Why Juan Can’t Sleep: A Funny Mystery (Mini-mysteries for Minors Book 4)

“Crosses cultural boundaries.… Lovely exploration…fabulously rich and evocative of the artistry of Shel Silverstein.” – M. Condon, Unite for Literacy. Crazy day—of work and play—worn-out Juan “Must sleep!” Tonight he’ll dream of dragons…or will he? Young and old will identify with this funny, spooky quest for rest—with tongue twisters and online secrets! Children love the hidden pictures cleverly illustrated by Spanish artist Luis F. Sanz (Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story) that aid comprehension and build vocabulary (especially adjectives; for kids ages 4 – 7, preschool – second grade, ESL/ELL/ESOL/ESE). Discover this humorous bedtime thriller and Utah Book Award finalist. 290 words for reluctant readers by best-selling author and college media instructor Karl Beckstrand (Arriba up, Abajo down at the Boardwalk—don’t miss Beckstrand’s 60 multiracial stories). Get all four Mini-mysteries for Minors in a bundle (standalone—previous title not needed): Sounds in the House: A Mystery, Crumbs on the Stairs – Migas en las escaleras (English-Spanish); It Came from under the High Chair: KidsWorldBooks. LOOK inside! The perfect length picture book for kids (not too long for adults): 32 full-color pages. 8″x10” soft/hard cover children’s book/ebook for wide awake kids; Hispanic child/Latino boy; Spanglish verse. Premio Publishing (worldwide rights © Aug. 2012), libraries, schools, and all major mystery book distributors. None of our multicultural kids’ books discuss CRT, gender, or orientation. LCCN: 2012914948; GAM020000, JUV011030, JUV010000, JUV028000, JUV019000, JUV054000; YNNH1, YBCS1, YFQ; hard ISBN: 978-1951599041, soft ISBN: 978-0615692296 (eISBN: 978-1301287598)

Meet Karl Beckstrand

College media instructor Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator of 27 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://KidsWorldBooks.com

Princess Penny and the Whispering Tree: A Rhyming Children’s Book About Kindness, Acceptance, and Trust (for Kids Ages 3-6) (The Princess Chronicles 4)

Embark on a magical journey with Princess Penny in this enchanting fairy tale. In this captivating tale, Princess Penny learns the valuable lesson of trusting her friends and steering clear of gossip and unkindness. As the town becomes engulfed in rumors, she takes it upon herself to uncover the source of the problem and guide everyone toward harmony. Through its beautiful illustrations, this book not only emphasizes the importance of kindness and empathy but also showcases the power of forgiveness. Watch as the town embraces the Whispering Tree, a character who learns a new way, turning adversity into an invaluable lesson about acceptance, trust, and above all, kindness. Designed for beginner readers, this short story is perfect for read-aloud sessions and captures the hearts of little girls and boys aged 3 to 6. If you cherished the timeless classic, The Giving Tree, get ready to fall in love with Princess Penny and the Whispering Tree. Don’t miss out on this captivating read, as it encourages young readers to cultivate kindness in their lives. Grab a copy now before the price changes and present it to little children in your life!

Meet Claire Mills

Hey there! I have a fun belief that I wanted to share with you. In my opinion, we’re all just big kids at heart, no matter our age. Just like when we were young, I love reading fairy tales because they take us to a magical world filled with wonder and hope. In these stories, we see the prince saving the princess, the brave hero defeating the monster, and good always triumphs over evil. These simple and optimistic values have been with us since childhood, reminding us that if we believe, anything is possible and that we can change the world starting with ourselves and those around us. That’s why I wanted to share these positive thoughts through my own fairy tales. I hope I get the chance to do so!

Twas the Night Before Christmas (and Santa Needed a Poo)

A Christmas Classic with a Cheeky Twist! Christmas Eve is upon us, and Santa’s sleigh is soaring through the sky. Presents are being delivered left and right, but suddenly… Santa’s tummy rumbles with an urgency! Amidst the jolly deliveries, will a bathroom blunder snowball into a holiday mishap? Discover the hilariously heartfelt reimagining of Clement C. Moore’s iconic poem. This festive tale, adorned with delightful illustrations, promises giggles, gasps, and a message of kindness. Highlights: A modern twist on a beloved Christmas poem. Lush illustrations to light up every child’s imagination. A timeless lesson about kindness, acceptance, and the unexpected twists of life. From the Author, Paul Wennersberg-Løvholen: Clement C. Moore’s enchanting poem was my childhood favorite. Yet, when reading to my children, I sensed it needed a sprinkle of today’s charm. Though the challenge was monumental, I’ve breathed new life into this classic, ensuring laughter, wonder, and a touch of the modern world. May this story bring a dash of festive cheer to your household. Merry Christmas!

