February 11, 2010

Michelle Obama's War on Obesity

First lady Michelle Obama kicked off her "Let's Move" drive on Tuesday, an agenda of nutrition and exercise programs designed to eliminate "the epidemic of childhood obesity" in a generation.

To learn more information, please visit http://michelleobamawatch.com/

Enslow Publishers also publishes a book Am I Fat? The Obesity Issue For Teens that deals with this topic.


Enslow Contact:
Lisa Corrado
Phone: 908-771-9400 Ext 481
Email: lisac@enslow.com


Robert Gardner Wins Lifetime Achievement Award: Hands-On Science Writing

Berkeley Heights, NJ (2/11/10) – Enslow Publishers, Inc., is proud to announce that author Robert Gardner is the recipient of the Science Books and Films (SB&F) 2010 prize for Excellence in Science Books, a Lifetime Achievement Award: Hands-On Science Writing. Mr. Gardner will be honored at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) annual meeting this February in San Diego.

Robert Gardner is an accomplished, award-winning author of science books for young readers. Mr. Gardner attended Wesleyan University where he majored in biology and did his graduate work while attending Trinity College. He later became a teacher of biology, chemistry, and physics. With a love for both science and writing, Mr. Gardner continued his career in the education field for many years while writing part-time. In 1989, Mr. Gardner retired from teaching to pursue a career as a full-time writer.

Over the course of many years, Mr. Gardner has written over 100 science books for Enslow Publishers, Inc., many of them receiving prestigious awards. "Bob's books were the first I worked on when I was a new editor here at Enslow," recalls senior science editor Jane Katirgis. "I remember thinking what a gift he had to so clearly explain basic science to young readers. Bob is the ultimate professional and I have been lucky to work with him for the last twelve years. I've learned so much from him! This award is very well-deserved."

Most recently, Mr. Gardner authored Enslow’s new science series for 2010, Who Dunnit? Forensic Science Experiments for grades 3-4. In this series, Mr. Gardner shows real world examples of forensic science at work through simple activities and science project ideas. Just as in many of his books, he uses common materials for the experiments and suggests way to create a unique science fair project. His Team Green Science Projects series will be published by Enslow in 2011. The timely books in this upcoming middle school series all have to do with the environment and "green" technology: water, air, recycling, soil, earth's cycles, and renewable energy. They also provide great ideas for science fair projects and explain the scientific method.
For a complete listing of 2010 SB&F prizewinners: http://www.sbfonline.com/Subaru/Pages/CurrentWinners.aspx

About Enslow Publishers, Inc.:

Enslow Publishers, Inc., is a family-owned company located in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, that has been publishing quality educational books for young readers for over 30 years. Our titles are curriculum based and include a variety of subjects. We pride ourselves on delivering colorful, high-interest, and informative books printed on recycled paper. "Our goal is to do our part to help young people and the environment, too!" says Mark Enslow, President.

All titles can be ordered directly from the publisher, major book distributors, retail bookstores, and online retailers. You can visit Enslow Publishers on the Internet at www.enslow.com.

February 08, 2010

Danica Patrick to Make NASCAR Debut

Danica Patrick to make NASCAR debut Saturday.

Link to Fox News article

We have a great biography on this popular racecar driver:
Millions of sports fans know the name Danica Patrick—even if they've never watched an indy car race before. As a female driver, Patrick has broken ground for her consistent performances behind the wheel. In 2008, she won the Indy Japan 300, becoming the first woman to win in an Indy Car race.
Enslow Publishers ISBN-13:

February 01, 2010

Shaun White Wins Gold at Winter X Games 2010 after bad practice crash!

One of Enslow Publishers Hot Celebrity Biographies Shaun White won big at the 2010 Winter X Games!  But it didn't come easy!

During a practice run, this multi-sport phenom was attempting a "Double McTwist 1260°" (Yeah, what he said) and, he came up just a little short, slamming his face in the 22' high solid ice Superpipe!

Not to worry, in his first run in the final, he clinched 1st place winning the 2010 Winter X Games Gold in the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe!  Next stop, the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  Best of luck Shaun White

January 21, 2010

Enslow author, Linda Bozzo's school visit!

