Children’s Authors Advent Calendar
Welcome to our Children’s Authors Advent Calendar for 2017. This is where we showcase some of the best children’s books available.
When thinking about purchasing gifts for your grandchildren, books are one of the best presents you can buy.
Why? Books last a lifetime, don’t run out of batteries and you can create some very special memories sharing and re-sharing books throughout the year.
So, read on and find out more about today’s fabulous author.
And don’t forget to check all of our wonderful authors and support their fantastic work! There will be a new author each day.
The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living by Karl Beckstrand
A child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure. This illustrated folk tale teaches how to spot opportunities to help others and make money. It encourages discussions about ideas for businesses; job ideas, money-making activities; and online resources on finding customers, managing money, career success, and moving up in an organization.
Young children will be captivated by the story; older ones will want to apply the things they learn (for kids ages 4 and up). Teach someone to fish; this how-to picture book on the value of work bridges the gap between what kids learn in school about jobs, small business, finance, economics, and what they should know and how to serve others.
About the Author
Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author of 19 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 50 ebook titles. Raised in San Jose, CA (he knows the secret to peeling avocados), 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. His survival western, To Swallow the Earth, won a 2016 International Book Award. A college media instructor, Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools.
His nationally lauded Y.A. stories, e-book mysteries, nonfiction, ESL/ELL Spanish/bilingual books, and wordless, and STEM books feature ethnically diverse characters—and usually end with a twist.