Sylvan Dell Publishing: Awards educational resource grants to schools in Wisconsin

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (Sept. 24, 2008) – Children’s book publisher Sylvan Dell has passionately pursued its mission of “bringing science and math to children through literature.” Now, they are reaching out to schools and school districts nationwide with an unprecedented educational resource grant offer, and Wisconsin schools have already reaped the benefits.

The grant is for a free, one-year site license, providing unlimited access to all 35 Sylvan Dell eBooks, featuring flipviewer technology with selectable English and Spanish text and audio. The license can be used on all school computers and may be placed on secure school websites, enabling students and their families to log in and have access from their homes.

Grants will be awarded to one elementary school per district and are open to every district in the United States. To facilitate submission, individual schools may submit the grant application directly. When more than one school from a single district applies, Sylvan Dell will ask the district contact to make the selection.

An easy online grant application is available at: www.SylvanDellPublishing.com/ResourceGrant.htm.

The rapid response in Wisconsin has been impressive. So far, the following thirty-eight schools in the state have been awarded the Sylvan Dell Publishing educational resource grant:

* Roche A Cri Elementary, Arkdale

* Huntley Elementary, Appleton

* Lake Superior Elementary, Ashland

* Clay Lamberton, Berlin

* Blair-Taylor Elementary School, Blair

* Gaylord A. Nelson Educational Center, Clear Lake

* Colby Elementary School, Colby

* Columbus Elementary School, Columbus

* Drummond Elementary School, Drummond

* Rockfield Elementary, Germantown

* Parkway Elementary, Glendale

* Howe Elementary School, Green Bay

* Green Elementary School, Green Lake

* Canterbury School, Greendale

* Hilbert Elementary, Hilbert

* VanBrunt Elementary, Horicon

* Milwaukee Academy of Science, Milwaukee

* Victor Haen Elementary, Kaukauna

* Lac de Flambeau Public School, Lac du Flambeau

* Nathaniel Hawthorne, Milwaukee

* Niagara Elementary School, Niagara

* North Lakeland Elementary School, Manitowish Waters

* Ceria M. Travis Academy, Milwaukee

* 21st Century Preperatory School, Racine

* Indian Community School of Milwaukee, Franklin

* St. Patrick’s School, Janesville

* Divine Mercy School, South Milwaukee

* Sunnyside School, Sobieski

* Rio Elementary School, Rio

* Rosendale Primary School, Rosendale

* Salem Grade School, Salem

* Cadott Elementary School, Cadott

* Valders Elementary, Valders

* G.D. Jones, Wausau

* Walker Elementary, West Allis

* Riveredge Nature Center, Newburg

* Weston Elementary, Cazenovia

* Weyauwega Elementary School, Weyauwega

“Our goal is to provide our elementary students with a strong reading and math curriculum so they develop as skilled readers with strong math skills,” said one principal from Wisconsin. “The idea of ‘bringing science and math to children through literature’ is a powerful one and would provide our teachers with vibrant supportive material. We are also teaching our young children the computer skills they will need for success in the 21st century.”

Sylvan Dell picture books with science, math and nature themes excite children’s imaginations through fun stories, vibrant artwork and a 3-5 page “For Creative Minds” educational section in the back of each book. But that is just the start…what really makes the books unique, is their tremendous amount of free, online educational material available for cross-curricular learning, including: 30-80 page Teaching Activities, Interactive Reading and Math Quizzes, and much more.

According to Sylvan Dell co-owner Lee German, “What we have created is a set of serious tools for teachers and parents to use to both entertain and teach their children. We don’t want to be just another picture book publisher. We want to be loved for our products and our commitment to excellence, and we want to be part of the education solution.”

For additional information, contact [email protected] or call 877-958-2600.

Best Regards,

Sara Dobie

Public Relations

Sylvan Dell Publishing

976 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Suite 3

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Phone: 877-958-2600

www.SylvanDellPublishing.com