October 28, 2009

Celebrate Halloween!

Every October children all over dress in costume and yell the words "Trick or Treat!" From pumpkins and candy corn to ghosts and goblins, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. Follow Wendy Mass as she shows where Halloween got its start and how it is celebrated today.

For more information on this title, please visit: http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2033

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7660-2491-5
For grades 5 and up
104 Pages

October 27, 2009

Yankees are going to the World Series!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28th starts Game 1 of the 2009 World Series-- The New York Yankees vs. The Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

Learn more about the history of the Yankees with Enslow's "Power in Pinstripes--The New York Yankees"

Click here to learn more: http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2183

Enslow Publishers www.enslow.com
For grades 5 and up
128 pages

October 22, 2009

Enslow author Ana Maria Rodriguez's interview with Blog Talk Radio.

Check out Enslow author Ana Maria Rodriguez's interview with Blog Talk Radio. She discusses how she became a science and nature author and talks about her "Animal Secrets Revealed!" series with Enslow.

Download the interview here: http://audioam.blogtalkradio.com/show_502543.mp3

Check out her series here: http://www.enslow.com/catalog.asp?exact=true&SeriesID=250

Enslow Publishers, www.enslow.com

Enslow's "The Tragic History of the Japanese-American Internment Camps" Wins Spot on VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List 2008!

Enslow Publishers is proud to announce that "The Tragic History of the Japanese-American Internment Camps: From Many Cultures, One History" has won a spot on VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List 2008!

"This compelling and honest account tells how the United States allowed wartime fear to overcome Constitutional rights. Absorbing personal accounts as well as the broader view allow a greater understanding of all involved." -VOYA, August 2009

To learn more information about this title please visit:

"The Tragic History of the Japanese-American Internment Camps: From Many Cultures, One History"
by Deborah Kent
128 pages

Enslow Publishers


October 21, 2009

Modern American Poetry- "Echoes and Shadows"

Part of the Poetry Rocks! series, this collection of poetry features thirteen American poets who lived in the first half of the twentieth century. Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, H.D., Marianne Moore, T. S. Eliot, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E. E. Cummings, and Louise Bogan are featured. This title includes biographical information, historical background, poetry analysis, and several poems by each writer to introduce readers to a range of poems from this exciting era.

For grades 9-12
160 Pages
Enslow Publishers, www.enslow.com
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3275-0

October 20, 2009

Enslow Publishers October Newsletter- Whats New, Free Halloween Craft, Cash for Clunker Books!

Enslow Publishers October Newsletter!
To see the entire newsletter, click the above link.

Enjoy this Halloween craft from Paper Crafts for Halloween created by author and paper-cutting artist Randel McGee! Click here for this simple craft idea.

To learn more about Randel McGee's new series: Paper Crafts Fun for Holidays, click here.

National Day of Writing!

Today, October 20th, is the FIRST National Day of Writing! Take part by submitting your work into the National Gallery of Writing. Submit stories, poems, recipes, emails, blogs, even audio, video, and artwork. http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting

A Web cast of the national event will air live from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, on Tuesday, October 20.

To get inspired, take a look at some of our titles: www.enslow.com
Get creative!!

October 19, 2009

Teen Read Week! Oct 18-24

"Teen Read Week 2009 will be celebrated Oct. 18-24! This year's theme is Read Beyond Reality @ your library, which encourages teens to read something out of this world, just for the fun of it. Registration for Teen Read Week 2009 is now closed."


To check out some Enslow Teen Titles, please visit http://www.enslow.com

New Amelia Earhart Movie Opening Friday: Now Read the Book

Hillary Swank is starring in the new movie this Friday titled: Amelia. Seeing Swank in her flying outfit, it is amazing how much she looks like Earhart! This movie will spike the interests of young people in the famous lost flyer, and we have several books on Amelia Earhart that may be just right your readers. Information about the movie can be found at: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/movies/2010079858_amelia18.html#

In his new book, Unsolved: What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart? author John Micklos, Jr. discusses the various theories surrounding her disappearance and what is being done today as the search continues to discover what became of this famous female pilot. Micklos includes details from Earhart’s final flight, including dialogue from the last known radio contact with her. Discover how this young adventurous girl became the well-respected pilot with an unsolved mystery ending. For ages 11 and up. ISBN:
978-0-7660-2365-9. Visit Enslow.com and search 'Earhart' to see the other titles we have on the lost flyer.

Nice NSTA Review of Awesome Animal Science Projects

The NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) has just published a nice review of Awesome Animal Science Projects, written by Ann Benbow and Colin Mably.

The review starts off with: "Everyday, elementary school students ask questions like this: "Can you train a goldfish?" The science teacher brain switches on to resond: "In what ways can we find out?" The then the reality sets in for the teacher. Can we discover the answer?"

This series shows the way. The full review can be found on the NSTA Recommends website: http://www.nsta.org/recommends/ViewProduct.aspx?ProductID=19457# .

