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Books written by Carolyn Wilhelm for children have Lexile reading levels as well as free supporting teaching resources for teachers and homeschools.

 
Climate Captives 2035 and Project Save

Climate Change Captives 2035 and Project SAVE: Students Help Save the Earth

The book is available on Amazon as a paperback and as a Kindle eBook

Free instant download teaching resources pack PDF available at this post

820 L Lexile Level Informational Page on hub.lexile.com

Winner of the Life Award

Climate Change Captives 2035 and Project Save
A Mom: What is an Adoptive Mother?

A Mom: What is an Adoptive Mother? by Betsy and Carolyn Wilhelm, illustrated by Pieter Els

Read more at the blog post

Paperback (Amazon)

Kindle eBook (Amazon)

eBook for Nook (Barnes and Noble)

Free teaching resources pack PDF available, link at this post

600 L Lexile Level Informational Page on hub.lexile.com

A Mom: What is an Adoptive Mother? by Betsy and Carolyn Wilhelm, illustrated by Pieter Els
Alex Asks About Auntie’s Airplane Day: An Adoption Day Story

Alex Asks About Auntie’s Airplane Day: An Adoption Day Story by Carolyn Wilhelm, illustrated by Pieter Els

Read more at the blog post

eBook for Kindle

Paperback

Free airplane, gotcha, or adoption day coloring cards PDF available, link at this post

500 L Lexile Level Informational Page on hub.lexile.com

Alex Asks About Auntie’s Airplane Day: An Adoption Day Story is an easy reader picture book
Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story

Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story

Written by Gary L. Wilhelm, Edited by Carolyn Wilhelm, Illustrator Pieter Els

Read more at the blog post

Paperback (Amazon)

Kindle eBook (Amazon)

Free teaching resources pack PDF available, link at this post

700 L Lexile Level Informational Page on hub.lexile.com

Alex Asks Grandpa About the Olden Days: A 1940s Story
 
 
Chloe and the No Good, Very Sad, Deplorable Pandemic
 

A coloring book with a story:

Chloe and the No Good, Very Sad, Deplorable Pandemic

As the months of the year pass, the pandemic gets old. For a while, school is at home, then there is hybrid school, then back to regular school, off and on again. It is a difficult time for an eight-year-old girl who happens to be Miss Owl. The Lexile level is about 600L.

Free PDFs with a similar topic are also included in the post.
This paperback coloring book is available on Amazon.

 
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Super Spoons to the Rescue: A Math Measuring Story
 
Super Spoons to the Rescue: A Math Measuring Story by Carolyn Wilhelm, illustrated by Oxana Cerra
Lexile Level 560L This is a math story about the spoon superheroes who help people measure ingredients for things like chocolate cakes. When their town is hit by a tornado, they help dispense the exact amount of medicines needed. They fly to the rescue as requested. This book also has math worksheets and activity cards for math class.
Carolyn wrote this story to help parents provide some fraction readiness at home.

Kindle eBook

Paperback

 
Super Spoons to the Rescue: A Math Measuring Story
 
 
The Frogs Buy a New House: An Economics Story for Children
 
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The Frogs Buy a New House: An Economics Story for Children

Lexile Level 750 The Frogs Buy a New House is an economics story for children who are moving, have moved, or know someone who is moving. The Frog family includes the parents Felix and Flora, and their little tadpole, Fred. The story begins: “The Frog family had always lived in the pond far out in the country. They had purchased their one-gallon watery home space when prices were low because the pond was low. Recent rains had raised the pond level and also the prices of the house. It was time to cash in on the gallon of equity they had earned.”

Paperback

Kindle

 
 
Little Art City on the Prairie: Impressions of Faulkton South Dakota
 
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Little Art City on the Prairie: Impressions of Faulkton South Dakota

Written by I. ReidGary L. Wilhelm, and Carolyn Wilhelm, Cover Illustrator Pieter Els

The beauty of the prairie and the loveliness of the area inspired the main author, I. Reid. Faulkton is known as Carousel City. Faulkton is an example of a city that refused to simply exist (and perhaps become obsolete) and turned to its arts council for ideas.

Learn more about Faulkton at this post on the Gary L. Wilhelm author site.

