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  • Genre:SCIENCE
  • SubGenre:Astronomy
  • Language:English
  • Pages:30
  • eBook ISBN:9781310128097

Bright Star, Night Star

An Astronomy Story

by Karl Beckstrand

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Overview
A picture book about the night sky--activities include finding constellations, planets, the moon, sun, and other heavenly bodies
Description
2014 UP Author Award for cover design. A picture book about the night sky--Bright Star, Night Star activities include finding constellations, planets, the moon, sun, and other heavenly bodies. It comes with rich illustrations by Spanish illustrator Luis F. Sanz to aid vocabulary comprehension (ages 4 - 9), online SECRETS, and American Indian characters. Expose your child to the starry skies, Monument Valley, and a little space science. Also an ebook: Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (worldwide rights, Feb. 2014, SEE inside, hard or soft cover) Premiobooks.com, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Bn.com/NOOK, EBSCO, Follett Library Resources/Title Wave, Ingram, Kindle/Amazon.com, Mackin, Overdrive, Quality Books, iTunes/Kobo/Sony, and select retailers. Perfect bound 8.5"x8.5", 30-pages, about 400 words by Karl Beckstrand (Also by Beckstrand & Sanz: Why Juan Can't Sleep: A Mystery?) ISBN hard: 978-0985398880, ISBN soft: 978-0615856155 (ebook ISBN: 978-1310128097), LCCN: 2013913403, JNF051040, JUV011040, JUV036000, JUV010000, JUV020000, JUV054000
About the author
Karl Beckstrand is a freckle-faced author of twelve books and more than 30 online titles (reviews by Kirkus, The Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, California, USA, he received a B.A. in journalism from BYU and an M.A. in international relations from APU. Two publishers produced his early titles, In 2004 he founded Premio Publishing & Gozo Books. An engaging speaker, consultant, and workshop facilitator, Beckstrand has experience in high tech, public policy, radio, TV, and film. He contrasts traditional with digital/self-publishing. He has presented for SUECON (education conference), Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, California’s Capital Book Festival, Utah Educational Library Media Association, Salt Lake City Book Festival, Utah Humanities Council, Murray City Writer’s Workshop, PCI Webinars, Utah Housing Coalition, Midvale City Reading Program, Utah Office of Education, and many schools. His nonfiction/biographies, activity books, Spanish & bilingual books (with pronunciation guide), e-book mysteries and app feature diverse characters and usually end with a twist. He has lived abroad, been a Spanish/English interpreter, and he enjoys volleyball and kayaking (usually not at the same time). His work has appeared in: Barnes & Noble, Border’s Books, Deseret Book, Costco, Kindle/Amazon, Sony/Nook/Kobo/iBooks, The Children’s Miracle Network, The Congressional Record of the U.S. House of Representatives, Papercrafts Magazine, LDS Film Festival, and various broadcasts. Find: “Karl Beckstrand – Author” on FB, Amazon, Twitter, and KarlBeckstrand.com. Get books/ebooks/app via: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Bn.com, EBSCO, Follett/BWI, Mackin, Overdrive, Quality Books, PremioBooks.com, KarlBeckstrand.com.
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