New Books for Missouri Students Picks Arbordale Publishing Titles for 2014
Mt. Pleasant, SC (August 27, 2014) – Three Arbordale Publishing books, Balloon Trees, The Deductive Detective and Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer, have been chosen to go back-to-school with Missouri students this year. The annual reading list by the Missouri State Teachers Association has been released for 2014, and the comprehensive list honors Arbordale’s science and math titles from 2013.
The Missouri State Teacher’s Association reviews new titles each year at all grade levels to compose the list of recommended titles. Students are encouraged to read from the selected titles and the organization celebrates reading with award certificates and other programs. Read more click here
Summer Reading with a Tech Twist
Arbordale Publishing lowers app pricing to prevent the summer slide
Mt. Pleasant, SC (July 21, 2014) -- Help Packy Packrat sort his belongings, Baby Bat find his courage, or Detective Duck “quack the case” with the new Fun eReader app on Google Play. Fun eReader is now available for droid devices, strengthening the e-reading platform offered by Arbordale Publishing (formerly Sylvan Dell Publishing) which currently includes online computer access and an iPad app under the same name.
Arbordale Publishing is fighting the summer slide with the launch of new technology and a summer reading incentive. All of the company’s eBooks will be 99 cents through September 30th on the new Fun eReader app in Google Play, Amazon’s Kindle Fire store as well as the entire collection of book apps offered in the Apple iTunes store. Read more click here
A Day in the Deep is IndieFab
Foreword Reviews Announces IndieFab Book of the Year Awards
Mt. Pleasant, SC (June 27, 2014) – A Day in the Deep goes bronze in the 2013 IndieFab awards presented at the annual American Library Association Conference by Foreword Reviews Magazine. Read more click here
Charleston Publisher receives Best Books nod from Annual Children’s Book List
Mt. Pleasant, SC (June 10, 2014) – Two of the “Best Books of the Year” were published by local children’s publisher Arbordale per the Bank Street College of Education’s annual list that was released this week in New York City.
A committee of children’s book experts, reviews newly published books each year and chooses outstanding titles for their list. This booklist is a highly regarded guide to children’s books for parents and educators; each of the books on the list goes through a stringent review process before the final selections are made. The 2014 edition includes A Butterfly Called Hope and Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer released in 2013 under the name Sylvan Dell Publishing before the company’s name change in early 2014. Read more click here
Florida Students - Get Ready to Read
Mt. Pleasant, SC (May 1, 2014) – Two Arbordale Publishing books will battle it out for the top prize this year in the Florida Reading Association Children’s Book Award. A Butterfly Called Hope, by Mary Alice Monroe and Balloon Trees by Danna Smith will be in the spotlight this year as Florida students read and vote for their favorite among the eight finalists.
The FRA Book Award encourages all children to pick up the books and vote for their favorites. Each year the committee seeks out the best of the recently published book to choose eight finalists that will encourage a love for books in Florida children. The libraries and schools in Florida play a huge role in the success of the award by getting the nominees in the hands of children and encourage them to vote.
It is an honor to have not only one book, but two books to be selected for this award and rewarding that so many children will read Arbordale books over the course of the next year. With activities and science information built into each book these two titles are exemplary representatives of the company’s goal to “spark a love for science through literature.” Read more click here
Sylvan Dell Publishing changes its name to Arbordale Publishing
Mt. Pleasant, SC (February 28, 2014) - Effective March 1st, Sylvan Dell Publishing changes its name to Arbordale Publishing (www.ArbordalePublishing.com). In business since the fall of 2004, the publisher will continue to produce the same quality fun-to-read picture books with a science or math theme. The name change takes place in order to avoid a time-consuming and costly legal battle over the use of the word “Sylvan” in the name.
The original name was closely associated with co-owner Donna German's family. Her grandfather purchased a farmhouse in a wooded valley outside Wilmington, Delaware shortly after his return from serving in WWI. He hailed from Williamsport, Pennsylvania where there had been a Sylvan Dell Park (closed in the late 1930s). Named after the park, a hand-carved, wooden sign saying "Sylvan Dell" hung at the property’s driveway entrance for decades. Family still lives on the property.
