Showing posts with label Enslow Classroom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Enslow Classroom. Show all posts

June 17, 2014

World Cup, Lionel Messi Books Score with Young Readers

The 2014 World Cup, the globe's premier international soccer tournament, began with the excitement of a brilliant Lionel Messi goal. The Argentine striker, considered among the world's best soccer players, is among the Latin stars appearing in the month-long event. Messi is also appearing in two Enslow Publishers' titles this season. Our Speeding Star imprint, designed to encourage young boys to read, features the 48-page Soccer Star Lionel Messi. Author John Albert Torres' well-written text, amplified by excellent color photographs, is an ideal choice for reluctant readers and for those young readers searching for an exciting, quick read on the player.

Enslow's repertoire also features a biography of the South American soccer sensation titled Lionel Messi: A Soccer Star Who Cares. Author Kimberly Gatto's 48-page, full-color biography includes Messi's positive activities in "giving back," as well as fascinating details about his early life and current career.

Both titles are available in library-bound, paperback, and e-book formats. Buy them now from Enslow Publishers, from your preferred vendor, Barnes & Noble, or

August 23, 2012

It's National Inventors Month

Library ISBN 978-0-7660-3963-6
Paperback ISBN 978-1-4644-0130-5
Enslow has three series on inventors. The first one, I Like Inventors, is a new 2012 series for the elementary reader, and contains 6 books: Madam C. J. Walker created her own line of hair-care products; George Ferris invented the ferris wheel; Philo Farnsworth invented the television; Ralph Baer invented the home video game; James Naismith invented basketball; and Vivien Thomas was a doctor's assistant who invented a new surgery technique used on babies with heart problems.

Library ISBN 978-0-7660-2847-0
For the middle grade student, Genius at Work! Great Inventor Biographies has 13 titles perfect for those readers. This series features the inventors above, as well as Les Paul who created the electric guitar; Igor Sikorsky who created helicopters; W. K. Kellogg, the founder of the cereal company; Theodore Maiman who invented the laser; Samuel Colt, who invented a handgun that did not need to be reloaded; Thomas Gallaudet,  who created sign language; and Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of the bullet-resistant vest.

Library ISBN 978-1-59845-050-7
Also for the middle grade student, Inventors Who Changed the World has 7 titles. These titles are longer in length than the other two series. Alexander Graham Bell, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Johannes Gutenberg, Louis Pasteur, Marconi and Tesla, Philo T. Farnsworth, and Thomas Edison are covered in this series.

All of these titles are available directly from Enslow or your preferred vendor.

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June 12, 2012

Capture Young Reader Interest in Pro Basketball Finals with Enslow's LeBron James Biography

The NBA Finals, pro basketball's crown jewel series, begins this week. Among the participants is Miami Heat superstar LeBron James. One of the best known athletes in the country, "King James" is certain to draw interest from young readers passionate about basketball. One way for librarians to encourage young fans to read about these sports celebrities is to display age-appropriate biographies of these international stars.

Enslow Publishers' LeBron James: A Basketball Star Who Cares fits this profile. The 48-page, Guided Reading Level "O" title offers insights into James' life and career. Notably, author Kimberly Gatto's age-appropriate text includes a section on the player's philanthropic endeavors. By going outside the basketball arena, Gatto gives young readers a useful, humanizing perspective about star athletes' lives. This enriching dimension to the book makes it a solid addition to a library's sports biography collection, as well as a book parents would feel comfortable giving to their child.

LeBron James: A Basketball Star Who Cares, part of Enslow's six-book "Sports Stars Who Care" series, is available in paperback for $7.95. It is also in a library-bound edition for $17.95. That price reflects a 25% discount available to school and library customers.

May 08, 2012

London Olympics Will Be Swan Song for Michael Phelps' Swim Career

Michael Phelps, arguably the greatest swimmer in American sports history, has announced that the 2012 London Olympics will be his final competitive venue. The story, as reported by CNN, notes that Phelps has re-committed himself to the arduous training typically required of medal-level Olympic athletes. For American aspirations for Olympic gold, Phelps' entry is a promising omen. He has won 16 Olympic medals over the years, fourteen of which were gold medals.

Young readers can learn more about Phelps' interesting life story in Enslow Publishers' biography of the swimmer. Author David Torsiello's Guided Reading Level "S" work explores highlights of Phelps' career as well as his background growing up in suburban Baltimore, Maryland. This 48-page book, part of Enslow's "Hot Celebrity Biographies" series, is available in paperback for $7.95 (a free dowloadable teacher's guide is also available for this book.) The book may also be purchased in a library-bound edition for $17.95. That price, available to schools and public libraries, represents a 25% discount from Enslow's list price for the library-bound edition.

