Summer of Fun: Hey it’s only 99 cents!

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Do you want your child to go to the head of the class? We do too! That is why Arbordale Publishing has created Fun eReader, an online reading experience for kids and parents.

Each eBook brings nature, science and math into a story for young readers. If your child loves space, dinosaurs, or is fascinated by cats we have books filled with information tailor-made just for them. After that story, pages of fun activities help kids dive into some of the more complicated topics in the book creating a fun learning experience. Even parents can get in on the fun with memory games, or helping little ones make slime just like the creatures of the ocean.  These activities are opportunities for learning and family togetherness as parents relive their childhood memories and maybe even learn new facts right along with their kids! Although, when you are in need of a break and have mounds of laundry Fun eReader is a great way for kids to play and learn great reading skills in a safe digital environment complete with those answers to “why” and “how”.

Arbordale fully believes that creating a love for reading and sparking an interest in science and math at a young age is a recipe for success in shaping a child’s future.

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Start reading today with our Summer Reading special all 99 eBooks priced at 99 cents each through September 30th, and they are available through Fun eReader on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arbordale.home) and iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fun-ereader-picture-books/id500641356?mt=8).

Want to know more? Here are the features:

  • 99 Picture books available with bold easy-to-read text featuring stories with science and math themes
  • “For Creative Minds” a fact and activities section allows children to explore into the world of their favorite animal or character.
  • Read-aloud option can be turned on and off at any time during the story or speed control allows children to listen at their own pace.
  • Spanish and English language selection for language learning
  • More…button features videos, additional activities and related links
  • Create an account and access your eBook collection from any tablet or computer complete with all of these great features.
  • Compatible with iOS 6.0 on the ipad or 2.3 and up for Android

Visit www.arbordalepublishing.com to learn more about our mission to make science and math subjects loved by all!

“I love this app! My children are absolutely thrilled with the books and love learning about different animals, the ocean, and outer space.  I love that through reading stories, they are exploring science and math concepts. I have also used this app in my Spanish classes, and the students were very enthusiastic to learn and read with this fun app.” – Spanglish Baby

A Hidden Silver Lining

Good new too all!  There may be a hidden silver lining to global warming…well, in the Arctic at least.  According to a new study, the persistent change in climate may very well improve the quality of air in the polar region.  This good news is rare seeing as global warming in the Arctic is increasing at a more rapid rate than in other areas of the planet.  Due to warming, air pollutants from industrial regions travel to the Arctic.  In turn, these pollutants only speed up the warming.  It is a vicious cycle! 

 Now, I’m sure you are asking, “Where is the good news?”  Well my friends, global rainfall is also predicted to be a widespread result of global warming.  Lucky for us, rain serves as a natural cleanser.  As said by the scientist leading this recent study, Timothy Garrett, “Precipitation is the atmosphere’s single most efficient way of removing particulate pollution.”  Raindrops take the pollutants with them. Simple as that!  Due to this redeeming natural occurrence, rainfall may already swipe pollution from the air before it even reaches the Arctic.

Read about another vicious cylce in our book, “In Arctic Waters,” by Laura Crawford.  I promise, this cycle is more forgiving and much more exciting!  Through this wonderfully illustrated book,  join in the rhythmic, building fun of Arctic animals as they play and chase each other around “the ice that floats in the Arctic water.”  What happens to interrupt and spoil their fun?  Go and see for yourself!

 

For even more fun with reading, dive into another one of our titles, “The Glaciers are Melting!” by Donna Love.  In this book, Peter Pika is sure the glaciers are melting and is off to talk to the Mountain Monarch about it.  Joined along the way by friends Tammy Ptarmigan, Sally Squirrel, Mandy Marmot, and Harry Hare, they all wonder what will happen to them if the glaciers melt.  Where will they live, how will they survive?  When Wiley Wolverine tries to trick them, can the Mountain Monarch save them?  More importantly, can the Mountain Monarch stop the glaceirs from melting?

New Possibilities Through Science and Literature

For the first time, scientists are closely studying  the Pacific leaping blenny.  Surely you are asking yourself, “What in the world is that?”  The leaping blenny, my friend, is a land dwelling fish that walks!  This fish lives and moves agily along the rocky coast of Micronesia.  While this fish breathes through its gills and skin, it still requires water to survive.  It has not completely leaped away from its evolutionary track.

Now that fish can walk, check out our book, “Tudley Didn’t Know,” by John Himmelman.  In this crazy adventure, a turtle named Tudley finds out he can fly, leap, and glow among other things.  He keeps discovering talents he never knew he had.  When it comes to it, he learns how to protect himself and open his friends’ eyes to new possibilities.

This book teaches a lesson that is inspiring for children of all ages.  If fish can walk and turtles can fly, then what’s stopping children from reaching  for new possibilities as well?

2011-2012 Season is the “Year of the Bat”

The UNEP Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and The Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (EUROBATS) have joined together to celebrate the Year of the Bat (2011-2012 Season)

Are you a fan of bats? Then check out Little Red Bat by Carole Gerber and illustrated by Christina Wald.

Red bats can hibernate or migrate to warmer regions during the winter. Should this solitary little bat stay or should she go? That’s the question the little red bat ponders as the leaves fall and the nights get colder! Some animals, such as the squirrel, tell her to stay. But what about the dangerous creatures that hunt red bats in winter? The sparrow and others urge her to go. But where? Carole Gerber takes young readers on an educational journey through one bat’s seasonal dilemma in Little Red Bat. Imaginative illustrations by Christina Wald give little red bat charm and personality, and children will be waiting and wondering what will happen next. Will the little red bat stay put or migrate south for safety and warmth?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more bat fun, be sure to check out www.yearofthabat.org and www.batcon.org.