May 19, 2009

HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK: Adventure, Explore, Discover

HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK: Adventure, Explore, Discover has been written by Stephen Feinstein. Hawaii is home the Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, and Manua Loa, the most massive. People travel from all over the world to witness these miracles of nature. Feinstein explores the geology and ecology of the park by viewing it as if the reader were taking a trip there. Learn the legend of Pele, the fire goddess. Explore the park through the extensive Internet links provided for research. Activities in the park are included. Full color photographs throughout.

128 pages, full color, extensive Internet links for research. A Book, published by Enslow Publishers ISBN 978-1-59845-094-1

JOSEPH BRUCHAC: An Author Kids Love

JOSEPH BRUCHAC: An Author Kids Love has been published by Michelle Parker-Rock. Joseph Bruchac is the author of more than 70 books for children and adults. Raised by his grandparents, Bruchac learned that his grandfather was part Abenaki Indian. Learning more about his Native heritage became the basis for his many books for children, including Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children. Based upon a personal interview with Bruchac, author Michelle Parker-Rock explores what inspires him to be a writer and how he works today. He also offers advice to kids who want to write. Includes many quotes and family photos.

48 pages, full color, Enslow Publishers ISBN 978-0-7660-3160-9

May 18, 2009

Ace It! Information Literacy Series, Review in SLJ

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SLJ has reviewed one of Enslow Publishers, Inc 's latest series, Ace It! Information Literacy. These titles are among those chosen that "can help support the efforts to make our children readers, writers, and, most importantly, thinkers."

For grades 3-4, these books are "will work for independent readers, and they will also be good resources for teachers or librarians to offer when they sense that students may be intimidated by either the research process or by making presentations."

For more information on this series, please visit

Earthquake in LA: Learn about this natural disaster!

Last night, a mini earthquake hit LA; "measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale this morning, shattering glass, setting off alarms and fraying nerves."

Unfortunately, scientists still have no way of predicting earth-shaking disasters but there is always ways to learn more! Enslow Publishers, Inc has come out with 3 new titles in the Fall for the new series "The Science Behind Natural Disasters."
  • Earthquakes: The Science Behind Seismic Shocks and Tsumanis
  • Floods: The Science Behind Raging Waters and Mudslides

  • Hurricanes: The Science Behind Killer Storms

For more information on these titles, please visit

May 15, 2009

The Manley Arts: Why I'm Happy, Booklist column

Will Manley writes an excellent column for Booklist magazine. He has been writing this column since 1991. In his April 1, 2009 column titled: The Manley Arts: Why I'm Happy, he says "The children’s nonfiction collection is the best-kept secret in any library..." with a mention of our series People to Know Today.

NSTA Review: Why Are Animals Green?

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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

Losing Someone You Love: Dealing with Death and Dying

LOSING SOMEONE YOU LOVE: Dealing with Death and Dying has been written by Tracy A. Phillips.
The death of a friend or family member is one of the most difficult events a person can experience. And while people grieve in different ways, there are responses that are common to most of us, and there are common paths to healing. Written for young people and teenagers, Tracy Phillips looks at the grieving process and offers suggestions for ways that young people can get through this difficult experience.
104 pages, full color ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3067-1

May 14, 2009

Teen Science Fair Sourcebook

TEEN SCIENCE FAIR SOURCEBOOK: Winning School Science Fairs and National Competitions, written by Tanya M. Vickers has been published.
Teen Science Fair Sourcebook provides inspiring examples of young scientists who have competed and won national science competitions. The author provides the essential steps for creating a prize-winning project.
Learn how to find a mentor, write a research plan, set up your notebook, and present your data. This book covers all the tips you'll need to create a successful high-powered science fair project, from getting started to competing at a regional or national competition, including the Siemens-Westinghouse.
Author Tanya Vickers is the research coach at the Academy for Math, Engineering and Sciences (AMES), a public high school is Salt Lake City. Her students have competed and won numerous competitions, awards, scholarships, and science trips.

160 pages, full color, ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-2711-4

Rebels of Rock gets a Rockin' Review!

Diane Chen from SLJ has reviewed one of our latest series: Rebels of Rock. Click the title link to see her review!

The titles in the series are:
  • Grateful Dead: "What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been"
  • Judas Priest: Metal Gods
  • KISS: "I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night"

Coming SOON in Fall 2009:

  • Led Zeppelin: Legendary Rock Band
  • Pink Floyd: The Rock Band
  • AC/DC: Hard Rock Band
For more information on these titles, please click here!

May 13, 2009

Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Saga... Coming Soon!

In celebration of Robert Pattinson's birthday today (the actor who plays Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies), we are happy to announce that Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Saga is Enslow's latest title in the Author Teens Love series.

