Voting opens today and Arbordale is leading the campaign for the elephants. Once Upon an Elephant by Linda Stanek with illustrations by Shennen Bersani is in the running for the Children's Choice Award in the 3rd and 4th grade book of the year!
The Nature Generation announced the "long List" for the annual Green Earth Book Award, and After A While Crocodile: Alexa's Diary by Dr. Brady Barr and Jennifer Keats Curtis with illustrations by Susan Detwiler is in contention for the children's nonfiction award.
The story is told through the diary of a young girl who is participating in a real crocodile head start program in Costa Rica where children raise the animals. They learn all about their American Crocodile neighbors before releasing the baby croc into local rivers. Readers learn about this endangered animal and conservation efforts through Alexa's story.
The Green Earth Book award honors books that, "Inspire children to grow a deeper appreciation, respect and responsibility for their natural environment." The 2017 winners will be announced on Earth Day!
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Mount Pleasant, SC (January 2, 2017) -- Late in December, the National Science Teachers Association with the Children's Book Council announced that Arbordale's After A While Crocodile: Alexa’s Diary landed a place on their prestigious Outstanding Science Trade Book reading list.
After A While Crocodile is a project between Dr. Brady Barr and author Jennifer Keats Curtis with illustrations by Susan Detwiler. Barr has done extensive work with a crocodile head start program in Costa Rica where children raise American crocodiles from egg to release. This program is intended to teach a respect for these animals that are often misunderstood by the people that live in areas populated with the crocodiles. Read more, click here!
The Kansas NEA Reading Circle has selected Tuktuk: Tundra Tale, A Case of Sense, and Animal Legs for their annual catalog. School library-media specialists across the state use this catalog to buy great books for their school libraries. Learn more and see the entire list here
Mount Pleasant, SC (November 14, 2016) -- Families of first graders may recognize one of two Arbordale books Ten for Me or Newton and Me which were given to students at the beginning of the school year as part Governor Martinez's First Grade Reading Initiative. Now, as part of the same bid, all New Mexico elementary-age students and their families have access to 140 ebooks on Arbordale's dual-language Fun eReader® platform.
Learn more about this statewide reading initiative, click here!
"I want every kid to see one of our books and think, "Science is for me; that's something I can do."
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The Tejas Star Award committee has selected Achiss! by Shennen Bersani for their annual reading list. This is the debut picture book both authored and illustrated by Shennen Bersani, and the first award for a Spanish edition of an Arbordale Book.
The story begins with Baby Bear waking up to a cloud of pollen after hibernation. After a sneezy start Baby Bear ends up learning why pollen is good for everyone, even a bear, from his forest friends. The realistic, yet adorable illustrations are in Bersani's signature style and help kids understand why pollen is so important.
Published by the Texas Library Association each year, the Tejas Star Reading List is intended to, "encourage children ages 5-12 to explore multicultural books and to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism." For more information on the award click here.
Author Mary Holland's newest book, Animal Mouths received a gold seal this week when the Children's Book Council with the National Science Teachers Association named their Outstanding Science Trade Books for 2016.
In Animal Mouths, young readers get up close with teeth, fangs, and beaks as Holland breaks down the differences in types of mouthparts. Large detailed photos complement the text to demonstrate the ways that animals use their mouth, and inset skull photos really show off the mammal's huge incisors.
Read the full press release, click here!
On July 18th at the annual International Literacy Association conference Katherine Hall's debut picture book Polar Bears and Penguins was awarded a place on the annual Children's and Young Adults Reading List as the winner in the primary nonfiction category.
The annual awards honor books written by new authors that show a promise in the children's and young adult genre. This year marks the 40th announcement of the reading list and awards are given out for primary, intermediate and young adult books.
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Sea Slime: It's Eeuwy, Gooey and Under the Sea is a perfect fit for Florida Reading Association's annual children's book award! The children's book of slimy sea life by Dr. Ellen Prager and illustrated by Shennen Bersani has been chosen by the selection committee as a finalist in the 2015-2016 awards competition.
Kids across Florida have the opportunity to read and vote for their favorite picture book in the annual competition. The awards are sponsored by the Florida Reading Association an affiliate of the International Literacy Association, and the organization introduced this award to "encourage young children to become enthusiastic about books." During the 2015-2016 school year Florida students will have eight books to read and choose a winner including Sea Slime.
Read the full press release, click here!
The votes have been counted, the celebration is over and Kali's Story by Jennifer Keats Curtis with photography by John Gomes came out on top this year in the 3rd and 4th grade category for the Children's Choices Book Awards sponsored by the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader.
We thank everyone who voted for Kali's Story and are overjoyed that so many readers loved the story of an orphaned baby polar bear finding his way in a new home and a new friend in the zoo.
To read more about the Children's Choice Awards click here!
Mount Pleasant, SC (April 30, 2015) -- In a two-year collaborative project, over 100 schools across the nation have been granted a subscription to the Arbordale Fun eReader® digital books and the additional educational resources provided by the publisher for use in classrooms and homes for the duration of the project.
"Knowing that funding is limited in many schools across the country, selecting the participants was very difficult," said Heather Williams, public relations coordinator.
Find out more about Arbordale's eBook grant and see the recipient schools here.
Kali's Story in contention for national book award
Mt. Pleasant, SC (March 17, 2015) -- Voting opened in the annual Children's Choice Awards sponsored by the Children's Book Council on March 17th and Kali's Story: A Polar Bear Rescue made the grade, third and fourth to be exact. Now the fate of the winner in the hands of readers across the country and Arbordale Publishing is encouraging children to read and vote.
In celebration of the awards Arbordale is offering the eBook version of Kali's Story for only 99 cents during the voting period and Children's Book Week. Encouraging a love for reading is central to the publisher's mission and as the only nonfiction entry in the category the Children's Choice Book Awards is a great venue to introduce the genre to young readers.Continue reading...
Mt. Pleasant, SC (March 4, 2015) - Applications open today for a digital picture book grant sponsored by Arbordale Publishing. Three schools in each state across the U.S. will be awarded the publisher's Fun eReader® book collection for classroom and home use over two academic years.
With more than 100 books in the collection and growing, this grant presents an opportunity for schools to introduce Arbordale picture books into the curriculum using the company's digital platform and many educational resources. In 2008 Arbordale was one of the first publishers to introduce a dedicated subscription eBook platform, which now includes dual language enhanced eBooks. The changes in technology usage and digital reading habits have inspired the company to present this grant opportunity....more
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