Frequently Asked Questions
Why do reading levels from different leveling programs sometimes differ?
Leveling programs that use specially designed computer software, such as Accelerated Reader and Scholastic Reading Counts, read the text of an entire book and determine the reading level based on the number of words, their difficulty, and the complexity of sentence structure. Educators have reported dissatisfaction with these readability formulas especially in the case of non-fiction books. Non-fiction books tend to be graded higher by these formulas than educators themselves would normally grade them because of difficult or technical terminology. Such programs make no allowance for difficult words being explained within the text or in the glossary of the book. Crabtree bases its reading levels on teachers’ actual experience with students at different grade levels. Crabtree feels that Accelerated Reader’s Interest Level category is a more accurate measure for non-fiction than its Reading Level category.
What are Crabtree Publishing’s Terms and Conditions?
INVOICE TERMS: Invoices are due 30 days from receipt of shipment.
RETURNS: Unsold books may be returned in undamaged and resaleable condition, for credit, no less than 120 days after purchase. Advance permission in writing required. Shipping must be prepaid. The customer’s account will then be credited in full.
Does Crabtree Publishing accept manuscripts?
Crabtree does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Crabtree Publishing has an editorial team in-house that creates curriculum-specific book series. Please refer to the section in FAQ’s that gives tips on how to get published.
I have written a children's book. How do I get it published?
Regretfully, Crabtree Publishing does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. If you have written a children’s book and would like to find a publisher, here are some helpful tips on getting started
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