Showing posts with label science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label science. Show all posts

August 02, 2013

New science series for fall 2013

Using a microscope to look at tiny images can be fascinating, or disgusting, depending upon the person. Zoom In On... is a series of four books geared to the middle school reader, and perfect for the STEM curriculum.

Want to see what a flea looks like under a microscope? How about a hair, or a grain of pollen? Find out in the Zoom in on Crime Scenes book. These 32 page titles offer the reader who is fascinated with science an interesting way of seeing what items look like under a microscope.

In Zoom in on Body Invaders, salmonella bacteria is shown under a microscope, as is a bed bug, head lice, and a tick, among other items.

Bizarre Bugs zooms in on earwigs, assassin bugs, dragonflies, dung beetles, and more. Just reading about the dung beetle was enough!

House of Horrors includes information about cockroaches, silverfish, termites, wasps, spiders, and more. The illustration of a housefly's face under a microscope and the description of how they eat their food is more than enough!

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

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June 28, 2013

Handy Health Guides for Teens

All kids get common colds, rashes, cuts and scrapes, and cavities, and everyone knows someone who has had head lice, pinkeye, chickenpox, or a broken bone. This series explains the science behind common illnesses and injuries and also emphasizes the importance of maintaining personal health. The Handy Health Guides series for grades 5–up is an engaging series about health and the human body. The 12 books in the series cover topics that are relevant and interesting to the middle-school reader.With a fun and conversational tone, these health guides will come in handy!

Coming Fall 2013!

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March 22, 2013

STEM Friday with Annie Biotica

STEM Friday can be found at - books featuring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 
Today, Enslow is the guest contributor so please stop by, check it out, share it with your friends, and be sure to leave a comment to tell us what you think.

STEM Friday with Annie Biotica

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3946-9
Available in library binding, paperback, and eBook formats.

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March 14, 2013

What do Albert Einstein and Pi have in common?

Numbers, basically. Albert Einstein and Pi are both celebrated on March 14th.

Albert Einstein was born in Ulm Germany, on March 14, 1879 and he remained active working for peace and science until his death in 1955.

Have you ever stepped into an elevator and wondered what it would feel like if it suddenly fell out of control? Albert Einstein thought about it a lot. Thinking about space and gravity in this way helped Einstein form his general theory of relativity, one of the most important scientific ideas of the twentieth century. With his wild, bushy white hair, Albert Einstein is the symbol of genius.

Though Albert Einstein is remembered mostly as being a scientific genius, he was also concerned with helping people. During World War II, he assisted many Jews fleeing the Nazis. After the war, the people of Israel asked him to be their president. Einstein declined; he still had unanswered scientific questions to solve. Today, scientists are still hard at work trying to solve some of Einstein's questions. 

Albert Einstein:  Physicist and  Genius,  Revised  Edition
ISBN:  978-0-7660-2838-0

 Pi Day is also celebrated on Einstein's birthday because March 14th (3/14 in month/date format) is the approximate numeric equivalent of Pi in decimal form - 3.14

Doesn't that make for the perfect excuse to celebrate today with a piece of birthday cake or pie?

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December 21, 2012

Why Is It Winter? Experiment

We're not counting on the world ending today and neither is NASA. What we can count on is another winter solstice. Why is winter weather cold? What happens to plants in the winter? Where do animals go in the winter? What is hibernation? This book answers these questions and many more. There's even a simple experiment related to winter that will engage young readers and create a fun learning environment.

You will need:
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 2 bowls or cups
  • salt
  • clock or watch
1. Put one ice cube in each bowl.

2. Pour some salt over one ice cube. Add nothing to the second ice cube.

3. Check the ice cubes every ten minutes. Which ice cube melts fastest? Can you guess why people put salt  
    on the streets and sidewalks in the winter?