Enslow author, Linda Bozzo, recently visited Knollwood Elementary School in Piscataway, New Jersey to present her program, “How a Book is Made” to third graders.

She talked about her life as a nonfiction author and then walked the students through the many steps a book takes before it is placed on the library shelf while touching on different careers in the publishing industry.

Linda shared interesting facts about her series, My First Pet Library from the American Humane Association. She told the students how her father took most of the photos for My First Horse at the equestrian center where her daughter rides horses and that she didn’t write the Spanish text in the bilingual version of the series.

Linda also introduced the student to her two new series that are coming out with Enslow in fall 2010. The first series is Amazing Working Dogs with American Humane. Through photos the students were able to meet each of the dogs featured in this dog hero series while Linda explained how she each met and interviewed each of the handlers. When questioned about how she met the police dog, she which quick to respond that she was not pulled over by the police officer, but instead met him when an injury occurred during softball game and the police were called. In speaking about the Imagining the Future series she talked about what it’s like to research history and what fun it was to imagine what the future might bring.

Linda is currently working on two new books that include jokes and riddles proving there are so many different types of writing that authors do. “Who ever thought I would be writing knock-knock jokes?” she laughed.

The students were anxious to ask questions at the end of the presentation including what her favorite dog breed is and when she started writing. “The students were good listeners and asked great questions making it a successful school visit,” Linda said.

Enslow author Suzanne Lieurance Interview!

Enslow author, Suzanne Lieurance was interviewed here
on sellingbooks.com. Please click the link above for the full text!

An excerpt from the interview:

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

My most recent book is The Lucky Baseball, My Story in a Japanese-American Internment Camp. It’s a middle grade historical novel written for Enslow Publishers Historical Fiction Adventures series. It tells the story of Harry Yakamoto, a little boy who grew up during WWII and was sent, along with his family, to an internment camp – called a relocation center – in the California desert. The book tells of the struggles Harry and his family went through – facing discrimination even before they entered the camp – and how they survived there for over three years and then went on to rebuild their lives after they were released.

January 19, 2010

Follow Enslow on Twitter! @EnslowPub

If you don't follow Enslow already on Twitter (@EnslowPub) you should!

Today, January 19 to tomorrow January 20th at noon, we are hosting a raffle! Look for details on our tweets!

January 14, 2010

Going to ALA Midwinter? Visit Enslow at Booth 1409!

Are you going to ALA Midwinter Conference this weekend? Come visit Enslow at Booth #1409!

See our latest titles and learn about what we are up to at Enslow Publishers.

Don't forget to check out our new Spring 2010 E-Catalog! www.ecatalog.enslow.com

January 13, 2010

24 Enslow Books named Science Books & Films Best Books

The following titles were added to the Science Books & Films Best Books for Children 2009 list:

  • Animal Body-Part Regenerators: Growing New Heads, Tails, and Legs
  • Animal Chemical Combat: Poisons, Smells, and Slime
  • Animal Mimics: Look-Alikes and Copycats
  • Animals with Awesome Armor: Shells, Scales, and Exoskeletons
  • Animals with Crafty Camouflage: Hiding in Plain Sight
  • Animals with Wicked Weapons: Stingers, Barbs, and Quills
  • Easy Genius Science Projects with the Human Body: Great Experiments and Ideas
  • Easy Genius Science Projects with Weather: Great Experiments and Ideas
  • Measuring the Earth: Eratosthenes and His Celestial Geometry
  • Carl Linnaeus: Father of Classification, Revised Edition
  • Flowers Bloom!:
  • People Need Plants!:
  • Plants Grow!:
  • Plants Live Everywhere!:
  • Seeds Sprout!:
  • Trees, Weeds, and Vegetables—So Many Kinds of Plants!:
  • What Are Forces and Motion?: Exploring Science with Hands-on Activities
  • What Is Electricity and Magnetism?: Exploring Science with Hands-on Activities
  • What Is Energy?: Exploring Science with Hands-on Activities
  • What Is Light?: Exploring Science with Hands-on Activities
  • What Is Sound?: Exploring Science with Hands-on Activities
  • Who on Earth is Dian Fossey?: Defender of the Mountain Gorillas

The following titles were added to the Science Books & Films Best Books for Junior High and Young Adults 2009 list:

  • Easy Genius Science Projects with Chemistry: Great Experiments and Ideas
  • Dinosaur Scientist: Careers Digging Up the Past
To see all the lists on Science Books & Films Best Books 2009 please click here.