April 27, 2012

Visit the Enslow Booth (1440) at IRA/Chicago!

Enslow Publishers is proud to be among the exhibitors at the upcoming IRA 2012 Convention in Chicago. We'll be at Booth #1440 on Monday, April 30th through Wednesday, May 2nd. Visit to see our new Common Core-aligned books! And we'll have raffles for books and for "Teddy" too! And don't forget to watch our Facebook page and Twitter handle for more information about Enslow Common Core at IRA!

March 20, 2012

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.

February 21, 2012

"Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!" with Enslow's "Paper Crafts for Mardi Gras"

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-59845-334-8
Library-bound ISBN: 978-0-7660-3724-3
Mardi Gras offers an excellent opportunity for young readers to explore the holiday's excitement and meaning. The day's vibrant, colorful masks, costumes, and floats provide an imaginative treasure for children to enjoy. Tapping into that reservoir of images and culture is Enslow Publishers' Paper Crafts for Mardi Gras book.

Author and storyteller Randel McGee's book is written in simple language, with step-by-step instructions and photos illustrating each craft project. These easy-to-follow activities allow readers to enjoy a "hands-on" activity that builds understanding and fun associations with New Orleans' famous holiday. As the saying goes, "Laissez les bon temps rouler" when you use this wonderful 48-page, full-color book.

This title, part of Enslow's "Paper Craft Fun for Holidays" series, is available in paperback for $7.95 from Enslow Classroom. A library-bound version is also available to school and library institutional buyers for $17.95 when buying directly from Enslow. The library-bound price represents a 25% discount from Enslow's list price for this item.

February 16, 2012

Reviewers Needed!

We are looking for a few great people to review our Paper Craft Fun for Holiday series. Just in time for Presidents' Day, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, and Easter, these paper craft books bring fun to the holidays! They are written by internationally known storyteller, Randel McGee who creates amazing crafts out of paper. Written in simple language, each book contains a short introduction to the holiday and step-by-step instructions with photos illustrating each step. They are recommended for grades 3–4 and support the Social Studies, History, and Art curricula.

If you think you might be interested in writing a review for any of these titles, please email us today at for details!

ISBN: 978-1-59845-333-1
Paperback $7.95

ISBN: 978-1-59845-334-8
Paperback $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-59845-337-9
Paperback $7.95

ISBN: 978-1-59845-335-5
Paperback $7.95

February 13, 2012

Teaching American History

Stories in American History, Enslow's new series for middle school students, available in both library and paperback editions,includes titles about the Amazing Underground Railroad, California Gold Rush, Incredible Transcontinental Railroad, Legend of the Alamo, Secret of the Manhattan Project, and Surviving the Oregon Trail.

Great for reports or research, these titles contain timelines, chapter notes, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index.

February 03, 2012

Giants or Patriots?

Who will you be rooting for on Super Bowl Sunday?

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3832-5
School and Library Price $15.95
Paperback Price $6.95
Grades K–3
24 pages

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3773-1
School and Library Price $17.95
Paperback Price $7.95
978-1-59845-233-4 $7.95
Grades 3–4
48 pages


January 31, 2012

Shaun White -- Enslow Biography Subject -- Makes History at Winter X Games

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-7660-3627-7
Library ISBN: 978-0-7660-3212-5 
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White added to his remarkable career achievements with a stunning, perfect score at the recent Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. In doing so, he bested his closest competitor in the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe finals, Swiss rider Iouri Podladtchikov.

The triumph was something of a character test for White, who had sprained his ankle in the days prior to snowboard competition. The ailment forced White to skip a competitive event in which he had strongly desired to compete and win. White's perfect score more than soothed his disappointment.

"I've been wanting that 100 forever," White said after overcoming Podladtchikov's strong challenge.

Young readers who have an affinity or attraction to White's competitive spirit and athletic excellence will enjoy Enslow's biography, part of the "Hot Celebrity Biography" series, on the snowboard wizard. Author Marty Gitlin's engaging, 48-page work explores White's career and his driven personality. Filled with action photos and useful sidebars, the biography is fun for independent readers and a "way in" to books for reluctant readers.

Shaun White: Snow and Skateboard Champion is available in paperback for $7.95; a teacher's guide for this Guided Reading Level "S" book is available with purchase. A library-bound edition is also available for the school/library price of $17.95, which represents a 25% discount from Enslow's list price for the title.

