July 29, 2011

Ready for our Friday Recipe?

Today's recipe is from our new Easy Vegetarian Foods From Around the World book. Author Sheila Llanas explores twelve vegetarian recipes in this exciting cookbook for kids.
Library Binding ISBN: 978-0-7660-3764-9
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-59845-271-6
Tomatoes Rougaille
The word rougaille (roo-GAHY) refers to Creole spices, like thyme and ginger. The cooks of Mauritius borrow flavors from Indian, Chinese, and French dishes. The best part about this recipe is that you don’t have to cook it! Just mix it in a bowl and pour it over warm cooked rice.


In Creole cooking, tomatoes are called “pommes d’amour,” a French phrase meaning
“apples of love.” Tomatoes rougaille is often used as a chutney, a sauce or relish with sweet and tangy flavors.

What You Need
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Mixing spoon

1 green pepper
1 medium onion
1½–2 cups tomatoes, fresh or canned

1 clove minced garlic
½ teaspoon dry ginger or minced fresh ginger root
½ teaspoon dried coriander or 2 tablespoons freshly minced coriander or parsley
A dash of cayenne or hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco)
½ teaspoon salt, to taste
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
Rice (cook following the directions on the package)

What to Do:
  1. Finely dice green pepper and onion.
  2. Dice tomatoes or open the can.
  3. Mix all ingredients (except rice) in bowl.
  4. Serve tomatoes rougaille cold or room temperature. Pour over bowls of warm rice.
Serves 3–4.

July 28, 2011

Mp3 files of Enslow music CDs now available

Music of the American Colonies, Music for Abraham Lincoln, and A Musical Journey in the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark are all available as CDs, and now as mp3 files.

CDbaby, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, Zune, and other web sites carry the mp3 files. The fourth CD, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, will be available on these sites soon.

July 27, 2011

All About Opposites

Back and front. Big and little. Day and night. Over and under. Tall and short. Up and down. What do these six phrases all have in common? They are all opposites and the subjects in our new series All About Opposites. For grades PreK–1, these titles feature beautiful color photos paired with simple text just right for new readers. They support the Language Arts, Math, and Science Curricula and are available in both library and paperback bindings. This series of six books is the perfect addition to both classrooms and libraries.
Library Binding ISBN: 1-978-1-7660-3914-8
Paperback Binding: 1-978-59845-260-0

Library Binding ISBN: 978-0-7660-3913-1
Paperback Binding: 978-1-59845-258-7

Library Binding ISBN: 978-0-7660-3911-7
Paperback Binding ISBN: 978-1-59845-263-1
LLibrary Binding ISBN: 978-0-7660-3916-2
Paperback Binding ISBN: 978-0-59845-259-4

Library Binding ISBN: 978-0-7660-3912-4
Paperback Binding ISBN: 978-1-59845-261-7
Library Binding ISBN: 978-1-7660-3915-5
Paperback Binding ISBN: 978-1-59845-262-4

July 26, 2011

New Enslow Math Series Adds Up to Student Success!

With math becoming an essential component of the national Core Curriculum, teachers, administrators, and students are searching for books that will help their chances to improve their test scores. Enslow's new "Math Success" series provides a winning package to address this important need. Each 64-page title, written by veteran math instructors, focuses on skills essential for student achievement. Each book features age-appropriate text and clear examples to achieve its goals. From word problem and statistics exercises to geometry and algebra's logical challenges, "Math Success" offers strong, practical books for the contemporary learning requirements of today's students.

Enslow offers the ten-book series in library-bound editions for the school/library discount price of $209.50, a savings of nearly $700 from Enslow's list price. "Math Smarts" is also available in paperback, with six-packs available at special savings. Call Enslow Publishers for more details and savings!

July 25, 2011


Do you know of a teenager who is asking about volunteering ideas in school or in their community? Volunteering will give them ideas.

This easy-to-read introduction to volunteering includes mini-quizzes, asking the reader what their interests are in order to help them find the right area in which to volunteer.

Available in both library and paperback editions, this series also includes titles on driving, community service careers, stress, friendship, fashion, and using technology.

July 22, 2011

Free Friday Recipe is a Frozen Treat!

Although we're staying cool here in our office, the temperature outisde is expected to exceed 100° today. So we've chosen a frozen treat from our new Easy Snacks from Around the World book to share with you.

