Karl Beckstrand

Publisher info

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, Target.com, The U.S. Congressional Record, Walmart.com, FB, Twitter, and https://PremioBooks.com
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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"

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was raised in San Jose, CA. My parents were also raised in California (which, being interpreted in my mind, means "paradise" --okay, any west-coast locale is paradise!)
When did you first start writing?
As a child I hated to read and to write. Then I got the measles in the third grade. My grandmother bought me Bicycles North: A Mystery on Wheels by Rita Ritchie. I learned that books don't have to be dull. They can transport and exhilarate. In college (when I should have been doing my homework) I began to be ambushed by story ideas--more than I've had time to develop--and, well ...
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Where to buy in print

Videos

Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story
Opened at #5--then shot to #2 on the top online store's Hot New Children's Books list. Find constellations, planets, and other heavenly bodies. Set in Monument Valley, it includes online SECRETS, rich illustrations to aid vocabulary comprehension (ages 4 - 9), American Indian characters, and a little space science. Hard cover ISBN: 978-0985398880, soft: 978-0615856155, ebook: 978-1310128097, LCCN: 2013913403. JNF051040, JUV011040, JUV036000, JUV010000, JUV020000, JUV054000

Multicultural Books by PremioBooks.com
Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids

Multicultural Kid's Books
A short video on the multicultural books by Karl Beckstrand and PremioBooks.com

Interview with Author Karl Beckstrand
Earl E. Literacy interviews author Karl Beckstrand on his multicultural and bilingual books

Karl Beckstrand on writing and a new thriller
Author Karl Beckstrand speaks on how he first got published and his latest thriller novel: To Swallow the Earth

Publisher Karl Beckstrand on Writing & Publishing for Children
Publisher Karl Beckstrand peaks on Writing, Publishing and Marketing books for Children

It Came from under the High Chair: A Mystery
Debuted at #1 in its category. A mysterious visitor brings intrigue, excitement, and humor to a biracial family. A picture book of prepositions, interjections, monsters, and heroes—with Spanish-English pronunciation guide, finding/counting activity, and online SECRETS for ages 4 – 7/ESL. 36-pages, 800 words; available in single language, hard/soft/e-book

Great Cape o’ Colors
“This is a magic cape!” A picture book for exploring colors—and daring jobs—with full text & pronunciation guide in Spanish and English (ages 3+ ESL). Count the careers/colors/cultures, try on the costumes. 28-page, 8.5"x8.5" hard cover, soft, ebook, and coloring book; (English, Spanish, or bilingual) with black & Hispanic superhero characters, 100 words in dyslexic-friendly font by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand, illustrated by John Collado; PremioBooks. ISBN: 978-1732069619

Sounds in the House! Sonidos en la casa: A Mystery in English & Spanish
“Suspenseful without ever getting too intense." - Kirkus Reviews. Ever been scared by strange noises? A scaredy-cat dog faces his fears—with jolts and laughs! Spanish-English with pronunciation guide & finding activity (ages 3+/ESL, 24 illustrations, hard/soft/ebook)

If Cancer Was a Fish: I'd Throw It Back
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 330. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017 by Karl Beckstrand. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
A humorous but pointed illustrated book addressing the roller coaster of emotions that arise with a cancer diagnosis (comes with tips for family conversations); 350 words, 21 pages (for ages 4 - 8).
To Swallow the Earth: A Western Thriller
Price: $9.85 USD. Words: 53,320. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015 by Karl Beckstrand. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Winner: 2016 International Book Award & Laramie finalist (Survival/suspense, YA western) A tough young woman and a Latino drifter both search for missing family in a Nevada silver rush land scheme that leaves each unsure who to trust—and scrambling to stay alive (clean, ages 14+). Paperback/ebook/audiobook, includes short story. 54,000 words, 200 pages
Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words
Series: Activity Books for Kids · Stories Without Words, Book 1 · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 710. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Karl Beckstrand. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Bears, Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Polar Regions
(Bedtime humor, sports) “A charming wordless story…full of…polish and physical comedy” – Publisher’s Weekly. The adventures of a polar bear who hitches a ride to Antarctica. He’s never seen penguins before; to him they look like something fun to play with. You tell/write the story (Stories Without Words series, Vol. 1 for ages 2 – 6); 30 illustrations
Horse & Dog Adventures in Early California: Short Stories & Poems
Series: Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2013 by Karl Beckstrand. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Mammals, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
(Country living) “Simple language and homespun charm.” Ransom Wilcox’s adventures in the back country of Northern California show his courage and love of animals and nature (for ages 9+). 42-pages, diverse characters, approx. 8,000 words

