Grant Opportunity Announcement: Arbordale Publishing Offers Children’s eBook Grant

Arbordale Publishing will award three schools in each U.S. state a Fun eReader site license valued at $1,000. Fun eReader is comprised of 120 eBooks with English and Spanish text, read-aloud audio in both languages, an educational For Creative Minds section, and access to all of Arbordale's teaching resources.

Mt. Pleasant, SC, March 07, 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.

As a small specialty publisher, Arbordale has been creating picture books with a science or math theme for more than ten years. The realistic artwork and fact-based fictional stories have caught the eye of many awards panels and reviewers in the educational community. Arbordale’s future is bright; the company is growing and expanding their digital offerings.

With this grant they are hoping to create a conversation among educators about the future of digital reading and the use of non-traditional texts in the classroom. The grant recipients will participate in monthly discussions to share ideas and also help the publisher understand the challenges that administrators, teachers and parents face when teaching in a digital environment.

Schools are able to view the detailed information and apply for a grant on Arbordale’s website starting at 12:00 am March 4th through 5:00pm April 10th through the following link Recipients will be contacted and announced by April 30th with the setup of the resources in place by May 30th. For questions regarding this grant opportunity contact or (843) 971-6722.

About Arbordale Publishing
Arbordale Publishing is on a mission to improve child literacy with science and math through fun to read picture books. Using prose and pictures, children are delighted with stories of their favorite animals, planets, or even places. This leads to the exploration of facts and learning activities in each book’s For Creative Minds pages. Arbordale carefully designs each book to portray accurately the chosen subject. Vetted by experts in that field, and aligned to common core and state standards, each book is an asset to educational programs. Arbordale has grown to include a diverse group of authors and illustrators from across the country, and honored to have won more than 80 book awards since its inception in 2005.
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Heather Williams