In Latin, Sylvan Dell means wooded valley. The logo was designed to capture that idea of learning leaves falling into an open book, representing the valley. Arbordale also means wooded valley, allowing the use of the same logo for brand recognition. Click her to read more...
New Books are Blooming This Spring Arbordale Publishing Celebrates Spring Book Launch
Mt. Pleasant, SC (January 15, 2014) -- Sylvan Dell Publishing is abuzz with excitement as the company celebrates its largest title release in history with nine science and math picture books hitting shelves this February.
This season includes retellings of classic tales with a science twist, nonfiction profiles of animals and those that take care of them, and even some geometry fun. As Sylvan Dell has grown, the company is proud to offer their books in many digital formats as well as Spanish language editions of each new title. Perfect for the elementary classroom, science and language lessons don’t stop with the ending of the book; children, parents and teachers are able to access a world of activities and quizzes online in both English and Spanish at sylvandellpublishing.com.
The online and social media launch celebration will begin February 24th with daily giveaways, reading activity ideas, and author interviews. The week of reading culminates with author events scheduled in various cities around the country that begin on March 1st. Click her to read more...
Sharing Science and Math Around the World
Mt. Pleasant, SC (December 3, 2013)--Arbordale Publishing is kicking off the holiday season with a donation to Libraries of Love, an organization that brings the joy of reading to children in Africa.
Boxes of books will arrive in Africa this season to assist the organization in building five libraries in Uganda over the next year. The small publishing house has donated thousands of books to the library organization over the past seven years. Believing that all children can spark a love for science or math at an early age, picture books from the publisher’s collection are carefully selected to enhance the new libraries.
The organization’s mission is to create libraries in African Schools and expand the love of reading to create lifelong learners. Uganda school libraries are not common, and Libraries of Love has provided 25 schools with libraries and books through donations and volunteers since 2005. Click her to read more...
Top Honors for Arbordale Publishing Local Publisher has two books named to Prestigious Reading List
Mt. Pleasant, SC (November 11, 2013) -Two Arbordale Publishing picture books, Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer by Mary Holland, and On the Move, written by Scotti Cohn and illustrated by Susan Detwiler were selected for the 2014 Outstanding Science Trade books. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) in combination with the Children’s Book Council (CBC) collaborate each year to choose top reads for children in grade K-12 that promote both science and literacy.
Mary Holland’s photographs document the life of a young fox kit in Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer. Children learn about a fox’s adaptations, instincts and growing up throughout the story, and in the book’s For Creative Minds Section. As a naturalist, Mary Holland is frequently found in the woods of Vermont with her lab Emma photographing wildlife and sharing her stories on naturallycuriouswithmaryholland.wordpress.com.
In contrast On the Move shows children how a variety of animals migrate to specific locations throughout the seasons of the year. Detwiler’s vivid illustrations display how large groups of animals gather together, and Cohn’s text highlights the reasons, adaptations and difficulties of the migration process. Both author and illustrator share a life-long love for children’s books, and previously collaborated on Big Cat Little Kitty for Arbordale Publishing.
Being named to this list is a great honor for Arbordale who specializes in science and math themed picture books. Founded in 2005, the mission of Arbordale is to build excitement in young children for reading and science. That is why each book is carefully built to entertain and educate children through a fun story, realistic art, and a For Creative Minds section filled with facts and activities. Click her to read more...
Fun eReader changes eBook Reading Sylvan Dell Publishing announces enhanced format to eBook subscription
Mt. Pleasant, SC (October 30, 2013) - Releasing this week from Arbordale Publishing is a revamped version of the subscription model eBooks under the heading Fun eReader. The new eBook platform allows for simultaneous access to the publishers 90 titles across a multitude of computer and tablet options.