 
 
Good Afternoon Vietnam: A Civilian in the Vietnam War by Gary Wilhelm
 
Good Afternoon Vietnam: A Civilian In the Vietnam War by Gary Wilhelm
 

Good Afternoon Vietnam: A Civilian in the Vietnam War by Gary Wilhelm

This story of a civilian technology engineer working with the Marines in DaNang, Vietnam, in 1968 and 1969 was written by Gary Wilhelm, Carolyn’s husband. Wilhelm arrived in a blue suit and tie from a military chartered plane and finally found his back way to the USA for a company that resisted ending his work term and allowing him to come home.

A Civilian Working in a War Zone

The position was working with the computer technology of the time and the US Marine Corp. No one else from his company who had previously gone to Vietnam was available to tell him what he could expect. No one was there to meet his plane!

Working with the Marines

The memories include the night sky being alive with planes circling the base, listening to a bamboo band play American military songs, learning first-hand how difficult holidays are in a war zone, where as a civilian he was not allowed to carry a weapon. His volunteer position as a substitute English teacher for the South Vietnamese was protected by Marines with shotguns and side-arms.

Life Learning: This is a story of adaptation, survival and the life perspective war can bring. Gary’s blog, The Frugal Engineer.

Paperback

eBook for Kindle

 
 
Good Afternoon Vietnam: A Civilian in the Vietnam War by Gary Wilhelm
 
Teacher Guide Free Good Afternoon Vietnam: A Civilian In the Vietnam War by Gary Wilhelm
 

Good Afternoon Vietnam: A Civilian in the Vietnam War by Gary Wilhelm

This story of a civilian technology engineer working with the Marines in DaNang, Vietnam, in 1968 and 1969 was written by Gary Wilhelm, Carolyn’s husband. Wilhelm arrived in a blue suit and tie from a military chartered plane and finally found his back way to the USA for a company that resisted ending his work term and allowing him to come home.

A Civilian Working in a War Zone

The position was working with the computer technology of the time and the US Marine Corp. No one else from his company who had previously gone to Vietnam was available to tell him what he could expect. No one was there to meet his plane!

Working with the Marines

The memories include the night sky being alive with planes circling the base, listening to a bamboo band play American military songs, learning first-hand how difficult holidays are in a war zone, where as a civilian he was not allowed to carry a weapon. His volunteer position as a substitute English teacher for the South Vietnamese was protected by Marines with shotguns and side-arms.

Life Learning: This is a story of adaptation, survival and the life perspective war can bring. Gary’s blog, The Frugal Engineer.

Paperback

eBook for Kindle

 
 
Resources for Authors and Writing Groups
 
How to Self-Publish a Children’s Paperback with Word
 

 At this post, a template to edit to create your own book, free, step-by-step directions, and a video will help you easily produce a simple 8.5″ X 8.5″ paperback. This post is for would-be authors who would like a more simple method to get started.

 
Children’s Picture Book Free Sample Lesson
Ethical Free Reviews for Authors from The New Book Review
 

Authors may have book reviews placed on the New Review Site for free by following the directions.  Also, authors may get ethical free reviews by contacting Lois W. Stern on the same site and following her directions. Contact me for your Twitter and Pinterest banners.

 
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These are just some of the books I self-published or helped others self-publish using the templates included in the self-publishing course.

 
Books Created Using the Self-Publishing Course Templates
 
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Self-publishing? Are you interested in writing and selling books yourself? If you like learning and writing, you might like the course I made with everything I learned helping other people self-publish.

 
Self-Publishing Course
 
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Review by Castle View —  Carolyn Wilhelm recorded every step she went through while she was self-publishing her books and has created a Udemy course for others who want to know what’s involved, step by step for Self-Publishing from the Very, Very Beginning.

Each of these main sections has several subsections that go into easy-to-understand detail. Carolyn shows you what to do right on the screen so you have the option to split-screen your own screen and follow along as you watch the lessons.

 
Course Review by Castle View
 
 

Watch the video and to see Tristan and Kalli read one of Carolyn’s self-published books aloud, Alex Asks About Auntie’s Airplane Day.

 
One of Carolyn’s books being read aloud
 
Self-Publishing and Self-Marketing Resources
 

Self-Publishing and Self-Marketing Resources

Self-Publishing and Self-Marketing Resources — would you like to write a book and publish it yourself? If so, then read this post with links to free resources and the Wise Owl Factory course.

 
Self-Publishing & Self-Marketing
 
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Gary Roen is a nationally syndicated book critic and offers free book reviews if you follow all his directions which are at this link.

 
Free Book Reviews