Written by Lisa Rondinelli Albert for grades 6 and up, this book explores the life and work of Stephenie Meyer. This biography includes personal interviews with her featuring an "In Their Own Words" section, and cover the Twilight series.

One of the most interesting things about Stephenie Meyer that we find out through this book, is that she never intended to be an author, and she simply dreamed up this whole series... literally!

You can find out this, and so many more interesting facts about this fascinating author in the book! Call today to pre-order your copy! 1-800-398-2504 or email us at

May 12, 2009

Math Fun With Sebastian Pig and Friends!

Enslow Elementary's math series, Math Fun With Sebastian Pig and Friends was recently reviewed in SLJ's Series Made Simple April 2009. (To see the review, click the title link!)

These books are fun ways to teach kids how to count, subtract, add, measure, count money or find shapes. I was just reading Money Math With Sebastian Pig and Friends At the Farmer's Market, and the illustrations are incredible and really bring the characters of Sebastian Pig and his friend Louie the anteater alive. Elementary school students are going to love to learn math this way!

Click here for more information about this series!

May 11, 2009

In Touch with Basic Science, Science Books & Films Series Review

Our new series In Touch With Basic Science has received a 2-star review in Science Books & Films (SB&F). The Jan/Feb. 2009 edition reviewed the six-book series written by science authors, Richard and Louise Spilsbury. An exerpt from the review says: "These volumes are geared towards upper elementary school students and provide a wonderful, easy-to-understand reference for a teacher's classroom library or a school's library." The full review can be viewed through a subscrition at:
The series includes hands-on activities, with each book covering specific topics such as:

What Are Forces and Motion?
What Are Solids, Liquids, and Gases?
What is Electricity and Magnetism?
What is Energy?
What is Light?
What is Sound?

Each book is 32 pages in length, full-color photographs and illustrations and allows students to explore science with hands-on Activities.

KEVIN HARVICK Biography (NASCAR) Published

KEVIN HARVICK: Racing to the Top, written by Tom Robinson has just been published. NASCAR fans will recognize Kevin Harvick as one of the biggest names in racing, having won many races in both NASCAR and the Craftsman Truck series. In addition he is the co-owner (with his wife, Delana) of the racing team Kevin Harvick, Inc., ensuring that Harvick will remain a dominant force in racing for many years to come. Written for fans ages 10-17, 128 pages, color photographs, ISBN-13: 978-0-3299-6. Link:

May 08, 2009

Lively Plant Science Projects Published

Lively Plant Science Projects, written by Ann Benbow and Colin Mably, has been published. Benbow is a biologist and former science teacher. Mably is a teacher and creator of science education products. Together they have written easy-to-do plant experiments and provide the scientific explantion behind each. The experiments are based upon questions such as: "How Are Plant's Leaves the Same and Different?" This 'get your hands dirty (in the soil)' book will inspire young readers to investigate their natural world. This title is part of Real Life Science Experiment series and is written for Grades 3-4.

Beyond Bruises: The Truth about Teens and Abuse has been reviewed by Booklist

Beyond Bruises: The Truth about Teens and Abuse. By Sherri Mabry Gordon. An excerpt from Booklist's April 15, 2009 review: "Riveting stories of teens weathering physical and sexual abuse will broaden readers' understanding of the issues." New title in Issues in Focus Today series.

May 07, 2009

Aargh! "Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution"

Cindy Vallar, an editor and reviewer, has reviewed Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution on her website,
To see the great review, click the title link.
Hannah Pritchard is part of Enslow's Historical Fiction Adventures series. For more information about Hannah Pritchard from Enslow, click here

May 06, 2009

Early Word Recognition Is Key To Lifelong Reading Skills Says New Study

ScienceDaily (May 6, 2009) — Children’s early reading experience is critical to the development of their lifelong reading skills a new study from the University of Leicester has discovered.

To read more, click on the title link.

Yet another reason why, "Kids who Read, Succeed!"

May 05, 2009

New Historical Fiction: Liberty's Son: A Spy Story of the American Revolution

New Historical Fiction...a spy story...traitors...American Revolution...Sons of author Paul B. Thompson.

Enslow on TriState Reviews Books of Note 2009!

We are happy to announce that 26 titles and 17 series from Enslow are part of TriState Reviews Books of Note for 2009!

For a book to be included in this list it must be read and recommended as a notable book by two seperate reviewers in the TriState Young Adult Review Committee.

For more information about TriState Reviews, please click here:

May 04, 2009

Enslow is now on Twitter! Follow @EnslowPub

Enslow has stepped into the world of Twitter! Follow us to hear about everything Enslow!