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Premio Publishing & Gozo Books has been delighting readers since 2004. Our award-winning multicultural YA fiction, e-book mysteries, nonfiction/biographies, Spanish language & bilingual picture books (with ESL/ELL pronunciation guide), short stories, wordless books, and activity STEM books (astronomy, zoology, ecology) feature diverse characters in vivid color. Nationally lauded (Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, ForeWord Reviews, The Horn Book, School Library Journal), our humorous educational children’s books capture attention and create repeat readers. While not about racial diversity (our only agenda is entertainment and age-appropriate learning), these stories have contributors of various ethnicities and feature black, white, Asian, Filipino, Indian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic, First Nations/Native American, mixed-race, and physically challenged characters (BIPOC)—with family values like courage, sharing, and friendship. Find our wholesome books (propaganda-free) via: Amazon/Kindle, Apple/iBooks, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Biblioboard, Brodart, Hertzberg/Perma-bound, ChildrensPlusInc, EBSCO, Flipkart, Follett, Gardner’s, Ingram, Inktera, Kobo, Library Direct, Mackin, MagicBlox, OverDrive, SCRIBD, Target.com, Walmart, and https://www.facebook.com/PremioBooks.
NOTE: Site prices are for schools/libraries/individuals only. Resellers must contact us for prices and terms. While PremioBooks strives to represent all races, none of our juvenile books discuss CRT or gender/orientation.
4 STEM Books for Kids: Fun & Learning for Families Includes critically acclaimed Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids; Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story; She Doesn’t Want the Worms: A Mystery (English & Spanish with pronunciation guide); Butterfly Blink: A Book Without Words—each with family activity: measure and make treats, find constellations, identify insects & habitats; tell/write the story (science, technology, engineering, and math books for children ages 3 – 10 years, Pre-k – 5th grade).
4 Sports Books for Kids: Individual Sports Illustrated for Beginner Readers
Includes popular picture books: Polar Bear Bowler; Gopher Golf: A Wordless Picture Book; Arriba Up, Abajo Down at the Boardwalk: A Picture Book of Opposites; Great Cape o’ Colors: Career Costumes for Kids.You tell the stories and count the sports: Acrobatics/tumbling, bowling, climbing, fencing, golfing, horseback riding/equestrian, extreme sports, surfing, ballroom dancing, swimming, wrestling (200 words for boys/girls ages 3 – 7 years, preschool – 2nd grade; Easy to read & level 1 ESOL/ESE).
Career Books for Kids Includes award-winning children’s books Bright Star, Night Star (for aspiring astronomers), Great Cape o’ Colors – Capa de colores (careers, cultures, costumes & colors), Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm (about a woman-owned business), and The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living—selected by the State of Vermont for primary school financial literacy curriculum. Job & business ideas, plus money management tips (all ages)
Diverse Bedtime Stories for Wide Awake Kids Bright Star Night Star; Sounds in the House: A Mystery; The Bridge of the Golden Wood; Why Juan Can’t Sleep: A Funny Mystery. Hidden pictures and laughter for kids 2 – 8 years, preschool – 3rd grade.
Fables & Folktales for Kids Sometimes we just need a good legend, myth, fairy tale, or nursery rhyme (it doesn’t hurt if you laugh or learn something too)! Includes It Came from Under the High Chair: A Mystery (learn prepositions); The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living; The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga (learn music styles/dances and foods); Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm (learn animals and food dishes). For ages 2 – 8 years, preschool – 3rd grade.
Food Books for Kids Includes fan favorites GROW: How We Get Food from Our Garden; The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga; Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids; Crumbs on the Stairs: A Mystery; Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm; and She Doesn’t Want the Worms: A Mystery.Recipes, hidden pictures, critters, and culture (for ages 3 – 10).
Kids’ Animal Books Muffy & Valor: A True Dog Story (children’s nonfiction); Horse & Dog Adventures in Early California; GROW: How We Get Food from Our Garden; Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm (zoo and farm animals); Polar Bear Bowler; Gopher Golf; The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga; She Doesn't Want the Worms (insects and reptiles); Arriba Up, Abajo Down(marine life); Sounds in the House (pet dog); Why Juan Can’t Sleep (cat and dog). For ages 3 – 10
Mini-mysteries for Minors (Giggles, goosebumps, gross ghosts & grammar for growing goblins) Includes best-selling children’s mysteries: Sounds in the House, It Came from Under the High Chair, Crumbs on the Stairs, and Why Juan Can’t Sleep. Each kids’ mystery has a counting or finding activity (bears, bugs, sounds) and features multicultural characters (for kids 2 – 8 years, preschool – 3rd grade). “Comically freaking out…suspenseful without ever getting too intense for younger readers." - Kirkus Reviews (Sounds in the House).
