Showing posts with label reluctant readers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reluctant readers. Show all posts

June 03, 2013

New title by award-winning author now available

Demi! Latina Star Demi Lovato is now available from Enslow Publishers, Inc. The author, Jeff Burlingame, also wrote Jesse Owens: "I Always Loved Running", which won the 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work Youth/Teens.

In this new title, the author describes how Demi was bullied by her junior high school classmates, and was homeschooled because of this. She has also struggled and been treated for depression, and discovered she was bipolar while in treatment for her mental health struggles.

This 48-page book, available in both library and paperback versions, is great for reluctant readers. Part of the Sizzling Celebrities series, these titles are available on, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or through your preferred vendor. The other titles in this series are: Adele!, Drake!, Emma!, Jennifer!, Josh!, and Logan!.

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May 01, 2013

Enslow New Race Car Series In Starting Position for Fall Season

Speeding Star, Enslow's new trade imprint, is preparing its Fall 2013 debut with three series. One of the trio, "Fast Wheels!" features high-interest books for reluctant readers. This six-book series offers engaging text, hot color photographs, and interesting background information on vehicles and drivers that court speed, danger, and racetrack glamour.

"Fast Wheels!" includes titles on funny cars, motorcyles, muscle cars, open-wheel racing, stock cars, and sports cars. Each 48-page book in the series also provides insightful details on what to look for in engines, decals, paint jobs, hot wheels, and more.

Each book will be available in a trade hardcover edition for a list price of $13.95. The books will be available from Enslow Publishers directly, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, retail bookstores, and your preferred vendor.

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September 04, 2012

Enslow Cheerleading Books Ready for Football Season

Early September means football season, both in schools and public libraries. This high-interest sport offers many books for young readers to explore. While there are many books on athletes and sports teams, books that go "outside the lines" of the sport also draw interest. One such activity is cheerleading. A sport in its own right, cheerleading includes both genders, extends across various age levels, and embraces many positive, character building attributes.

Enslow Publishers' "Ready, Set, Cheer!" series offers page-turning books that get to the heart of cheer. Author Lisa Mullarkey's clear, age-appropriate style delivers a nifty counterpoint to the series' reader-friendly design and full-color photos. Suitable for grades 3 and 4, these Guided Reading Level "M" works provide a wonderful entry point for readers (especially reluctant readers) wanting to explore this rewarding activity.

Each title in this four-book series is available in a library-bound edition for $17.95; that price represents a 25% discount to institutional buyers. Paperback versions of "Ready, Set, Cheer!" is also available for $7.95 per title.

August 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Davy Crockett

American hero, Davy Crockett was born August 17, 1786. Although his brave deeds at the Alamo made him legendary, Crockett had already gained fame as a hunter, soldier, and U.S. Congressman.

Authors William R. Sanford and Carl R. Green explore the life of this American hero in our new title, Davy Crockett, Courageous Hero of the Alamo.
ISBN: 978-0-7660-4005-2

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July 16, 2012

July 16, 1969 was a special day in American history

That was the day Apollo 11, carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This mission landed the first Americans on the moon, with Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon on July 20. It was this moment that the famous quote  "One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind" was heard by people worldwide, as the event was broadcast live on television.

Walking on the Moon, part of the American Space Missions—Astronauts, Exploration, and Discovery series, gives students an understanding of how this first mission took place and how it started a mission of space exploration that would last for decades.

Written for reluctant readers, this six book series also includes The Coolest Job in the Universe, Danger in Space, Eye on the Universe, Space Shuttle Disaster, and Spacewalk.


May 03, 2012

Bieber met with Kanye! See where they met in print!

Paperback ISBN: 1-59845-287-7
You heard it: Kanye West met up with Justin Bieber at the studio where Bieber was working on his upcoming album. Find out how Justin first met Kanye in our book, Justin Bieber: Teen Music Superstar from our Hot Celebrity Biographies series. "Like" us on Facebook and take advantage of our limited time free shipping offer.

"Dark Shadows" starring Johnny Depp opens soon!

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-7660-3631-4
Johnny Depp will be starring in the new movie "Dark Shadows" opening in theaters on May 11th. You can view the Dark Shadows movie trailer here.

Did you know that Johnny Depp started his career in the early 1980s performing in a band call the Flame? To earn money he also worked in construction, as a mechanic, and as a telemarketer selling clocks. He even sold ballpoint pens to people over the phone before his wife introduced him to actor, Nicholas Cage. It was 1984 when Depp landed a small part in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street

You can read more about Johnny Depp and his career in our book, Johnny Depp: Movie Megastar from our Hot Celebrity Biographies series for grades 5–9. "Like" us on Facebook and receive our limited time free shipping offer.

April 19, 2012

Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing

On this day in 1995 a car bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building at Oklahoma City, OK, at 9:02 a.m, killing 168 people, 29 of them children at a day-care center. The blast ripped off the north face of the nine story building.

The question is, are we any safer today? Watch an update from Bob Orr, A Look Back.

Enslow's title, Home Grown Terror: The Oklahoma City Bombing, for Grades 5–9, to be published this fall, will be a great way for reluctant readers to learn about this historic event.