Library Edition ISBN: 978-0-7660-3767-0
Paperback Edition ISBN: 978-1-59845-274-7
Caribbean Fruit Smoothie
What hits the spot on a hot, sunny day in the Caribbean islands? An ice-cold fruit smoothie, of course!

Caribbean Islands
There are more than seven thousand islands in the Caribbean. The islands are all different sizes, with beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise water, and tall palm trees. The Caribbean islands are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Tropical Fruit
Tropical fruits, such as pineapples, coconuts, mangoes, and guava, are grown in the Caribbean. The warm trade winds and mild temperatures allow these sweet fruits, many rich in vitamin C, to bloom all year long.

What You Need
Electric blender
Cutting board
Sharp knife

1 large banana, peeled and broken into pieces
½ cup mango, peeled and diced
½ cup orange juice
½ cup pineapple juice
½ cup ice cubes

Let's Cook!
  1. Combine all fruits and juices in the blender.
  2. With an adult's help, mix on medium-high speed for 1 minute.
  3. Add ice cubes and blend for 2 minutes until frothy. Pour into tall glasses.
Makes 3–4 servings

Enjoy and stay cool!

July 21, 2011

Yesterday was the anniversary of the First Walk on the Moon

Enslow's new elementary book, Weird But True Space Facts, has a photo of the footprint. As the description says, since there is no rain on the moon, nor any wind, that footprint is still there after more than 40 years!

This title has a lot of great trivia information. Did you know that the dark areas on the moon were made from lava? The lava flowed out of volcanoes on the moon, and then ran into low spots, creating those dark areas.

Available in both library and paperback editions, this series also contains titles about animal homes, food, human body facts, rocks, and weather.

July 20, 2011

Justin Timberlake's "Friends with Benefits" movie

Justin Timberlake stars in the new movie, Friends with Benefits that opens in theaters on July 22nd.

Justin is probably best known for being a member of the band 'N Sync. But did you know that in 1992 Justin made his TV debut on the talent show Star Search? Although he didn't win the competition, shortly after that, his mother took him to an audition for a role as a "Mouseketeer" on Disney's The All New Mickey Mouse Club. He became part of the cast in 1993 when Justin was just barely twelve years old. Impressed with Timberlake's talent, a man who put together new music groups named Chris Kirkpatrick, asked Justin to audition for a new group he was forming. This group would later become 'N Sync. They released their first album in the United States on March 24, 1998 and it wasn't long before the album sold a million copies. Justin would later launch his solo singing career and eventually broke into acting.

Read more about Justin in our biography, Justin Timberlake: Breakout Music Superstar from our

Library Edition ISBN: 978-0-7660-3566-9
Paperback Edition ISBN: 978-0-7660-3632-1

Hot Celebrity Biographies series for grades 5–9. Free Educator's Guides are available on our web site.

July 19, 2011

Enslow Series Explores The Secret World of Spies

If truth is indeed stranger than fiction, then nowhere is it stranger than in the secret world of spies. Contemporary spying embraces high-tech gadgetry, computer-driven cryptology, bureaucratic empires, and action resembling The Bourne Identity and James Bond 007 adventures. There's also the more mundane, but far more common, spying generated from agents or "human assets" in which envy, greed, lust, and other very human emotions play central roles.

Enslow's "The Secret World of Spies" series explores this fascinating, shadowy world where cool analysis mixes with cloak-and-dagger escapades. Author Susan K. Mitchell's six-title ensesmble offers a page-turning, age-appropriate look at different aspects of spying. Each 48-page book, in addition to its exciting text and full-color illustrations, provides useful references for further research.

All books in this new, Fall 2011 series is available in paperback for $7.95. Library-bound editions are also available at the school/library discount price of $17.95.

July 18, 2011

Today is Nelson Mandela's Birthday

Today is Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday. He is a living symbol of the anti-apartheid movement. Written by Ann Graham Gaines, this history title traces the history of the racial policy of apartheid, from its beginning to its end. Gaines shows how black South Africans succeeded in winning equality in their homeland.

July 15, 2011

Free Friday Recipe!

Library Edition ISBN: 0-7660-3765-6
Paperback Edition ISBN: 978-1-59845-270-9
Why save dessert until last? We've decided there's no reason to, so today we're posting a free dessert recipe from our new Easy Desserts From Around the World book. Tie on your apron and find a reason to celebrate.