Meet Paul Wennersberg-Løvholen

Paul Wennersberg-løvholen is the founder of Paul’s Books and author of the very well- received childrens book, Super Farty Pants, alongside several other childrens books. He is a former filmmaker, and published horror writer, turned childrens author, following the birth of his own little monsters. Originally from Wales, he now lives in Norway, where he divides his time between his family, writing, and working with teenage refugees.

The Penguin who went to ANTARCTICA!: An Animal Rescue book for KIDS

Hi, I am Pip the Penguin, and this is the worst saddest day of my life…EVER! First Noah said goodbye forever, then I got lost, then there was the storm and I was hungry and there was no food….you can’t even imagine all the horrible things that happened to make this the saddest worst day ever! And all this fuss just for some silly place named Antarctica where Noah must go for his special vet work. What happened next? Did I become the super sad, horribly grumpy penguin forever, or did I escape this mess and become Pip, the amazing penguin once again? Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out. What are you waiting for? Start reading NOW and I’ll meet you inside the book. Okay :)

Meet Cove Books

She calls herself, ” Just a mama who loves to write and draw”. An animator by profession and after 15 years of studio work, a full-time mommy by choice, the writing journey of this mama started with her little one’s love and obsession with penguins. How long this journey will continue and where will it lead? – well, only the coming days will tell :)

Firefighter Fox

Fox longs for a new home. He had been forgotten in a box with his friends for many years after the firefighters could not find enough volunteers to hold carnivals anymore. Will the toys successfully deliver their message to the firefighters without being seen? Or, will disaster strike, revealing the toys’ secret and causing a collapse of The Underground Toy Society?

Meet Jessica D. Adams

Jessica D. Adams writes children’s books about The Underground Toy Society that aim to teach children to love and appreciate what they have, think of others, and hopefully clean their rooms. Jessica’s two daughters are the inspiration for the books, as well as co-illustrators for many of the books. Jessica also wrote short time travel books, Meeting Grandmom and Back to Grandmom, which are great stories for kids as well as adults to remember or talk about lost loved ones and family history.

Let’s Talk about Body Boundaries: Body Safety Book for Kids about Consent, Personal Space, Private Parts and Friendship, that helps toddlers and children recognize their own emotions and feelings

Are you a parent in search of a tool to teach your kids about body boundaries and personal safety easy and natural way? “Let’s Talk about Body Boundaries” is an extraordinary book that guides you and your child through vital lessons on personal safety, consent, respect, and navigating relationships. Dive into the soulwarming story of Chloe, a spirited young girl with love for her parents, her long plaits and her school gardening club. Join her as she learns to establish and respect boundaries in her daily life. On the pages of this beautifully illustrated book, kids will travel through self-discovery, learning valuable social skills and developing a deep understanding of their safety, personal space, and consent. They will explore the concepts of appropriate and inappropriate touching, safe and unsafe touch, and the importance of respecting their own bodies and the bodies of others. This book helps to understand: – body boundaries, personal safety, and consent – personal space, safe touch, and inappropriate touching – private parts and the importance of keeping them private – how to develop respect for themselves and others – how to express their emotions and foster healthy friendships “Let’s Talk about Body Boundaries” is not just a story, and it goes beyond the basics. It empowers children with practical guidance on handling challenging situations, expressing their emotions and fostering healthy friendships. This is a ready-to-use tool for social-emotional learning in your hands. Teaching kids about private parts and the importance of keeping them private becomes effortless, as it sensitively addresses the topic, promoting body awareness and instilling a positive and respectful understanding. The engaging text and bright expressive illustrations captivate children’s attention while instilling crucial life skills. This book has received positive feedback from parents globally for its ability to start meaningful talks and empower children. Take action today and help your child obtain the skills and confidence to navigate their own boundaries and understand the importance of consent. Order your copy of “Let’s Talk about Body Boundaries” now and embark on a journey of growth and empowerment together!

Meet Julia Emote

Immersed in the world of children’s literature, Julia is a dedicated author fueled by her deep love for nurturing children’s emotional well-being. Her main target, as a writer as well as a mom, sister and aunt is to create captivating books that will be designed to help young readers learn and develop essential social-emotional skills. Through imaginative storytelling and relatable characters, Julia’s books gently guide children to explore and understand their emotions, fostering self-awareness and empathy. Rooted in theories of self-regulation and social-emotional learning, her books become an easy practical tool for parents and children to discuss and navigate life’s ups and downs together. These enchanting stories inspire young minds to embrace the things that shape their lives, inspiring them to become the best versions of themselves.

