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The Bridge of the Golden Wood

A Parable on How to Earn a Living
By Karl Beckstrand

In this fast-paced world of trinkets and high tech toys, it is so easy to get caught up with the newest and latest toy, discarding the old toys with random abandon. There is a growing need to take a step back and visualize what’s really...

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Muffy & Valor

A True Story
By Karl Beckstrand

Sometimes it’s difficult to see the good in others, especially when the others look bigger and stronger. Differences can be frightening, but they don’t have to be. Muffy was a small dog. Injured by another dog, a bigger dog, Muffy decided that all big dogs...

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She Doesn't Want the Worms! Ella no quiere los gusanos

A Mystery (In English and Spanish)
By Karl Beckstrand

She Doesn't Want The Worms book is perfect for the bilingual family. It is written in both English and Spanish. My review is on the English version. The plot revolves around a girl offered various gifts of living creatures. Snakes, worms, snails, and scorpions are...

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BAD Bananas

A Story Cookbook for Kids
By Karl Beckstrand

What a great concept for a story for children that includes an interactive cookbook! The idea is refreshing, fun and creative. The writing flawlessly goes from page to page from the start to the end. I really enjoy the descriptions of the bananas and their...

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Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras

A Mystery (In English and Spanish)
By Karl Beckstrand

This is a bilingual book with English writing translated to Spanish on the same page. In a country were many people speak Spanish, this book could help teach the English language to both the Spanish speaker’s children and to their parents. It could also help...

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Sounds in the House!

A Fun Mystery
By Karl Beckstrand

This book contains beautifully colored pages that are attractive to kids. The illustrations have lots of expressions and are easy to understand. The writing should be easy to follow for preschoolers. It provides a great conversation piece for parents, teachers, and guardians. It will help...

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Ups & Downs at the Boardwalk

By Karl Beckstrand

"Ups and Downs at the Boardwalk" by Karl Beckstrand is a concept-teaching book for very young children, and is appropriate even for infants, from birth through to about age 3 or 4. It uses very vivid colors throughout, which is sure to gain and maintain...

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Why Juan Can't Sleep

A Mystery?
By Karl Beckstrand

This short tale is about Juan and why he can’t sleep. Everything disrupts his slumber: every little sound from noises under his bed to his sister getting a drink from the bathroom. The author, Beckstrand, intersperses poetry and alliteration within this story to elaborate on...

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