Celebration Cookies

In Mexico, people hand out small sweet, nutty cookies during celebrations and weddings. Mexican celebration cookes are often wrapped in white, ruffled tissue paper and given to guests.

What You Need

Large bowl
Wooden spoon or electric mixer
2 cookie sheets
Plastic or paper bag
Wire cooling rack

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, left out of the refrigerator until they are at room temperature
1¾ cups confectioner's sugar (Confectioner's sugar is also called powered sugar.)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup finely chopped pecans (You can use other chopped nuts, such as almonds or walnuts.)

Let's Cook!
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until smooth. Use a wooden spoon or electric mixer (with help from an adult).
  3. Add vanilla extract and blend well. Stir in four and salt; then add pecans. Use your clean hands to blend the dough.
  4. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake one sheet at a time for about 20 minutes.
  6. While cookies are baking, place confectioner's sugar in a plastic or paper bag.
  7. Cool the cookies on a wire rack for 2–4 minutes. While the cookies are still warm, drop three or four into the bag of sugar. Shake the bag to coat the cookies. Return the cookies to the rack to cool completely. Continue until all the cookies are covered by sugar.
Makes 20–24 cookies.

July 14, 2011

New books on colors of the seasons!

Using sight words and simple sentences, early readers are shown the colors of the rainbow, and then find each color of the rainbow as the book progresses. Available in both library and paperback versions, these titles will be available soon!

July 13, 2011

Potter Fans...

Library Binding ISBN: 978-0-7660-3209-5
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-7660-3624-6
 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much anticipated release begins with midnight shows Thursday night. Fans can read about Harry Potter star and now Broadway star, Daniel Radcliff in Enslow's biography, Daniel Radcliffe: Film and Stage Star from our Hot Celebrity Biographies series. For grades 5–9 these high interest, celebrity biographies are perfect for reluctant readers. These books are available in both library binding and in paperback. Free educator's guides are also available.

July 12, 2011

New Enslow Books Salute Yankee All-Star Derek Jeter!

New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter made baseball history this weekend, when he reached the 3,000-hit mark by hitting a dramatic home run at Yankee Stadium. Only 28 other players in major league baseball history have achieved this milestone. What made Jeter's feat even more remarkable was that he was the first player in Yankee history to have 3,000 or more career base hits.

Read About Derek Jeter, a title in Enslow's new six-book "I Like Sports Stars!" series, informs young readers about the Yankee All-Star infielder's skills, individual records, and championship accomplishments. David P. Torsiello's 24-page book includes many action photos that neatly dovetail with text appropriate for children in Grades K-3.

Older readers looking for greater detail about Jeter's background and athletic success should read Derek Jeter: Captain On and Off the Field, from Enslow's "Sports Stars With Heart" series. Author Tom Robinson's 128-page, Guided Reading Level "V" book provides a winning combination of engaging text, colorful sidebars of key statistics and other information, and full-color photos that bring Jeter's iconic career into vivid life.

Both Derek Jeter titles are available in library-bound and paperback editions directly from Enslow Publishers. Prices for each book are as follows:
      Read About Derek Jeter
  • library-bound: $21.26 (list); $15.95 (school/library discount price)
  • paperback: $6.95

     Derek Jeter: Captain On and Off the Field
  • library-bound: $31.93 (list); $23.95 (school/library discount price)
  • paperback: $9.95

July 11, 2011

New Bug series

Available this fall, for readers through first grade, Enslow will have a new series on bugs. All About Counting Bugs 1-2-3 uses simple colorful graphics to get young children reading and counting. Large type and sight words will engage readers.

Available in both library and paperback versions, the titles are:

Counting Ants 1-2-3
Counting Bees 1-2-3
Counting Butterflies 1-2-3
Counting Ladybugs 1-2-3

July 08, 2011

Free Friday Recipe

ISBN 978-0-766-3707-6
Today we are featuring a breakfast recipe for La Bouillie, a hot cereal, from our new Easy Breakfasts From Around the World book, for grades 3–4.

La Bouillie is hot cereal from the African country of Chad. It is made with rice, millet, and peanut butter and served with milk and sugar, like oatmeal.