Series

Stories Without Words
Wordless picture books help children cement vocabulary as they make up stores to go with the pictures.
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.
Young American Immigrants
“The greatest story … for young and old alike.” - Jeff Gallup, TV producer. Ida and Anna live in 1880s Sweden. After suffering religious persecution—and brushes with death—the girls leave their mother and brother for a better life in America. The sisters become separated. Knowing no English, how will they get help—or hope to be reunited? Tales of courage and faith for all ages (#1 & #2, Young American Immigrants series, ages 5 yrs. & up, hard/soft/ebook, 2,000 words, 30+ illustrations, each), PremioBooks
Careers for Kids
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, ChildrenEarn.com). 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
STEM Books for Kids
Science, technology, engineering, math, and other concept books--with twists, humor, and online secrets for children and former children.
Food Books for Children
Great educational activities: Make muffins, find animals made of food, count objects, learn the names of dishes, and see online secrets about these food-based mysteries by multicultural author Karl Beckstrand.

Books

More Than 2 Paths: How to Live Your Most Fulfilling LGBTQIA+ Life
Pre-release—available December 2, 2022. Price: $9.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Dating & relationships, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Relationships
Struggling with faith and LGBTQ questions? Same-sex emotional needs are gifts God can help us fill while honoring his will. Beckstrand (M.A., conflict resolution) shares keys to lasting same-sex bonds.
Samuel Sailing: The True Story of an Immigrant Boy
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 790. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Travel, Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / Africa
#4 in the Young American Immigrants children’s (nonfiction) series. Eleven-year-old Samuel is excited to sail with his family from South Africa to America—then he is diagnosed with typhoid fever (1,000 words, 35 pages/70 vintage images for ages 6 – 11 years, 1st – 6th grades).
Agnes’s Rescue: The True Story of an Immigrant Girl
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / 19th Century
#1 in the Young American Immigrants (nonfiction) series. Nine-year-old Agnes hopes for a better life in America—but will she survive the journey? (1,500 words, 32 illustrations for ages 6 – 11 years)
Gopher Golf: A Wordless Picture Book
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Golf, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Words
(Sports) A pair of gophers feel the joy and challenges of golf. Find the animals and cement vocabulary with this colorful picture book for kids ages 2 – 6; 8.5″x8.5″, 30 pages, 0 words (hard/soft/ebook)
GROW: How We Get Food from Our Garden
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Gardening
A black child and grandfather till, plant, water, and harvest produce in a colorful picture book garden. Includes online tips for starting your own garden. Tongue twister for ages 4 – 7
It Came from Under the Highchair – Salió de debajo de la silla para comer: A Mystery in English & Spanish
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Words
(Bilingual, parts of speech) A mysterious visitor brings intrigue and humor to a biracial family. A picture book of prepositions, monsters, and heroes—with finding/counting activity, Spanish-English pronunciation guide, and online SECRETS. Ages 4 – 7; 36-pages, 800 words in dyslexic-friendly font
Boliche polar: Un cuento sin palabras
Series: Spanish Children's Books · Stories Without Words · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 720. Language: Spanish. Published: March 23, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Bears, Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Games
(Arctic Humor, Spanish) "Charming wordless story...full of...polish and physical comedy" - Publisher's Weekly. Un oso polar va a la Antártica. Él nunca ha visto a un pingüino. A él se ven como algo divertido con el cual jugar. Para niños de 2 - 6 años; 30 ilustraciones (Cuentos sin palabras serie). Kids love to tell or write the story.
De la silla de Ivan salió: Un misterio (with pronunciation guide in English)
Series: Bilingual Spanish Children's Books · Mini-mysteries for Minors, Book 5 · Spanish Children's Books, Book 6 · Activity Books for Kids · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: Spanish. Published: September 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Words, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
