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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: Common Core & Science / Reading Level / Season / Spanish / Keyword (pdf)


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


Arbordale is on a mission to create picture books that excite children’s imagination, are artistically spectacular, and have educational value. Our books inspire reading and also provide extensive learning opportunities in science, math, geography, character, and Spanish. The books are designed from the ground up to be both fun-to-read picture book stories and launch pads for discussion and learning.

All of our 99 books start with fun, warm stories, generally fiction with math, science, or nature themes and are brought to life by art. We have 96 wonderful authors and illustrators on our team. To each book, we add a 2-6 page “For Creative Minds” section that includes fun facts, crafts, vocabulary and games to reinforce the educational value and to support Common Core & State Science and Math Standards. Finally, each book is carefully vetted by experts in the field including scientists and educators from organizations including NASA, NOAA, USGS, USFWS, SeaWorld, Houston Zoo, and various universities, nature centers and aviaries.

The stories, art, and educational sections of the books are wonderful in themselves but we have also greatly enhanced their value through online, supplemental resources including 20-50 page, cross-curricular Teaching Activities, 3 Interactive Quizzes, and Related Websites pages for each title. For teachers and families with computer or iPad access, our eBooks and free resources are amazing. Our interactive, web-based eBooks read-aloud in both English and Spanish!! Each book homepage has the features shown below ... click any image above or click the following links to see samples from our book Whistling Wings...

eBook Flipviewer with English & Spanish text & audio
For Creative Minds / ES Education section from back of book
Reading / FCM / Math 3 Interactive quizzes - each with 10 questions
Teaching Activities 20-50 pgs: Lang Arts, Science, Math, Geo, & more
Curriculum Standards Aligned in all 50 states!
Reading Levels & Quizzes


These are not textbooks in the traditional sense but rather fun picturebooks that a child will want to read over and over again. Our science and math learning objectives are there for the taking but the child’s reading pleasure is primary. We think having a child excited about a book and its subject enhances the opportunity for parents and teachers to build on that interest and to strike while the learning iron is hot!

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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iPad App!!
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Fun with math for Mathematics Awareness Month read Multiply on the Fly for free!

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New Titles
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Professional Discounts



-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.

- 7 new fall titles went live as eBooks bringing the total 90 read aloud eBooks with select-on-the-fly English & Spanish (click here).

- Search & Sort features added to our online catalog and eBook Site LIcenses (click here).

- Next Generation Science Standards. All titles now aligned to NGSS (in addition to Common Core and State Specific) (click here).

- Gopher to the Rescue has been selected to the 2014-2015 South Carolina Book Awards Program!

- Celebrating Children's Book Week check out the Arbordale author and illustrator events page for appearance locations May 13th - 19th.

-- Six Arbordale books made the 2013 Just Read Florida Recommended Summer Reading List, Check them out!

-Animalogy and Hey Diddle Diddle made the Best Books of 2012 by Science Books &Films

-Get ready to read! Friday March 1st Celebrate Read Across America Day with access to Arbordale's seven new titles!

-Three Arbordale books were named to this years Kansas Reading Circle of Best Books: The Tree that Bear Climbed, Animal Helpers: Wildlife Rehabilitators and The Great Divide.

-Michigan readers get ready to vote A Warm Winter Tail is on the Great Lakes Great Books K-1 reading list!

-Two Arbordale books named to the 2013 Outstanding Science Trade Books - Desert Baths and Gopher to the Rescue!

- eBooks named to District Administration's Top 100 for the second year in a row. Thank you DA readers.

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