October 20, 2009

Enslow Publishers October Newsletter- Whats New, Free Halloween Craft, Cash for Clunker Books!

Enslow Publishers October Newsletter!
To see the entire newsletter, click the above link.

Enjoy this Halloween craft from Paper Crafts for Halloween created by author and paper-cutting artist Randel McGee! Click here for this simple craft idea.

To learn more about Randel McGee's new series: Paper Crafts Fun for Holidays, click here.

National Day of Writing!

Today, October 20th, is the FIRST National Day of Writing! Take part by submitting your work into the National Gallery of Writing. Submit stories, poems, recipes, emails, blogs, even audio, video, and artwork. http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting

A Web cast of the national event will air live from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, on Tuesday, October 20.

To get inspired, take a look at some of our titles: www.enslow.com
Get creative!!

October 19, 2009

Teen Read Week! Oct 18-24

"Teen Read Week 2009 will be celebrated Oct. 18-24! This year's theme is Read Beyond Reality @ your library, which encourages teens to read something out of this world, just for the fun of it. Registration for Teen Read Week 2009 is now closed."


To check out some Enslow Teen Titles, please visit http://www.enslow.com

New Amelia Earhart Movie Opening Friday: Now Read the Book

Hillary Swank is starring in the new movie this Friday titled: Amelia. Seeing Swank in her flying outfit, it is amazing how much she looks like Earhart! This movie will spike the interests of young people in the famous lost flyer, and we have several books on Amelia Earhart that may be just right your readers. Information about the movie can be found at: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/movies/2010079858_amelia18.html#

In his new book, Unsolved: What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart? author John Micklos, Jr. discusses the various theories surrounding her disappearance and what is being done today as the search continues to discover what became of this famous female pilot. Micklos includes details from Earhart’s final flight, including dialogue from the last known radio contact with her. Discover how this young adventurous girl became the well-respected pilot with an unsolved mystery ending. For ages 11 and up. ISBN:
978-0-7660-2365-9. Visit Enslow.com and search 'Earhart' to see the other titles we have on the lost flyer.

Nice NSTA Review of Awesome Animal Science Projects

The NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) has just published a nice review of Awesome Animal Science Projects, written by Ann Benbow and Colin Mably.

The review starts off with: "Everyday, elementary school students ask questions like this: "Can you train a goldfish?" The science teacher brain switches on to resond: "In what ways can we find out?" The then the reality sets in for the teacher. Can we discover the answer?"

This series shows the way. The full review can be found on the NSTA Recommends website: http://www.nsta.org/recommends/ViewProduct.aspx?ProductID=19457# .

There are also terrific illustrations of the experiments by Tom Labaff. For more information on this title, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2667.
Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3148-7, for grades 3-4.

October 16, 2009

Flat Math Scores? Try Using Fun Math Books like I Like Money Math!

The Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education just released the latest Math scores for the nation showing 4th graders have made no progress in math since 2007. The report can be found here: http://nationsreportcard.gov/math_2009/.

We'd like to suggest that you try fun math trade books in your school or library. Our new series: I Like Money Math! aims to keep elementary-level students engaged, while teaching them how to add, subtract, count, identify, and solve money world problems. The series is newly published and written by author Rebecca Wingard-Nelson. Ms. Wingard-Nelson is a mathematics educator and has developed and written state assessment test and exams.