January 23, 2012

Today is National Pie Day

Library ISBN 978-0-7660-3766-3
Paper ISBN 978-1-59845-273-0
Grades 3-4
In celebration of this day, the recipe for Shepherd's Pie is going to be included in this post. This particular recipe is in our Easy Main Dishes From Around the World title. These books are available in both library and paperback bindings.

Shepherd's Pie is a crustless pie, containing meat and some vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes. This recipe makes 4 servings.

3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 teaspoons salt
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large onion, minced
1 large carrot, chopped
1 pound ground beef or ground lamb
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. Boil potatoes in a large pot of salted water on the stove for 15-20 minutes, until tender.
2. While potatoes cook, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large frying pan. Sauté onion for about 10 minutes and then add carrot. Add ground beef and cook until meat is no longer pink.
3. Add garlic, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and beef broth.
4. Ask an adult to help you remove the potatoes from the stove. Drain in a colander and then place in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 tablespoons of butter, sour cream, and a dash of salt and pepper. Mash potatoes until creamy.
5. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Spread beef mixture in a buttered baking dish. Evenly spread mashed potatoes on top of the beef. Use a fork to make small peaks in the potatoes. Bake in oven for 25 minutes and place under broiler for 5 minutes, or until top is lightly browned.
6. Remove from oven. Cool for 5 minutes and serve.


January 09, 2012

Today begins our Pick-A-Page Giveaway week!

Looking for remedial math books for your middle or high school students? Enslow's new six title series, Ace Your Math Test, helps your students master the skills needed for their math tests. The books simply and clearly provide step-by-step guides to the basics of math. Everything from addition and subtraction to pre-algebra and algebra are included in this series. Great for reviewing math skills, these titles can be used in the classroom, library, and home, and are available in both library and paperback bindings.

For our Pick-A-Page Giveaway, go to one of our e-catalogs and pick a page of titles you would like to receive for free. Like us on Facebook and leave a comment on Facebook, letting us know which page you would like to receive. For everyone who enters, they will receive one book from the page they requested. One winner will be chosen by random at the end of the week, and that person will receive a copy of every book on that page. The winner will be announced on Facebook on Monday!

December 20, 2011

New NBA Player Bios Ready for Start of Pro Basketball Season

Read About Carmelo Anthony
Paperback: 978-1-59845-297-6
Library-Bound: 978-0-7660-3833-2
The pro basketball season starts on Christmas Day. That means young readers will ask for and avidly read biographies of their favorite NBA stars. To satisfy this demand, Enslow Publishers is offering a number of slam dunk bios of marquee basketball players. Two of these books -- Read About Carmelo Anthony and Read About Kobe Bryant -- focus on the lives and professional accomplishments of these high-profile stars. Author David P. Torsiello's well-written, Guided Reading Level "I" text brings each athlete's story into vivid relief. Color photos interspersed through each 24-page book provide extra excitement for readers.

The two books are part of Enslow's six-book "I Like Sports Stars!" series. Each title is available in paperback via Enslow Classroom for $6.95. Library-bound editions are available for $15.95; the price represents a 25% school/library discount from Enslow's list price.

December 19, 2011

Looking for books on Mardi Gras?

Grades 3-4
Paperback: 978-1-59845-334-8
Tuesday, February 21 is Mardi Gras, which is French for "Fat Tuesday." Mardi Gras takes place the day before Ash Wednesday, which is traditionally the first day of Lent.

Enslow's Paper Crafts for Mardi Gras, written by Randel McGee, contains eight paper craft projects readers can make to symbolize the holiday. Making masks, necklaces, a rhythm maker, a cap, a crown, or a card is fun and easy to do with the simple instructions included with each craft. A list of needed items is also included.

November 28, 2011

New Extreme Animals series

Available in January 2012 will be a new series, geared toward reluctant readers, titled Extreme Animals in Extreme Environments. Each of these 48-page titles, illustrated with color photographs, goes into detail about a different environment. Deserts, the darkest caves, the deepest seas, and the extreme cold are covered in the individual titles. Each title also includes a hands-on activity. Reluctant readers are sure to enjoy these!

November 07, 2011

Today begins our Pick-A-Page Giveaway week!

Looking for math books for your middle school students? Enslow's new ten title series, Math Smarts!, will help your students in their quest to learn and understand different math skills. Everything from addition and subtraction to word problems, and trigonometry are included in this series. Great for reviewing math skills, these titles can be used in the classroom, library, and home.

For our Pick-A-Page Giveaway, go to one of our e-catalogs and pick a page of titles you would like to receive for free. Like us on Facebook and leave a comment on Facebook, letting us know which page you would like to receive. We will choose one winner by random at the end of the week. That winner will be announced on Facebook on Monday!

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!

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.