November 23, 2009

November News from Enslow Publishers! Free Books with Purchase!

Click the link to check out the Enslow November Newsletter!

Filled with great tips, new science series an activity and a great offer:

Free 6-Book Series "In Touch with Basic Science"
with your direct order.

Purchase over $150 of books directly from us, and we'll ship you for free, our new 6-book series "In Touch with Basic Science." Mention code R30 and order before 12/31/09 and receive this free set of books as our thanks. Click here to learn all the details of this offer.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

November 19, 2009

Wendy Thomas reviews Enslow's "I Can Count Money" on

Wendy Thomas posted a great review of Enslow's "I Can Count Money" from the I Like Money Math Series!

To see her review on, click here!

To learn more about this title, visit

I Can Count Money NEW!

Author: Rebecca Wingard-Nelson
State Affiliation of Author: OH
ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3142-5
Publication Year: 2009
Interest Level: Grades K-3

Page Count: 24
Description: Another great book in the I Like Money Math! series. Full-color photographs, simple text, and free worksheets help young readers learn how to count bills and coins with ease. A must-have for any elementary math collection or elementary math tutor. Great for remedial reinforcement of counting.
Binding: Library
Subject(s): Math, Counting, Money
Dewey #: 513.2
Trim Size: 9 x 7 1/2

Illustrations: Illus. with color photographs and illustrations

November 18, 2009

A Student's Guide to the Brontë Sisters Review

BrontëBlog gave a great review of Enslow's "A Student's Guide to the Brontë Sisters"
The following is some excerpts from the review. For the entire review, please click here.

"Particular attention is paid to Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights with a chapter devoted to each novel. Anne Brontë's works are not forgotten or glossed over as the author keeps a chapter for the younger sister which is particularly interesting as Ms Pasachoff goes beyond the
mainstream literary agenda and praises The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey which she considers a precedent in many aspects of Jane Eyre itself"

"clear and not overwhelming typeface in order to appeal to all those students which don't limit themselves to the Wikipedia articles or the same old online Jane Eyre/Wuthering Heights essays and want to discover the basics of the lives and works of the Brontës. If some of them comes across this book in their local or high school library we are pretty sure they will not be disappointed."

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November 17, 2009

Get a FREE series from Enslow when you buy $150 worth of books, direct!

Get ready for Science Fair Season!

Purchase over $150 of books directly from us, and we’ll ship you for FREE, the “In Touch with Basic Science” series at no additional charge!
Free 6-Book Series
On Direct Orders of $150 or greater.
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November 11, 2009

Interview with Bonnie Pryor: Author of the Hannah Pritchard books

This excerpt and interview appeared in Baker & Taylor's October's CATS Meow.

Award-winning author Bonnie Pryor has written numerous picture books and novels for young readers. Bonnie’s latest historical fiction novels with Enslow Publishers are about the adventures of a teenaged pirate girl named Hannah Pritchard. Both Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution (978-0-7660-2851-7) and Pirate Hannah Prichard: Captured! (978-0-7660-3310-8) take place during the American Revolution.

Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution, Hannah finds her family murdered by British red coats, Tories, and Iroquois Indians. Searching for revenge and adventure, Hannah hides her identity to work aboard The Sea Hawk (an American privateer ship) as a cabin boy. In Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured!, The Sea Hawk is attacked and destroyed by the British. Hannah and her friends escape with the Sea Hawk’s treasure but are later captured by the British and face brutal conditions as prisoners.

These fast-paced, adventure stories are hard to put down. Both Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution and Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured! bring history to life for readers ages 9 and up.

And now, a question and answer session with author Bonnie Pryor:

Q1. What was the inspiration behind the Hannah Pritchard series?

An editor at Enslow read one of my historical novels and asked me to write a book about a female pirate. After some research I learned that there were probably women aboard some of the privateer ships. By setting the story during the Revolutionary War, I was able to bring in the historical figures Paul Revere and John Paul Jones as well as information about the little known terrible prison ships.

Q2. How did you approach writing these titles? How do you incorporate nonfiction with a fictional story?

I did about two months of research before starting to write. Then I went through my notes to bring historical events that would work in the fictional story that was growing in my head. I especially looked for details that kids would find interesting (like using the bathroom).

Q3. How did you create each of the characters in the Hannah Pritchard series?

That is a hard question. I suppose that is why I am a writer. I have all of these characters in my head waiting for me to write them a story. By the time I start to write they are almost like real people to me.

Q4. What is your favorite part of the Hannah Pritchard series?

There is a battle in the second book Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured! that was fun to write. Then when Hannah and her friends escape the sinking Sea Hawk in the small ship’s boat Hannah insists on taking the ship’s cat and a goat.

Q5. How did you begin your writing career?

I wrote a few magazine articles in the early 80’s before I realized that what I really wanted to do was to write for children. My first book was published in 1985. I have written 40 books, both picture books and novels. I’ve written family stories, mysteries, even science fiction, but my favorites are the historical.

Q6. What made you decide to write for children?

I love books, but especially children’s books. When I was a little girl, you know, the days before X-box and cable television, I discovered reading as a way to escape into other worlds and have crazy adventures. When I had children of my own I used to go to the library and get stacks of books to read to them. I could never wait, though, I always had to sit down and read them first.

Q7. What do you do when you are not writing?

I own a children’s bookstore so I’m often there. I really enjoy matching the children that come in with just the right book.

Q8. Will there be a Hannah Pritchard part 3?

Oh, I think so; in Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured! Hannah and her crew buried a chest of Spanish coins on the Outer Banks. She will probably have to go back to retrieve it……

To learn more about these books, please visit Enslow's website.

November 04, 2009

Stephenie Meyer's "New Moon" movie released in 2 weeks!

"New Moon" the second book of the Twilight series, has be turned into a movie that is coming out on Friday, November 20th. Tickets are already selling!

To learn more about Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Saga please click the link to see Enslow's latest title from Authors Teens Love!

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November 03, 2009

Today is Election Day!

Today, November 3rd, is Election Day, and that means a new change in many states around the country. Get out and vote!

If you are not sure where to vote, check out this polling place finder.

To learn more about your government and how it works, try some Enslow books here.

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November 02, 2009

El Día de los Muertos—Una celebración de la familia y la vida

Yesterday, the first of November arrived and people in Mexico begin to gather in cemeteries for picnics and celebrations. As night falls, candles are placed on graves and the names of the dead are spoken. The picnic continues through the night as family members remember and celebrate the loved ones who have died. El Día de los Muertos--Una celebración de la familia y la vida is a Spanish-only edition introducing the holiday with explanations of its history and how it is celebrated today.

For more information on this Dia de Los Muertos by Enslow Publishers, please click the underlined link.

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