousands. They'll tell you she was a woman who knew she had a deadly disease and didn't care that she spread it to others. But is it true? No. Most of it is not true. Here is Mary's story. Educational versions have Common Core Curriculum activities.
General, Please Burn My House: The Revolutionary War Story of Rebecca Motte
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Nonfiction » History » North America
Rebecca Motte sat down to supper with her three grown up daughters and her niece. They lived alone in the large plantation house in South Carolina. It was January, 1781 and the Revolutionary war had been going on for four long years. Suddenly there was a pounding at the door. Find out how the patriot Rebecca Motte handled it when the British moved into her house. A 15-minute book Reading level 2.7
The Toothless Hag: A 15-Minute Ghost Story
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Ghost Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
It isn’t fair! Why should Colin spend an entire week at his Aunt Kate’s house picking apples when she won’t even buy him a candy marble! Well, if life wasn’t going to be fair to him, he didn’t care about being fair. Colin cut out right after lunch and headed for the local cemetery down the road. He explored around, and stumbled upon a crypt with the bones of those long dead. Find out what happens!
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!
14 Fun Facts About the Hudson River: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.), Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Exploration & Discovery
The Hudson River was once thought to be a northwest passage that joined to the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Instead, a canal system opened up the center of America to settlement. The Hudson has spectacular valleys and dangerous waters. Land shifts have changed the course of the river. Much of the natural beauty of the land is now under the ocean. Learn more in this fun 15-minute book.
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
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

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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!