April 29, 2013
Green Issues in Focus, a series geared toward the middle school student, discusses different types of environmental impacts and what can be done to clean up and protect the environment. There are five titles in the series: Conserving and Protecting Water; Food for a Greener Planet; Green and Clean Energy; Solving the Air Pollution Problem; and Unloved and Endangered Animals.
These library-bound titles are available directly from www.enslow.com, your preferred vendor, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.
April 26, 2013
|Library Edition ISBN: 978-1-59845-137-5|
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4644-0036-0
April 25, 2013
April 24, 2013
Titles in the Eco Chic series include:
Crafts for Accessorizing that Look ISBN 978-0-7660-4313-8
Crafts for Pampering Yourself ISBN 978-0-7660-4314-5
Crafts for Revamping Your Room ISBN 978-0-7660-4315-2
Crafts for Styling Your Wardrobe ISBN 978-0-7660-4316-9
Eco Chic will be available this September direct from Enslow Publishers and from all of your favorite booksellers!
April 23, 2013
April 22, 2013
Find out what air is, why air is so important to everyone, and discover different ways to save our air. Why are animals important? Learning why that is so and how we can all help save them, can be found in the animals title. Forests provide shelter and food to all sorts of animals, as well as the trees themselves are used to make paper and wood products. Why is land important? Why are people important? Why is water important? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this series.
Available in both library and paperback versions, these titles can be found at your preferred vendor, your local bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.
April 19, 2013
April 18, 2013
General Thomas Gage was in charge of Massachusetts. On April 14, 1775, he received some special orders from Britain. He and his soldiers were to arrest John Hancock and Sam Adams. The pair was hiding out in Lexington.
The British soldiers then were to go on to Concord.. The colonists had hidden weapons there. General Gage wanted those weapons destroyed.
The raid would take place on April 18. The British hoped to surprise the colonists. If successful, they could hurt the rebel's cause.
What Would You Do?
What if you were Margaret Kemble Gage? She was General Gage's wife, who was born in the colonies. You overheard your husband discussing the attack. You do not want to betray him. Yet you do not want the king to crush the colonists. Would you alert the rebels? What do you think Margaret Kemble Gage did?
On the evening of April 18, Warren asked Paul Revere to ride to Lexington. He was asked to warn Hancock and Adams that the British were coming. After that, he was to ride on to Concord to warn the colonists there.
Colonists had formed their very own fighting groups called militias. In Massachusetts, these men were known as minutemen. They were proud that they could be ready to fight in a minute's notice. Now they would be put to the test.
Revere had been a messenger for the patriots before. Tonight he would have to ride as fast as he could to get to Lexington and Concord before the British.
What Would You Do?
What if you were Paul Revere? Would you agree to do this? The British will be on the lookout for rebels tonight. If you are caught you could be arrested or even hanged! Would you be willing to take the risk?
The Revolutionary War Begins: Would You Join the Fight? is part our What Would You Do? series. It is available in library binding and in paperback from Enslow, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and your favorite Indie store or preferred vendor. A free educator guide is also available.
April 17, 2013
Zoom In On Bizarre Bugs
Get an up close look at the insects that live all around you!
Zoom In On Body Invaders
Learn about the bugs, parasites, and other creatures that live on or inside you!
Zoom in on Crime Scenes
Zoom in on tiny things, such as hair, skin, broken glass, bacteria and dust—that reveal the truth about crimes.
Zoom in on House of Horrors
Learn how to follow a cockroach trail, meet the beetles that love feasting on our carpets, and meet the whole cast of spiders, silverfish, dust mites, woodworms and other creatures that live in your house!
The "Zoom In On..." series will be available on 9/1/2013 from Enslow Publishers, Inc. and all of your favorite library vendors.
April 16, 2013
For young patrons, becoming familiar with a library's or media center's services helps them utilize the rich resources available. Enslow's Common Core correlated Master the Library and Media Center addresses this issue in ways accessible to elementary-aged readers. Author Ann Graham Gaines' age-appropriate text clearly and succinctly discusses the who, what, where, why, and how of a library. The 48-page book's friendly design, useful glossary, and excellent color photographs add zip and guidance to the book's important theme.
The book, part of Enslow's "Ace It! Information Literacy Series" is available directly from Enslow Publishers in a library-bound edition for $17.95. That price represents a 25% discount from Enslow's list price for that title.
