Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story

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UP Authors cover design award. Picture book introduces the night sky through the eyes of an American Indian child. Find constellations, stars, and other heavenly bodies (kids ages 4 - 9). STEM/Space science book has online glossary; 400 words, 30 pg. More
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About Karl Beckstrand

Media instructor Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author-illustrator of 25 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 60 ebook titles. His survival thriller, To Swallow the Earth, won a 2016 International Book Award, and his multicultural kids’ books have been lauded by Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, The Horn Book, and School Library Journal. Raised in Silicon Valley, he has lived abroad and worked with people from all continents (except Antarctica). His work reflects cultural diversity—not only in protagonists, but in collaborators (his illustrators hail from Latin America, Europe, and Asia). Beckstrand has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APUS, and a broadcast/film certificate from Film A. Academy. He teaches media at a state college and, since 2004, has run Premio Publishing. Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. His Y.A. stories, ebook mysteries, nonfiction, Spanish/bilingual, wordless, career, and STEM books feature ethnically diverse characters—and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared via: Amazon, Apple/iBooks, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Deseret Book, Follett, Ingram, Papercrafts Magazine,, The U.S. Congressional Record,, FB, Twitter, and
Speaker topics:
"Getting Your Book to the World - Traditional vs. Digital publishing"
"Entrepreneurship: Bless Lives, Make Money with Your Gifts"
"Artistic Education - How the Humanities Enrich Us"
"Writing Scripts for Shows, Film, Ads & the Web"
"Writing for Media: News Stories & Press Releases that Get Attention"
"How Diversity Enriches Everyone"
"Making Habit Work for You - Replace the Bad with Milestones"

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About the Series: Activity Books for Kids
Great family time activities: Make muffins, find insects, count objects, learn constellations, make up the story for a book with no words, learn opposites & contrasts, find animals, learn interrogatives, and solve mysteries with titles by multicultural author Karl Beckstrand.

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Former Silicon Valley recruiter Karl Beckstrand finds many people haven’t had instruction on careers or how to earn a living. Beckstrand’s Careers for Kids book series comes with ideas for jobs and businesses; money-making and managing tips; and online resources on finding customers and moving up in an organization (for ages 5 and up, Beckstrand’s books feature black, Asian, and Hispanic characters. Titles in the series: Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story; Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm; The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living; Great Cape o' Colors - Capa de colores. Premio Publishing & Gozo Books

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Science, technology, engineering, math, and other concept books--with twists, humor, and online secrets for children and former children.

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Luis F. Sanz (illustrator)

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