(Careers, small business) “Masterful. … An immensely appealing book because of its readable style … and its realistic but soft Asian-style illustrations.” – Crystie Cook, poet. Selected by the State of Vermont for career/financial literacy curriculum. “What are you looking at,” asked the boy. “Trouble and treasure,” said the old woman. A child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure. Illustrated folk tale teaches how to spot opportunities to help others and make money; comes with 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, business, finance, economics—and what they should know (how to serve others). 530 English words in dyslexic-friendly font by former Silicon Valley recruiter and award-winning author Karl Beckstrand (Mini-mysteries for Minors [multicultural/bilingual series]), illustrations by Yaniv Cahoua and Karl Beckstrand.
26-page, 8.5″x 8.5″ hard cover, soft cover, and ebook (entrepreneurship textbook on money and saving with Chinese boy, red panda). Premio Publishing & Gozo Books Sept. 2017 (see online career/money resources: ChildrenEarn.com, worldwide rights © July 2017) Target.com, Amazon/Kindle, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble/Nook, EBSCO, Flipkart, Follett, iBooks, Ingram, Inktera, Kobo, Mackin, OverDrive, Oyster, SCRIBD, txtr, LCCN: 2016949820, JUV009090, JUV006000, BUS025000, BUS012010, eISBN: 978-1370287222, paper ISBN: 978-1536889864, hard cover ISBN: 978-0985398811; “5 stars. A clever storyteller. … Colorfully illustrated … ideas [on] how to build one’s own treasure. … A very educational resource.” – Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author of 19 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 50 ebook titles (reviews by Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Horn Book’s blog, ForeWord Reviews). 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, wordless and STEM books feature ethnically diverse characters—and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared in: Amazon, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Costco, Follett, iBooks, Ingram, Papercrafts Magazine, Target.com, The Congressional Record, Walmart.com, FB, Twitter, http://KarlBeckstrand.com, https://GozoBooks.com