Why Is It Winter? is from our Why Do We Have Winter? series for grades 1–2 is available from Enslow, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your preferred vendor.
Available with library binding and in paperback

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December 11, 2012

Enslow's "Poison Dart Frogs Up Close" In NY State 3rd Grade Common Core Lesson Plans, a website created and maintained by the New York State Department of Education, released its Common Core-related curriculum for the state's elementary schools. Included in the Grade 3 Language Arts curriculum is the Enslow title Poison Dart Frogs Up Close. Author Carmen Bredeson's 24-page book features exceptional full-color photos of the deadly amphibians as well as a well-written, Guided Reading Level "K" text.

The curriculum, created by Expeditionary Learning, states that Poison Dart Frogs Up Close should be used as a "full text in hand." Click here for detailed information about the Expeditionary Learning lesson plan that includes the Enslow book.

Poison Dart Frogs Up Close is available in paperback or in a library-bound edition directly from Enslow Publishers or via your preferred vendor. Enslow's list price for the paperback is $6.95. The library edition is available from Enslow directly for $15.95; that price represents a 25% school/library discount from Enslow's list price.

October 17, 2012

3 Interesting Facts About Mars

  • Methane, a gas produced on Earth almost entirely by living organisms, can be found on Mars.  Since no living organisms have been found on Mars, the cause behind the Martian methane is still unknown.
  • NASA's Phoenix lander found that the soil on Mars would be suitable for sustaining plant life.
  • The gigantic, dead volcano on Mars, Olympus Mons, is the largest mountain on any planet in the solar system.  Olympus Mons is about 2 1/2 times as high as Mount Everest, and the area it covers is about the size of New Mexico.
All of the above facts are from Enslow Publishers' Far-Out Guide to Mars from the award winning series, "Far-Out Guide to the Solar System".  If you can't get enough facts about Mars or the Solar System, be sure to look for these books at your favorite online store or ask for them at your local library! Follow Me on Pinterest

August 24, 2012

20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. This is a reminder that we should be ready at all times for all types of disasters. Hurricane season is great time to talk to students about being prepared and what to expect when disasters strike. Hurricanes: The Science Behind Killer Storms is part of our six-book series The Science Behind Natural Disasters.
Library Edition ISBN: 978-0-7660-2971-2
Grades 5–6

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June 20, 2012

Happy First Day of Summer!

Here are some fun summer titles for young readers!

Summer Colors from our All About Colors of the Seasons series

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3907-0

Why Is It Summer? from our Why Do We Have Seasons? series
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3987-2
Grades K–3

April 26, 2012

Did You Bring Your Child to Work Today?

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation is celebrating their program's 20th anniversary today. Visit their web site for great ideas on how you can celebrate.

You can also check out these career titles from Enslow:

December 15, 2011

Why Is It Winter?

Why Is It Winter
Library Bound ISBN:  978-0-7660-3988-9
Paperback ISBN:  978-1-59845-391-1
     Why Do We Have Seasons? is Enslow’s new series for elementary school readers coming in 2012. This series features full-color photographs and introduces readers to the seasons explaining weather conditions and how the weather actually changes. This series includes: Why Is It Fall?, Why Is It Spring?, Why Is It Summer?, and Why Is It Winter?. Each title in the series is written by Sara L. Latta for grades three through four, and comes in both paperback and library bound editions.

     Why Is It Winter? explains when winter begins, creating a fun science learning experience for new readers. The book describes winter activities for people as well as what animals do during this season. It even features a fun experiment relating to winter. The library bound edition sells for $21.26 and the paperback edition sells for $6.95.  This title is a wonderful way to have elementary-aged children learn the science behind this upcoming season!

October 27, 2011

Weird But True Space Facts

Library Bound ISBN: 978-0-7660-3863-9 ($21.26)
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-59845-371-3 ($6.95)
Did you know that a MILLION Earths could fit inside the Sun? Did you know that you couldn't stand on certain planets because they are made of gas? You can learn about these and other mystifying facts in Enslow’s Weird But True Space Facts.

This book is part of the brand new Weird But True Science  series that includes: Weird But True Animal Homes, Weird But True Food, Weird But True Human Body Facts, Weird But True Rocks, Weird But True Space Facts, and Weird But True Weather. All titles are authored by Carmen Bredeson, feature color photographs, and are available library bound and paperback. Check out these engaging elementary titles for grades K through 3!