Each title is available in a library-bound edition or in paperback. Free eownloadable worksheets for each title can be found at the series link (click on title above). These books can be used as a teaching tool for kids that are learning about money for the first time or used as a remedial tool for kids that need extra help with math. Titles in the series are:

I Can Add Bills and Coins. ISBN: 978-0-7660-3143-2

I Can Subtract Bills and Coins. ISBN 978-0-7660-3144-9

I Can Count Money. ISBN 978-0-7660-3142-5

I Can Name Bills and Coins. ISBN 978-0-7660-3140-1

How Many Pennies Make a Dollar? ISBN 978-0-7660-3141-8

I Can Do Money Word Problems. ISBN 978-0-7660-3145-6
If you would like to learn more, please visit our web site: http://www.enslow.com/

October 15, 2009

Scientists Saving the Earth series is published

Every day brings new stories of global warming and endangered species, but what can any one person do about it? Meet six inspirational individuals who have done amazing things to help our world. These newly published biographies in the Scientists Saving The Earth series may inspire the young people in your life to do their part to help our world. Titles include:

Who on Earth is Rachel Carson? Mother of the Environmental Movement (authors: Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher, ISBN: 978-1-59845-116-0);

Who on Earth is Archie Carr? Protector of Sea Turtles (author: Christine Webster, ISBN: 978-1-59845-120-7);

Who on Earth is Dian Fossy? Defender of the Mountain Gorillas (author: Jill Menkes Kushner, ISBN: 978-1-59845-117-7);

Who on Earth is Jane Goddall? Champion for the Chimpanzees (author: Victoria Guidi, ISBN 978-1-59845-119-1);

Who on Earth is Aldo Leopold? Father of Wildlife Ecology (author: Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher, ISBN 978-1-59845-115-3);

Who on Earth is Sylvia Earle? Undersea Explorer of the Ocean (author: Susan E. Reichard, ISBN: 978-1-59845-118-4).

All titles are available through the major wholesalers or directly from Enslow Publishers Inc.

Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured!

Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured! (Historical Fiction Adventures), written by author Bonnie Pryor, has been published.

Aboard the Sea Hawk, Hannah Pritchard and her fellow pirates are sailing home to share the treasure they took from the British. But..., during their journey, a British frigate attacks the Sea Hawk, destroying the ship. Hannah and a few crewmates narrowly escape with the treasure chest. Marooned on an island, Hannah and her friends are captured by the British. Follow Hannah Pritchard in her second pirate adventure as she faces brutal conditions as a British prisoner during the American Revolution; sequel to Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution, published in 2008. Enslow Publishers ISBN: 978-0-7660-3310-8. For grades 4-9.

Today is the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month began September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. The month ends today, October 15.

Check out Enslow's titles that can help put a close to your celebration this month or for next year:

Also, be sure to check out Bowllan's Blog on SLJ. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/620000062.html

October 12, 2009

Happy Columbus Day!

On Oct. 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas so today, October 12, 2009, we celebrate his expedition. Most schools and other businesses have off today, but if you are still in school, how can you celebrate Columbus Day and teach your students about his efforts?

We have a great new title, "Columbus: Opening Up the New World"
ISBN-13: 978-1-59845-101-6
Publication Year: 2009
Interest Level: Grades 6-up
Page Count: 112
For more information on this title, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2677

October 05, 2009

Blogger and Author Wendie Old Reviews "I Like Weird Animals!"

Wendie Old has written several books for Enslow Publishers, while also writing her own blog "Wendie's Wanderings." For her Nonfiction Monday post today, she reviewed the series I Like Weird Animals! by Carmen Bredeson. She also had the chance to ask her a few questions about writing the series! The full blog post can be found here:

To learn more about Enslow's series, I Like Weird Animals! please visit

October 01, 2009

Interview with Enslow Author, Melissa Stewart "Rainbow of Animals"

Check out Enslow's author, Melissa Stewart's interview here: http://katenarita.blogspot.com/

Melissa Stewart is the author of the Rainbow of Animals series. To learn more about this series, please visit http://www.enslow.com/catalog.asp?exact=true&SeriesID=275

September 30, 2009

Who On Earth is Jane Goodall?

Just as Enslow's latest title in Scientists Saving the Earth came out, Who On Earth is Jane Goodall?, TIME.com's famous "10 questions" this month features the legendary Jane Goodall. http://10questions.time.com/2009/08/28/ask-jane-goodall/

Jane Goodall is definately a hot topic recently, and we should all know who she is and what she has done for our chimpanzee friends.

