March 30, 2012

Super Silly Science Jokes

What better way is there to end the week than with some super silly science jokes? Here are some of our favorites from Mountains of Jokes About Rocks, Minerals, and Soil written by Melissa Stewart and illustrated by the super talented Gerald Kelley.

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3969-8
This title covers everything from rocks and minerals to the layers of the earth and erosion. There are so many fun facts packed into this 48-page book for grades 3–4 but we also left room for a few good jokes like these...

Q: What do rocks eat for dessert?
A: Marble cake!

Q: What does Earth have in common with an apple?
A: They both have a core.

Q: Why did the coprolite take a nap?
A: Because it was pooped!

It's no joke...these books are educational and FUN!

March 27, 2012

Open Your Spring Book Season With Enslow Sports Fiction Books

Library ISBN: 978-0-7660-3876-9
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4644-0002-5
The first pitch of the major league baseball season will be thrown eight days from today. With Opening Day comes interest in books about baseball. In addition to the traditional nonfiction titles about America's pastime, young readers have shown an increasing desire to read fiction in which major sports, such as baseball, become part of a work's essential texture.

Enslow Publishers' new fiction series -- "A Champion Sports Story" -- meets that demand with wonderful, age-appropriate novels featuring popular sports. The 104-page titles include two books involving baseball and are suitable for readers in grades 3 to 6. Author Kris Rutherford's Batting Ninth features a young boy whose sense of determination leads him to overcome considerable odds in his desire to reach new athletic achievements and personality growth. In Rounding Third, Heading Home!, author David Aretha shows how a team's embrace of a positive attitude lifts their performance and their spirits.

Each title in "A Champion Sports Story" is available in paperback for $9.95 directly from Enslow Publishers. Each book is also available in library-bound editions for the school/library price of $19.95; that price represents a 25% discount from Enslow Publishers' list price for each title.

March 26, 2012

Happy Belated Birthday to Danica Patrick

We thought her 30th birthday was today, when it was yesterday. She was participating in the Nationwide race on Saturday, however it appears that she ran over some debris in the beginning of the race which punctured her radiator.

March 21, 2012

Celebrate World Poetry Day with a free preview of Poetry Rocks!

March 21st is World Poetry Day, and we'd like to offer you a sneak peek at one of our most popular series: "Poetry Rocks!". To see the first chapter of any book in the series, just follow this link: "Poetry Rocks!" and click on the incon that says "Look Inside Free Chapter" next to the picture of any book.

"Poetry Rocks!" is written for studens in Grades 9-12. Books in the series contain some of the most famous and memorable poems from great American, British, and World poets. Along with each poem, expert commentary, questions, and poet biographies give readers a full understanding of the poem's context and deeper meaning.

March 20, 2012

Explore Seasons with New Enslow Elementary Series

Library Edition: ISBN: 978-0-7660-3986-5   $15.95
Paperback Edition: ISBN: 978-1-59845-389-8     $6.95
With the onset of spring, young readers will be curious about the seasons and their changes. They need information written in concise, age-appropriate style. They want images that bring the subject into vivid focus. They enjoy hands-on activities that bring personal context to their experience and understanding of the seasons.

Enslow Publishers' new series "Why Do We Have Seasons?" delivers on all three counts. Author Sara L. Latta's four-book series addresses each season using easy-to-read text and full-color photographs. Basic weather conditions and how weather changes are discussed in ways approachable for young readers. Activities animals pursue seasonally, as well as what people typically do each season, is considered. As a value-added feature, each book contains a simple, hands-on investigation using common household items.

Each book in "Why Do We Have Seasons" is available in a library-bound edition to school and library institutional buyers for $15.95, a 25% discount from Enslow's list price. Paperback editions are available for $6.95 per title.

Enslow at ASCD/Booth 549

Enslow Publishers is looking forward to meeting school supervisors and curricular specialists at the upcoming ASCD convention. The annual event will be held in Philadelphia this year, and begins on Saturday, March 24th. We invite participants to visit us at Booth 549 this weekend or on Monday, and discover the many Enslow books that address Common Core needs!

March 19, 2012

True Tales of the Wild West

Written for the reluctant reader, this six-title series includes true accounts of the pioneers of the Wild West. In Pioneering Women, author Jeff Savage examines Agnes Morley, Sacagawea, Narcissa Whitman, Calamity Jane, and more. In American Cowboys, the lives of these men are documented, from rounding up cattle to the end of a long drive. Quick-Draw Gunfighters discusses Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy, and others. Rugged Gold Miners talks about the miners, prospectors, and families who went great distances to find gold. Fearless Scouts were those that opened up the West for others to follow. Daring Pony Express Riders traveled through all kinds of weather to bring mail from Missouri to California. All of these titles are available in both library and paperback editions.

March 15, 2012

Attending PLA and interested in reviewing Enslow books?

Then stop by booth # 640 and see what selections we have for you. Friday's choices (as long as supplies last) are Taylor Swift or Paper Crafts for the 4th of July.

Don't forget to enter our raffle to win a free 30-inch high stuffed bear.

March 14, 2012

Looking for book reviewers at PLA

Interested in reviewing a free book from Enslow Publishers? Thursday's selections (while supplies last) are The Devil's Door or There's a Rat in My Soup. Stop by booth # 640 to find out more and receive your review copy. Don't forget about our teddy bear raffle as well!

March 13, 2012

PLA Attendees interested in reviewing Enslow books

If you are interested in reviewing an Enslow book, stop by booth #640 to see how to do so. The two books available for review tomorrow are middle school titles Johnny Depp and Mummy Secrets Uncovered.