(Spanish prepositions mystery) Un libro de suspense que enseña preposiciones. Elena es una niña sensible. Pero el mundo práctico de Elena está a punto de volverse sobre boca abajo gracias a un invitado inusual. Las actividades incluyen Encotrar "lo" y ver SECRETOS en línea para niños entre 4 a 7 años de edad. 36 pg., 800 words
Ida's Witness: The True Story of an Immigrant Girl
Series: Young American Immigrants. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Faith
When young Ida almost loses her sight to scarlet fever in 1880s Sweden she learns to treasure every blessing. With new faith, she sails to America for a better life. But she knows no English. How will she share what she’s learned? A delightful tale of courage (ages 5 yrs. & up, 2,000 words, 30 illustrations)
Capa de colores: Carreras y culturas (Spanish with pronunciation guide in English)
Series: Careers for Kids · Bilingual Spanish Children's Books · Spanish Children's Books, Book 5 · Activity Books for Kids. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: Spanish. Published: June 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Colors, Fiction » Children’s books » Business, Careers, Occupations
(Careers, language) Spanish career/culture/costume book with pronunciation guide. “Una capa de colores mágica.” Un libro sobre carreras, culturas, y colores con superhéroes hispanos y africanos. Kids 3 - 7. ¡A ponerse los disfraces! 100 words, 28 pg.
Great Cape o' Colors - Capa de colores (English-Spanish with pronunciation guide)
Series: Careers for Kids, Book 4 · Bilingual Spanish Children's Books · Activity Books for Kids. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Colors, Fiction » Children’s books » Business, Careers, Occupations
(Language, careers) “A magic cape” book for exploring colors—and daring jobs. English & Spanish text with pronunciation guide, black & Hispanic superheroes (kids 3+/ESL). Count the careers/cultures, try costumes. 100 dyslexic-friendly words, 28 pg.
Muffy & Valor: A True Dog Story
Series: Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dogs, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Issues / Friendship
(Nonfiction, pets) After her own injury, a wary dog named Muffy learns empathy for a German shepherd that has been hit by a car. Illustrated book teaches compassion, friendship, courage, and trust (Hispanic characters, 28 illustrations, 700 words in dyslexic-friendly font for children ages 3 – 7);
The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living
Series: Careers for Kids, Book 3 · Activity Books for Kids · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Money, Fiction » Children’s books » Business, Careers, Occupations
Selected for Vermont’s elementary school economics curriculum. A child helps hungry fish and finds a treasure. Illustrated Asian folk tale shows the value of work and gives career and business ideas. Kids (4+) love the story; older ones apply what they learn. 530 dyslexic-friendly words; 26 pg.
Anna's Prayer: The True Story of an Immigrant Girl
Series: Young American Immigrants. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 750. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » History » North America » USA
(Non-fiction, biography) “The greatest story…for young and old.” - Jeff Gallup, TV mogul. Young Anna arrives in 1880s America alone and unable to speak English. She prays for someone who understands her. Anna’s answer exceeds her hopes. On courage and faith (for kids 5 years & up, 1,000 words, 30 illustrations)
Butterfly Blink: A Book Without Words
Series: Stories Without Words, Book 2 · STEM Books for Kids · Activity Books for Kids · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 900. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Insects
(Stories Without Words series) Winner: Promoting Picture Books’ Art Cover Contest. A wordless picture book that helps kids (2 - 6) cement vocabulary. Blink—and the butterflies multiply. Insect habitat conservation info & characters of color; 24 pg.
The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga: Silly Birds
Series: Food Books for Children, Book 5 · Activity Books for Kids · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 880. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Birds, Fiction » Children’s books » Performing Arts / Dance
Quirky birds with a zest for life, revel, feast, and dance on the shores of a shimmering lake. Counting activity for ages 3 – 6 (350 words, 24 illustrations). "5 out of 5 stars…Playful, inspired, funny…full of fun! …Brilliantly colored!" - Jean B. Yates, Vine Voice Reviewer
To Swallow the Earth: A Western Thriller
