Karl Beckstrand March 12, 2016
To Swallow the Earth - Finalist for 2016 Laramie Award. Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story hit #2 on Amazon's Hot New Children's Books list (opened #5 Feb. 2014) and won a 2014 UP Author’s design award. She Doesn't Want the Worms - Ella no quiere los gusanos named in top 10 "Best Books" of 2011 – ForeWord Reviews Magazine and featured in School Library Journal. Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras: A Mystery consistently ranks in Amazon's top 10 bestselling books for ESL, large print, and Spanish children’s titles. Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids praised in Horn Book's blog. Bilingual app/book Sounds in the House was given a nod by Kirkus Reviews.
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Award-winning author of 16 titles
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Publisher & Speaker Karl Beckstrand is the award-winning author of 15 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, libraries, festivals, and schools. Beckstrand's nationally-lauded ebook mysteries, nonfiction, ESL/ELL Spanish/bilingual books, YA stories, wordless books, and kid’s picture book app feature ethnically diverse characters of color—and usually end with a twist. His multicultural work has appeared in: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Border’s Books, Costco, Deseret Book, iBooks, The Children’s Miracle Network, LDS Film Festival, U.S. Congressional Record, Papercrafts Magazine, and various broadcasts. http://premiopublishing.com, FB, Twitter, http://karlbeckstrand.com