While supplies last, these are the two titles for Wednesday's giveaway. We will be giving away two more titles on Thursday and two more on Friday. Keep checking back!

"K9 Veterans Day" Celebrated Today

Today marks the day "K9 veterans" are acknowledged for their vital services in our communities. Young children are often quite aware of the working dogs they see or discover anecdotally. For librarians and teachers, the challenge is providing interesting, age-appropriate, factually solid books on the topic.

Enslow Publishers "Amazing Working Dogs with American Humane" addresses that need with on-target titles about these heroic canines. Author Linda Bozzo's six-title series introduces young readers to various service dogs through high-interest topics. Each 48-page book includes attractive full-color photos that provide visual reinforcement of the well-written text. Useful back matter, such as a glossary, a further reading list, and Internet addresses, are available for each title. Librarians, teachers, and parents can also feel assured about the books, as they were done with the approval of the American Humane Association.

Each title in the "Amazing Working Dogs with American Humane" is available in a library-bound edition for $17.95 when ordered directly from Enslow Publishers. That price, available to school and public library purchasers, represents a 25% discount from Enslow's list price.

March 12, 2012

Planning on attending PLA in Philadelphia?

If so, stop by booth #640 and find out how you can become an Enslow book reviewer and receive a free book. We are also having a raffle to win a free 30-inch-high stuffed bear, so stop by! We will also have copies of our new books for you to look at. Come back to our blog to see which review copies we will be giving away on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

March 09, 2012

Wacky Weather?

Early spring? Wacky weather? Call it what you want but it was 70 degrees outside our offices yesterday.
But do you know why the Sun is glad to be almost 93 million miles away from Earth? Because Earth's atmosphere is so gassy! This is just one of the many funny jokes in our new title, Wacky Weather and Silly Season Jokes: Laugh and Learn About Science from our Super Silly Science Jokes series written by Melissa Stewart. Each chapter includes a page of interesting facts and explanations about different facets of the weather and the seasons, while each opposing page is sprinkled with a couple of jokes that pertain to the information provided in the chapter. There's even instructions for writing your own jokes included. Students can submit their original science jokes to Melissa Stewart at: including their first name and age and Melissa posts the best jokes on Fridays on her Celebrate Science blog.
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3971-1
School and Library Price: $17.95
Grades 3–4

March 08, 2012

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be blind?

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3768-7
School & Library Price: $17.95
Grades 3–4

People with normal sight have 20/20 vision. That means they can see at twenty feet what the average person sees at that distance. People with vision of 20/200 or less are legally blind. When people have 20/200 vision, they see at twenty feet what most people can see from two hundred feet away.

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be totally blind or have vision of 20/200 or less? How do people who are blind participate in sports? How do they get around? Our new title, What is it Like to Be Blind? from our Overcoming Barriers series answers many of these questions and more. Young readers can learn about the tools that people who are blind use, including canes and seeing eye dogs. This book also includes first-hand stories of children who are blind in order to help readers get a personal look at some kids who "see" the world in a different way.

March 07, 2012

On This Day: Alexander Graham Bell Patented the Telephone

On this day, March 7th, in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received the patent for the telephone, forever changing the way that people communicate. Celebrate Bell's invention with Enslow Publisher's Alexander Graham Bell: The Genius Behind the Phone from our "Inventors Who Changed the World" series of biographies. Written for middle and high school students, Alexander Grahm Bell: The Genius Behind the Phone is filled with engaging informaiton about the life and inventions of Bell.

While today is definately for Mr. Bell, if you're a Marconi fan, and not in the mood to celebrate the telephone patent, you may wish to check out one of our other titles: Marconi and Tesla: Pioneers of Radio Communication, also from our "Inventors Who Changed the World" series.

March 05, 2012

Have you ever wanted a career in film or television?

If so, Enslow's Careers in Film and Television series might be what you are looking for. Written for the middle school reader, the five books in this series will guide the reader in his/her quest to be an actor; a director; a screenwriter; work in animation or special effects; or someone who wants to work in set design, costuming, or makeup.

These 128-page books include biographical and historical information on figures and events related to specific filmmaking and television careers, include various career opportunities, as well as cinematic techniques in text and in sidebars.

March 02, 2012

Enslow author, Jeff Burlingame, Wins NAACP Award

Author Jeff Burlingame
Enslow author, Jeff Burlingame, was on hand at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards ceremony held on February 17 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles California to receive the award for Outstanding Literary Work in the Youth/Teens category.  This was the second year in a row that Mr. Burlingame was nominated for this award. Last year, he was nominated for another Enslow biography, Malcolm X: "I Believe in the Brotherhood of Man."

And the winner is...
You can read more about Jeff Burlingame and his experience at the awards ceremony here.

Jesse Owens: "I Always Loved Running" is part of Enslow's African-American Biography Library series.

 "An interesting and informative telling of the life of Jesse Owens. Engaging in content and format."
          –Marlene Owens Rankin, Managing Director, The Jesse Owens Foundation

ISBN: 978-0-7660-4397-6
School & Library Price: $23.95
Grades 6–up

Congratulations to our February 2012 raffle winner!

Congratulations to Susan from Lakewood Elementary School in West Virginia for winning our February book raffle of $100 in free books!

March 01, 2012

Happy Birthday Justin Bieber!

Library Edition $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3873-8

Paperback Edition $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-59845-287-7
Today is Justin Bieber's 18th birthday. Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 at 12:56 a.m. in Stratford, Ontario, Canada to Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. His mom wanted to become an actress when she was a teenager. However, her dreams of acting were put on hold when Justin was born so that she could focus on taking care of him.