October 19, 2011

Teen Read Week Giveaway: Day 3

It's Day Three of our Teen Read Week Giveaway! We're giving away a free book to one lucky respondent to today's question. Just post a response on our blog to today's question, and you are eligible to win a free book of your choice from the entire Enslow collection.

Question: What are the most popular science books for teens in your school or library? What are your favorite science books?

One of my personal favorites (among our new Science books) is Recycle: Green Science Projects for a Sustainable Planet, by Robert Gardner.

April 22, 2011

Celebrate Earth Day

Check out our new Team Green Science Projects series for Earth Day.

Today especially, it's in the news and on people's minds: How do we use fewer resources to help our planet? Each book in this series covers topics about the environment and green technology. Using the scientific method, 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 for grades 5–up.

ISBN  978-0-7660-3648-2

ISBN 978-0-7660-3645-1

ISBN 978-0-7660-3647-5

ISBN 978-0-7660-3646-8

ISBN 978-0-7660-3644-4

ISBN 978-0-7660-3643-7

March 23, 2011

It's Snowing!

Yesterday we blogged about spring and today I thought I just saw a polar bear walk past our front door. I'm just kidding, but really folks it's snowing again in New Jersey! So, despite the fact that it's officially spring, today I thought it would be appropriate to highlight our new series Animals of the Snow and Ice. Readers will discover how these animals survive extreme habitats of snow and ice. For grades 3–4 these books are 32 pages packed with full-color illustrations that highlight the white environment of these animals. This series supports the National Science Education Standards for Life Science.

January 10, 2011

New Series: Which Animal is Which?

Some animals are easily confused. In our new series Which Animal is Which? students can join in solving the guessing game of which animal is which. These titles support the K–4 National Science Education Standards Science for Science as Inquiry. Titles in the series include:

Is it an Alligator or Crocodile? Readers may be surprised to learn just how different these two animals are.

 Is it a Butterfly or Moth? What's the difference? Students will learn to indentify these animals using critical thinking skills.

Is it a Frog or Toad? One is thin and the other is fat. Readers will learn which is which.

Is it an Insect or Spider? scurrying across the floor? By taking a closer look at bugs, readers will be able to tell the difference.

One has wet skin and the other has dry skin. So is it a Salamander or Lizard? Readers will find plenty of tips for telling a salamander from lizard.

They both live in the ocean. They are both large, gray, and eat fish. Is it a Shark or Dolphin? Author Melissa Stewart's text paired with stunning underwater photography shows readers just how different these two animals really are.

Young readers love books about animals and we guarantee these will fly off the library shelf. These easy-to-read titles are great for improving critical thinking skills through comparing, contrasting, indentifying, and observing. Superb full-page color, side-by-side photos appear on every spread so that readers can visually compare the animals' differences.

June 10, 2009

Forensic Scientist, Great NSTA Review!

"From the first chapter 'Calling Card Murder,' which introduces readers to the challenges of being a forensic scientist, I couldn't put it down. I predict your students will be equally fascinated...." begins the review by Jacqueline Pfeiffer for the National Science Teachers
Association (NSTA)

The review continues: "Each chapter examines a specific aspect of forensic science,...Some of the descriptions are graphic, but students will find them fascinating."
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Forensic Scientist: Careers Solving Crimes and
Scientific Mysteries
, written by Judith Williams tells the story of real forensic investigators doing their work, often in extreme environments.

Published by Enslow Publishers, this title is 128 pages in length. Recommended for fifth grade and older. ISBN 978-0-7660-3051-0.

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June 04, 2009

Disease-Hunting Scientist in new Careers Series

"Disease detectives" are the scientists who travel the world keeping us safe from deadly diseases. Author Edward Willett tells the true stories of six scientists who travel the world fighting disease. A great career guide, the book also explains the education needed as well possible salary ranges, and how these scientists became epidemiologists.

Disease-Hunting Scientists: Careers Hunting Deadly Diseases is illustrated with color photographs, this book is 112 pages in length and is for ages 11 and up. Further information about this book can be found on Enslow Publishers web site or this link: