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Sounds in the HouseSonidos en la casa - A Mystery

"For … anyone who likes stories about scaredy-cat dogs, this no-frills app may sound about right. … The narration and text are handled well, and the story is suspenseful without ever getting too intense for younger readers." - Kirkus Reviews

Have you ever been scared by strange noises—sounds that seem to happen all by themselves? What could be causing those squeaks and bumps? Nothing to fear, there’s only fun here (and lots of verbs)! Sounds in the House is a rollicking picture book that shows the causes of those creaks and bumps that scare young and old on dark nights—a comical bedtime story on fear, courage and friendship (ages 3 & up). It has full text and a pronunciation guide in both English & Spanish, plus a finding activity (find the dog, moth, cat, flowers, mouse, and boy) and online SECRETS. Get the interactive bilingual children's app too! (has Spanish/English narration. For iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android tablets and phones, Kindle Fire, PC and Mac ). Also buy the ebook. SEE INSIDE (below! Purchase the app here, your app store, or

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Part of 4 Spanish-English Books for Kids on Amazon (see Spanish version too). Purchase book sets (include bilingual versions. See also Spanish sets) Sounds, Crumbs, Worms, Bananas, Arriba Up, Juan, Bright Star, Ma MacDonald, Polar Bowler. Ebooks: Sounds, Bright Star, Crumbs, Worms, Bananas, Juan, Arriba Up, Horse & Dog. Ships in 3-10 days, more for international

Ideal book for Halloween (app too--see your favorite app store) by Karl Beckstrand, illustrated by Channing Jones. 24 pages, 8.5”x8.5” perfect-bound, 150 words (double for bilingual/ESL/ELL, libro bilingue), ISBN: 978-06154423-0-3, soft cover (PRE-order hard cover 978-09853988-0-4); For deals, see: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon,, Follett/BWI, Brodart. Leave a review/read e-book on iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Sony, Diesel-ebooks, Kindle/Amazon, Nook/; Engl ISBN: 978-0-9672012-5-2, LCCN: 2003096000, JNF020010, JNF020030, JUV020000, JUV019000, JUV028000

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"[A] funny, interactive story that is easy to play, read and enjoy. The dog hears all kinds of noises that come with every house. … It's also educational, as it helps the child realize everything usually has an ordinary, benign explanation behind it. … The mystery is interactive as the child tries to figure out what's behind the 'scary' noises and discovers squeaks, taps and creaks everywhere. … It's fun to try and find … 28 different hidden sounds. … The story is sweet [and] can entertain a child simply and effectively … and the illustrations by Channing Jones are funny. … The app can be customized. … The music and volume can be brought up and down. It's available in Spanish as well as English. … The language is clean and there isn't any violence. There's nothing to worry about here--except you might want to buy more of these to share." - Sharon Haddock, Deseret News

"... A perfect combination of plot and picture ... a big-eyed dog ... faces his fears head-on ... you will find yourself smiling at every page ... Delightful." - Crystie Cook, Poet

“I've read this book to my 2nd grade students 2 years in a row. They just can't get enough of it. They want me to read it to them (or [read] to themselves) over and over again. That is what reading is all about.” – Maria Bertolina., UT

“SOUNDS IN THE HOUSE” is Mairin’s new favorite book. I’ve read it at least ten times in the last few days. It is a good introduction to what fear is, and how to overcome fear. The dog is adorable, too. – M. Ferrel, CA

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