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Wear Blue for the Oceans Today, Wednesday, January 13

Wear Blue for the Oceans TODAY Wednesday, January 13, as part of a nationwide action to show our unwavering support for sea turtles, salmon, and healthy oceans!

For more information, please go to http://wearblueforoceans.org/

There are rallies going on around the country. Don't just wear blue - Share blue! Visit here and see if there's an event in your area: http://action.healthygulf.org/p/salsa/event/common/public/index.sjs?distributed_event_KEY=559

To learn about our NEWEST Enslow title, Top 10 Reasons to Care About Marine Turtles, please visit that link.

January 12, 2010

NSTA Review of "Who On Earth is Dian Fossey?"

On January 5, 2010 Marilyn Cook did a great NSTA Review of Who On Earth is Dian Fossey

An excerpt from the review:

"I would use this book for discussion of many issues, particularly in the middle school grades. I would also use it in the upper elementary grades to research gorillas and for learning about science careers. Fossey was a true defender of the mountain gorillas as well as an example of a helper of wildlife."

To see more information about the book, please visit www.enslow.com

January 11, 2010

Enslow Spring 2010 Paperbacks Press Release!

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Box 398, 40 Industrial Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922-0398
Telephone: (908) 771-9400, Fax: (908) 771-0925


Contact: Amy Vida
Phone: 908-771-9400 x 310
Email: amyv@enslow.com


BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ, JANUARY 11, 2010—Enslow Publishers is pleased to announce the expansion of its paperback line this spring. Character education, animals, and racing (BMX, dirt bike, snowmobile and speedboats where kids compete) are the topics included in this expansion.

Enslow Publishers, Inc. began its paperback initiative in the spring of 2009. Perfect for classroom use or leisure reading, these quality paperbacks cover a variety of topics for kids of all ages. The series Enslow is putting into paperback this spring are:

Character Education with Super Ben and Molly the Great Grades Pre-K-3
I Like Reading About Animals Grades Pre-K-3
Kid Racers Grades 5–9

“Enslow Publishers is committed to keeping up with new book formats. We are hearing from our customers that paperbacks are becoming more common in school libraries and as classroom collections, so publishing some of our books in paperback seems like a natural progression. Our objective is to make our educational products available to teachers, librarians, and students, in the format that provides students with the most opportunity to learn. Paperbacks can help stretch tight budgets, too,” says Mark Enslow.

Enslow Publishers’ mission has been to provide quality nonfiction series for young readers. Since 1976, our primary principles are that readers and librarians be able to trust our products and that these books satisfy their needs.


January 08, 2010

Congrats Robert Gardner for winning SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

Congratulations to Enslow author Robert Gardner for winning SB&F (Science Books and Film) Prize for Excellence in Science Books Lifetime Achievement Award Hands-On Science Writing!

"Robert Gardner is an accomplished, award-winning author of more than 130 science books for young readers. He has devoted much of his life to educating children in all disciplines of science."

Click here to read the full article on Robert Gardner from the AAAS website.

Go to www.enslow.com to see all of his books written for Enslow Publishers!

January 07, 2010

Early American Poetry "Beauty in Words"

Karen Cioffi has posted a great review of Early American Poetry "Beauty in Words". Please click the title to see the full review.

An excerpt from the review:

In the introduction, Buckwalter explains: "Poets often see the world differently from most people. Some can see things hidden in the mundane; others scale lofty heights of philosophy. They all take words that capture ideas, feelings, and truth, and arrange them in ways that illuminate those realities." I love this explanation; it's simple, yet profound.

I highly recommend this book for children in the young adult grade levels recommended.

