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Karl Beckstrand is a nine-time published author with more than twenty titles online (reviews by Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, Midwest Book Review and ForeWord Reviews at Premiobooks.com/press). Raised in San Jose, California, USA, he received a BA in journalism from BYU and is pursuing an MA in international relations from APU. Since 2004 he has run a publishing company, producing captivating stories, ads and scripts. An engaging presenter and consultant, Beckstrand has experience in high tech, public policy, radio, TV and film. He has lived abroad, been a Spanish/English interpreter, and enjoys volleyball and kayaking (usually not at the same time). Beckstrand's activity books, Spanish & bilingual books (with pronunciation gu...more


Average rating: 4.23 · 44 ratings · 24 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
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Sounds in the House: A Mystery
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She Doesn't Want the Worms!...
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Why Juan Can't Sleep: A Mys...
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Arriba Up, Abajo Down at th...
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It Ain't Flat: A Memorizabl...
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description: My language and activity books, non-fiction stories, ebook mysteries, and app are nationally-lauded (ForeWord Reviews, Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble). NOT about ethnic or racial diversity; they simply feature Hispanic, black, Asian, white, and mixed-race characters; and they address fear, courage, sharing, and giving. While they are popular, libraries and schools often prefer hard cover books. To print hard cover versions (and several new apps and titles--available t...more
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Horse & Dog Adventures in Early California by Ransom Wilcox
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Great look at rural California a hundred years ago.
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“We were looking at a miracle. Lined along the fence were five little pigs that had recently lost their mother. Ol’ Blue stood proudly in the background. Being an Australian shepherd, it neve...more
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Why Juan Can't Sleep by Karl Beckstrand
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Again ... a biased review (I'm the author): this is my favorite of all my mysteries.
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16406 A Home Schoolers Writing Group — 24 members — last activity Aug 05, 2010 08:11PM
So, I'm home schooled and I like to write. You don't have to be home schooled to join, but I think most of the members are already are. So, just post...more



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