October 31, 2011

We were hoping to get some Halloween pictures on here!

Because of this weekend's snow storm, there is no power at Enslow's home office. Unfortunately that also means that no one is there in costume. Hopefully we'll be back up and running tomorrow. We'll keep you posted!

October 27, 2011

Weird But True Space Facts

Library Bound ISBN: 978-0-7660-3863-9 ($21.26)
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-59845-371-3 ($6.95)
Did you know that a MILLION Earths could fit inside the Sun? Did you know that you couldn't stand on certain planets because they are made of gas? You can learn about these and other mystifying facts in Enslow’s Weird But True Space Facts.

This book is part of the brand new Weird But True Science  series that includes: Weird But True Animal Homes, Weird But True Food, Weird But True Human Body Facts, Weird But True Rocks, Weird But True Space Facts, and Weird But True Weather. All titles are authored by Carmen Bredeson, feature color photographs, and are available library bound and paperback. Check out these engaging elementary titles for grades K through 3!

October 25, 2011

Visit Enslow Booth (#918) at AASL Convention, Enter "Free" Book Raffle

Enslow Publishers is proud to participate in this year's AASL Convention in Minneapolis. We look forward to meeting school librarians from all over the country, starting Thursday, October 27th. We'll be in Booth 918.

When you're at the booth, take a moment to ask us how your library can get a free Kindle with a purchase of Enslow books! And don't forget to look for us among the "Aisle-by-Aisle" coupon selections! When you drop off the coupon at our booth, you qualify to enter a raffle for free Enslow books!

On Friday morning between 8:30 am and 10:30 am, we'll be giving away a free book to the first 40 participants who visit our booth. We'll be "tweeting" our convention deals throughout the AASL event. Look for Enslow as you check Twitter at AASL!

October 24, 2011

It's Adopt a Shelter Dog month

Written by Felicia Lowenstein Niven, and part of the Beginning Pet Care with American Humane series, Learning to Care for a Dog will introduce the reader to what goes into caring for a dog. Learn what supplies you will need to purchase before bringing your new friend home. This 48-page elementary title talks about rescue dogs, the history of the dog, health and exercise, problems and challenges, and more.

Linda Bozzo has also written an elementary title for teaching young children how to care for a new dog. This 32-page book, part of the My First Pet Library from the American Humane Association series, also discusses shelter dogs and helps young readers determine what breed of dog is right for them. This title also includes information on keeping your new pet healthy, clean, and happy.

October 21, 2011

Teen Read Week Giveaway

Today is day five of our Teen Read Week Giveaway, and we are talking about current issues books. Just post a response on our blog and tell us which are the most popular or favorite issue books for teens in your school or library and you are eligible to receive a free book of your choice from the entire Enslow collection.

One of our favorite new issues series is Life–A How-To Guide series about a variety of issues that teens face in their everyday lives. Titles in this series include: Choosing a Community Service Career, Dealing with Stress, Friendship, Getting Ready to Drive, Getting the Hang of Fashion and Dress Codes, Using Technology, and Volunteering. Fun quizzes and sidebars are included making these books great for research reports as well as personal reading.

October 20, 2011

Teen Read Week Giveaway/History!

Library Bound ISBN:  978-0-7660-3322-1 ($31.93)
Paperback ISBN:  978-1-59845-346-1 ($9.95)
Today is day four of our Teen Read Week Giveaway, and we are focusing on history books.  Just post a response on our blog to today's question, and you are eligible to win a free book of your choice from the entire Enslow collection.

Here's the question:  What are the most popular or favorite history books for teens in your school or library?

One of our favorite history titles for Middle and High School readers is Auschwitz:  Voices From the Death Camp, by James Deem.  This powerful book is part of Enslow's new series:  The Holocaust Through Primary Sources.

October 19, 2011

Teen Read Week Giveaway: Day 3

It's Day Three of our Teen Read Week Giveaway! We're giving away a free book to one lucky respondent to today's question. Just post a response on our blog to today's question, and you are eligible to win a free book of your choice from the entire Enslow collection.

Question: What are the most popular science books for teens in your school or library? What are your favorite science books?

One of my personal favorites (among our new Science books) is Recycle: Green Science Projects for a Sustainable Planet, by Robert Gardner.

