Mount Pleasant, SC, January 30, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Sylvan Dell Publishing, an educational children’s book publisher in South Carolina, will kick off their fourth year of business with four new titles. According to the company’s Web site, Sylvan Dell specializes in “artistically spectacular” picture books with science, nature and math themes.
The four freshest titles are no exception:
• Kersplatypus, by Susan K. Mitchell, is an uplifting story about a young platypus attempting to find his place in the world while teaching children about determination, friendship and dealing with bullies. Mitchell’s 2007 release, The Rainforest Grew All Around , has won Learning Magazine’s 2008 Teachers’ Choice Award for Children’s Books and a National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) Honors. Endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance, it was also a short-list finalist for the Green Earth Book Award.
• 'Twas The Day Before Zoo Day, by Catherine Ipcizade, is a clever twist on “’Twas The Night Before Christmas” that introduces children to a wide variety of animals and a behind-the-scenes look at the zoo.
• The Best Nest, by Doris L. Mueller, an enthusiastic bird lover herself, features a story about a wise magpie who tries to each her fellow birds how to build “the perfect nest” Young readers will learn about different bird habitats and the importance of careful listening.
• Animals are Sleeping, by Suzanne Slade, provides kids with astonishing illustrations and fascinating information about the diverse habitats and sleep patterns of a wide array of wild animals.
Founded by Lee and Donna German in 2004, Sylvan Dell Publishing continues to grow. With 52 authors and illustrators throughout the U.S. and Canada, Sylvan Dell will have 35 titles available by August 2008.
“As we add new titles to bookshelves nationwide, we make sure each one is aligned to original mission to get kids excited about both reading and learning,” said Publisher Lee German. That mission is the result of German’s personal experiences.
When Lee German retired from the U.S. Navy, he and his wife, Donna (Rathmell) German, New York Times best-selling author of The Bread Machine Cookbook series, decided to take some time to travel the country as a family. They packed up their van; armed themselves with family memberships to zoos, aquariums, science museums and national parks; and began their adventure with their three daughters.
After watching their daughters’ enthusiasm at every stop on the trip, the Germans say they knew that true excitement generated a desire to learn. Therefore, they made it their mission to create books that were not only exciting to read but also educational.
“We knew that if we could get kids excited about the story, the learning would come naturally,” explained Editor Donna German. “So we make sure that there are resources available for parents and educators to turn a child’s excitement into an opportunity for further learning.”
The back pages of each Sylvan Dell book feature a “For Creative Minds” section, aimed at enhancing each story’s educational opportunities with fun facts, crafts, vocabulary and exercises. Supplemental teaching activities are also available on Sylvan Dell’s Web site with ideas for lesson plans or educational programs.
To learn more about Sylvan Dell Publishing, its books, authors, illustrators and educational activities, please visit www.SylvanDellPublishing.com