Showing posts with label Linda Bozzo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Linda Bozzo. Show all posts

November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Enslow Publishers!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Hanukkah!

From Enslow's Corny Thanksgiving Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone:

Why should you never talk like a turkey?
Because it's rude to use fowl language.

What do you get when two peas fight?
Black-eyed peas.

Our office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, and will reopen on Monday!

October 31, 2013

Some fun Halloween facts

Did you know that trick-or-treating was stopped at one point in time? Because of a sugar shortage during World War II, children were not allowed to trick-or-treat. People were asked to cut back on the amount of sugar they used, so many people switched to using honey to sweeten their food.

Did you know that carving jack-o-lanterns began a few hundred years ago? People in Ireland carved potatoes and turnips, and when they immigrated to the United States they brought that skill with them. When they arrived in America, they found that pumpkins could be carved just as easily.

These facts (and more!) can be found in Kooky Halloween Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone by Linda Bozzo. This title is part of the Funnier Bone Jokes series. All six titles in the series are available in library, paperback, and eBook versions.

Look for them at your local bookstore, or you can order them through your preferred vendor,, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

Happy Halloween!

October 07, 2013

Enslow author wins award!

Congratulations to Linda Bozzo, winner of New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) Outstanding Author or Illustrator Award.

Per the NJASL website:  "This award is presented to recognize an author or illustrator who is or was a resident of New Jersey or whose work represents/reflects New Jersey and who has made a notable contribution to the field of literature for children and young adults. This award is presented at the NJASL Fall Conference."

Linda has authored many books for Enslow, most of which are written for the elementary school reader.

July 29, 2013

Age-appropriate joke books for upper elementary school readers

Geared toward the language arts curriculum and part of Enslow's spring 2013 list, Funnier Bone Jokes is a series of 48 page titles, with each title corresponding to a different holiday. All six titles in this series are available in library and paperback editions, as well as a multi-user eBook and as a library/eBook combo.

Each title defines the words joke, limerick, and tongue twister, and includes fun facts geared toward that particular title's subject. Readers also get helpful hints for designing their own cards. Other holidays featured in this series are April Fool's Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Christmas, and Halloween. This series continues in the same fun way that Enslow's Funny Bone Jokes were written. That series was published in 2011.

These titles are available through your preferred vendor, your local independent bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

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August 06, 2012

It's International (and National) Assistance Dog Week

ISBN 978-0-7660-3199-9
Created to recognize all of those hardworking assistance dogs around the world, the goal of International Assistance Dog Week, as well as National Assistance Dog Week, is to educate the public about the roles in society these amazing dogs perform, as well as recognize and honor the dogs themselves. Could you raise a puppy in your home and then give that puppy back to the organization so that a disabled person would have the ability to be helped by that dog? Lots of credit is to be given to those that raise and train these animals.

Do you have students interested in learning more? Service Dog Heroes, written for the elementary level reader, provides the basics about these incredible dogs. Starting with a story about the assistance a golden retriever gives her handler, the book describes the history of the service dog, which breeds are the most popular service dogs, the training involved, what happens to these dogs when they retire, and more.

March 13, 2012

"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.

January 30, 2012

Discover Dogs series

Library ISBN 978-0-7660-3845-5
Grades K-3
Having grown up with lots of dogs over the years, most of which were of a mixed breed, I thought it would be fun to talk about I Like Mixed-Breed Dogs. All of our mixed-breed dogs have come from the local animal shelter.

This new elementary title and the others in the series, written for grades K-3, are great for teaching children what goes into the caring, feeding, training, and other aspects of puppy/dog ownership. Each title contains lots of great photos, along with Web sites and a list of other books to read.

Other titles in this series include books on Labrador Retrievers, Collies, Beagles, Poodles, and German Shepherds.

December 16, 2011

Honor Book Awards from SSLI

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3648-2
Grades 5–up
School/Library Price: $23.95

We are proud to announce that two of Enslow's titles have won Honor Book awards from the Society of School Librarians International. Robert Gardner's book, Recycle, won honors in the Science category for grades 7–12.

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3199-9
Grades 3–4
School/Library Price $17.95

 Linda Bozzo's book, Service Dog Heroes, won honors in the Social Studies category for grades K–6.

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.

September 05, 2011

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of the school year

Labor day is a time to get ready to return to school. Some schools have already started. Here's a book about the history of schools and what they might look like in the future. This title is part of the "Imagining the Future" series.

One hundred years ago, some kids traveled to school on horseback. One hundred years from today, they may get there in buses that fly! Author Linda Bozzo shows young readers how the schools of the past looked and encourages them to think about change over time and what schools may be like in the future. Uses vintage historical photos and colorful, humorous drawings to encourage young imaginations!

May 16, 2011

It's National Police Week

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 Peace Officers Memeorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.

