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Award-winning picture books that inspire reading and integrate
Science, Math, and Geography

2-6 pg For Creative Minds education section in the back of every book
20-50 pg Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes per title

Sets by: Language Arts, Math, & Science / Reading Level / Season / Spanish / Keyword (pdf)


24 of our titles now available in Spanish (hardcover & paperback)


There is no better gift that parents and adults can give to young children than reading to them on a regular basis. Reading picture books to children provides a strong foundation for ALL learning in the future—not just the love of reading (the foundation for all subjects studied in school) but by building a strong vocabulary. Young children are also naturally inquisitive about the world around them. How many parents have been asked “why” about things? Young children are sponges to learn about the world around them—that love of learning can continue through life if the fire is lit at an early age. We believe that young children are capable of understanding and can get excited about science and math at a very young age. We also believe that young children learn and remember things better if they are “engaged” somehow.

Arbordale Publishing provides fun-to-read picture book stories with underlying, but subtle, science and math themes to “light the fire” of inquisitiveness. The books have a “cuddle factor” so that parents can comfortably read the books to children on their lap or at bedtime. Each book includes 3-6 pages of “For Creative Minds” in the back of each book with easy-to-understand activities specifically designed so that parents and adults can become the “teachers” even when they don’t remember the underlying subject. The parents are given the tools they need to answer the “why” questions. The activities are also designed to engage children and are so much more than a list of “fun facts.” Activities may include matching, sequencing, and true/false questions to develop critical thinking skills. These activities make each book so much more than a picture book…the books become tools to get readers (the children AND the adults in their lives) excited about the underlying subjects and to become a “launch pad” for more discussions and learning.

How to order books, eBooks, Site Licenses & stuffed animals:

Individuals can purchase through our Online Store or their favorite neighborhood (bookstore locator) or online bookstore.

Booksellers, Schools, Libraries, and Organizations can purchase:

  1. Direct from Arbordale:
    • through our Online Store, or
    • Fax in an Order Form ( 877-958-2602 toll free), or
    • Phone in your order (877-243-3457 toll free)
  2. Through our network of Independent Sales Reps:
  3. From all major Trade Wholesalers and Distributors

We love to chat with our customers so please feel free to
call 877-243-3457 (toll free) or


612 Johnnie Dodds., Suite A2

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464


843-971-6722 (off), 877-243-3457 (toll free), 843-216-3804 (fax)

Science and Math through Literature

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-The Indie Fab Awards have been announced. Congratulations to Kevin Kurtz and Erin E. Hunter A Day in the Deep took home the bronze!

-Congratulations are in order! A Butterfly Called Hope and Ferdinand Fox's First Summer have been named to the Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014 Edition by the Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee. See the list here!

-It's almost time for Fizz, Boom, Read! Check out The Tree That Bear Climbed on the 2014 Collaborative Summer Library Program.

-Hooray! Two books made the Florida Reading Association Book Award list. We are so excited for floridians to read A Butterfly Called Hope and Balloon Trees.

-Congratulations to Kevin Kurtz and Erin Hunter A Day in the Deep is a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year 2013!

-Meet our spring star Kali featured in The Buffalo News and on WKBW. Watch the news story here!

-A new name, but our mission remains the same! Check out what is upcoming from Arbordale Publishing this fall! Click here.

-Congratulations to Nature Recycles: How About You for making the Green Earth Book Award shortlist in nonfiction!

-Would you like to meet the authors of Arbordale's newest titles? Visit our events page for the upcoming book launch festivities near you!

-Nine new books from Arbordale hit shelves this February! Pre order today!

-Two spring releases named to the NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books - Congratulations to Ferdinand Fox's First Summer and On the Move!

- Visit us at NSTA Charlotte in booth #625 and International Gift Expo in the Smokies at booth #PF7808!

- Congratulations to Carrie Pearson and Christina Wald, A Warm Winter Tail won a Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award.

- Ferdinand Fox's First Summer wins a bronze medal in the Moonbeam Book Award!

-Two Arbordale titles have made the 2013 New Books for Missouri Students list! Congrats to Gopher to the Rescue and The Great Divide.

- The Most Dangerous is a finalist in the 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards in the Children's Picture Book category!

- Fun eReader iPad App New Update!!
     Faster cloud viewing
     Improved eBook downloading
     7 new eBooks (90 total)
     Search & Sort Features
     eBook Display Options: default language, purchased only, downloads only
     Usage Data display from My Account page
     iPad & web event logging synched
     Access teaching activities from inside each eBook's new "More.." button.

- September 10th - 14th we are opening our offices for a huge Warehouse Sale. Stop by Wed - Fri 10-6 or Saturday 10-4 for amazing deals on hardcovers and paperbacks! Good selection of author signed books. 612 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Suite A3, Mt. Pleasant, SC.

- Balloon Trees wins gold in 2013 Florida Authors and Publishers Association children's picture book award.



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