The Millerville Mysteries (Middle grade chapter series) In the mid-1950s, strange happenings in Millerville, Kansas prompt school children to sleuth. The young detectives must outsmart adults to find clues and solve the real riddle. Book I: The Mystery of the Grinning Buddha, 31,000 words; Book II: The Mystery of the Ugly Bottle, 52,000 words; Book III: The Mystery of the Haunted Lighthouse, 35,000 words. 158 – 210 pages for ages 8 – 12, grades 3 – 7
Spanish-English Books for Kids - Libros bilingües para niños. Best-selling bilingual picture books: Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras: A Mystery; She Doesn't Want the Worms - Ella no quiere los gusanos; Sounds in the House - Sonidos en la casa; It Came from Under the High Chair - Salió de debajo de la silla para comer; Arriba Up, Abajo Down; Great Cape o' Colors - Capa de colores; and 4 Spanish-English Books for Kids - 4 libros bilingües para niños—all professionally edited by native Spanish language editors. Each includes a pronunciation guide in both languages. Learn nouns, verbs, animals, opposites, prepositions, and interrogatives (question words; for boys/girls ages 3+/ESL, preschool & up; Easy to read & level 1 ESOL/ESE, 1,200 words, 100 illustrations).
Spanish Books for Kids (Libros para niños, Language learning) Best-selling diverse books with pronunciation guide in English: Migas en las escaleras: Un Misterio; Ella no quiere los gusanos; Ruidos en la casa; Arriba, abajo en la playa; Capa de colores; De la silla de Iván, Salió; Boliche polar: Un cuento sin palabras y 4 libros para niños. Learn Spanish nouns, verbs, animals, opposites, and interrogatives with pronunciation guide in English (question words; for boys/girls ages 3 – 8 years, preschool – 3rd grade; 100 paginas).
Tongue Twisters for Tykes TRY and read these funny fables out loud! Includes popular Bright Star, Night Star; GROW; The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga; Why Juan Can’t Sleep; Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm; and She Doesn’t Want the Worms: A Mystery (for kids ages 3 – 8 years).
Trains, Travel & Transport for Tots Samuel Sailing: The True Story of an Immigrant Boy; The Bridge of the Golden Wood; Polar bear Bowler; Bright Star, Night Star; Agnes’s Rescue; Ida’s Witness; Anna’s Prayer: The True Story of an Immigrant Girl; The Dancing Flamingos of Lake Chimichanga; Arriba Up Abajo Down; Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm; and Why Juan Can’t Sleep. For ages 3 – 10 years
Stories Without Words help children cement extant vocabulary and seek new words (older kids can write what they see in the pictures). Polar Bear Bowler: A Story Without Words, Butterfly Blink: A Book Without Words, Gopher Golf: A Wordless Picture Book on seasons and sports (for children ages 1 – 6).
Young American Immigrants (Illustrated biographies) This four-book nonfiction picture book series tells the true stories of four immigrant children, each seeking a better life: Agnes’s Rescue (Book I, Scotland/Ireland), Ida’s Witness (Book II, Sweden), Anna’s Prayer (Book III, Sweden), Samuel Sailing (Book IV, South Africa). “Tapping into the most powerful interest on the planet—the hunger to know who we are and where we come from.… for young and old.” - Jeff Gallup, TV producer. Standalone tales of courage and faith for all ages (4 years & up, hard/soft/ebook, 1,000 – 2,000 words each)
See our middle grade/chapter books (western, short stories, romance, sci-fi, humor, self-help).
All of our children’s books are available in hard/soft/ebook versions and average 28 pages per book. Many have online secrets, videos, and lesson plans. Available via libraries and all major distributors.
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10. Funny original storytelling
9. Superb illustration
8. Activities like recipes, finding/counting & language learning
7. Rescue from “I’m borrrred!” disease (for parents & kids)
6. Characters of color
5. Online secrets + extras
4. Surprise twists & great messages
3. Lauded by national reviews/awards
2. Family together time
Prices are for schools/libraries/individuals only. Resellers must contact us for prices/terms.
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