Duck Buddies: The Secret Clubhouse

Dani Mallard is new in town. At first, she feels lonely and scared. But with the help of a new duck buddy, Dani shows even the coolest kids that we can be friends–one and all! DUCK BUDDIES WORLD An enchanting universe of ducks and pals told through children’s picture books with: • positive values and messages • friendship, diversity, and inclusion • subtle, humorous wordplay for adults • engaging illustrations based on well-loved NFT projects Ever thought, “I want a childrens book adults like too!”? Then, you’re in the right place. DUCK BUDDIES: THE SECRET CLUBHOUSE This humorous book for kids is the first in an upcoming series that engages young readers–even reluctant readers!–and gives adults a few bonus laughs that children will miss (like Pixar movies and Sponge Bob do). It’s a lovely book with a positive message for kids—but one that won’t bore grown-ups to tears as they read it aloud. The main characters are inspired by the artwork from well-known non-fungible token (NFT) projects on the Ethereum blockchain. If you have no idea what that last sentence means, do not fear! Although big fans of web3 will find bonus jokes, references, and other ‘easter eggs’ inside the book (#LFG), you do not have to know anything about web3, NFTs, or blockchain technology to love the story. So… ATTENTION: Parents, Grandparents, Preschool Teachers, Primary School Teachers, Friends, and Family If you have a: • kid in your life ages 3 to 8 (or older!) • cheeky sense of humor • love for great stories told with rhyming and illustrated beautifully • penchant for entertaining books with positive messages Then, come along with Dani Mallard, Ducky Ducker, Alli Ape, and the rest of the animal friends in this new universe. Duck Buddies: The Secret Clubhouse awaits!

Meet Laptop Laura

@LaptopLaura is a high school teacher turned ghostwriter, writing coach, podcaster, and content marketing consultant. She earned a BA in Psychology from UCLA and later did a Masters in Secondary Education and Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification. Laura has spoken on stage on three continents and at incredible events including, Gary Vaynerchuk’s VeeCon, Social Media Marketing World (as an emcee), Podcast Movement, and San Diego Start-Up Week. Duck Buddies: The Secret Clubhouse is her first children’s book. While written with a positive message about inclusion and being yourself, it also has subtle references to the NFT projects that inspired the artwork and wordplay to make adults with a sense of humor chuckle. Fun Facts: Laura has flown in Zero G, is Rescue Diver scuba certified, and loves to dance Salsa. Learn More: CopyThatPops.com/media

Fancy Visits Connecticut, Georgia, and Idaho

Want to get your child to exercise or simply move more? Then look no further! Fancy, the Flamingo, and her friends have the answer!

Fancy her friends show your child how fun and exciting exercising can be by doing cool moves called BIG HUGS!

And wait there’s more! Not only will your child wiggle and giggle with Fancy and her friends, but he/she will also learn something unique about the United States. Each friend is one of the fifty states.

This series ignites your child’s imagination, fosters a love of moving, embraces individuality, and teaches hidden gems about the United States.

PLUS, inside the book, you will find engaging activities and BIG HUGS diagrams.

My grandkids love wiggling and giggling with Fancy and her friends. And your child will too!!

Fancy, the Flamingo and Friends – Learn and Move Series – are beautifully illustrated ‘must have’ books that will inspire your child for years to come!

Counting Cosmic Robots

“Counting Cosmic Robots” is an enchanting children’s book that combines the magic of space exploration with the joy of early learning. Through vibrant illustrations and whimsical storytelling, this book takes young readers on a journey through the cosmos alongside a playful cast of robots. As they count celestial bodies, giggle at goofy antics, and engage in interactive activities, children not only develop their counting skills but also foster a deep curiosity for the universe. This captivating blend of education and entertainment makes “Counting Cosmic Robots” a perfect addition to any child’s library, sparking their imagination and setting the stage for a lifelong love of learning.

Meet Mister Jon

As a parent, grandparent, avid reader, and lifelong learner, I find myself drawn to the enchanting and magical aspects of life. For the past 30 years, I have resided in the beautiful town of Panajachel, Guatemala, where I’ve been fortunate to immerse myself in the vibrant and colorful living Mayan culture. Walking among its people fills me with energy and inspiration, sparking my creativity and love for all things whimsical. As an author, my passion lies in creating captivating children’s books that ignite young imaginations and foster a deep love for reading. Each page of my books comes to life with playful characters and vibrant illustrations, designed to make learning a fun and interactive experience for children aged 3-8. My thrilling literary journey encompasses a variety of delightful adventures, from counting escapades with lovable monsters to heartwarming tales of friendship and courage. These stories leave little hearts brimming with joy, as they embark on unforgettable journeys and discover the magic of words. Join me as we explore new worlds and celebrate the wonder of childhood together, one page at a time. Let’s inspire the next generation to cherish books and cherish the magic of storytelling in their hearts, nurturing a lifelong love for reading. I extend my heartfelt gratitude for accompanying me on this whimsical journey of imagination and discovery. Together, we’ll create a world where the love for books and the joy of learning flourish in the hearts of children, brightening their futures with every turn of the page. Mister Jon Panajachel Guatemala