Millet is a grain. Millet grows in hot, dry field. It is an important crop and a main food in Africa. It has been eaten as cereal in Africa for thousands of years.

What You Need:
1 cup of cooked rice
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
¼ cup of wheat or millet cereal (optional)
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar

Cereal bowl
Mircrowave OR saucepan

What to Do
In the microwave:
  1. In a cereal bowl, mix all ingredients.
  2. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir until peanut butter dissolves.
  4. Heat again in microwave until hot, about 45 seconds.

On top of the stove:
  1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan on the stove on low heat.
  2. Stir until heated thoroughly.
  3. Pour into a bowl.
Serves one. Enjoy!

July 07, 2011

Jane Austen facts

During the time of Jane Austen's life, a woman was not expected to work to support herself. Because of this, she had to rely on the financial support of relatives. Through the efforts of her male relatives her first novel, Sense and Sensibility, was published in 1811. Since it was also not acceptable for a female's writing to appear in public or in print, "A Lady" was used as the author. None of her works ever appeared in print with her full name as author.

Born into a large family, she had one older sister, four older brothers, and then two younger brothers. After her father's death, Jane, her sister, and their mother moved around a lot, staying with relatives and receiving some financial assistance from the brothers. Eventually one of the brothers secured housing for them, which started Jane's creativity going, and she wrote several more novels in that cottage. She remained in that cottage until shortly before her death.

In Enslow's A Student's Guide to Jane Austen, her life and work are examined, offering accessible insight for young readers.

July 06, 2011

Another title in the Hot Celebrity Biographies series

Jeff Burlingame adds another title to the series in his biography of Taylor Swift.

This reluctant reader title offers personal stories and quotes. Available in both library and paperback versions, this title will be available soon!

July 05, 2011

Classical Myths for 21st Century Readers

Young readers have renewed interest in the beautiful, imaginative stories that relate ancient myths. For children and young adults, the challenge has been to find books that deliver these timeless tales with contemporary style and visual appeal. Enslow Publishers answers that need with its new "Mythology Rocks!" series. With a refreshing design and age-appropriate text, each title in the six-book series focuses on a specific mythological culture or topic. The titles embrace some of the world's most respected mythological traditions, including those of China, Africa, and the Mesoamerican lore of the Mayas and Aztecs. European legends from Celtic and Greek classics are also featured.

These Fall 2011 releases are available via direct order to Enslow Publishers for $9.95 (paperback edition) or $23.95 (library-bound edition school/library price).

July 01, 2011

Free Recipe!

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3766-3
Straight from our new title, Easy Main Dishes From Around the World, for Grades 3–4, an easy recipe for wiener schnitzel that children will enjoy making with adult supervision.

Wiener schnitzel is a special dish from Austria. Thin slices of veal are breaded and then deep-fried. There is a story that hundreds of years ago, the ruler of Austria liked his veal covered in flakes of gold. People wanted to eat what he ate, but most could not afford to wrap their food in gold. A golden breadcrumb covering was created.

What You Need
Meat mallet or rolling pin
Three bowls
Large skillet
Plastic wrap
Gallon-size plastic bag
Paper towels

Vegetable oil for frying
4 veal cutlets
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup dry plain breadcrumbs
1 lemon

Let's Cook!
  1. Wrap the veal cutlets with plastic wrap or put in a 1 gallon plastic bag. Flatten the cutlets with a meat   mallet or a rolling pin until they are only ¼-inch thick. Remove the plastic wrap.
  2. Combine the flour and salt in one bowl. Beat the eggs in a second bowl. Put the breadcrumbs in a third bowl.
  3. Heat ¼ inch oil in a large skillet on the stove on the medium heat.
  4. First dip a veal cutlet in the flour mixture. Then dip it in the egg shaking off the extra. Finally, lightly dip it in the breadcrumbs and, with an adult's help, place it in the skillet. Repeat for all the cutlets.
  5. Cook the veal for four minutes on each side until golden brown. Use tongs to flip the cutlets and remove them when done. Drain cutlets on a paper towel.
  6. Serve warm right away, so breading doesn't get soggy. Cut the lemon in half. Add a swuirt of lemon juice on top.
Makes 4 servings.

Did You Know?
In Austria, weiner schnitzel is always served with a slice of lemon on top.