For more information on this book from Enslow, please visit www.enslow.com

January 06, 2010

Review of "Why Are Animals Purple?" on Tools For School blog

On the "Tools for School" blog, Enslow's Why Are Animals Purple? was reviewed by Carrie Anne Badov.

An excerpt from the review:
"The copy is large and easy to read and the facts are informative without being too scientifically boring for young kids; kids will actually enjoy learning. All three of my kids enjoyed Why Are Animals Purple? My three-year old loved the pictures, my five-year old loved the ‘cool’ facts (did you know the California Sea Hare squirts purple ink), and my seven-year old loved the additional resources, especially the Internet sites."
To see the entire review, please click here Tools For School blog

Cash for Clunkers yields 70 year old books!

This fall, Enslow Publishers offered a "Cash for Clunkers" incentive. Librarians would tear out title pages from their old "clunker" books that are actually on their library shelves and send them to Enslow in exchange for an offer on purchased books.

Our National Sales Manager was looking through the clunker title pages, and among them found the oldest ones!

Introducing Charles Dickens by May Lamberton Becker from 1940,
Yea! Wildcats! by John R Tunis from 1944
Damion's Daughter by Edwin Gilbert from 1949
The Immortal Lovers by Frances Winwar from 1950
Understanding Radio by Herbert E Welch from 1951
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote from 1956

What are the oldest books in your library?

I Like Weird Animals! Review in LMC

In LMC's January/February 2010 issue, I Like Weird Animals! is reviewed and recommended.

An excerpt from the review:

"The series would be an appropriate support to classroom science lessons about animal adaptations. I know these books will get quite a bit of use in my library."

To learn more about this series from Enslow Publishers, please visit www.enslow.com

Tennessee officials want Davy Crockett document

According to an article on yahoo.com,
Tennessee officials want Davy Crockett document from a 90-year-old Florida woman. They want her to turn over a marriage license application filed by legendary Alamo defender Davy Crockett more than two centuries ago.

But the woman's son, Vance Smith, said the document has been in the family for years.

"She said it was hers and she wasn't giving it up," he said.

To learn more about the Alamo and Davy Crockett, check out Enslow's Alamo: Victory or Death on the Texas Frontier

Author: Karen Clemens Warrick
State Affiliation of Author: AZ
State Affiliation of Title: TX
ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-2937-8
Publication Year: 2008
Interest Level: Grades 5-up

Page Count: 128

January 05, 2010

"Bones Speak!" Review in LMC

In the November/December 2009 issue of LMC, Enslow's Bones Speak! Solving Crimes from the Past was reviewed and recommended.

An excerpt from the review:

"Mr. Spilsbury does not disappoint the reader; the range of topics is very extensive and fully developed. Each aspect of forensics is explored in a logical, sequential order, beginning with finding the remains."

To learn more about this title from Enslow Publishers, please go to www.enslow.com

Bones Speak!
Solving Crimes from the Past

Author: Richard Spilsbury
State Affiliation of Author:
ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3377-1
Publication Year: 2009
Interest Level: Grades 5-9
Reading Level: For Reluctant Readers
Page Count: 48

Got a pet Tarantula? Better cover your eyes!

According to an article on abcnews.com, "Here's some advice stemming from the unusual case of a man who had spider hairs stuck in his cornea: Be sure to cover your eyes when hanging around with your pet tarantula."

"The authors noted that the Chilean Rose tarantula releases the barbed hair on the back of its body to defend against predators.

"We suggest that tarantula keepers be advised to routinely wear eye protection when handling these animals," the doctors said."

Learn more about "Hair-Shooting Tarantulas and Other Weird Spiders" by Enslow Publishers.

January 04, 2010

Review of "Fainting Goats and Other Weird Mammals"

Brianna Ahearn is a reviewer of children's and YA literature and she posts her reviews on her website www.brimeetsbooks.wordpress.com.

She has just reviewed Enslow's Fainting Goats and Other Weird Mammals, part of the I Like Weird Animals! series.

