New Astronomy Book Exposes Kids to Science

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Premio Publishing's picture book sneaks star learning into bedtime.

Want to expose kids to the night sky? A new picture book Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story opens the starry skies to youngsters.

This week Bright Star, Night Star hit No. 2 on Amazon's Hot New Children's Books list. It opened mid-February at No. 5.

The children's astronomy book has activities for finding stars, constellations, planets and other heavenly bodies. Rich illustrations by Spanish artist Luis F. Sanz help identify objects and online secrets add depth and details. The vocabulary is suitable for children ages 5 - 9.

Bilingual author Karl Beckstrand hopes the story and activities spark children's interest in all things stellar. This is Beckstrand's tenth book. He likes to weave language, counting or other learning concepts through his stories. He even wrote a free geography ebook for kids: It Ain't Flat: A Memorizable Book of Countries.

True to its multicultural tradition, Premio Publishing & Gozo Books features characters of color in its astronomy book for kids. Premio's activity and language books, ebooks and app are nationally-lauded, invite family learning and together time and often end with surprises.

The soft cover bedtime story and ebook can be found via, Baker & Taylor, Brodart,,, iTunes, Follett Library Resources/Title Wave, Ingram, Mackin, and select booksellers. Customers may pre-order in hard cover from the publisher.

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Premio Publishing & Gozo Books has been delighting families and educators since 2004. Non-fiction stories and biographies, multicultural app, ebook mysteries and activity books (geography, astronomy, bilingual and Spanish books with pronunciation guide, finding/counting, opposites, animals and insects, and children’s cookbook) have diverse characters in engaging, vivid color. Nationally-lauded (ForeWord Reviews, Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, Kirkus) these educational stories capture attention and create repeat readers. Not about ethnic or racial diversity, they simply feature black, white, Asian, Hispanic and mixed-race children--with family values like courage, sharing, and giving. Find multicultural children’s books via: Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble/Nook, Brodart, Amazon/Kindle, Ebsco, Follett Library Resources/Title Wave, Ingram, Mackin, iTunes, Kobo, Android, and (free online books). Like Multicultural Books on Facebook.

She Doesn't Want the Worms - Ella no quiere los gusanos was named in the top 10 "Best Books" of 2011 – ForeWord Reviews Magazine and featured in School Library Journal. Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras: A Mystery consistently ranks in Amazon's top 10 bestselling books for ESL, large print, and also Spanish children’s titles. Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids was praised in Horn Book's blog review. Bilingual app Sounds in the House was highlighted by Kirkus Reviews.

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