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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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Marie Curie: The Discoverer of Radium
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Maria Sklodowska was a Polish girl who wanted a proper education. She changed her name to and went to university in France. She met and married Pierre Curie and began to work with radioactivity. Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win two Nobel Prizes. Hers was a life filled with firsts. Find out more about this discoverer of radium in this short bio.
14 More Wacky Facts About Animals: Educational Versions
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
How far will an elephant walk in its lifetime? What happens if a seal eats a fish tail first? Which has more bones in its neck, an owl or a giraffe? What does a camel do with the fat in its hump? What happens to a hippo babies skin if it stay out in the sunshine? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this fun 15-minute book. The Educational Version has activities that meet CCSS.
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.
101 Fun Facts About Dinosaurs: A Set of Seven 15-Minute Books, Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts · 15-Minute Book Sets. Price: $5.29 USD. Words: 17,220. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Fossils
Who created the word dinosaur? How big was an apatosaurus’ brain? What was strange about iguanodon’s hands and feet? Was spinosaurus bigger or smaller than t. rex? How many front teeth did stegosaurus have? What was strange about triceratops’ skin? What were the holes in t. rex’s skull for? Learn the answer to these questions and many more in this set of seven 15-minute books. Has Common Core exer
Penelope Barker and the Ladies Boston Tea Party
"Oh Elizabeth, there is so much to do!" Penny said. "And I am worried. I do hope the other ladies are with us." Penelope Barker was often called Penny. She was at the home of her friend, Elizabeth King. They were there to get ready for a great tea party. And this tea party would be great. Penny hoped that it would help change life in America. Find out what happened in this 15-minute book RL: 2.6
101 Fun Facts About Mammals: A Set of Seven 15-Minute Books
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Book Sets · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,100. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals
How large is an anteater’s mouth? Which takes less time to grow up; a female camel or a male camel? Can elephants run? What shape are a giant panda’s pupils? How much can a lion eat in one meal? What happens to a Tasmanian devil’s ears when it gets angry? Learn the answer to these questions and many more fun facts in this set of seven 14 Fun Facts books.
Sea Creatures Book #2: A Set Of Seven 15-Minute Books
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Book Sets · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 13,770. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
BUY SETS AND SAVE! 7 BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF 5. This is a set of 7 of our popular 15-Minute Books. It contains the full text from the individual books: "Sharks: Chompers of the Sea", "Sea Otters: Clowns of the Sea", "Frogfish: The Weirdest Fish in the Sea", "Whales: Giants of the Deep", "Barnacles: Hated Squatters of the Sea", "Sea Stars: Stars of the Sea", "Elephant Seals: Mountains of Blubber".
14 Wacky Facts About Animals: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
How does a dolphin sleep? What happens if you put a dry sea otter in water? What color is a polar bear’s skin? What happens if you move a group of bighorn sheep to a new area? How many eggs can a mother hermit crab lay? Can a gorilla swim? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this fun 15-minute book about animals. The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core SS.
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
A Daring Rescue: A Story of George Washington: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · Heroes in History 15-Minute Books. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
It was a calm, sunny day in the year 1750. The scene: a piece of forest land in the north of Virginia, near a large stream of water. Surveying equipment was lying about, and several men were resting under the trees. Their dress and appearance showed that they were laying out the wild lands of the country. Find out what George Washington did in this book! Educational versions have CCSS activities.
Sea Creatures Book 1: A Set of Seven 15-Minute Books
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Book Sets · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 11,520. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
BUY SETS AND SAVE! This is a set of 7 of our popular 15-Minute Books. It contains the full text and pictures from the individual books: "Dolphins: Playmates of the Sea", "Clown Fish: Friends of the Stinging Anemone", "Jellyfish: Boogers of the Sea", "Octopuses: Eight-Armed Wonders", "Rays and Skates: Pancakes of the Sea", "Sea Horses: Tiny Horses of the Sea", "Sea Dragons: Animals in Disguise"
14 Fun Facts About Animal Teeth: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Animal teeth are very different from ours. They are not only shaped differently, they also work differently. Here are some strange things about animal teeth. What animal has the strongest bite force of any mammal? What do lemurs use their teeth for? What is strange about the water deer’s teeth? How much would a single mammoth tooth weigh? The Educational Version has activities that meet CCSS.
14 More Absolutely Horrible, Gross, Disgusting Facts About Animals: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
What? You didn’t get enough gross and disgusting things that animals do in that last book? OK, here are some more of the best, or should we say the worst, things that animals do. Find out: What do salamanders do after they shed their skin? How do giraffes clean their noses? How do barnacles eat? What do hippos do with their poop? The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core SS.
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.
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 Nebulas: Strange Lights in the Galaxy
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
When we look at clouds in our sky, we can sometimes make out shapes. This can also happen with nebulas – clouds of dust and gas in space. There are two main types of nebulas; bright and dark. There are four types of bright nebulas; emission, reflection, planetary and supernova remnants. This book covers 14 strange and interesting nebulas in our galaxy. Reading Level: 6.9
Meet the Jellyfish: A 15-Minute Book for Early Readers
Series: 15-Minute Books · Meet the Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Marine Life, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Beginner
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This book is a shorter version of our popular “Jellyfish: Boogers of the Sea” and is for beginning readers. With only 930 easy to read words, young children can experience for themselves the joy of learning about the jellyfish. They will find out the answers to these questions: How does a jellyfish swim? What is a jellyfish made of? Does a jellyfish have a heart or a brain? And more!
14 Absolutely Horrible, Gross, Disgusting Facts About Animals: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
OK, let’s face it. Some things that animals do can be totally gross and disgusting. Here are some of the best, or should we say the worst, things they do. How does one lizard attack its prey with blood? How do owls poop? What happens when roadrunner babies don’t gain weight fast enough? Why do cows lick their noses when they eat? The Educational Version has activities that meet CCSS.

Books

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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  • 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!