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About Teko Bernard
Teko Bernard is an imaginative storyteller based in Kansas City, who writes middle-grade chapter books for boys and girls that explore themes of courage, family, imagination, and responsibility. His stories also feature elements of adventure, mystery, fantasy, and magic.
Before pursuing his dream to write children's books, Teko started his professional life as a graphic designer. He has over twenty years of marketing and branding-design experience and has worked with well-known clients like Nike, ESPN, Summer X Games, Winter X Games, and several U.S. National Parks.
When he's not writing or designing, Teko enjoys being outdoors with nature, hiking & biking, traveling, listening to music, book shopping, reading, or watching great stories on the screen.
Twitter & Instagram: @tekobernard
Titles By Teko Bernard
This slim and fast-paced chapter book will instill in young readers a spirit of creativity and invention, an appreciation for nature, and increase their interest in STEM. It will also teach the importance of honesty, responsibility, hard work, and friendship in a fun way.
This book is designed for boys and girls ages 7-12 who enjoy fast-paced stories with short, action-filled chapters. It’s the right choice for kids who like books about animals, nature, technology, and robots. It’s perfect for reluctant readers and newly independent readers who are looking for more challenging stories.
What's the story?
Bronson Beaver is a 13-year old master builder and aspiring inventor who has been rigidly groomed since birth to work hard and someday take over his family’s historic wilderness resort lodge. But for the first time in his life, Bronson attempts to ditch hard work. He decides to secretly build a robot to do his chores before his family’s annual pancake festival event. So he can instead play in a high-stakes video game tournament with his fellow-inventor friends Myron Mink and Franny Fox. With the hope of winning its large cash prize so they can finally build their dream workshop. But, when his robot’s wires get crossed, it unwittingly creates more work and trouble for Bronson and threatens to ruin his family’s big event and any chance of making his dream a reality. It will require a lot of help from his friends and family to overcome the robot’s damages, save the event, and keep their hopes and dreams alive. In the end, Bronson ultimately learns the importance of honesty, responsibility, hard work, and friendship.
Bronson Beaver Builds a Robot is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
"Beavers are nature's most ingenious engineers, and the teenage hero of Bronson Beaver Builds a Robot might be the most inventive beaver of all. Thanks to author Teko Bernard for introducing a generation of young readers to these ingenious and vitally important ecosystem architects!"
—Ben Goldfarb, author of EAGER: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter
“This furry family tale will likely become a favorite of young readers, while the positive message should have parents cheering for more.” —US Review of Books
"This fast-paced novel, focusing on a young inventor and his dueling responsibilities, is perfect for middle-grade readers interested in robot fun." —BookLife Reviews by Publishers Weekly
"The conflict between pursuing a passion and doing one’s duty is handled in a unique way, and the story as a whole works, with a coherent plot and a satisfying outcome.
BERNARD JONES IS GOING PLACES, is a fun fast-paced, action-packed middle-grade chapter book that follows the adventure of Bernard Jones, a brave yet sheltered small-town boy who dreams of traveling the world like his grandfather, a famous globetrotting photographer, and relic-hunter. That dream suddenly becomes a reality when he accidentally receives a magical ancient relic from his grandfather, for his twelfth birthday. Once the prized possession of 14th-century Mali king, Mansa Musa, the relic has the power to teleport Bernard to any place in the world. Bernard has a blast using the relic to visit cool places but is ultimately transported into a dangerous mission to save his grandfather from a trio of ruthless thieves called the Mansa Musa Gang, who are after the magic relic. Bernard must be courageous, responsible, and creative to save his grandfather, keep the ancient relic safe, and get back home before his overprotective parents find out.
This solo debut chapter book from THE HOOP KID FROM ELMDALE PARK and ELITE SQUAD creator Teko Bernard is a fun adventure for elementary and middle-grade readers of Adam Gidwitz, Dustin Brady, Jeff Kinney, and Varian Johnson.
Kids will relate to Bernard's natural curiosity, imagination, and his longing for independence and freedom to explore and be adventurous.
This slim and exciting chapter book with its short chapters is perfect for school reading lists and newly independent readers looking for more challenging stories full of fun and adventure in amazing locations around the world. The Great Pyramids. Egypt. The Great Wall. China. West Africa. White Sand Beaches. The United Kingdom. Buckingham Palace.