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Dover and Sesame Workshop join to publish Sesame Street Simple Science Experiments With Elmo and Friends: Water and Earth

Mineola, New York, 04/2012 — Dover Publications ( has joined with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization, to publish the forthcoming Sesame Street Simple Science Experiments with Elmo and Friends: Water and Earth, one of the first books to highlight Sesame Street’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum.

Since 2009, Dover Publications has been publishing a complete line of children’s books featuring beloved Sesame Street characters, from puzzles and tattoos that help teach counting and the alphabet to paper dolls and Super Sticker Books that encourage creative play. Now with Sesame Street Simple Science Experiments with Elmo and Friends: Water and Earth, Dover and the Sesame Workshop bring fun-filled learning to a whole new level.

Available in April 2012, Sesame Street Simple Science Experiments with Elmo and Friends: Water and Earth is based on the new STEM initiatives currently taught in many elementary, junior, and high schools. An interdisciplinary approach based on exploration, discovery, and problem solving, STEM prepares students for 21st century careers by encouraging them to embrace the fields of science,
technology, engineering, and math.

Sesame Street’s curriculum fosters children’s natural inclinations to ask questions and encourages investigation and experimentation in order to make new discoveries,” says Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, Senior Vice President of Education and Research, Sesame Workshop. “By approaching STEM education as an integrated discipline through the process of scientific inquiry, rather than individual domains, the curriculum helps children develop a better understanding of how things work, and builds stronger cognitive reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.”

Featuring 96 big pages and affordably priced at only $6.99, Sesame Street Simple Science Experiments with Elmo and Friends: Water and Earth invites boys and girls ages 3 and up to join Elmo, Super Grover 2.0, and the rest of the gang to learn about science. Kids will be captivated by the playful illustrations and wealth of information as their favorite characters lead them through numbered steps of simple at-home experiments including making a table-top volcano, an indoor rainstorm, bubbles, and more. Plus, there are “Murray’s Science Words on the Street” sidebars, fun facts from Grover, a science journal with blank pages to write down results, mazes, and look-and-find puzzles — and everything can be colored as well. The book is written by Gina Gold, the author of more than 40 children’s titles for Sesame Street, Dragon Tales, and other internationally known franchises, and features illustrations by long-time Sesame Street artist Tom Brannon.

“We have had great success with our partnership with Sesame Workshop, selling more than 250,000 copies of all titles combined,” adds Ken Katzman, Dover’s Vice President of Trade Marketing. “With Sesame Street Simple Science Experiments with Elmo and Friends: Water and Earth, it is our pleasure to join them in taking the next step in educating children around the world, offering a value-packed book that will help make learning about science engaging and enjoyable.”

If you would like a complimentary review copy of Sesame Street Simple Science Experiments with Elmo and Friends: Water and Earth, please contact Ken Katzman at

To read more about Dover’s complete line of Sesame Street products, visit

Dover Publications, Inc., founded by New Yorker Hayward Cirker in 1941, is headquartered in Mineola, New York. A niche book publishing house with over 130 employees, Dover’s 9,000 titles include books on architecture, astronomy, chess, clip and fine art, crafts, history, literature, and mathematics, as well as music scores, the world’s premier paper doll line, value-priced Little Activity Books, and titles by over two dozen Nobel Laureates. Mr. Cirker passed away in March 2000 at age 82, and the privately owned company was purchased by Courier Corporation.

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows including The Electric Company, to help bridge the literacy gap. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health, and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits, and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more

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