Midvale, UT, October 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Scared of the dark? Follow a gusty pup through a new interactive Halloween app Sounds in the House. Finally, an app that reveals what's behind many, sometimes frightening, creaks and thuds that scare young and old on dark nights. Sounds in the House is a humorous interactive story with text and audio narration in both English and Spanish, a pronunciation guide, a finding activity and--of course--sounds.
“It’s about facing fear,” says author Karl Beckstrand. “Once you know what causes those squeaks and bumps, you find there’s seldom cause for fear,” he says. Still, it is fun to see what makes a dog—or a person—jump, given the right start.
Part of Beckstrand’s “Mini-mysteries for Minors,” book series, Sounds in the House is his first mystery to be made into an app—ideal for language learners or goblins. Premiobooks.com is offering this spooky app free with the purchase of any of their mysteries through Nov. 30. It may also be purchased in your favorite app store or via Customizabooks.com.
Young children and adults will enjoy the comic characters created by illustrator Channing Jones. The jittery puppy, at first unnerved when he hears strange noises, takes action, then finds he is safe and loved.
Beckstrand’s books have been lauded by reviewers nationwide, including the Horn Book blog, School Library Journal and ForeWord Reviews.
Sounds in the House may be heard in any home; the book, ebook or app may be found via Amazon/Kindle, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Follett Library Resources/BWI Title Wave, Ingram, Barnes & Noble/Nook, EBSCO, Premiobooks.com, Android and iTunes stores and libraries nationwide. The Sounds in the House app is compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android Tablets and phones, Kindle Fire, PC/Windows and Mac.
Premio Publishing & Gozo Books has been delighting families and educators since 2004. Our multicultural non-fiction stories, ebooks, app, and activity books (including Spanish and bilingual books with pronunciation guide, finding/counting mysteries, and kid’s cookbook) have diverse characters in funny, engaging vivid color. Nationally-lauded (ForeWord Reviews, Horn Book blog, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble) our educational stories capture attention and create repeat readers. They are not about ethnic or racial diversity; they simply feature Hispanic, black, Asian, white and mixed-race children and address fear, courage, sharing and giving. Find our children’s books/ebooks/app via: Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble/Nook, Brodart, Amazon/Kindle, EBSCO, Follett Library Resources/BWI Title Wave, Ingram, iTunes, Kobo, Android and Premiobooks.com (free online books). A gift of laughter, learning & family fun for ages 2 and up (because bedtime should never put parents to sleep.)
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. The publisher is available for interviews, presenting and consultation.