Part of the Amazing Working Dogs with American Humane, Enslow's Police Dog Heroes explains what types of jobs these dogs do, their training, and what happens when the dog retires. Written for the elementary reader, author Linda Bozzo has also written five other titles (fire dog, guide dog, search and rescue dog, service dog, and therapy dog) in this series.

May 12, 2011

It's Limerick Day at Enslow!

Thought we would forward some limericks from Enslow's Funny Bone Jokes series.

From Gross Body Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone:

If you're pointing at me I suppose
it should only be done with your toes.
But pointing is rude
except at your food.
It's a rule that everyone knows.

From Weird Science Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone:

Here's a riddle for students you teach:
"What is soft to the touch, like a peach,
Colored beige, covers land,
Mostly made out of sand?"
All the kids will respond, "it's a beach!"

From Food Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone:

A mouse once said to a cat,
"It's chocolate that's making me fat."
So the cat fed him more
Until he was sure
The mouse looked more like a rat.

There are an additional 3 titles in this series.Written for elementary readers, these titles will keep your students laughing!

April 07, 2011

Today's holiday is

No housework day, as per the calendar of Bizarre and Unique holidays.

In Houses of the Past, Present, and Future, author Linda Bozzo gives elementary readers the opportunity to imagine what houses will be like in the future.

Other titles in this series include: at play, schools, getting around, community helpers, and staying in touch.

March 18, 2011

A Knock, Knock Joke to Keep You Smiling

Knock, Knock!
Who's there?
Shirley who?
Shirley you know the sound of my voice by now.

Grades 3–4
For more jokes, riddles, limericks and tongue twisters, check out our
Gross Body Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone book from our Funny Bone Jokes series.

March 04, 2011

Joke Day Friday

American Optometric celebrates Save Your Vision Month during the month of March. So, for Joke Friday we're sharing a joke from our Gross Body Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone title from our
Funny Bone Jokes series.

Why did the computer
go to the doctor?

To improve its web site!

In addition to jokes, these titles also include riddles, tongue twisters, knock-knock jokes, limericks, and fun facts about the body that are tied to curriculum. For grades 3–4.

January 14, 2011

Today is Friday so it's Joke Book day!

From the Food Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone book:

What's worse than finding a worm in your apple? Finding half a worm!

Here's a fact from the book: Did you know that the color of the yolk depends on what the hen eats? Egg yolks can vary in color from deep yellow to almost colorless.

This title is part of Enslow Elementary's Spring 2011 list. Interested in learning more? Click here.

January 07, 2011

Enslow author Linda Bozzo and search and rescue book featured in newspaper article

Linda Bozzo, an Enslow author, was featured in an article in the New Jersey Herald.

After interviewing a police officer, Linda wrote Search and Rescue Dog Heroes, using that interview with Lt. Ellicott in the book. Both Blaze, Lt. Ellicott's current canine partner, and Radar, his former canine partner, are discussed in the book, along with descriptions of their job responsibilities.

To read the article, click here.

December 02, 2010

Enslow Author Linda Bozzo at NJASL

Author Linda Bozzo, who has written a number of well-received series for Enslow Publishers, will be presenting at this year's New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) convention. Her presentation -- The Art of Writing for Children --is scheduled to be held on Friday, December 3rd, 7:45 am, in the Ocean Place Resort and Spa's McKinley Room.

Bozzo will also be signing copies of her books on Friday, starting at 10:30 am, at the Authors and Illustrators Alley. Her most recent Enslow series are Amazing Working Dogs with American Humane and Imagining the Future.

October 28, 2010

October is Blind Awareness Month

Did you know: working guide dogs are allowed to enter all public places but puppies-in-training are not?

The next time you see one of these dogs with their special harnesses, you know they are working.

A great tie-in to Blind Awareness Month is Enslow's new Guide Dog Heroes, written by Linda Bozzo. This 48 page book is written for grades 3-4 and is part of the Amazing Working Dogs with American Humane series.

Enslow is planning on publishing two titles on blindness-related subjects in the Fall of 2011. Watch for them!

October 15, 2010

Police Officer and K-9 Presented Book by Author

Enslow author, Linda Bozzo, visited James Monroe Elementary School in Edison, New Jersey yesterday to present Officer Shawn Meade and his K-9 partner, Lucky, a copy of her new book Police Dog Heroes in which the officer and his dog are featured.

After presenting the newly published book to Officer Meade, Linda read from the book. She also talked about how she came in contact with the officer and told the group of children how he helped her with the research for the book.

Police Dog Heroes is one of six books in Enslow's new series, "Amazing Working Dogs with American Humane" for grades 3–4.  Each book in the series features a true story of a real dog and his handler as well as includes the history, breeds used, training, the work they do, and what happens when these dog heroes retire.