February 26, 2010

Captain Cook: Great Explorer of the Pacific

Looking out from his ship, Captain James Cook saw a field of ice disappearing into the horizon. Cook and his crew had crossed the Antarctic Circle in search of a mythical Southern Continent, but could proceed no farther. Captain Cook had sailed thousands of miles on the Pacific Ocean, exploring many Pacific islands like Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand. He made charts that would be used into the twentieth century and proved no mythical continent existed. Author Stephen Feinstein examines the life of this famed British explorer.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-1-59845-102-3
Ages 12-up
112 Pages, Full Color

February 25, 2010

Billy The Kid "It Was a Game of Two and I Got Their First

"Who is it? Who is it?" Billy the Kid shouted in the dark room. Sheriff Pat Garrett, looming in the shadows, did not respond, but fired his gun at the voice. A bright flash lit up the room. After the commotion, a light went on to reveal Billy the Kid dead on the floor. William H. Bonney died at age twenty-one, but his short, wild life was filled with gun battles, violence, and crime. Although his boyish face and mild manner fooled people, the Kid was ruthless. He moved to the West as a young boy, and there his life and death would become an American legend. Author: Paul B. Thompson

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-7660-3480-8
Ages 110-up
128 Pages, Full Color

Harriet Tubman "On My Underground Railroad I Never Ran My Train Off the Track"

On a dark, cold night, Harriet Tubman was leading a group of runaway slaves through the Maryland woods when they came across an unexpected river. With no path or boat to cross it, Tubman ordered her followers to wade the river on foot. Despite her group’s reservations, Tubman trudged across, leading the way. Harriet Tubman took many risks like this in leading runaway slaves to freedom. As a former slave, Tubman made it her life's work to fight slavery and, through her work on the Underground Railroad, she became an American hero. Author: R. Conrad Stein.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-7660-3481-5
Ages 11-up, Full Color
128 Pages

Dolley Madison "The Enemy Cannot Frighten a Free People"

As British soldiers marched toward Washington, D.C. on August 24, 1814, Dolley Madison bravely stayed at the White House waiting for her husband, President James Madison. Most residents had fled the city, but Dolley had to save important documents and valuables from the White House, including the famous painting of George Washington. Dolley left the city only hours before the British arrived. Dolley Madison had been a leading social and political figure in Washington for many years and helped to rebuild the American capital. Author Zachary Kent explores the life of this First Lady from her humble childhood to her legacy as a national hero.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Ages 11-up
128 Pages

Pizarro: Conqueror of the Mighty Incas

In 1532, after ascending the Andes Mountains, Francisco Pizarro led his soldiers to Cajamarca, Peru, to confront the leader of the Inca Empire. Greatly outnumbered, but equipped with superior weapons, the Spaniards surprised the Incas in the town square. Pizarro won a decisive victory killing thousands of Incas. This began Pizarro’s conquest of the Inca Empire in South America. Before his death, Pizarro amassed incredible wealth plundering the Incas’ treasures and established a Spanish colony in South America. Author Liz Sonneborn examines the life of this brutal conquistador.

Enslow Publishers
ISBN 978-1-59845-128-3
For Ages 12-up
112 pages, Full Color

February 23, 2010

Linda Bozzo's blog is mentioned in Diane Chen's Practically Paradise blog

Enslow author Linda Bozzo's blog was mentioned in the School Library Journal blog, Practically Paradise, which is written by Diane Chen.

First mass innoculation of children against polio on this day in 1954

On this day in 1954, in Pittsburgh, the first mass innoculation of children against polio was held, using the Salk vaccine.

February 22, 2010

51 years ago today

It was 51 years ago today that the inaugural Daytona 500 race was held in Daytona Beach, FL. Read about some of today's NASCAR stars in the Heroes of Racing series.

February 19, 2010

Today is Amy Tan's Birthday!

Amy Tan is celebrating a birthday today as well!

Have you ever read The Joy Luck Club? Take a look at Enslow's reader's guide for that book: http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2293

Today would have been Copernicus' 537th birthday!

February 19th is the birthday of Copernicus. He would have turned 537!

Shaun White wins Olympic gold in Vancouver

Shaun White won an Olympic gold medal in the halfpipe on Wednesday.