There are also terrific illustrations of the experiments by Tom Labaff. For more information on this title, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2667.
Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3148-7, for grades 3-4.

October 16, 2009

Flat Math Scores? Try Using Fun Math Books like I Like Money Math!

The Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education just released the latest Math scores for the nation showing 4th graders have made no progress in math since 2007. The report can be found here: http://nationsreportcard.gov/math_2009/.

We'd like to suggest that you try fun math trade books in your school or library. Our new series: I Like Money Math! aims to keep elementary-level students engaged, while teaching them how to add, subtract, count, identify, and solve money world problems. The series is newly published and written by author Rebecca Wingard-Nelson. Ms. Wingard-Nelson is a mathematics educator and has developed and written state assessment test and exams.

Each title is available in a library-bound edition or in paperback. Free eownloadable worksheets for each title can be found at the series link (click on title above). These books can be used as a teaching tool for kids that are learning about money for the first time or used as a remedial tool for kids that need extra help with math. Titles in the series are:

I Can Add Bills and Coins. ISBN: 978-0-7660-3143-2

I Can Subtract Bills and Coins. ISBN 978-0-7660-3144-9

I Can Count Money. ISBN 978-0-7660-3142-5

I Can Name Bills and Coins. ISBN 978-0-7660-3140-1

How Many Pennies Make a Dollar? ISBN 978-0-7660-3141-8

I Can Do Money Word Problems. ISBN 978-0-7660-3145-6
If you would like to learn more, please visit our web site: http://www.enslow.com/

October 15, 2009

Scientists Saving the Earth series is published

Every day brings new stories of global warming and endangered species, but what can any one person do about it? Meet six inspirational individuals who have done amazing things to help our world. These newly published biographies in the Scientists Saving The Earth series may inspire the young people in your life to do their part to help our world. Titles include:

Who on Earth is Rachel Carson? Mother of the Environmental Movement (authors: Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher, ISBN: 978-1-59845-116-0);

Who on Earth is Archie Carr? Protector of Sea Turtles (author: Christine Webster, ISBN: 978-1-59845-120-7);

Who on Earth is Dian Fossy? Defender of the Mountain Gorillas (author: Jill Menkes Kushner, ISBN: 978-1-59845-117-7);

Who on Earth is Jane Goddall? Champion for the Chimpanzees (author: Victoria Guidi, ISBN 978-1-59845-119-1);

Who on Earth is Aldo Leopold? Father of Wildlife Ecology (author: Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher, ISBN 978-1-59845-115-3);

Who on Earth is Sylvia Earle? Undersea Explorer of the Ocean (author: Susan E. Reichard, ISBN: 978-1-59845-118-4).

All titles are available through the major wholesalers or directly from Enslow Publishers Inc.

Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured!

Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured! (Historical Fiction Adventures), written by author Bonnie Pryor, has been published.

Aboard the Sea Hawk, Hannah Pritchard and her fellow pirates are sailing home to share the treasure they took from the British. But..., during their journey, a British frigate attacks the Sea Hawk, destroying the ship. Hannah and a few crewmates narrowly escape with the treasure chest. Marooned on an island, Hannah and her friends are captured by the British. Follow Hannah Pritchard in her second pirate adventure as she faces brutal conditions as a British prisoner during the American Revolution; sequel to Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution, published in 2008. Enslow Publishers ISBN: 978-0-7660-3310-8. For grades 4-9.

Today is the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month began September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. The month ends today, October 15.

Check out Enslow's titles that can help put a close to your celebration this month or for next year:

Also, be sure to check out Bowllan's Blog on SLJ. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/620000062.html

October 12, 2009

Happy Columbus Day!

On Oct. 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas so today, October 12, 2009, we celebrate his expedition. Most schools and other businesses have off today, but if you are still in school, how can you celebrate Columbus Day and teach your students about his efforts?

We have a great new title, "Columbus: Opening Up the New World"
ISBN-13: 978-1-59845-101-6
Publication Year: 2009
Interest Level: Grades 6-up
Page Count: 112
For more information on this title, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2677

October 05, 2009

Blogger and Author Wendie Old Reviews "I Like Weird Animals!"

Wendie Old has written several books for Enslow Publishers, while also writing her own blog "Wendie's Wanderings." For her Nonfiction Monday post today, she reviewed the series I Like Weird Animals! by Carmen Bredeson. She also had the chance to ask her a few questions about writing the series! The full blog post can be found here:

To learn more about Enslow's series, I Like Weird Animals! please visit

October 01, 2009

Interview with Enslow Author, Melissa Stewart "Rainbow of Animals"

Check out Enslow's author, Melissa Stewart's interview here: http://katenarita.blogspot.com/

Melissa Stewart is the author of the Rainbow of Animals series. To learn more about this series, please visit http://www.enslow.com/catalog.asp?exact=true&SeriesID=275