October 18, 2011

Teen Read Week Giveaway/Sports Day

Library ISBN: 978-0-7660-2866-1
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-7660-3599-7
Tuesday is Day Two of Enslow's "Teen Read Week Giveaway." To get a free book from Enslow, we would like your answer to the question "What is the most popular sports book in your library or classroom?" Your answer doesn't have to be the book that's most frequently checked out.

Of course, we're quite curious about which sports books get young students to read, whether it's to read for pleasure, or to read for a purpose. We invite you to post your reply below.

One Enslow staff favorite is Albert Pujols: MVP On and Off the Field, by Tom Needham. The St. Louis Cardinals' star is playing in the World Series starting this week!

Congratulations to Enslow's September 2011 raffle winner!

Donna from Scranton High School is last month's winner. She will be ordering $100 in free books!

October 17, 2011

Today starts Enslow's Teen Read Week Book Giveaway!

In order to be eligible to receive a free book from Enslow, we would like your answer to the following question: What's the most popular biography in your library? This doesn't necessarily mean the book that is checked out the most.

We are curious to know what biographies your students/library patrons are most interested in. Post a comment with your answer!

One of the titles that animal-loving employees here enjoy is the biography of Jane Goodall, part of Enslow's Scientists Saving the Earth series.

October 14, 2011

Teen Read Week Book Giveaway!

To celebrate Teen Read Week next week, Enslow is hosting a book giveaway. Each day next week we'll be posting a question to librarians and teachers about the most popular books in their libraries and classrooms. Each response on our blog will be eligible to receive a free Enslow book. Check back next week and celebrate Teen Read Week with Enslow!

October 13, 2011

What is Thanksgiving?

ISBN #:  978-0-7660-3701-4

As we approach the last few months of the year, we begin to anticipate and think about the year-end holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Titles in Enslow’s I like Holidays! series, written by Elaine Landau, can help teach children in grades K-3 about these shared events. What Is Thanksgiving? is a great way to help the family prepare for this holiday that is fast approaching. It features words to know and full-color photos as it tells the Thanksgiving story from its history to how we celebrate today.

I Like Holidays! is a great series year round as it contains titles appropriate throughout the year: What Is Christmas?, What Is Halloween?, What Is St. Patrick’s Day?, What Is Thanksgiving?, What Is the 4th of July?, What Is Valentine’s Day?, and What Is Veteran’s Day? Each library bound title costs $21.26 and has 24 pages, vivid color photographs, and an activity that relates to the title.

Make What Is Thanksgiving? part of your family’s feast this year!

October 12, 2011

Fire Prevention Week and Fire Dog Heroes

This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and I would like to take a moment to recognize the often unsung heroes of fire prevention: the hard-working Fire Dog Heroes.

Aside from keeping up morale at their fire department stations, most of us do not really know what fire dogs actually do. When we imagine a fire dog, we picture a Dalmatian living at a fire department station and riding in the fire engine. While a few fire departments do keep Dalmatians around, they are relatively rare a fire stations today. When fire departments relied on horse-driven steam pumpers instead of fire engines, dalmatians lived and traveled with the horses in order to keep them calm.

Though horses and steam pumpers are no longer used by firemen, fire dogs are still very important. Today's fire dogs are brought in shortly after a fire to sniff for accelerants (typically gasoline or any other flammable chemical) that may have fueled the fire. If a fire dog detects an accelerant, it will signal to its handler to take a sample to test for accelerants By detecting these accelerants, fire dogs are able to help a fire department determine if a fire was unintentional or the result of arson. Instead of Dalmatians, today's fire dogs are most often Labrador mixes, golden retrievers, golden mixes, and German shepherds. These breeds make great fire dogs because they like to work and they are capable of detecting very faint scents.

If you have kids or teach any children that want to learn more about fire dogs, check out Fire Dog Heroes, from our Amazing Working Dogs with American Humane series by Linda Bozzo.

Publication Year: 2010

48 Pages

Interest Level: Grades 3-4

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3202-6

Binding: Library

Price: $23.93

School/Library Discount Price: $17.95

October 11, 2011

Score With Enslow's New Eli Manning Biography

Library ISBN: 978-0-7660-3832-5
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-59845-298-3
With football excitement in the air, now is the time to score with young readers who enjoy sports. One way to go is with Enslow Publishers' new "I Like Sports Stars!" series. The six-book ensemble offers excellent, child-friendly biographies of pro football players suitable for the season. Among the titles is author David P. Torsiello's Read About Eli Manning. The 24-page biography offers an engaging glimpse into the career and life of the New York Giants quarterback and New Orleans native. Featuring an engaging style and excellent action photos, this Guided Reading Level "I" work provides page-turning reasons to read this book from cover to cover.

