April 15, 2014

The Brightstone Saga: Goodreads Giveaway!

We're offering five copies of each book from Paul B. Thompson's high fantasy "The Brightstone Saga" trilogy up for a Goodreads giveaway!  You can enter to win one, two or all three of the giveaways!  Click the links below for more information:















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The Brightworking by Paul B. Thompson

The Brightworking

by Paul B. Thompson

Giveaway ends April 28, 2014.
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The Fortune-Teller by Paul B.  Thompson

The Fortune-Teller

by Paul B. Thompson

Giveaway ends April 28, 2014.
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The Battle for the Brightstone by Paul B.  Thompson

The Battle for the Brightstone

by Paul B. Thompson

Giveaway ends April 28, 2014.
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April 11, 2014

A Poem for National Poetry Month

The following poem was taken from Beauty Poetry, a new title in Enslow's Pure Poetry series, and was written by William Shakespeare. The four books in this series each cover a different poetry theme. Each chapter looks at one poem accompanied by detailed analysis discussing the style and technique, poetic devices, and the cultural significance. Every chapter ends with questions, and prompts students to discuss and assess the featured poems.

Sonnet 18
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May;
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

This entire series is correlated to the Common Core College and Career Readiness Standards, and can be obtained from your preferred vendor, local bookstores, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. They are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats.
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April 09, 2014

School Library Journal review

Discover Ancient Civilizations, a spring 2014 series for Enslow, was recently reviewed in the April 2014
issue of School Library Journal.

An excerpt is below:

"Going into more depth than similar titles for this age group, these books describe the origins, organization, culture and religion, daily lives, and declines and falls of ancient civilizations. The extra detail is a welcome change from many recent sets that emphasize illustrations over text, and the format allows for ample background..."

This series is correlated to the Common Core College and Career Readiness Standards, and is available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. These titles are available from your preferred vendor, local bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

April 07, 2014

April is Financial Literacy month

To help students develop the skills and strategies related to financial planning, saving, and investing, look at
Enslow's new series, Be Smart About Money and Financial Literacy. Written for the middle school reader, each of these six books cover one topic related to money and financial literacy.

Be Smart About Credit, the first title in the series, defines the two ways of looking at debt; the kinds of credit and debt; the costs of credit and debt; what are credit ratings and reports;  knowing rights and responsibilities; and troubleshooting tools. The end of each chapter features a math or word problem.

All six titles in the series are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. There is also a library/eBook bundle. These titles are available from your preferred vendor, local bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

This series is also correlated to the Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards.


April 04, 2014

Happy Birthday Maya Angelou

Written for the middle school reader, this biography of the award-winning poet and Civil Rights activist describes her early life raised by her grandmother in Arkansas. Rising from poverty, she achieved success as a dancer, an actress, a teacher, and an award-winning author. This compelling profile will make readers understand and appreciate why Maya Angelou is one of the best-loved and most fascinating American writers.

Available in library, paperback, and eBook formats, this title is available from your preferred vendor, local bookstore, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. Titles in the African-American Icons series are also correlated to the Common Core College and Career Readiness Standards.

April 01, 2014

Teaching True Stories of Teens in the Holocaust

Keith Schoch, noted educator and blogger, has written an excellent post about using "True Stories of Teens in the Holocaust" in the classroom along with a review of the series.  Check out Keith's blog post here: http://howtoteachanovel.blogspot.com/2014/03/destruction-disruption-and-defiance.html

Visit http://www.enslow.com/series/True_Stories_of_Teens_in_the_Holocaust to find Common Core correlations and other information on the series.

New series for National Poetry month

Pure Poetry, geared toward the upper middle and high school student, is a series of four titles, with each book focusing on one particular poetry theme. Each chapter looks at one poem accompanied by detailed analysis discussing the style and technique, poetic devices, and the cultural significance. Every chapter ends with questions and prompts for student discussion and assessment.

These titles are correlated to the Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards, and are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. They are available from your preferred vendor, enslow.com, local independent bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

March 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Danica Patrick!

Written for the middle school reader, this biography about Danica is part of Enslow's Heroes of Racing series.

This series is correlated to the Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards. These books are available from your preferred vendor, local bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

March 20, 2014

Don't forget to sign up for our monthly raffle!

You have until March 31 to sign up for Enslow's monthly giveaway of free books!

March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The video below shows how to create a paper shamrock chain from the Paper Crafts for St. Patrick's Day book.


March 14, 2014

Two new math series for Spring 2014

Enslow has just published two new math series, one geared toward the elementary reader and the other toward the middle school reader.

Ready for Math, a series for the upper elementary reader, contains six titles, each of which focuses on a different math topic. The clear and inviting design includes many practice problems to aid the student when reviewing math skills.

Easy Genius Math, written for the middle school student, also focuses on one title per math topic, with six books in the series. They are an excellent review or refresher of math skills, and can be used by parents or tutors trying to help the struggling math student.

Both series are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. They can be ordered from your preferred vendor, local bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

March 10, 2014

Looking forward to Spring

For the lower elementary student looking for books on insects, one of Enslow's latest series, Zoom In on Insects!, is appropriate for that student. These six books are  24 pages, correlated to the Common Core Standards, and contain color photographs.

Written by award-winning author Melissa Stewart, each book focuses on a different insect, describing the different parts of their bodies, their life cycle, and where they live. Each title also includes a words to know section, a list of further resources, and an index.

Available in library, paperback, and eBook formats, bees, butterflies, dragonflies, fireflies, grasshoppers, and ladybugs are covered in the Zoom In on Insects! series. These titles are available from your preferred vendor, local bookstores, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

March 06, 2014

Congratulations to Enslow's latest raffle winner!

Congratulations to Bridge Elementary School in Lexington, MA for winning our monthly raffle of free books!

March 05, 2014

Who invented windshield wipers?

With all of the rain and snow affecting the United States, does anyone think about something as simple as
who invented the windshield wipers that allow drivers to see in those bad conditions?

Before the invention of the windshield, drivers had to wear goggles to keep rain, snow, and bugs out of their eyes while driving. The first windshield, invented in 1904, could be folded down in case it became so dirty that drivers could not see through it. The other option was to pull over and try to clean the glass with your hand. Some drivers even tried rubbing an onion or carrot on the windshield, thinking that the oil from these vegetables would leave a film on the windshield, and repel the rain. That did not work either.

This 48 page book, written for the upper elementary reader, describes how Mary Anderson came up with her idea, what steps she took to try to patent the idea, and what happened after she allowed the patent to expire. Available in library, paperback, and eBook formats, this title is part of the Inventors at Work! series. This series is correlated to the Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards. Other inventors in this series include Ruth Wakefield, Willis Haviland Carrier, Percy Spencer, and Jacques Cousteau. These titles are available from your preferred vendor, local bookstore, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

March 03, 2014

Get to Know DOG BREEDS: The 200 Most Popular Breeds

Get to Know DOG BREEDS: The 200 Most Popular Breeds, by author Eva-Maria Kramer

Written at a middle-school level, this book series introduces different breed of dog. Each detailed portrait includes appearance, origin, and temperament of each breed.

Available in Library Edition, paperback and eBook from Enslow Publishers, Inc.  ISBN: 978-0-7660-4258-2.