'NumbersAlive! Books for Young Travelers: Washington, DC' Named 2012 Book of the Year

Dr. Rebecca Klemm and Graphcom, Inc. partner to create an award-winning, educational travel children’s book that uses mathematical concepts and the backdrop of the national’s capital as the sources for adventure and learning.

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"NumbersAlive! Books for Young Travelers Washington, DC"

"NumbersAlive! Books for Young Travelers Washington, DC" received the 2012 Book of the Year award by Creative Child Magazine. The book heightens numerical literacy among young readers.

This is an exciting recognition following the launch of our numerical literacy program using fun and friendly number characters. - Dr. Rebecca Klemm, Founder and Executive Director, NumbersAlive!

Gettysburg, PA (PRWEB) August 27, 2012

Dr. Rebecca Klemm, the founder and executive director of NumbersAlive!, has received the 2012 Book of the Year award in the educational travel books for kids category by Creative Child Magazine for her book "NumbersAlive! Books for Young Travelers: Washington, DC." The educational book heightens numerical literacy among young readers while it introduces children to mathematical concepts using the backdrop of the national’s capital as the source for adventure and learning.

"NumbersAlive! Books for Young Travelers: Washington, DC" is the first title in a planned children’s book series designed to encourage children to understand and identify numbers and relate them to applications in their own surroundings at a formative early-childhood stage of learning. Accompanied by a colorful cast of animated number characters 0-9, Team Ten, young readers from prekindergarten through fifth grade can further their understanding of applied numbers and establish a solid foundation for mathematical skills.

Klemm is an experienced educator who has taught statistics and mathematics at the middle school, high school, and university levels. To address the urgent need to engage young people and caring adults in a friendly approach to improving numerical literacy, she became “The Numbers Lady” and created Zero the Hero and Team Ten to lead children on innovative, interpersonal, and interactive global education quests. Her approach is designed to use the arts and real-world adventures to encourage children to observe and speak about numbers in their own environments.

In "Numbers Alive! Books for Young Travelers: Washington, DC," the Team Ten characters take readers along for a tour of relevant historical sites in the nation’s capital as they introduce number recognition concepts, such as the five sides of the Pentagon building and the nine justices of the Supreme Court. The book also contains material for parents and educators that offer additional facts about the sites highlighted in the main text and further educational applications for using the book at home or at school.

“NumbersAlive! is proud to accept both Book of the Year and Top Toy of the Year 2012 from Creative Child Magazine,” Klemm said. “This is an exciting recognition following the launch of our numerical literacy program using fun and friendly number characters, and we are working to build on this progress to spread the educational program and materials to a global audience.”

Klemm was assisted by Jeff Johnson, a Graphcom, Inc. business development specialist with more than 26 years of printing experience. Johnson supervised the seamless coordination of all printing aspects of the book’s production. “From all compliments we have received, 'NumbersAlive! Books for Young Travelers: Washington, DC' has exceeded expectations and has set the standard for upcoming titles in the NumbersAlive! series,” Johnson said.

In its 30-year history, Graphcom, Inc., has become one of southern Pennsylvania’s leading marketing and graphics communications companies, offering state-of-the-art print, digital, and online media technologies to a growing base of local, regional, and national clients. Graphcom’s services are distributed across five major brands, encompassing offset and digital printing solutions, graphic/web design and development, wide format signs and custom fabric printing, production of digital flags and floor materials for color guards and performing ensembles, and a robust publishing division that includes the publication of popular magazine titles such as Celebrate Gettysburg and Frederick Gorilla.

“We are thrilled to be able to work with Dr. Rebecca Klemm on the publication of her NumbersAlive! Books for Young Travelers title,” said Graphcom, Inc. President Matt Livelsberger. “Dr. Klemm’s unique educational philosophy is a proven winner. She has sought to create a multidisciplinary approach to teaching mathematical concepts through the development of the NumbersAlive! book. We are pleased to have been able to take her vision of the book from an idea into a reality.”

