Did you know that one of the main customers for children’s book publishers, especially high-quality nonfiction, is libraries?
According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, the vast majority of parents of children younger than 18 feel libraries are very important for their children. Fully 94% of parents say libraries are important for their children and 79% describe libraries as “very important.” Libraries have the privileged position in the community as a source of knowledge for children and as a resource opening the door to the new ideas and perspectives central to a creative and innovative society. Libraries develop children’s reading, research, and creativity skills through different programs and activities.
The inspiring story of William Kamkwamba from Malawi underlines the difference a library can make. Having borrowed a book about windmills from his local library, Mr. Kamkwamba learned how to build an energy-producing turbine for his village. On the strength of this experience he went on to study at a leading US university. That one book not only changed his life, it also transformed the lives of those in his village community. Such stories explain why many countries are eager to ensure that libraries continue to provide access to knowledge, learning and ideas.
Libraries have an important role to play in motivating children to read high-quality books by providing attractive, comfortable settings and personalized help in finding just the right books to develop reading habits in children. Libraries offer not just book required by the curriculum, but also books covering a wide array of special subjects. In libraries, parents can also browse to find just the book that will intrigue their own child and feed that child’s interests.
Science books in the form of stories develop thinking skills and imagination. Children’s books that are full of adventure, mystery and excitement can set children dreaming about what they themselves can accomplish in the world of science, math and engineering. Such books of mystery, friendship and adventure, along with fun experiments and activity kits help kids imagine themselves as young scientists or engineers and encourage them to see science itself as a journey of adventure and discovery.
Called “a leading publisher of science books for children” by the Boston Globe, Tumblehome provides not only books but also high-quality supplemental educational materials, specifically focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) topics covering a wide array of subject matters. As children’s book publisher our books are curriculum-aligned to the latest U.S. standards including NGSS and Common Core. Yet, our books are also designed for home or the informal after-school learning environment; in other words, our books are both educational and fun!
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