Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. 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 26, 2012

FREE Stuff Friday

We thought we'd post some free stuff this Friday. So, here are three seasonal worksheets available for download from our Blue Wave Classroom website. Kids will enjoy writing their own acrostic poems and they look great displayed on bulletin boards. Just click on any worksheet to take you to page where you can download all three for FREE! If you enjoy these, let us know and we'll provide more in the future.

October 24, 2012

Great Elementary Non-Fiction for Thanksgiving (and you can win them!)

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it's a great time for kids to learn about Thanksgiving while building their literacy skills. Enslow Publishers' non-fiction expert authors believe that reading informational texts should  be educational and fun.  With that in mind, here are three great, Common Core correlated, Thanksgiving books to make sure that young readers have an educational and fun Thanksgiving.  As a side note: if you like any of these books, be sure to check out our Pick-A-Page giveaway (details at the end of the post).

Thanksgivng Day, by Dorothy Goeller, is a delightfully silly reader for children just beginning to read. Featuring bright illustrations and simple text with one sentence per page, Thanksgiving Day is great for kids reading alone or with an adult. Common Core Correlations for Thanksgiving Day can be found here.
Storyteller Randel McGee's Paper Crafts for Thanksgiving shows young readers how to make their own Thanksgiving crafts while learning about the holiday.  Paper Crafts for Thanksgiving contains easy step-by-step instructions as well as reproducible templates for all of the crafts shown in the book.  Common Core Correlations for Paper Crafts for Thanksgiving can be found here.
What is Thanksgiving?, by Elaine Landau, introduces early readers to the traditions of Thanksgiving with beautiful photos and carefully crafted text.  To further engage the reader, What is Thanksgiving? features an activity where the reader constructs a "Thank-You" poster to give their thanks to the community for Thanksgiving. Common Core Correlations for What is Thanksgiving? can be found here.

Our Pick-A-Page Giveaway is still going on!  To enter the giveaway, go to our e-catalog 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, and how those books would benefit your school/library. For everyone who enters, they will receive one book from the page they requested. One winner will be chosen at 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 sometime next week!

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November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving Day Crafts

ISBN:  978-0-7660-2345-1
Library Bound:  $22.60

 Make Thanksgiving special with Enslow's Thanksgiving Day Crafts, written by Arlene and Herbert Erlbach, and part of the Fun Holiday Crafts Kids Can Do! series.  The easy to follow directions for each craft feature full color photos of not only the finished product but the stages in between!  Patterns to cut and trace are also included, as well as key words to know about the holiday.

Children in grades 3-4 will have fun making "Pumpkin Napkin Rings", "Turkey Place Cards", or even a "Leaves in the Wind Glitter Globe".  The crafts in this book can be used as decorations, or can be given as gifts.  All your guests will truly be thankful for the cheerful ideas shared in this title!

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!

November 24, 2010

Football, Football, and More Football

It's Thanksgiving weekend and besides enjoying the Thanksgiving Day Parade there will be plenty of football games to watch so today we thought it would be appropriate to feature two brand new football titles from our Top 10 Sports Stars series.

Football's Top 10 Running Backs and Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks are both popular choices for football fans in grades 5–9. These color biographies cover the biggest names in sports, both past and present. With 48 pages, these titles are perfect for reluctant readers who like sports.