Read About Eli Manning is available in paperback for $6.95 per copy and at 10% discount for "six-packs". A library-bound edition is also available.

October 10, 2011

Investigating the Unknown

Looking for titles that will interest your reluctant reader and have them thinking about the paranormal? This series invites readers to investigate the unknown and decide for themselves if the amazing events are real or fake. All six books are available in both library and paperback bindings.

Amazing Out-of-Body Experiences, Astonishing Mind Powers, Discovering Past Lives, Sensing the Unknown, The Mysterious Secrets of Dreams, and The Mystery of Fortune-Telling are all co-written by Carl R. Green and William R. Sanford.

October 07, 2011

Happy Leif Eriksson Day!

Leif Eriksson Day was proclaimed as a way to honor explorer, Leif Eriksson, the first Scandinavian known to have set foot on American soil and the contribution of the Nordic peoples to the United States.

Leif Eriksson: Viking Explorer of the New World from our Great Explorers of the World series includes illustrations of the explorer, color maps to help students understand the explorer's world, and primary source documents. This book isn't just for the report writer, but it is also great for the casual reader.

So, line up some long tables and set up a banquet feast to celebrate this great explorer.

October 06, 2011

Enslow Salutes Steve Jobs

All of us at Enslow note with sadness the passing of Steve Jobs. As with many people around the world, Jobs' products and creative zeal touched us and continue to impact our work. We thought his life was so intriguing that, a decade ago, we published his biography. This age-appropriate narrative, relating Jobs' innovative talent and entrepreneurial drive, was welcomed by librarians and teachers. (Thank you!)

Library ISBN: 978-0-7660-3441-9
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-59845-728-5
We're proud of our Jobs biography, which has neatly fit into the forward-looking titles we have published over three decades for young readers. Enslow continues to provide reliable, well-edited books on the people and trends that shape today's society and tomorrow's leaders. Books on industry giants such as Bill Gates are included among our middle school selections. (Gates, in his blog The Gates Notes, writes a brief, moving tribute to Jobs.) A new Enslow book, Using Technology: A How-To Guide by Sherri Mabry Gordon, explores core issues young readers face in this new, data-driven world. For elementary school students, our Ace Your Oral or Multimedia Presentation title introduces readers in ways to use the very machines Steve Jobs created to communicate and learn in new, exciting ways.

If you're planning an activity or display on Steve Jobs and the spirit of American innovation, Enslow has the books you'll need. Call us or e-mail us today for money-saving offers on these and other Enslow books!

October 04, 2011

Prepare for Holiday Activities with Enslow Holiday Craft Books

Library ISBN: 978-0-7660-3722-9
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-59845-336-2
The secret to school and library holiday activity success is advance preparation. For year-end celebrations, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, that means now is the time to purchase the books your young readers need.

Among the most practical additions you can make to your holiday book collection is Enslow Publishers' "Paper Craft Fun for Holidays" series. This outstanding ensemble features books filled with fun, manageable hands-on activities suitable for young children. Written by popular author and storyteller Randel McGee, each title provides step-by-step instructions and useful "how-to" photos. The text, embracing AR ranges from 4.8-5.5, also includes a short introduction to the holiday, so that young readers connect the activity to an enriched context.

The series includes books on year-end holidays, such as Halloween, Day of the Dead, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. Libary-bound editions of each title in the 12-book series is available to schools and libraries for $17.95 (a 25% discount from Enslow's list prices). Paperback editions of selected titles, including Paper Crafts for Thanksgiving, are available for $7.95.

October 03, 2011

Gene Simmons gets married

After being together for twenty eight years and having two children together, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed finally tied the knot on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California. Here's some info about the wedding.

Gene Simmons is known for being a founding member of the band KISS. When the band was formed in the 1970s, Gene and his bandmates decided they needed a gimmick. Each band member dressed up in full costume and wore face paint. The band is still very popular today.

Interested in reading more about the band? Part of the "Rebels of Rock" series, the library edition is available here. This title is also available in paperback.