For 6 years Arbordale has delivered unique eBooks to schools and children throughout the United States and the world. Now, all of the unique features that Arbordale offers have combined to allow children, parents and teachers access to eBooks with Fun eReader. With a subscription, children have access to their online library from any device. Whether accessed through the iPad app, or on a home computer, the features that accompany each eBook can be used easily and simultaneously by multiple readers.
Each story carries a science or math theme throughout the traditional picture book story, and after the story children are able to explore facts and activities to learn more about the topics in that story. Arbordale books have garnered praise from both educators, winning the District Administration top 100 products award for 2 consecutive years, as well as several prestigious book awards including the International Reading Association Children’s Choices, and NSTA’s Outstanding Science Trade Books. Educators are able to easily integrate the books into lessons using the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards information provided online and through the iPad app. Click here to read more
A Warm Winter Tail Honored with a Gelett Burgess Book Award Author and Illustrator Celebrate Gold in Education Category
Mt. Pleasant, SC (October 4, 2013) –The artistic team of Carrie Pearson and Christina Wald have been awarded a Gold Gelett Burgess award for their children’s picture book A Warm Winter Tail published by Sylvan Dell Publishing.
The Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award highlights excellence in family-friendly books covering the broad expanse of a child's existence, helping them grow socially, emotionally, ethically, intellectually, and physically. Each year Gelett Burgess Children’s Book awards are given to 40 books in 4 distinct classifications: Lifestyle, Arts and Letters, Society and Culture, and Education. Parents, Educators, Librarians and Retailers trust the high mark of distinction the Gelett Burgess Foundation honors provide a product.
A Warm Winter Tail is a great resource if you have ever wondered how animals stay warm in the cold winter months. Author Carrie Pearson answers that question in a very unique way throughout A Warm Winter Tail. This twist on perspective has animals asking, and imagining how humans stay warm in the winter. Illustrator Christina Wald was able to pull the concept of together through both life-like animal illustrations and whimsical depictions of children adapting to cold temperatures outside. The duo will pair up again for the release of A Cool Summer Tail coming this spring from Arbordale. Click her to read more...
Top Honors for Arbordale Publishing Local Publisher has two books named to Prestigious Reading List
Mt. Pleasant, SC (November 10, 2013) -Two Arbordale Publishing picture books, Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer and On the Move, were selected for the 2014 Outstanding Science Trade books. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) in combination with the Children’s Book Council (CBC) collaborate each year to choose top reads for children in grade K-12 that promote both science and literacy.
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Balloons Win Big in the Florida Author and Publisher Association President’s Book Award
Mt. Pleasant, SC (October 4, 2013) – Balloon Trees by Danna Smith, illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein took home gold at the annual Florida Authors and Publishers convention held in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Traditionally only open to resident Florida authors, this year was the first year that the award recognized authors from across the nation. Established by the association president in 2005 the Florida Authors and Publishers Association have recognized books in 32 categories for their excellence.
Balloon Trees shows even the youngest reader how their balloon goes through the process of production. With a little bird as a companion, the full-page spreads guide the reader from tree to store through rhyming text. Arbordale Publishing books always include a For Creative Minds section, where children and parents are able to work through activities and learn fun facts about rubber production. Click here to read more
Ferdinand Fox Brings Honored in Book Award Local Author Takes Home a Bronze Moonbeam
Mt. Pleasant, SC (October 4, 2013) – Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer by local author and photographer Mary Holland takes home bronze in the Moonbeam Book Awards.
The Moonbeam Book Awards celebrates the best in children’s books each year and awards are given to titles in more than forty different categories. It is an honor to be recognized by this group of reviewers, whose mission is to promote excellence in literature and encourage literacy. An awards ceremony will be held at the Traverse City Children’s Book Festival on November 9th in Traverse City, Michigan.
Being a young fox is tough business in the great outdoors, and Mary Holland captures the ups and downs of this fox and his siblings in Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer. Through the vivid photographs young readers learn how Ferdinand explores his surroundings and even plays with his siblings while mom is there to keep them in line and teach her foxes how to survive on their own. The For Creative pages and online resources allow children and parents and teachers to explore more in-depth information about how a fox grows up. Click here to read more
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