August 21, 2009

The Greatest Mathematician: Archimedes and His Eureka Moment

In this biography, by author Paul W. Hightower, meet Archimedes, one of the greatest minds of the ancient world. An original and profound thinker, Archimedes was a mathematician, a physicist, a mechanical engineer, and an inventor. He is most famous for proving the law of the lever and inventing the compound pulley. He is also famous for shouting "Eureka!" upon making a new discovery.

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3408-2
128 Pages
For grades 4-10

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August 20, 2009

Who On Earth is Sylvia Earle?

Named Time magazine's first "hero for the planet", Sylvia Alice Earle is a world-renown oceanographer. She was chief scientist for the U.S. NOAA from 1990-1992. In this biography, author Susan Reichard paints the life and work of Dr. Earle who expanded people's awareness of the importance of conserving our oceans and what we take out of them, demonstrating the interdependence of land and sea.

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-59845-118-4
Grades 5 and up
112 Pages

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NSTA Review of Earthquakes: The Science Behind Seismic Shocks and Tsunamis

NSTA has reviewed Earthquakes: The Science Behind Seismic Shocks and Tsunamis.

"The engaging text begins with interesting information about the World Series Earthquake at Candlestick Park in 1989. Providing human connections to the consequences of Earth processes makes this series valuable for both science and reading classes."

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August 19, 2009

I Can Add Bills and Coins

Adding money is easy with this fun book in the I Like Money Math! series. Easy-to-read text, full-color photographs, and free worksheets help young readers learn how to add bills and coins. Great for any elementary math collection or for students who need extra help with money, math or addition.

Enslow Publishers
For grades K-3
24 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3143-2

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August 18, 2009

Early British Poetry

This collection, Early British Poetry--"Words that Burn" surveys British poetry from the early eighth through the middle of the nineteenth century, including fourteen poets such as Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, and John Keats. It is part of Enslow's new poetry series called Poetry Rocks! This series shows students how to analyze poetry for greater understanding and enjoyment. The book includes biographical information, historical background, and several poems by each writer to introduce readers to a range of poems from this exciting era.

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3276-7
For grades 9-12
160 Pages

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Blogger Anastasia Suen, selects Bomb Factory Beetles and Other Weird Insects as Picture Book of the Day

Nonfiction Mondays Picture Book of the Day: August 10, 2009, Bomb Factory Beetles and Other Weird Insects

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August 17, 2009

The Lucky Baseball

Follow Harry Yakamoto in this World War II story as he learns to live through difficult conditions in a Japanese-American internment camp in the latest title in Enslow's Historical Fiction Adventures series. Harry Yakamoto grew up in Seven Cedars, California playing baseball, going to school, and working at his family's restaurant. As a young Japanese American, he faced discrimination daily. But when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, his life would change forever. Forced to move to a relocation center in the desert of California, Harry and his family have to start a new life behind barbed wire and guarded watchtowers.

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3311-5
For grades 3-6
160 Pages

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Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis is known for writing Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963. In an interview with author Michelle Parker-Rock, Curtis tells how he went from auto worker to full-time author in Christopher Paul Curis: An Author Kids Love. He describes how he works and offers advice to young would-be authors. This books contains numerous quotes and family photographs.

Enslow Publishers
For grades 3-4
48 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3161-6

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August 14, 2009

Fee-free National Parks Weekend!

A great way to start closing the summer--this weekend, August 15-16, enjoy entrances to many national parks free of charge!

Enslow offers an entire series, America's National Parks. From Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park to the spectacle of Old Faithful at Yellowstone, America's National Parks helps readers discover the beauty and history of our nation’s national parks. Each book takes readers on a tour of the park’s unique landmarks and features and includes a wealth of details about the history of the region, the designation of each park, its resident plants and wildlife, and activities visitors can do there.

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The Rap Scene

The Rap Scene explores the music, singers, and fans of the genre that have had such a significant impact on the entertainment industry. Look at the concerts, the clubs, the dance styles, and the clothes that are such a big part of the music while learning about the rap stars and their hot music videos!

