Showing posts with label soccer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label soccer. Show all posts

June 25, 2014

Learning how to play soccer

With the World Cup taking place, and soccer being the sport to watch these days, Enslow's book, Soccer Skills, teaches the basics of soccer, using action shots of professional players.

This 48 page title, written for the reluctant reader, discusses dribbling, passing, heading, styles of defense, throw-ins, corners and direct kicks, defending a shot while goalkeeping, and many more topics. There is also a diagram listing the different positions and where they are on the field in relation to their teammates.

This title, and the other five titles in the How to Play Like a Pro series, are correlated to the Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards. The other books in the series cover baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, and hockey. All of these titles are available from your preferred vendor, local bookstores,, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

July 24, 2012

Enslow Sports Fiction Offers Young Readers Engaging Summertime Reading

Now that we're into the dog days of summer, librarians face the challenge of providing young readers with fun, engaging books. Options that fit the season include Enslow Publishers' sports fiction titles. These new, 100+-page works provide page-turning reasons for young patrons to feel excited about reading. Each fast-paced book delivers a story about peer-appropriate characters in dramatic situations centered on popular sports, such as baseball, soccer, and football. The high-interest narrative approach also embraces how the characters interact with important values, including sportsmanship, fair play, and teamwork. The books, written by David Aretha, Kris Rutherford, Stuart A.P. Murray, and Benjamin Jarman, are excellent choices for reluctant readers, as well as those with a strong interest in sports.

Enslow currently offers five sports fiction titles suitable for readers in Grades 3 through 6. Each title is available in paperback for $9.95. A library-bound edition is also available for $19.95 -- a 25% school/library discount from Enslow's list price!

April 27, 2011

More Science Titles!

We're continuing to feature our science titles this week with our Score! Sports Science Projects series.

These middle school science project books each contain fifteen science experiments using soccer balls, baseballs, softballs, basketballs, bicycles, skateboards, or skates. Mixing sports and science is a great way to get students involved with science projects. All of the experiments use items commonly found in the home, school or neighborhood. A section of "Ideas for Science Projects" is included at the end of many of the experiments so that the books can be used for science fairs.

ISBN 978-0-7660-3106-7

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June 10, 2010

Curriculum Connections newsletter and the World Cup

School Library Journal's Curriculum Connections newsletter talks about the World Cup and features soccer books. One of Enslow's titles, David Beckham: Gifted and Giving Soccer Star is mentioned.

Enslow also has other new books on soccer. Soccer Skills is great for learning how to play the game, including practice tips and building social skills.

Goal! Science Projects with Soccer is another terrific book for students, making learning physics fun.

June 23, 2009

Goal! Science Projects with Soccer

Science and soccer...What a Team! Author Madeline Goodstein explores where sports and physics collide. "What is the best angle to launch a soccer ball? How does air drag affect a soccer kick?" These are a few of the topics explored in this new science projects title. Great ideas of science fairs are in this book!

Published in the SCORE! Sports Science Projects series, by Enslow Publishers, Inc, and illustrated with full-color illustrations, 104 pages in length. For more information, please visit:

June 03, 2009

Goal! Science Projects with Soccer

Get a kick out of science! With this book by Madeline Goodstein, you can have fun using soccer balls to learn about angles, momentum, rebound ratings, and more while enjoying a favorite sport of soccer. There are lots of physics concepts involved in the sport of soccer. There are also some great ideas for science fair projects included.

To learn more about this title, visit

Enslow Publisher, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3106-7 for grades 5 and up