An excerpt from her review:

"The layout of the book is perfect for children, with bold large text, a small glossary of terms with pronunciation guide, and images that cover the entire page. "
To see the entire review, please visit BriMeetsBooks blog

For more information about this title, visit www.enslow.com

NSTA Recommends "Who On Earth is Rachel Carson?"

NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) recommends "Who On Earth is Rachel Carson?" part of the Scientists Saving the Earth series from Enslow.

An excerpt from NSTA's review:
"Biographies for students about "Scientists Saving the Earth" are much needed to provide students with information about how others have been working hard, since before their time, to protect the earth these students will inherit."

To see the full review, please go to NSTA's website here.

Learn more about this title at www.enslow.com

Review of Dinosaur Scientist: Careers Digging Up the Past

Review of Dinosaur Scientist: Careers Digging Up the Past

"A great read for middle school students, the book provides vocational guidance while introducing the reader to a challenging, but very exciting, career as a paleontologist. It is a great addition to the career section of any library."
–Science Books & Films, December 2009

For more information on this title, please visit www.enslow.com

December 30, 2009

Enslow's December Raffle ends tomorrow! Win $100 worth of Enslow Books!

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Raffle ends December 31st! Winner will be notified by phone or email.


Holidays- Count and Celebrate!

Multicultural Review Magazine reviews Enslow's Holidays-Count and Celebrate! series in their Fall 2009 issue.

"This new six-book series for preschool and kindergarten teaches young students about the major holidays of the world through numbers. The easy-to-comprehend text and the color photos and illustrations in each volume will enchant readers and expand their knowledge and skills."

To learn more about this series from Enslow, please go to www.enslow.com

Happy New Year everyone from Enslow Publishers!

December 29, 2009

Great review of "Who on Earth is Jane Goodall?"

Nana Herron gave a 5/5 star rating review for Enslow's "Who on Earth is Jane Goodall? Champion of the Chimpanzees". To see the full review, please go to Mini Book Bytes.

The following is an excerpt from the review:

The Bottom Line: With the reinforced library binding, this book will hold up nicely in both school and public libraries. It's great to see a series featuring so many women scientists. Highly recommended as an excellent biography for kids ages 11 - 16.

To learn more about this title, please visit www.enslow.com

December 28, 2009

Karen Cioffi reviews "Early American Poetry"

Karen Cioffi wrote a great review for Early American Poetry- "Beauty in Words" on the blog "Virtual Book Tours: Writers on the Move". Here is an excerpt from Karen's review:
Early American Poetry “Beauty in Words” explores poetry in America from colonial days to the end of the nineteenth century. It is a wonderful stepping stone for children to journey into the world of verse. Illustrations and pictures of the authors lend an air of informality to the book while the poems, facts, information, and descriptions enlighten the child to poets such as Anne Bradstreet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickenson, and Walt Whitman, to name a few.
For more information about this title from Enslow, please click here

Nana Herron's review of "Astonishing Ancient World Scientists"

Nana Herron wrote an awesome review of Enslow's "Astonishing Ancient World Scientists" on her blog, Mini Book Bytes
An excerpt from her review:
"The Bottom Line: Astonishing Ancient World Scientists: Eight Great Brains by Amy Graham fills a niche by providing biographical information for subjects that might not receive a full treatment. The book’s reinforced binding will hold up nicely in both school and public libraries. This collective biography is highly recommended for kids in middle school and early high school."

To learn more about this title from Enslow, please click here.

December 23, 2009

World War I- Enslow books and Mentalfloss.com interview!

Mentalfloss.com has a great Interview with last American WWI Veteran.
He is 108 years old!

Catch up on Enslow's books about WWI:

"World War I- The War to End Wars"

"World War I- A MyReportLinks.com Book"

Master the Scientific Method with Fun Life Science Projects Reviewed By Wendy Thomas Of Bookpleasures.com

Bookpleasures.com Book Reviewer Wendy Thomas gives an awesome review of Ann Benbow and Colin Mably's "Master the Scientific Method with Fun Life Science Projects"

"Master the Scientific Method with Fun Life Science Projects
is one of the clearest tools I’ve seen that teaches and explains to children exactly how to methodically move from query to investigative conclusion using the scientific method.....