Price: $9.85 USD. Words: 53,320. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015 by Karl Beckstrand. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Winner: 2016 International Book Award & Laramie finalist (Survival/suspense, YA western) A tough young woman and a Latino drifter both search for missing family in a Nevada silver rush land scheme that leaves each unsure who to trust—and scrambling to stay alive (clean, ages 14+). Paperback/ebook/audiobook, includes short story. 54,000 words, 200 pages
4 Bedtime Stories (for Wide Awake Kids)
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 510. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Polar Regions, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Astronomy
Includes critically lauded Sounds in the House: A Mystery; Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words; Why Juan Can’t Sleep; Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story. Includes finding, counting, and describing activities (ages 3 - 9 years). Humor, mystery, animals, stars, characters of color, and family fun
4 Activity Books Vol. II: Fun & Learning for Families
Series: Activity Books for Kids. Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books, Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology
Includes critically-lauded: Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids; Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story; She Doesn’t Want the Worms: A Mystery; Why Juan Can’t Sleep--each with family learning activity from cooking, to finding constellations, to identifying insects (for ages 4 - 10 years). Humor, characters of color, and fun family time
4 Food Books for Kids: with Recipes & Finding Activities
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Specific Ingredients / Fruit, Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
(Humor, picture book) Bestsellers Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids; Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras; Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm; and She Doesn’t Want the Worms: A Mystery—each with hidden picture finding or recipes (for children ages 4 – 12). 1,000 words 100 pages
4 Spanish Books for Kids - 4 libros para niños (with pronunciation guide in English)
Price: $9.85 USD. Words: 980. Language: Spanish. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Words, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Spanish
(Language learning) Has beginning vocabulary, pronunciation guide in English, and finding/counting activities; actividades de búsqueda y de contar, protagonistas Hispanos (niños / children ages 3 - 8), picture books with multicultural characters (ebook too), 100 illustrations, about 1,200 words / palabras
4 Spanish-English Books for Kids - 4 libros bilingües para niños: With Pronunciation Guide
Price: $9.85 USD. Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Spanish, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Words
(Language learning) Bestselling multicultural picture books with Spanish-English pronunciation guide, beginning vocabulary (opposites, interrogatives, verbs, nouns), finding and counting activities (niños / children ages 3+/ESL); about 1,200 words, 100 illustrations
Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words
Series: Activity Books for Kids · Stories Without Words, Book 1 · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 710. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Karl Beckstrand. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Bears, Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Polar Regions
(Bedtime humor, sports) “A charming wordless story…full of…polish and physical comedy” – Publisher’s Weekly. The adventures of a polar bear who hitches a ride to Antarctica. He’s never seen penguins before; to him they look like something fun to play with. You tell/write the story (Stories Without Words series, Vol. 1 for ages 2 – 6); 30 illustrations
Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story
Series: Activity Books for Kids · Careers for Kids, Book 1 · STEM Books for Kids. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Astronomy, Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology
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.
Arriba, abajo en la playa: Un libro de opuestos (with pronunciation guide in English)
Series: Spanish Children's Books, Book 4 · Activity Books for Kids · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 980. Language: Spanish. Published: December 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Opposites, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Foreign Language Study / Spanish
