May 30, 2009

Awesome Animal Science Projects

Young scientists will learn all about animal behavior by performing these easy-to-do experiments with scientific explanations in Awesome Animal Science Projects by Ann Benbow and Colin Mably.

Kids will discover whether it is possible to train a goldfish, what happens when they change their pet's routine, and more. Every experiment is animal safe and includes ideas for science fair projects. There is also terrific illustrations of the experiments by Tom Labaff

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Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3148-7, for grades 3-4

May 29, 2009

6 Enslow Books Chosen by PSLA as Top Books!

The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) YA Top Forty Committee chose Clara Barton: “Face Danger, But Never Fear It” by Don Nardo as one of the Top 10 or So! Nonfiction books. (ISBN 978-0-7660-3024-4 for grades 5-9)

PSLA also chose 5 of our books or their annual list of the best selections for young adults and were featured at their workshop in the beginning of May.

To see the reviews and full lists, please click the title link and select Top Ten Titles, and Nonfiction Reviews.

Linda Sue Park-- An Author Kids Love!

Kids always want to learn more about their favorite authors, and in Enslow's Authors Kids Love series, they can!

Linda Sue Park is the award-winning author of such children's books as A Single Shard and The Kite Fighters, many of which draw upon her Korean heritage. In an interview with author Michelle Parker-Rock, Park tells her story, including what inspired her to be a writer and how she works. Park also offers advice for kids who want to be writers themselves. This book is filled with childhood photographs and personal quotes.

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Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3158-6, for grades 3-4

May 28, 2009

Great Review: Teen Science Fair Sourcebook

"This is the 'alpha dog' of science fair resources" says Debby Chessin, reviewing for The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The review continues:
...I recommend this book not only as a science fair guide but as an engaging and readable text that will motivate students to think like a scientist and relate to other young people who have excelled in science research projects.

The full NSTA review can be found at:

About the Author:
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.

Teen Science Fair Sourcebook. 160 pages, full color, ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-2711-4

Columbus: Great Explorer of the World has been published.

The time is 2:00 AM in the morning, the date is October 12, 1492. In the distance a line of white cliffs shimmering in the moonlight was seen by the sailors. After five weeks at sea the shout goes out: "Tierra! Tierra!" which in Spanish means "Land!, Land!" In this new biography of Columbus, author Stephen Feinstein writes:

...Columbus did cross the uncharted Atlantic Ocean. He was not the only European to believe that the world was round. But he seems to have been the first to stake his life on it. And is voyages would change the world.

This biography tells the story of Christopher Columbus and how his many voyages to the New World would change the world forever.

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Full color, 112 pages, for ages 12 and up, Enslow Publishers,
ISBN-13: 978-1-59845-101-6

Hernando de Soto: Spanish Conquistador in the Americas

In this story of gold, bravery, and brutality, author Jeff C. Young tells the fascinating story of Hernando de Soto. De Soto first sailed to the New World in search of gold and gained fame in helping to conquer Central America and Peru. Famous for his discovery on the Mississippi River in 1541, de Soto is infamous for the massacre of many thousands of American Indians. The author explains: " Soto's obsession with finding riches make him more remembered as a ruthless treasure hunter, than as a brave explorer and military leader." Read the book and understand the era of the Spanish Conquistador.

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Full color, 112 oages, for grades 6-up, Enslow Publishers,
ISBN-13: 978-1-59845-104-7

May 26, 2009

A Reader's Guide to Richard Wright's "Black Boy"

Credited with developing the protest novel, Richard Wright became the first best-selling African-American writer of the twentieth century. Regarded by many as a masterpiece, his book Black Boy took the literary tradition of the narrative to new heights by providing a first-hand account of living in the South as an African American male during the Jim Crow era.

A Reader's Guide to Richard Wright's Black Boy by Maurene J. Hinds explores Richard Wright's novel in a great way that many readers can rely on.

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Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3165-4, for grades 9-12

Step Into History Series Mention

Enslow Publishers 2009 series, Step Into History was mentioned in an article about historical books series that appeal to young readers.

This series includes, "Conquest!", "Sail!", "Hunt!" and "Siege!" and introduces readers to the exciting challenges faced by people living in different historical periods. A "how-to-complete-your-mission" format takes readers step-by-step through the planning and technology necessary to accomplish—and survive—each challenge

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May 25, 2009

Daring American Heroes of Flight!

Happy Memorial Day Everyone!

