I’ve long been a fan of Sylvan Dell and have talked about them a time or two over at Reading to Know. However, today I am delighted to bring them to your attention at 5 Minutes for Books and offer you an opportunity to win one of their titles.
Sylvan Dell is taking a unique approach to their books these days in that they are striving to move their base of followers to the online world of e-books. (Of course, they do realize that there are some folks like me who are almost – but not quite – archaic about their approach to books and so you can find hard copies of their line of books as well.) In fact, if I had found this company before they went online, I might not have paid very much attention to them at all. (Must. have. book. in. hand.) But since we made friends before their move to the online world, I’m ok with remaining friends. For dealing with the whole idea of an e-book, they do make it rather easy to be friendly with them.
Not only does Sylvan Dell offer their books in e-book form, but they offer a plethora of resources and information to accompany each of their titles. Combining science and math with literature, their books are educational and just plain fun. Their books hold great appeal to my three year old who is curious to explore the world around him. Check out one of their latest releases:
Little Red Bat is set in the autumn months when the weather is beginning to change. Little Red Bat doesn’t know if she should stay put for the winter or travel south like so many other animals are doing. She runs into a variety of other creatures and asks them their plans for the winter. Will the field mouse be headed south? No. It will be working on its tunnels underground. Will the sparrow stay? No, it will be flying south. Little Red Bat has exchanges with a variety of other animals so that the young reader gets the idea the different animals have different patterns and habits as the weather changes. My son really enjoyed this book.
A quick hop and exploration over to the Sylvan Dell website offers the following resources for us to use after we’ve read the book together:
The goal of Sylvan Dell is to make their books more accessible for parents and teachers to use in educating children. (They also specifically seek out home schoolers which I very much appreciate.) They really are doing an excellent job providing storybook materials to draw children in to the natural world around them. I heartily encourage parents with children aged 3-12 (in particular) to check out Sylvan Dell. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed their reads.
As further incentive to check them out, we’d like to offer one hard copy of one Sylvan Dell book of your choosing. That’s right! Hop on over to the Sylvan Dell website and see what they have to offer. Come back here and leave a comment letting us know which title you would like to win. We’ll draw the winner and that person will win the title they have selected. Please make sure to leave a title in your comment in order to be eligible to win! We’ll announce the winner on May 19
If you need help selecting, here are a few of our family’s favorite titles:
Have fun exploring and choosing!