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Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author of 17 multicultural books and more than 40 ebook titles (reviews by Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Horn Book blog, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, CA, he has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a broadcast & film certificate from Film A. Academy. Since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing. A college media instructor, Beckstrand contrasts traditional with digital book publishing. He has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. Beckstrand's nationally lauded Y.A. stories, ebook mysteries, ESL/ELL Spanish/bilingual books, nonfiction, and wordless books feature ethnically diverse characters—and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared in: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Border’s Books, Costco, Deseret Book, iBooks, The Children’s Miracle Network, LDS Film Festival, the U.S. Congressional Record, Papercrafts Magazine, and various broadcasts. FB, Twitter, http://KarlBeckstrand.com, http://PremioBooks.com

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Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras: A Mystery (in English & Spanish) (Mini Mysteries for Minors)
by Karl Beckstrand
WHERE did all the crumbs come from? ¿De dónde vienen estas migajas? An activity picture book with full text and pronunciation guide in both English and Spanish, Crumbs on the Stairs has counting and finding activities, simple words for early readers, and vivid illustrations to aid language learning at any age (2 years & up) —laughs...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Ruidos en la casa: Un misterio cómico (Misterios para los menores nº 1) (Spanish Edition)
by Karl Beckstrand
(Humor, Spanish) with pronunciation guide in English (available as a bilingual app with narration: Sounds in the House from Premiobooks.com). ¿Alguna vez, has oído en tu casa ruidos que te asustan? ¿De dónde vienen esos chirridos y golpes? Te encantará descubrirlo. No hay nada que temer, Ruidos en la casa es un libro chistoso que...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
To Swallow the Earth
by Karl Beckstrand
(Suspense, western) Winner 2016 International Book Award, 2016 Laramie Award finalist, Literary Classics Seal of Approval. 108 years in the making! What if you came home after a journey and your family was no longer there? What if someone else was living in your house, running what you used to manage—and trying to kill you? Wade...
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Categories: All Teen Lit; All Westerns
She Doesn't Want the Worms! Ella no quiere los gusanos: A Mystery (in English & Spanish) (Mini-mysteries for Minors)
by Karl Beckstrand
Top Ten "Best Books" 2011 - ForeWord Reviews Magazine. An activity picture book about a girl who responds to some unusual gifts—that happen to be alive—She Doesn’t Want the Worms has text and a pronunciation guide in both English and Spanish. It includes finding & counting activities plus vivid illustrations of animals and insects...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
No Offense: Communication Guaranteed Not to Offend
by Karl Beckstrand
Humor. In his ninth book, author Karl Beckstrand captures with simplicity the essence of non-offensive, politically correct communication. With so much that is disturbing, distasteful, and degrading in the world, here is something safe for the entire family. Beckstrand encourages (in a clever way) the expression of important ideas and...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Humor; All Nonfiction; Politics & Government
Migas en las escaleras: Un misterio (Misterios para los menores nº 2) (Spanish Edition)
by Karl Beckstrand
(Humor, mystery) Includes Spanish pronunciation guide in English ¡MIGAS! ¡Hay migajas en todas partes! ¿De dónde vienen estas migas? ¿Por qué hay migas en las escaleras? ¿Quién está dejando migas en todas partes?! Otro misterio divertido por Karl Beckstrand. Toda la familia va a reírse aprendiendo a contar, y sobre el valor de...
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Arriba, abajo en la playa
by Karl Beckstrand
(Opposites and contrasts) Includes Spanish pronunciation guide in English. Arriba, abajo es un libro de opuestos (para niños de 2+). Este libro contiene actividades de contar y dibujos de colores vivos para ayudar con el vocabulario — la diversión y el aprendizaje para toda la familia. Libro con dibujos y protagonistas de varias...
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Ella no quiere los gusanos: Un misterio chistoso (Misterios para los menores nº 3) (Spanish Edition)
by Karl Beckstrand
¿Quién regala gusanos—y POR QUÉ? ¿Asqueroso? Tiene que haber una razón. Mientras que piensas y repiensas, cuenta los bichos. Un misterio divertido para la familia (niños 2 – 8 años. Libro con dibujos, 18 paginas.) Includes Spanish pronunciation guide in English.
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Sounds in the House! Sonidos en la casa: A Mystery (in English & Spanish) (Mini-mysteries for Minors)
by Karl Beckstrand
(Humor, Spanish-English) Have you ever been scared by strange noises—sounds that seem to happen all by themselves? What could be causing those squeaks and bumps? Finally, a funny book that shows the causes of those creaks and thuds that scare young and old on dark nights. A bedtime story about fear, courage and friendship, it has full...