Master the Scientific Method with Fun Life Science Projects takes what can be a complicated subject for young children to understand and presents it in such an informative and precise manner that anyone would be able to follow and understand the scientific principals."

To read her full review, please click here

December 18, 2009

Happy Holidays!

The holiday season is upon us, and with Hanukkah almost ending, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Years is just around the corner!

Celebrate with Enslow's holiday books. You can learn about each holiday and we even have crafts you can make for each one.

Click here for a list of all of Enslow's Holiday Books

December 09, 2009

Enter Enslow's December Raffle to Win $100 Worth of Enslow Books!

Visit www.enslow.com to enter in our December Raffle to Win $100 worth of Enslow Books!! Enter up until December 31st, 2009. A winner will be chosen and notified by email or by phone.

Good luck!!!!

December 04, 2009

"The Lucky Baseball: My Story in a Japanese-American Internment Camp" Reviewed by Amy Lignor

Amy Lignor of Bookpleasures.com writes:
"I’ve read many powerful stories regarding this time period, but I have to say that this read really hit home. ‘Watching’ this whole horrible event play out through the eyes of a child gave me a whole new perspective on Pearl Harbor and the treatment of Japanese Americans by the United States. Harry was an innocent; he was not the enemy. A great deal of Japanese American citizens were most definitely not the enemy of America."

To read the full review, please visit www.bookpleasures.com

To learn more about this book from Enslow Publishers, please visit www.enslow.com

December 01, 2009

"Easy Earth-Friendly Crafts in Five Steps" awarded Children's Choices for 2009 Award

We are very excited to announce that our Enslow Elementary book, Easy Earth-Friendly Crafts in Five Steps, has been awarded
the Children's Choices for 2009 Award!

"Each year 12,500 school children from different regions of the United States read newly published children's and young adults' trade books and vote for the ones they like best. These Children's Choices, selected from more than 500 titles, can be counted on as books children really enjoy reading. This list, a project of a joint committee supported by IRA and The Children's Book Council (CBC), is designed for use not only by teachers, librarians, administrators, and booksellers, but also by parents, grandparents, caregivers, and everyone who wishes to encourage young people to read for pleasure."

"Enslow Publishers is delighted to accept the Children’s Choices award for 2009. This award is especially significant to our staff because the end readers choose the books themselves – the children. We are especially excited to have won this award two years in a row. Big Cats by Elaine Landau won in 2008. We promise to continue publishing quality materials both children and librarians enjoy reading," says Mark Enslow.

To see ALL of the winners, please visit: http://www.reading.org/Libraries/Choices/CC_Bookmark_2009.sflb.ashx

To learn more about Easy Earth-Friendly Crafts in Five Steps http://www.enslow.com/displayitem.asp?type=1&item=2323

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November 23, 2009

November News from Enslow Publishers! Free Books with Purchase!

Click the link to check out the Enslow November Newsletter!

Filled with great tips, new science series an activity and a great offer:

Free 6-Book Series "In Touch with Basic Science"
with your direct order.

Purchase over $150 of books directly from us, and we'll ship you for free, our new 6-book series "In Touch with Basic Science." Mention code R30 and order before 12/31/09 and receive this free set of books as our thanks. Click here to learn all the details of this offer.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

November 19, 2009

Wendy Thomas reviews Enslow's "I Can Count Money" on Bookpleasures.com

Wendy Thomas posted a great review of Enslow's "I Can Count Money" from the I Like Money Math Series!

To see her review on Bookpleasures.com, click here!

To learn more about this title, visit www.enslow.com

I Can Count Money NEW!

Author: Rebecca Wingard-Nelson
State Affiliation of Author: OH
ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3142-5
Publication Year: 2009
Interest Level: Grades K-3

Page Count: 24
Description: Another great book in the I Like Money Math! series. Full-color photographs, simple text, and free worksheets help young readers learn how to count bills and coins with ease. A must-have for any elementary math collection or elementary math tutor. Great for remedial reinforcement of counting.
Binding: Library
Subject(s): Math, Counting, Money
Dewey #: 513.2
Trim Size: 9 x 7 1/2

Illustrations: Illus. with color photographs and illustrations

November 18, 2009

A Student's Guide to the Brontë Sisters Review

BrontëBlog gave a great review of Enslow's "A Student's Guide to the Brontë Sisters"
The following is some excerpts from the review. For the entire review, please click here.