For more information on Enslow's title, Who On Earth is Jane Goodall? please visit: http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2810

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-1-59845-119-1
For grades 5 and up
112 Pages

September 28, 2009

Banned Books Week: September 26-October 3, 2009

To read the entire SLJ article about this year's Banned Books Week, please visit:

Click here to see our series Authors of Banned Books

September 21, 2009

Enslow Starred Review in LMC! The Science Behind Natural Disasters

Library Media Connection published a great review of Enslow's series The Science Behind Natural Disasters in their October 2009 issue. LMC gave it a rating of "Highly Recommended."

"This new series, intended for reluctant readers, is a significant contribution to middle grade literature pertaining to weather and natural disasters. The content is well-researched and accurate...The format is eye-catching." -LMC, October 2009

To learn more about the series, The Science Behind Natural Disasters, please visit http://www.enslow.com/catalog.asp?exact=true&SeriesID=283

Order America's National Parks- get Ken Burns' PBS Book ($50 value) FREE!

Click here for an exclusive offer from Enslow Publishers. http://nthurl.com/?EZZRx

Why don’t you add America’s National Parks to your library? And if you order our entire series directly, we will include a complimentary copy of Ken Burns' PBS book, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (Retail price $50) with your order for free!

Our series America’s National Parks explores the history of our country's greatest parks, the park’s wildlife and issues, and how to explore the park. These books are perfect for pleasure reading, reports, virtual field trips, or to help plan a trip.

September 16, 2009

The Obama Family Photo Album For Your Library!

Click on the link for a free gift when you order The Obama Family Photo Album!
The Obama Family Photo Album For Your Library!

September 15, 2009

Hispanic Heritage Month Begins Today!

Hispanic Heritage Month begins today, September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

Check out Enslow's titles that can help celebrate this month:

Also, be sure to check out Bowllan's Blog on SLJ. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/620000062.html

September 14, 2009

Derek Jeter beat Lou Gehrig's Record for Most Hits as a Yankee on Friday!

On Friday, Yankee's Derek Jeter hit his 2,273rd hit as a Bronx Bomber, surpassing legend Lou Gehrig's previous record. To read more about this historical night, click here:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/253771-derek-jeter-breaks-lou-gehrigs-all-time-yankee-hit-record

For more information about Yankee's captain Derek Jeter, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2090 to see the title Derek Jeter: Captain On and Off the Field.

Kanye West takes over Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the VMAs

Taylor Swift won a VMA for best female video. While on stage making her acceptance speech, Kanye West ran up, took the mic, and proceed to tell everyone that Beyonce deserved to win. Click here for more on it: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2009/09/kanye-west-apologizes-to-taylor-swift-.html

To learn more about Kanye West, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2609

September 09, 2009

President Obama Speech to Kids Yesterday: Links to Video & Full Text!

Yesterday, President Barack Obama addressed children all across the nation from Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. Schools everywhere tuned in to listen to what the President had to say.

To see a video of Obama's speech, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q58S1Zqv6UQ

To read the full text of the speech, please visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/07/obama-speech-to-schoolchi_n_278763.html

To learn more about President Obama and his family, check out Enslow's series The Obama Family Photo Album here: http://www.enslow.com/catalog.asp?exact=true&SeriesID=288

September 03, 2009

NSTA Review of Amazing Champion of the Earth Rachel Carson

National Science Teachers Association Recommends: Amazing Champion of the Earth Rachel Carson.
"Large type, captioned photographs, and simple sentences will make this book appealing to early/young readers or English language learners. But readers of all ages will find this book interesting and learn a bit more of this little-known America."
Click here to read the full review: http://www.nsta.org/recommends/ViewProduct.aspx?ProductID=19488

To see the title on Enslow's site, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2685

September 02, 2009

I Can Name Bills and Coins

Author Rebecca Wingard-Nelson takes young readers through the denominations of American currency. In I Can Name Bills and Coins, part of the I Like Money Math! series, learn what different bills and coins look like, what they are called, and what they are worth. Colorful photos, free worksheets, and concise text help make learning about money a snap!

