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Showing posts with label robert gardner. Show all posts

October 04, 2013

Exploring Hands-On Science Projects

The six titles in the Exploring Hands-On Science Projects are written for the middle school reader. These titles have been leveled to the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading, Writing, and Language.

Each book in the series covers a different topic.  Plants discusses the process of photosynthesis, the life cycle of plants, the differences between short day and long day flowers, and more. Sound describes how it's possible to hear and feel sound, how sound travels, and moves, as well as dimensions of space. Solids, Liquids, and Gases investigates the states of matter and the properties of solids, liquids, and gases. Sports introduces an object's center of gravity and the laws governing the collision of objects. Toys and Games discusses gravity, friction, electrical charges, and more. The concepts in Magic include magic through chemistry, magic through light and through sticky water, as well as magic through motion.

Each title is 128 pages and is available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. Copies of these titles are available from your preferred vendor, your local independent bookstore,, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

August 23, 2013

Kobe Bryant and STEM Friday

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978-1-59845-300-3 Paperback
What do Kobe Bryant and STEM Friday have in common? Well, it's Kobe's birthday today so in celebration of that we are going to mention two Kobe biographies, as well as a science book about the physics of sports.

The first biography is written for the elementary market. Read About Kobe Bryant, part of the I Like Sports Stars! series, is a photo-essay great for the emergent reader. This title has been correlated to the Common Core standards. Other athletes covered in this series are Alex Rodriguez, Carmelo Anthony, Derek Jeter, Drew Brees, and Eli Manning.

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978-1-4644-0161-9 Paperback
Kobe Bryant: Champion Basketball Star is written for the middle school reader and is part of the Sports Star Champions series. The author highlights the career of this basketball star, and this book has also been correlated to the Common Core standards. Other athletes included in this series are Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Kevin Garnett, Peyton Manning, and Tim Duncan.

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Science plays a role in sports. Newton's First Law of Motion is used when dribbling a basketball. How is science used when making shots at the basketball hoop? The Physics of Sports Science Projects gives the reader step-by-step instructions on how physics is used in sports. This title has been correlated to the Common Core standards. Part of the Exploring Hands-On Science Projects, other topics covered in the series are plants, sound, solids, liquids, gases, toys, games, and magic.

All of these titles are available from your preferred vendor,, your independent bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

December 13, 2012

Two Enslow Titles Make the 2012 SB&F Best List!

We're jumping for joy! The 2012 SB&F Best List contains a collection of all the highly recommended books and media resources reviewed by SB&F (Science Books & Films) this year and we're excited to have not one, but TWO books make the list this year.

The first book is Recycle: Green Science Projects for a Sustainable Planet from our Team Green Science Projects series. Author, Robert Gardner guides young readers through experiments that show how waste harms the environment and how to limit their impact. Projects that employ the scientific method are sure to engage and excite young minds.
Perfect for science fair projects!

The second book is Don't Let the Barber Pull Your Teeth: Could You Survive Medieval Medicine? by Carmen Bredeson from our Ye Yucky Middle Ages series illustrated by Gerald Kelley. This book also received a two-starred review! For a free educator's guide for this book, click here.

An easy read with vibrant illustrations! Great for reluctant readers.

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November 15, 2012

Everything Old Is New Again. It's America Recycles Day!

Today is America Recycles Day. The America Recycles Day web site has great resources including finding out what can be recycled, and how to join an event or host an event in your area. You can even take the pledge to recycle more.

Here's what we're doing: Enslow Publishers, Inc., is committed to printing our books on recycled paper. The paper in every book contains 10% to 30% post-consumer waste (PCW)). The cover board on the outside of each of our books contains 100% PCW. Our goal is to do our part to help young people and the environment too! 

We also publish books that will help students understand why recycling and a clean environment is important. 

In our book, 
Recycle: Green Science Projects for a Sustainable Planet, students will learn about recycling and how it can save energy as well as valuable resources that are growing ever more scarce. By doing experiments, students can gain a better understanding of why recycling is important and why it plays a role in creating a greener world. For more information on this book and other books in the Team Green Science Projects series, visit our web site. 

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September 05, 2012

Serial Science Class Procrastinator? Get a Plan for this Year's Science Experiments!

School is back in session for just about every community in America, and that means kids across the country are thinking about science class.  If you or someone you know is a serial procrastinator when it comes to science class, we've just released a series that can help: Last-Minute Science Projects!

Written by the award-winning, teacher-vetted author Robert Gardner, books in the Last-Minute Science Projects series each contain a collection of experiments that can be set-up and completed in 1 hour or less, 30 minutes or less, 15 minutes or less, or even 5 minutes or less!  Each experiment in the series follows the scientific method, shows a full illustration of the experiment set-up, and instructs readers on exactly how to measure and how to report the results.  Experiments are categorized by how much time they take, so if you're really pressed for time, you can choose one that fits your schedule!