To see more titles in the Hot Celebrity Biographies series, http://www.enslow.com/catalog.asp?exact=true&SeriesID=270

This title is also available in paperback http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2729

February 11, 2010

Michelle Obama's War on Obesity

First lady Michelle Obama kicked off her "Let's Move" drive on Tuesday, an agenda of nutrition and exercise programs designed to eliminate "the epidemic of childhood obesity" in a generation.

To learn more information, please visit http://michelleobamawatch.com/

Enslow Publishers also publishes a book Am I Fat? The Obesity Issue For Teens that deals with this topic.


Enslow Contact:
Lisa Corrado
Phone: 908-771-9400 Ext 481
Email: lisac@enslow.com


Robert Gardner Wins Lifetime Achievement Award: Hands-On Science Writing

Berkeley Heights, NJ (2/11/10) – Enslow Publishers, Inc., is proud to announce that author Robert Gardner is the recipient of the Science Books and Films (SB&F) 2010 prize for Excellence in Science Books, a Lifetime Achievement Award: Hands-On Science Writing. Mr. Gardner will be honored at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) annual meeting this February in San Diego.

Robert Gardner is an accomplished, award-winning author of science books for young readers. Mr. Gardner attended Wesleyan University where he majored in biology and did his graduate work while attending Trinity College. He later became a teacher of biology, chemistry, and physics. With a love for both science and writing, Mr. Gardner continued his career in the education field for many years while writing part-time. In 1989, Mr. Gardner retired from teaching to pursue a career as a full-time writer.

Over the course of many years, Mr. Gardner has written over 100 science books for Enslow Publishers, Inc., many of them receiving prestigious awards. "Bob's books were the first I worked on when I was a new editor here at Enslow," recalls senior science editor Jane Katirgis. "I remember thinking what a gift he had to so clearly explain basic science to young readers. Bob is the ultimate professional and I have been lucky to work with him for the last twelve years. I've learned so much from him! This award is very well-deserved."

Most recently, Mr. Gardner authored Enslow’s new science series for 2010, Who Dunnit? Forensic Science Experiments for grades 3-4. In this series, Mr. Gardner shows real world examples of forensic science at work through simple activities and science project ideas. Just as in many of his books, he uses common materials for the experiments and suggests way to create a unique science fair project. His Team Green Science Projects series will be published by Enslow in 2011. The timely books in this upcoming middle school series all have to do with the environment and "green" technology: water, air, recycling, soil, earth's cycles, and renewable energy. They also provide great ideas for science fair projects and explain the scientific method.
For a complete listing of 2010 SB&F prizewinners: http://www.sbfonline.com/Subaru/Pages/CurrentWinners.aspx

About Enslow Publishers, Inc.:

Enslow Publishers, Inc., is a family-owned company located in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, that has been publishing quality educational books for young readers for over 30 years. Our titles are curriculum based and include a variety of subjects. We pride ourselves on delivering colorful, high-interest, and informative books printed on recycled paper. "Our goal is to do our part to help young people and the environment, too!" says Mark Enslow, President.

All titles can be ordered directly from the publisher, major book distributors, retail bookstores, and online retailers. You can visit Enslow Publishers on the Internet at www.enslow.com.

February 08, 2010

Danica Patrick to Make NASCAR Debut

Danica Patrick to make NASCAR debut Saturday.

Link to Fox News article

We have a great biography on this popular racecar driver:
Millions of sports fans know the name Danica Patrick—even if they've never watched an indy car race before. As a female driver, Patrick has broken ground for her consistent performances behind the wheel. In 2008, she won the Indy Japan 300, becoming the first woman to win in an Indy Car race.
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February 01, 2010

Shaun White Wins Gold at Winter X Games 2010 after bad practice crash!

One of Enslow Publishers Hot Celebrity Biographies Shaun White won big at the 2010 Winter X Games!  But it didn't come easy!

During a practice run, this multi-sport phenom was attempting a "Double McTwist 1260°" (Yeah, what he said) and, he came up just a little short, slamming his face in the 22' high solid ice Superpipe!

Not to worry, in his first run in the final, he clinched 1st place winning the 2010 Winter X Games Gold in the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe!  Next stop, the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  Best of luck Shaun White