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3140-1
24 Pages
For grades 1-3

For more information on this title, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2765

September 01, 2009

The Greatest Doctor of Ancient Times: Hippocrates and His Oath

The writings attributed to Hippocrates document the beginnings of rational medicine. This biography introduces the man whose ideas set a course for medicine that still serves us today. Doctors still follow Hipprocates' practice of detailed observations of patients. We expect our doctors to follow the Hippocratic Oath.

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-76600-3118-0
For grades 4-9
128 Pages

For more information about this title, please visithttp://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2769

August 31, 2009

How Many Pennies Make a Dollar?

How many pennies are in a dollar? How many nickels make a dime? In this great book of money combinations, How Many Pennies Make a Dollar? part of the I Like Money Math! series, young readers can learn how all of the different denominations of money relate to each other. There are also free worksheets along with full-color photos and easy-to-read text, which makes this a great way to reinforce math concepts to young students.

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3141-8
For grades K-3
24 Pages

For more information on this title, please visit

August 26, 2009


The new Enslow Publishers
is now available online!

Our e-catalog uses page-flip technology which makes it fast and easy to use. The search feature is powerful. Many librarians and educators asked us to "save a tree" and put our catalog online, so please try the new Enslow e-catalog and let us know what you think! Click here.

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I Can Subtract Bills and Coins

Subtracting money can be easy with this great addition to the I Like Money Math! series. Learn how to subtract bills and coins with easy-to-read text and full-color photographs. Subtracting and money math both become fun and easy with this great book. This book also reinforces the concept of subtraction making it the perfect choice for any elementary math collection. A great additional bonus to this series: Free worksheets are available!

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3144-9
For grades K-3, 24 Pages

To see more information about this title, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2776

August 25, 2009

Today is the 400th Anniversary of Galileo's Telescope

"In the fall of 1609 Galileo turned his telescope to the heavens, setting into motion a new kind of science: telescopic astronomy."
To read the full article, please visit http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/08/photogalleries/galileos-telescope-pictures-anniversary/
To see Enslow's title, Galileo Astronomer and Physicist, Revised Edition, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2465

Diane Chen of SLJ reviews Who On Earth is Aldo Leopold?

Diane Chen writes in her blog for SLJ, "Pratically Paradise":
"Once I began reading, I wondered again why publishers haven't shared more on Aldo Leopold. Then I remembered... Ah! publishers are publishing only the biographies that they have determined school librarians will purchase. They don't take huge risks these days."
To see the full review in Diane's Blog "Practically Paradise" click here: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/830000283/post/1420048142.html
For more information on this title, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2704

August 24, 2009

I Can Do Money Word Problems

Having trouble with word problems? Author Rebecca Wingard-Nelson makes money word problems easy with this great book, I Can Do Money Word Problems, part of the I Like Money Math! series. Easy-to-read text, full-color photographs, and free worksheets make this book a perfect solution for introducing word problems and money math. It is also great practice for solving word problems.

Enslow Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7660-3145-6
For grades K-3
24 Pages

To learn more about this title, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2795

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

For more information on this title please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2770

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

To see more information about this title, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2783

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."

To see the full review, please visit http://www.nsta.org/recommends/ViewProduct.aspx?ProductID=19460

To learn more about this title from Enslow, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2663

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

To learn more about this title, click http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2773

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

To learn more about this title, please visit: http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2779

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

To see Anastasia's full blog entry, please click here

To learn more about this title, visit Enslow's website at http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2700

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

To learn more about this title, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2771

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

To learn more about this title, please visit http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2768

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.

To learn about Enslow's America's National Parks please visit http://www.enslow.com/catalog.asp?exact=true&SeriesID=255