Creative Child Magazine, a national publication for parents, grants annual awards to the best educational products on the market for children. The awards are given by a panel of moms and educators who evaluate each product for its overall effectiveness at stimulating a child’s creativity. In addition to "NumbersAlive! Books for Young Travelers: Washington, DC," Klemm also received a Creative Child Magazine’s Top Toy of the Year Award in the classroom plush toys category for her Team Ten number characters.

About Graphcom, Inc.

Founded in 1982 by S. Gregory and Christine Allen, Graphcom, Inc. is a full-service marketing and publishing firm and G7 Master Printer located in historic Gettysburg, Pa. Since its founding, the company has evolved from a small print operation into a full-service graphic communications firm with a keen focus on delivering results for clients through the execution of various custom workflow partnerships, media campaigns, traditional marketing collateral items, and interactive/new media solutions. Graphcom believes in consistently achieving measurable results and showing a positive impact on the bottom line of its clients.

Graphcom’s services include offset and digital printing, mailing and fulfillment services, online ordering, and print management solutions.

Graphcom Creative, a division of Graphcom, is a full-service marketing and creative firm specializing in public relations and marketing solutions, graphic design, web design and development, mobile app design and development, e-mail marketing, SEO/SEM consultation, and writing and editing services.

Signs by Graphcom produces a variety of banners, trade show booth displays, posters, indoor and outdoor signage, vehicle wraps, and custom fabric printing materials.
Field & Floor FX, a division of Graphcom, specializes in digital flags, backdrops, scrims, and digital floors to meet the needs of drum corps, marching bands, indoor color guard, and percussion ensembles.

Graphcom Publishing is a division of Graphcom that specializes in producing niche publications, including Celebrate Gettysburg magazine and Frederick Gorilla magazine.

For more information on Graphcom’s services, visit http://www.graphcom.com, email jjohnson(at)graphcom(dot)com, or call 301-502-5042 or 800-669-1664.

About NumbersAlive! and Dr. Rebecca Klemm

The mission of NumbersAlive! is to improve global numerical literacy by instilling in children a joy of numbers through fun and friendly number characters. NumbersAlive! is dedicated to demystifying numbers and math. Students of all ages join the inquisitive numbers team — toys, puppets and animated characters — as they explore the relevance of mathematical concepts worldwide.

Dr. Rebecca Klemm is the founder and executive director of NumbersAlive! She is an experienced educator who has taught statistics and mathematics at the middle school, high school, and university levels. To address the urgent need to engage young people and caring adults in a friendly approach to improve numerical literacy, she became “The Numbers Lady” and created Zero the Hero and Team Ten (fun, flexible, and friendly number characters 0-9).

Dr. Klemm, The Numbers Lady, guides NumbersAlive!’s educational outreach activities and answers questions about all number-related topics. Dr. Klemm’s program uses the arts and real-world adventures to encourage children to observe and speak about numbers in their own environments. It establishes a solid knowledge foundation for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) academic subjects.

Team Ten, led by Zero the Hero, accompanies Dr. Klemm and prekindergarten through fifth grade children on innovative, interpersonal, and interactive global education quests. They discover numerical applications and develop concepts of the scientific method.

Since the summer of 2010, NumbersAlive! has been very busy designing plush number toys of various sizes with number-specific accessories and learning activities. A daily tweet allows children and adults to learn about numbers, the Books for Young Travelers concept, and other forthcoming series.

Learn more about NumbersAlive! and Dr. Klemm’s work at http://www.numbersalive.org or call 877-358-9993 or 202-667-5244.

About Creative Child Magazine

Creative Child Magazine is a national bimonthly publication that provides parents with the latest information on how to nurture their child’s creativity. With departments such as Kids at Play, Health and Safety, Discovering Creativity, Nurturing Talent, and Tomorrow’s Child — Investing for Your Child’s Future, Creative Child Magazine is the most complete parenting publication for raising well-balanced children.

Visit http://www.creativechild.com for more information.

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