Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts

May 09, 2013

Enslow Book Is Awarded

Congratulations to Enslow author, Ana Maria Rodriguez whose book Leatherback Turtles, Giant Squids and Other Mysterious Animals of the Deepest Seas from our Extreme Animals in Extreme Environments series was awarded Honorable Mention in the Children's Books category in the 2013 Green Book Festival's annual competition. According to their web site, their annual competition honors books that "contribute to greater understanding, respect for and positive action on the changing worldwide environment."

For a complete list of winners click here.
Library Edition ISBN: 978-0-7660-3696-3
Paperback ISBN: 
For Grades 5–9
48 pages
About the Book:
The ocean is one of the most extreme environments on Earth. The deepest ocean zones challenge animal survival in unique ways. When light and warmth totally disappear, when pressure can crush most bodies, and when food is extremely rare, how do deep-sea animals cope? Scientists have sent remotely operated vehicles to the sea floor to capture images and videos of these amazing creatures in hopes of answering these questions. Their expeditions have revealed amazing information about extreme deep-sea animals!

October 19, 2012

Check Out Drawings From Our Friends

Our friends, Ethan and Nolan, made these great drawings from our Drawing in 4 Easy Steps series. The books in this series are now also available in paperback as well as in their original library editions. They make great gifts for those aspiring artists or for kids who just like to draw. The books also provide prompts for kids to write stories based on the pictures they draw. They can be purchased from or from online retailers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Draw Aliens and Space Objects
Draw Animals
Draw Cartoon People
Draw Pirates
Draw Princesses
Draw Superheroes

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January 20, 2012

Are you aware that it's Penguin Awareness Day?

That's right! Today is Penguin Awareness Day. Celebrate with all of your penguin friends. It's easy. You can dress in your tuxedo, send your penguin friends a penguin e-card, tell a penguin joke. Or you can share this fun Penguin video and some of our penguin titles from our web site.

October 12, 2011

Fire Prevention Week and Fire Dog Heroes

This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and I would like to take a moment to recognize the often unsung heroes of fire prevention: the hard-working Fire Dog Heroes.

Aside from keeping up morale at their fire department stations, most of us do not really know what fire dogs actually do. When we imagine a fire dog, we picture a Dalmatian living at a fire department station and riding in the fire engine. While a few fire departments do keep Dalmatians around, they are relatively rare a fire stations today. When fire departments relied on horse-driven steam pumpers instead of fire engines, dalmatians lived and traveled with the horses in order to keep them calm.

Though horses and steam pumpers are no longer used by firemen, fire dogs are still very important. Today's fire dogs are brought in shortly after a fire to sniff for accelerants (typically gasoline or any other flammable chemical) that may have fueled the fire. If a fire dog detects an accelerant, it will signal to its handler to take a sample to test for accelerants By detecting these accelerants, fire dogs are able to help a fire department determine if a fire was unintentional or the result of arson. Instead of Dalmatians, today's fire dogs are most often Labrador mixes, golden retrievers, golden mixes, and German shepherds. These breeds make great fire dogs because they like to work and they are capable of detecting very faint scents.

If you have kids or teach any children that want to learn more about fire dogs, check out Fire Dog Heroes, from our Amazing Working Dogs with American Humane series by Linda Bozzo.

Publication Year: 2010

48 Pages

Interest Level: Grades 3-4

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3202-6

Binding: Library

Price: $23.93

School/Library Discount Price: $17.95

August 19, 2011

Weird But True Science

Did you know a sneeze travels up to 100 miles per hour or that cave salamanders live deep in caves where there is no light so they don't have eyes? It may be weird, but it's true! Enslow's new series Weird But True Science for grades K–3 is sure to grab your student's interest with its weird, unusual, and true topics.

Titles in this six-book series include, Weird But True Animal Homes, Weird But True Food, Weird But True Human Body Facts, Weird But True Rocks, Weird But True Space Facts, Weird But True Weather.

March 22, 2010

Enslow's Animal Books, Perfect Follow-up to Discovery Channel's "Life"

If anyone caught the Discovery Channel ongoing documentary "Life" last night, you were probably fascinated by all of the animals!

Enslow Publishers as a huge selection of animal books for all grades. Just click the link to see all of the series.

Some new animal series for spring 2010 include, I Like Reading About Animals! and Top 50 Reasons to Care About Endangered Animals.

Also, if you want to learn more about "Life" and when you can catch an episode visit,

March 18, 2010

Animal Body-Part Regenerators: Growing New Heads, Tails, and Legs

This title in the Amazing Animal Defenses series looks at animals that can lose a limb or other body part—and then re-grow it! From newts and salamanders to starfish and earthworms, the ability to regenerate a missing part is truly amazing. Author Susan K. Mitchell explains how these animals can do this, and how it helps them survive.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.

Author: Susan K. Mitchell

ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3295-8

Publication Year: 2008
Interest Level: Grades 5-9
Page Count: 48

June 10, 2009

Review by NSTA: Rainbow of Animals: Why Are Animals Yellow?

"This book starts by asking readers to think of animals that are yellow that might live near them."

In this recommended review written by David Gillam for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), young scientists are encouraged to answer questions about the color of animals in nature. The review says "The books provide a beautifyl introduction to animal adaptations and survival."

Part of the Rainbow of Animals series, this title is written by Melissa Stewart and is published by Enslow Publishers, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7660-3253-8. Link to Publishers page:

Link to the NSTA Review:

May 30, 2009

Awesome Animal Science Projects

Young scientists will learn all about animal behavior by performing these easy-to-do experiments with scientific explanations in Awesome Animal Science Projects by Ann Benbow and Colin Mably.

Kids will discover whether it is possible to train a goldfish, what happens when they change their pet's routine, and more. Every experiment is animal safe and includes ideas for science fair projects. There is also terrific illustrations of the experiments by Tom Labaff

For more information on this title, please visit

Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3148-7, for grades 3-4

May 15, 2009

NSTA Review: Why Are Animals Green?

Click Here for NSTA review.

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has published a review of Why Are Animals Green? Written by author Melissa Stewart. The review begins: "The books in the Rainbow of Animals series use vibrant colors and fun facts to take readers through the world and explain how color helps creatures survive." Click on the title above to link to the NSTA site.

32 pages, full color ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3252-1