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STEM Picture Books for Elementary Science

We are a publishing company with an elementary science focus and are reaching out to Kentucky Science Teachers Association members to share how our 140 STEM picture books support the mission of KSTA. I think you’ll find that our books, vetted for scientific accuracy, and our enhanced ebooks are powerful tools that encourage a love of reading and science. Arbordale books make it easier for teachers to integrate science with language arts lessons, get parents involved, and ultimately improve science scores across your state.


I encourage you to take a look at our books and technology, and would like to offer you and all KSTA members who are involved with elementary level science:

  • one complimentary hardcover picture book of your choice, and
  • ten STEM ebooks of your choice for one-year, unlimited, simultaneous, school and at home access on our Fun eReader® platform

Please let me know which hardcover title you would like sent and the best shipping address. For the ebook access, please choose your ten titles and provide a school name and contact information. If you’d rather, I am happy to choose titles for you. As a small, independently owned business, we hope you will give us consideration and help us get the word out to your fellow educators across the state and the country.


Arbordale offers fiction, nonfiction, and narrative nonfiction picture books that include a 4-page For Creative Minds section and a 30-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Books are aligned to Kentucky State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Common Core. Each book is vetted by experts in their field to insure the accuracy and quality of the material. Titles are leveled by Accelerated Reader, Lexile, and Fountas & Pinnell, and designed to encourage parental engagement with three interactive quizzes on our website. Extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers.


The enhanced ebooks on our Fun eReader® platform, read aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs.  Countless studies show word highlighting increases reading retention and word recognition. Paired with the dual-language capabilities, our enhanced eBooks are some of the most technologically advanced eBooks available.


I appreciate your time and look forward to working with you in the future. I can be reached by phone at 843-971-8722 or by email at


Emily Gooch

Education Programs Manager




Arbordale Publishing


 ... Formerly Sylvan Dell Publishing


612 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Suite A2

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

843-971-6722 (office), 877-243-3457 (toll free), 843-216-3804 (fax)


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