Titles in the "Last-Minute Science Projects" series include:

Atoms and Molecules Experiments Using Ice, Salt, Marbles, and More, with experiments like "Can we Separate Atoms from Molecules?" and "Are There Water Molecules in the Air?"

Electricity and Magnetism Experiments Using Batteries, Bulbs, Wires, and More, containing experiments like "Generate Electricity with a Magnet" and "Make a Simple Electric Motor"

Energy Experiments Using Ice Cubes, Springs, Magnets, and More, with experiments like "How Fast Does Heat Move?" and "Changing Light to Electricity"

Human Body Experiments Using Fingerprints, Hair, Muscles and More with experiments like "How Many Hairs on a Human's Head?" and "How much Air in a Breath?"

Simple Machine Experiments Using Seesaws, Wheels, Pulleys, and More, with "Measuring Work and Friction", "Double-Pulley, a Simple Machine", and other experiments

Solids, Liquids, and Gases Experiments Using Water, Air, Marbles and More, with experiments like "Climbing Liquids" and "Weighing Air"

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.

January 20, 2011

Interested in science books that cover topics about the environment and green technology?

Look no further than Enslow's Team Green Science Projects. Using the scientific method, middle school readers will engage in experiments from life, physical, and earth science while learning what they can do to go green. With a lifetime achievement award for his science writing, Robert Gardner presents great ideas for winning science fair projects.

Using the scientific method, perform hands-on experiments that explain the properties of air, how to conserve energy while heating and cooling air, and how to reduce air pollution.

Earth Cycle's informative text is paired with hands-on science projects using the scientific method that show readers how their actions effect the environment and its natural cycles.

Energy will answer the following questions: What material best absorbs solar energy? How can wind and water be used to create energy? How does insulation affect heat flow? Use easy-to-find materials and the scientific method to explore green energy.

In Recycle, author Robert Gardner guides young readers through many experiments that show readers how waste harms the environment and how to limit their impact.

What is soil? How do plants grow in soil? How is contaminated soil cleaned? Using the scientific method, readers will explore Earth's soil and learn how to protect it.

Protect Earth's water! Water is essential for life, so it is essential we protect this important resource. Using the scientific method, the properties of water, the water cycle, and how to conserve water will be explained.

October 11, 2010

Celebrating Earth Science Week

According to

The American Geological Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences. Started in October 1998, this year's Earth Science Week will be October 10-16 and celebrates the theme "Exploring Energy."

Interested in doing some earth science projects this week? Go to Earth Science Projects Using the Scientific Method.

February 11, 2010


Enslow Contact:
Lisa Corrado
Phone: 908-771-9400 Ext 481


Robert Gardner Wins Lifetime Achievement Award: Hands-On Science Writing

Berkeley Heights, NJ (2/11/10) – Enslow Publishers, Inc., is proud to announce that author Robert Gardner is the recipient of the Science Books and Films (SB&F) 2010 prize for Excellence in Science Books, a Lifetime Achievement Award: Hands-On Science Writing. Mr. Gardner will be honored at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) annual meeting this February in San Diego.

Robert Gardner is an accomplished, award-winning author of science books for young readers. Mr. Gardner attended Wesleyan University where he majored in biology and did his graduate work while attending Trinity College. He later became a teacher of biology, chemistry, and physics. With a love for both science and writing, Mr. Gardner continued his career in the education field for many years while writing part-time. In 1989, Mr. Gardner retired from teaching to pursue a career as a full-time writer.

Over the course of many years, Mr. Gardner has written over 100 science books for Enslow Publishers, Inc., many of them receiving prestigious awards. "Bob's books were the first I worked on when I was a new editor here at Enslow," recalls senior science editor Jane Katirgis. "I remember thinking what a gift he had to so clearly explain basic science to young readers. Bob is the ultimate professional and I have been lucky to work with him for the last twelve years. I've learned so much from him! This award is very well-deserved."

Most recently, Mr. Gardner authored Enslow’s new science series for 2010, Who Dunnit? Forensic Science Experiments for grades 3-4. In this series, Mr. Gardner shows real world examples of forensic science at work through simple activities and science project ideas. Just as in many of his books, he uses common materials for the experiments and suggests way to create a unique science fair project. His Team Green Science Projects series will be published by Enslow in 2011. The timely books in this upcoming middle school series all have to do with the environment and "green" technology: water, air, recycling, soil, earth's cycles, and renewable energy. They also provide great ideas for science fair projects and explain the scientific method.
For a complete listing of 2010 SB&F prizewinners:

About Enslow Publishers, Inc.:

Enslow Publishers, Inc., is a family-owned company located in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, that has been publishing quality educational books for young readers for over 30 years. Our titles are curriculum based and include a variety of subjects. We pride ourselves on delivering colorful, high-interest, and informative books printed on recycled paper. "Our goal is to do our part to help young people and the environment, too!" says Mark Enslow, President.

All titles can be ordered directly from the publisher, major book distributors, retail bookstores, and online retailers. You can visit Enslow Publishers on the Internet at