In Enslow's latest title, Daring American Heroes of Flight, Author Jennifer Reed profiles nine of these daring heroes: the Wright brothers, Bessie Coleman, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride, and Eileen Collins.

There was a time when people were in a race to be first with a reliable and controllable way to fly. From crossing the Atlantic Ocean and landing on the Moon to overcoming gender and racial bias, there have been pilots who rose to these challenges, no matter the odds.

ISBN # 978-1-59845-081-1, Grades 6 and up

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May 24, 2009

Disease-Hunting Scientist- Wild Science Careers!

Author Edward Willett tells the true stories of six real disease hunters in this new title in Wild Science Careers series, Disease-Hunting Scientist.

Epidemiologists travel the world trying to keep us safe from deadly diseases—from high-tech labs in Canada to remote villages in Africa. Learn how these "disease detectives" are coming up with new ways to fight diseases!

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Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3052-7, for grades 5 and up

May 23, 2009

Storm Scientist- Wild Science Careers!

Meteorologists and storm chasers brave wild weather all over the world—from the tropics to the Arctic.

In Enslow's latest title in the Wild Science Careers series, Storm Scientist by Timothy R. Gaffney, find out how scientists analyze and predict dangerous weather to help keep people safe, and learn if you have what it takes to be a storm chaser, too.

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Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3050-3, for grades 5 and up

May 22, 2009

Michael Phelps: Swimming for the Gold

Kicking off Memorial Day weekend with a splash, Enslow Publishers announces the newest title in the Hot Celebrity Biographies series, Michael Phelps: Swimming for the Gold, by David P. Torsiello.

Swimmer Michael Phelps is considered by many to be the greatest Olympian of all-time. At the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, Phelps took home a record 8 gold medals! Find out about Phelps's amazing achievements, as well as what life is like for him both in and out of the pool.

Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3591-1, grades 3-4

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May 21, 2009

Celebrate Henry Hudson's 400th Anniversary

It has been 400 years this year since Henry Hudson's legendary voyage for the Dutch to the Hudson River and New York. "Henry Hudson: Discoverer of the Hudson River" by Jeff C. Young is Enslow Publisher's latest title in the "Great Explorers of the World" series.

This book serves as an introduction and overview of the life and accomplishments of Henry Hudson and how these accomplishments have affected the world and history. This title also discusses how Hudson impacted the lives of the native peoples and how this contact has survived/evolved over time.

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Full color, 112 pages, for grades 6 and up, Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-59845-123-8

Ace Your Internet Research

Ace Your Internet Research, by Ann Graham Gaines has been published.
So you have to do online research? Author Ann Graham Gaines says, "No Problem!" Step by step, this book will show you how to surf you way to an 'A.' The author explores how to tell if the information you find online is correct. She explains how to give proper credit or ask for permission for the material you want to use. Gaines explores the basics of Internet research, from finding reliable web sites to staying safe online.

48 pages, full color, Enslow Publishers ISBN 978-0-7660-3392-4

May 20, 2009

The Scoop on What to Eat, Review in Booklist

The Scoop on What to Eat: What You Should Know about Diet and Nutrition, by Kathlyn Gay has been reviewed in Booklist, April 15, 2009. An excerpt from Booklist's review: "...discusses the best food sources for specific nutrients and how they benefit the body..."

New title in Issues in Focus Today series, 112 pages, full color, Enslow Publishers ISBN 978-0-7660-3066-4

Review of The Evolution Debate: Darwinism vs. Intelligent Design

A review by School Library Journal, April, 2009 of The Evolution Debate: Darwinism vs. Intelligent Design, written by author Sherri Mabry. "This book offers an evenhanded approach to the controversy surrounding the origins of man....This book is most notable for its unbiased presentation of the arguments on each side of the contentious debate."

The book is also listed in SLJs "An Intrepid Traveler" 3/1/09

128 pages, full color, Enslow Publishers ISBN 978-0-7660-2911-8

May 19, 2009

WITCHCRAFT ON TRIAL: From the Salem Witch Hunts to The Crucible

Author Maurene J. Hinds compares the historical events surrounding the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692, with the movie The Crucible. The famous court case three centuries ago lead to guilty verdicts and the execution of twenty villagers. The author helps readers understand what happened during this famous court case and why it still fascinates us in Witchcraft on Trial: From the Salem Witch Hunts to The Crucible.

Part of Enslow Publishers' Famous Court Cases That Became Movies, ISBN 978-0-7660-3055-8

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."

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