Master the Library and Media Center is also available from your preferred vendor, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.
April 15, 2013
Built in Belfast, Ireland, the Titanic was the largest of the three ships built by the White Star Line. It was thought that the Titanic was indestructible. The hull was 882 feet long, nearly the length of three football fields. The ship had nine decks, which made it as tall as an eleven-story building. The hull was constructed with sixteen separate watertight compartments. Giant iron doors were added, so that if one compartment started taking on water, the door could be closed, preventing any water from flowing into other compartments.
Departing from Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, the passenger list comprised some of the most wealthy and famous people in the world, including Benjamin Guggenheim and Isidor Straus (founder of Macy's department store.) More than half of the ship's passengers traveled in third class. Most of these passengers were immigrants, traveling to North America to start a new life for themselves.
Written for the upper elementary or middle school reader, this title describes what happened that night, introduces readers to those who tried and were able to help others, as well as investigates the aftermath, including why this ocean liner had only one voyage.
April 12, 2013
|Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the|
Revolution (Book 1)
|Pirate Hannah Pritchard:|
Captured (Book 2)
|Captain Hannah Pritchard:|
The Hunt for Pirate Gold
"The 'Real History Behind the Story' section is a great addition to this historical fiction series. These would be excellent books for teachers to use in their classrooms, because they intertwine American history with realistic tales."
–Library Media Connection, March 2008
Consumers can take advantage of a SPECIAL OFFER on the eBook versions of the Hannah Pritchard trilogy from their favorite eBook retailers including Amazon and Kobo. For a limited time, Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution (Book 1) is only 99 cents and Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured (Book 2) is just $3.49. Captain Hannah Pritchard: The Hunt for Pirate Gold (Book 3) is also available for $7.69.
April 09, 2013
The Media Specialist has been contacted and will send us her list of books soon!
This 24-page book, suitable for readers in Grades One and Two, is correlated to national Common Core State Standards as well as individual state curricular standards. The work, included in Enslow's "Famous African Americans" series, is available in print and e-book editions. When you order directly from Enslow, the library-bound edition is $15.95; that price represents a 25% discount from Enslow's list price. A paperback edition is available for $6.95. A school or library unit may purchase a multi-use e-book version directly from Enslow for the discounted price of $20.95; that price represents a 25% institutional discount from Enslow's list price.
The Robeson biography is also available from your preferred vendor, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.
April 08, 2013
Available in both library and paperback versions, these titles are sure to please both kids and parents alike! Look for them at your local bookstore, your preferred vendor, on the Enslow web site, and at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
April 05, 2013
With skills like farming, carpentry, and sewing, Booker T. Washington believed that blacks could find acceptance in the racist white society of the late 1880s. His school became a leading educator of African Americans, and he became a powerful national figure, advising business owners and even presidents. Though many considered Washington the most important black leader of his time, some other black leaders criticized his accommodating "Uncle Tom" views. In simple language, the McKissacks clarify Booker T. Washington's philosophy, accomplishments, and place in history.
Booker T. Washington: African American Leader from our Famous African Americans series for grades K–3 is available from Enslow, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. Now available in library, paperback, and eBook editions!
April 04, 2013
April 02, 2013
|The Secret of the Manhattan Project,|
which received a starred Booklist review,
is one of the six works
in the"Stories in American History" series.
Each title in "Stories in American History" is available in a library-bound edition directly from Enslow Publishers for $23.95; that price represents a 25% discount from Enslow's list price. Paperback editions are also available for $9.95 from Enslow. You may also order the books from your preferred vendor, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon.
April 01, 2013
Some of the pranks Enslow employees have admitted to:
- Gluing pages of the newspaper together
- Replacing a spouse's morning cup of coffee with tea (or vice versa)
- Making a bunch of photo-copies of a paper clip and then loading those copies into the paper tray. Watch as co-workers go nuts looking for the paper clip!
- Coated a hard-boiled egg in melted chocolate. Let the chocolate cool, and then wrap in tin-foil so that it appears to be a chocolate Easter egg.
- Put a bunch of fake parking tickets on a neighbor's car . . . in his own driveway!
- Set up a dummy of himself on the couch, reading the newspaper. Kids came downstairs and couldn't understand why the dummy wasn't answering them. Prankster was hiding and laughing from a nearby coat closet.
Let us know what April Fools Day pranks you have done to your family, friends, or coworkers!