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3397-9
48 pages
For grades 5-9

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August 13, 2009

Les Paul, Pioneer of Electric Guitar dies at age 94

Les Paul was a pioneer of the modern electric guitar and inventor of recording techniques that revolutionized the music industry. He died today of complications from pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in New York.

Without the electronic guitar invented by Les Paul, music would never have been the same. In this biography of Paul's life and career, Edwin Brit Wyckoff shares how the rambunctious boy from Waukesha, Wisconsin, was propelled to stardom by his unrivaled playing ability and technological prowess. Revered by generations of musicians and fans, Paul and his inventions have forever changed the way music is produced, recorded, and enjoyed.

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August 12, 2009

Sensational Human Body Science Projects

Authors Ann Benbow and Colin Mably introduce young scientists to life science with some great experiments about the human body in Sensational Human Body Science Projects, part of the Real Life Science Experiments series. Young readers will use the scientific method to learn all about fingerprints, the senses, and more about the human body. Full-color illustrations and easy-to-read text make this book a delightful addition to any science project library.

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3149-4
For grades 3-4
48 Pages

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The Hip-Hop Scene

Hip-Hop is one of today's hottest types of music! The Hip-Hop Scene examines the music, singers, personalities, and fans of this musical genre. Read about today's biggest stars in the industry, the history of hip-hop music and how it became so popular. The book also looks at the dances, the concerts, the clubs, and the clothes that are such a big part of the music!

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 987-0-7660-3396-2
For Grades 5-9
48 Pages

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August 11, 2009

Fainting Goats and Other Weird Mammals

Part of the I Like Weird Animals series, Fainting Goats and Other Weird Mammals lets readers into the world of fascinating and strange mammals! Young readers will learn why some goats actually faint! Author Carmen Bredeson's full-color photographs of weird creatures are sure to delight!

Enslow Publishers
24 Pages
For grades K-3
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3122-7

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Enslow PRLog Press Release- The Obama Family Photo Album

“We took our time and found the best photos to complement the fun facts about President Obama and his family,” explains Mark Enslow, President. “Each book has unique text, and an abundance of stunning photos. Young readers are sure to enjoy seeing President Obama body surfing in Hawaii and riding bumper cars with daughter Sasha.”
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Who On Earth is Rachel Carson?

Rachel Carson was one of the most influential people of the 20th century environmental movement, even often called "the mother of the environmental movement." The author of the book Silent Spring, Carson exposed the environmental harm done by pesticides and helped lead to restrictions on their use. Who On Earth is Rachel Carson? is written by authors Marty Fletcher and Glenn Scherer.

Enslow Publishers
For grades 5 and up
112 Pages

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August 10, 2009

Who on Earth is Dian Fossey?

Dian Fossey dedicated herself to the preservation of African mountain gorillas, a cause that would eventually claim her life. Author Jill Menkes Kushner has written this biography exploring the life and work of Dian Fossey, a pioneering mountain gorilla researcher.

Enslow Publishers
For grades 5 and up
112 Pages

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Sandra Cisneros: Inspiring Latina Author

Discover in this biography by Karen Clemens Warrick, how Sandra Cisneros overcomes many hardships, including poverty and racism, to become a unique voice of Mexican-American literature. Her coming-of-age novella, The House on Mango Street, remains a favorite of young readers today, more than twenty years after its release. Cisneros now encourages other women and members of minority groups as both a writer and activist to achieve their full potential in life.

Enslow Publishers, For grades 6 and up, 128 Pages

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August 04, 2009

The Electronic Music Scene

Learn about the latest tracks playing in the clubs, to the merger of pop and electronic music by some leading artists in The Electronic Music Scene, part of The Music Scene series. This high-interest book for grades 5-9 focuses on the stars, the fans, the history, and the future of this amazing musical genre that ranges from techno to trance to house.

Enslow Publishers
Author: Jessica Cohn
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3398-6
48 Pages

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August 03, 2009

SLJ's Diane Chen mentions The Obama Family Photo Album

Diane Chen's blog Practically Paradise has mentioned Celebrating the Obama Family in Pictures as part of "Nonfiction Monday."

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