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Sounds in the House!: A Mystery (Mini-mysteries for Minors)
by Karl Beckstrand
A funny bedtime story on fear, courage, and friendship. Have you ever been scared by strange noises—sounds that seem to happen all by themselves? What could be causing those squeaks and bumps? Nothing to fear—there’s only fun here! Finally, a book that shows the causes of those strange creaks and thuds that scare young and old on...
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Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids (Mini Mysteries for Minors 4)
by Karl Beckstrand
A wisecracking picture book on the short (shelf) life of a bunch of bruisers—plus 7 yummy recipes to save families from "I'm bored" disease. While banana characters try crazy stunts and start turf wars, this cautionary cookbook comes with tasty, low-sugar recipes (including banana muffins, smoothies, cookies and pancakes—more recipes...
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Categories: All Children's Lit; All Nonfiction
A Sky So Big
by Karl Beckstrand
(SUSPENCE, clean romance) Winner: 2016 International Book Award, 2016 Laramie Award finalist, Literary Classics Seal of Approval. A strong woman and a Latino man, each searching for missing family members, clash amid a Nevada silver rush scheme that leaves both unsure who to trust—and scrambling to stay alive. What if you came home...
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Categories: All Romance; All Teen Lit
Why Juan Can't Sleep: A Mystery? (Mini-mysteries for Minors Book 4)
by Karl Beckstrand
Crazy day of work and play; worn-out Juan “Must sleep!” Tonight he’ll dream of dragons … or will he? A bedtime mystery—with finding activities and brilliant illustrations by Luis Sanz that aid comprehension and help build vocabulary (especially adjectives. Ages 4 - 10. SEE INSIDE): Premiobooks.com. Young and old will identify...
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Arriba Up, Abajo Down at the Boardwalk
by Karl Beckstrand
Activity book of contrasts and opposites in both Spanish and English. Comes with full text and a pronunciation guide in both languages. Set at the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in California, Arriba Up includes finding and counting activities and vivid illustrations for language comprehension (ages 2 years & up). Get this book in...
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Crumbs on the Stairs - A Mystery (Mini Mysteries for Minors)
by Karl Beckstrand
WHERE did all the crumbs come from? WHY are there crumbs on the stairs? WHO is dropping crumbs everywhere?! An activity picture book, Crumbs on the Stairs has counting and finding activities, question words (interrogatives), and vivid illustrations to aid vocabulary comprehension (ages 2 – 8). Get this mystery picture book in...
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Ups & Downs at the Boardwalk
by Karl Beckstrand
An activity book that teaches about contrasts and opposites. Set at the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in California, Ups & Downs includes finding and counting activities and vivid illustrations that aid comprehension and help build vocabulary (ages 2 - 8). Get this book in Spanish, bilingual or physical versions with pronunciation...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
Butterfly Blink: A Book Without Words (Stories Without Words 2)
by Karl Beckstrand
Winner of Promoting Picture Books’ Art Cover Contest. Follow the stages of a monarch butterfly from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. With each blink the butterflies multiply (until a playful dog disperses them). Children (ages 2 – 6) cement vocabulary as they make up stories to go with colorful illustrations. Wordless book...
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Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words (Stories Without Words Book 1)
by Karl Beckstrand
(Arctic Humor, sports) 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 … Children (ages 2 – 6) love to make up stories to go with clever, funny pictures (created by Ashley Sanborn). Wordless picture book activities include finding and...
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Anna's Prayer (Young American Immigrants Book 1)
by Karl Beckstrand
(Non-fiction) This beautifully-illustrated picture book tells the true story of young Anna Anderson, who lived in Sweden in the 1880s with her sister, Ida, and her mother. They are poor but happy. The little family is persecuted when they change religions, and Anna's mother has trouble finding work. Eventually, she sends Anna and Ida to...
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Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm: It's Not a Pretty Picture ... Book (Mini-mysteries for Minors 6)
by Karl Beckstrand
(Humor, animals & food) What would you do if Old MacDonald’s animals ruined your catering business? Find the animals—and see what Ma does—inside. Picture book activities include finding and naming farm animals and foods (racially diverse characters, multiple nouns and alliteration for ages 3 – 8, preschool to third grade)....
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The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga
by Karl Beckstrand
(Humor, birds) 6 glowing Vine Voice reviews! Quirky, funny birds with a zest for life, revel, feast, and dance on the shores of a shimmering lake. “Pink birds on a walk, pink flocks in pink socks. Diving, dipping, drinking, dripping, flying, falling, flailing, flipping. Strutting, swaying, swooping, sunning, synchronized...
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The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living
by Karl Beckstrand
(Careers, entrepreneurship) “Masterful … An immensely appealing book because of its readable style … and its realistic but soft Asian-style illustrations.” – Crystie Cook, poet. A child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure. Illustrated folk tale teaches how to spot opportunities to help...
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