April 17, 2012

Bat Appreciation Day

Library ISBN: 978-0-7660-3698-7
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4644-0018-6
Today is "Bat Appreciation Day." These animals, long associated with superstitious beliefs, deserve some positive recognition. Enslow Publishers' new book Vampire Bats, Giant Insects, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Darkest Caves gives bats their due, as the book includes details about how these curious creatures survive and co-exist.

Author Ana Maria Rodriguez' 48-page book notes these intriguing "bat facts":
  • Bats live on all continents except Antarctica.
  • Bats are the only flying mammals.
  • Only rodent species are more numerous than bat species.
  • Some bats are solitary, while others live in enormous colonies.
  • Three vampire species live exclusively on blood.
  Rodriguez' work, excellent for reluctant readers and part of Enslow's four-book "Extreme Animals in Extreme Environments" series, is available from Enslow Publishers to school and library buyers for $17.95. That's a 25% discount from Enslow's list price! Each book in the series is also available in paperback for $7.95 per copy.

If you're attending the Texas Library Association conference today, Ms. Rodriguez will be signing copies of her  "Extreme Animals in Extreme Environments" titles. Visit Booth #2514, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm tonight, and meet the author!

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.

July 13, 2011

Potter Fans...

Library Binding ISBN: 978-0-7660-3209-5
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-7660-3624-6
 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much anticipated release begins with midnight shows Thursday night. Fans can read about Harry Potter star and now Broadway star, Daniel Radcliff in Enslow's biography, Daniel Radcliffe: Film and Stage Star from our Hot Celebrity Biographies series. For grades 5–9 these high interest, celebrity biographies are perfect for reluctant readers. These books are available in both library binding and in paperback. Free educator's guides are also available.

June 15, 2011

Home Run Hitters

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3465-5
48 pages
Grades 5–9
If you're not a Yankee fan you might not be disappointed that Derek Jeter is out of the lineup. Yankee fans, however, are disappointed that he's temporarily sidelined due to an injury. His quest for 3,000 hits is on hold for now. But in the meantime you can check out our title, Baseball's Top Ten Home Run Hitters that is perfect for reluctant readers.

February 22, 2011

On This Day in 1959, the First Daytona 500

Read here how the Daytona 500 changed Daytona Beach, Florida and the sport of NASCAR forever

Check out Enslow's Heroes of Racing series and our Wild Wheels! series both for reluctant readers who love the thrill of racing.

This series is also available in paperback

February 11, 2011

Justin Bieber Biography

If you have a Justin Bieber fan in your house and even if you don't, you're probably aware that the Justin Bieber movie "Never Say Never" opens in theaters today. But did you know that Enslow has a new Justin Bieber book on our 2011 fall title list? Justin Bieber:Teen Music Superstar explores the singer's road to fame. This fun book offers juicy quotes, personal stories, and accessible features such as a timelime and glossary. This 48-page book for grades 5–9 will be part of our Hot Celebrity Biographies series perfect for your reluctant readers and will be availabe in both library binding and paperback.

February 09, 2011

25th Annual Celebration of National Girls & Women in Sports Day

The National Association for Girls and Women in Sports celebrates the 25th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day with this year's theme, "Play, Believe, Achieve."

To celebrate Enslow is featuring our Danica Patrick: Racing to History title from our Heroes of Racing series.

Millions of sports fans know the name Danica Patrick—even if they've never watched an indy car race before. As a female driver, Patrick has broken ground for her consistent performances behind the wheel. In 2008, she won the Indy Japan 300, becoming the first woman to win in an Indy Car race.

For grades 5–9, this 128-page book is perfect for reluctant readers.

January 04, 2011

Snowmobilers Warm Up to Record Snowfalls

For the past month, snowbirds have cheered the record snowfalls across the United States. Over seventeen feet of snow has fallen in sections of California's Sierra Nevada mountain range. Central New York's "lake effect" snow belt recorded snowfalls of 70-plus inches in December. Thanks to a surfeit of snow, slopes from New England to the Rockies are having a strong season.

All that snow has encouraged snowmobile enthusiasts to enjoy the great outdoors in their machines. Young readers curious about this popular winter activity can learn more when they read Enslow Publishers' Snowmobile Racers. Author Bob Woods' 48-page book, part of Enslow's "Kid Racers" series, provides a delightful introduction to snowmobiling's challenges and excitement. The work's design, combining engaging "pull-outs," dynamic photographs, and a well-written narrative, draws enthusiastic and reluctant readers to enjoy this curriculum leveled, Guided Reading Level "S" title. Instructors and classroom paraprofessionals also benefit from using the book's free, downloadable teacher's guide.

A paperback edition of Snowmobile Racers is available via Enslow Classroom for $7.95; a library-bound version is also available through

November 29, 2010

Jimmie Johnson 5X Champion

Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson who won his fifth consecutive Sprint Cup Championship. Visit Team Lowe's homepage for all the details.

We know teens are crazy about cars and their driver's. Reluctant readers can learn more about Jimmie Johnson by reading his biography, Jimmie Johnson: Racing Champ.