(Spanish opposites). “Highly recommended” – Midwest Book Review Un libro de comparaciones, opuestos y de búsqueda con protagonistas hispanos. Includes multicultural characters, finding and counting activity, parts of speech (niños/kids ages 2 – 7, 93 words, 26 ilustraciones)
Arriba Up, Abajo Down at the Boardwalk: A Book of Opposites in English & Spanish
(Bilingual, opposites) “Highly recommended” – Midwest Book Review. A multicultural activity picture book—with a pronunciation guide in both languages, finding, and counting. Set in California’s historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (for kids ages 2+ ESL, 93 words, 36 illustrations)
Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids
Series: Activity Books for Kids · Food Books for Children, Book 3. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Desserts
(5.00 from 1 review)
“Bizarrely funny” - Horn Book blog. A wisecracking picture book about the short (shelf) life of a bunch of bruisers—with 7 easy, low-sugar recipes—the perfect family activity: tasty, funny, hands-on fun for children ages 4–12; 320 words (plus banana recipes), 24 illustrations
Ella no quiere los gusanos: Un misterio (with pronunciation guide in English)
Series: Spanish Children's Books, Book 3 · Activity Books for Kids · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,020. Language: Spanish. Published: November 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Insects (except lepidopterans), spiders, etc., Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Spanish
(Insects, Spanish) ¿Quién regala gusanos — y POR QUÉ? Mientras piensas y repiensas, cuenta los bichos. Diversión para niños entre 3 – 8 años, protagonista hispana. Bugs! Find them—don’t eat them. STEM book; 24 illustrations, 180 palabras, online secrets; ages 3 – 8
Ruidos en la casa: Un misterio cómico (with pronunciation guide in English)
Series: Spanish Children's Books, Book 1 · Activity Books for Kids · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,080. Language: Spanish. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Sounds, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
(Humor, Spanish) "Suspenseful without ever getting too intense" - Kirkus Reviews. ¿Has oído en tu casa ruidos que te asustan? No hay nada que temer – un libro chistoso (para niños entre 2 – 7 años) con una actividad de búsqueda. ¡Te vas a divertir! 180 palabras, 24 ilustraciones
Migas en las escaleras: Un misterio (with pronunciation guide in English)
Series: Spanish Children's Books, Book 2 · Activity Books for Kids. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,020. Language: Spanish. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Spanish
(Humor, Spanish) ¿De dónde vienen estas migajas? A Hispanic child takes readers on a finding and counting search for the crumb culprit. Picture book of Spanish interrogatives with pronunciation guide in English (kids 2 - 7, 95 words, 24 pg.
She Doesn't Want the Worms! Ella no quiere los gusanos: A Mystery in English & Spanish
(Humor, bilingual) Top 10 Best Books of 2011 – ForeWord Reviews. “Delightful...humorous...bright illustrations” – Ana Rodriguez for School Library Journal. A STEM book about a bi-racial girl who responds to some unusual gifts--that happen to be alive! Full text and pronunciation guide in both languages, bug finding activity, online secrets (ages 3+ ESL, 180 words, 24 illustrations)
Sounds in the House! Sonidos en la casa: A Mystery (in English & Spanish)
Series: Bilingual Spanish Children's Books, Book 1 · Mini-mysteries for Minors, Book 1 · Spanish Children's Books · Activity Books for Kids · Animal & Pet Books for Kids. Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Spanish
(Humor, bilingual) “Suspenseful without ever getting too intense." - Kirkus Reviews. Ever been scared by strange noises? A scaredy-cat dog faces his fears. Spanish-English picture book with pronunciation guide and finding activity (ages 2+/ESL, 180 words, 24 pages)
Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras: A Mystery in English & Spanish
Series: Bilingual Spanish Children's Books, Book 2 · Mini-mysteries for Minors, Book 2 · Spanish Children's Books · Activity Books for Kids · Food Books for Children, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Spanish, Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
(Bedtime humor, bilingual) Where did all the crumbs come from? A Hispanic child takes readers on a finding and counting search for the crumb culprit. Includes full text and pronunciation guide in English and Spanish. “Elevando la Lectura Bilingüe” – Tania Navarro, El Observador (picture book for kids 2 years+/ESL, 95 words, 24 illustrations)

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