"Particular attention is paid to Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights with a chapter devoted to each novel. Anne Brontë's works are not forgotten or glossed over as the author keeps a chapter for the younger sister which is particularly interesting as Ms Pasachoff goes beyond the
mainstream literary agenda and praises The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey which she considers a precedent in many aspects of Jane Eyre itself"

"clear and not overwhelming typeface in order to appeal to all those students which don't limit themselves to the Wikipedia articles or the same old online Jane Eyre/Wuthering Heights essays and want to discover the basics of the lives and works of the Brontës. If some of them comes across this book in their local or high school library we are pretty sure they will not be disappointed."

For more information about this title please visit www.enslow.com

November 17, 2009

Get a FREE series from Enslow when you buy $150 worth of books, direct!

Get ready for Science Fair Season!

Purchase over $150 of books directly from us, and we’ll ship you for FREE, the “In Touch with Basic Science” series at no additional charge!
Free 6-Book Series
On Direct Orders of $150 or greater.
Free Shipping, Library Processing Extra, Offers cannot be combined. Offer good through 12/31/09.

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Call us: 1-800-398-2504 Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922-0398

November 11, 2009

Interview with Bonnie Pryor: Author of the Hannah Pritchard books

This excerpt and interview appeared in Baker & Taylor's October's CATS Meow.

Award-winning author Bonnie Pryor has written numerous picture books and novels for young readers. Bonnie’s latest historical fiction novels with Enslow Publishers are about the adventures of a teenaged pirate girl named Hannah Pritchard. Both Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution (978-0-7660-2851-7) and Pirate Hannah Prichard: Captured! (978-0-7660-3310-8) take place during the American Revolution.

Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution, Hannah finds her family murdered by British red coats, Tories, and Iroquois Indians. Searching for revenge and adventure, Hannah hides her identity to work aboard The Sea Hawk (an American privateer ship) as a cabin boy. In Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured!, The Sea Hawk is attacked and destroyed by the British. Hannah and her friends escape with the Sea Hawk’s treasure but are later captured by the British and face brutal conditions as prisoners.

These fast-paced, adventure stories are hard to put down. Both Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution and Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured! bring history to life for readers ages 9 and up.

And now, a question and answer session with author Bonnie Pryor:

Q1. What was the inspiration behind the Hannah Pritchard series?

An editor at Enslow read one of my historical novels and asked me to write a book about a female pirate. After some research I learned that there were probably women aboard some of the privateer ships. By setting the story during the Revolutionary War, I was able to bring in the historical figures Paul Revere and John Paul Jones as well as information about the little known terrible prison ships.

Q2. How did you approach writing these titles? How do you incorporate nonfiction with a fictional story?

I did about two months of research before starting to write. Then I went through my notes to bring historical events that would work in the fictional story that was growing in my head. I especially looked for details that kids would find interesting (like using the bathroom).

Q3. How did you create each of the characters in the Hannah Pritchard series?

That is a hard question. I suppose that is why I am a writer. I have all of these characters in my head waiting for me to write them a story. By the time I start to write they are almost like real people to me.

Q4. What is your favorite part of the Hannah Pritchard series?

There is a battle in the second book Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured! that was fun to write. Then when Hannah and her friends escape the sinking Sea Hawk in the small ship’s boat Hannah insists on taking the ship’s cat and a goat.

Q5. How did you begin your writing career?

I wrote a few magazine articles in the early 80’s before I realized that what I really wanted to do was to write for children. My first book was published in 1985. I have written 40 books, both picture books and novels. I’ve written family stories, mysteries, even science fiction, but my favorites are the historical.

Q6. What made you decide to write for children?

I love books, but especially children’s books. When I was a little girl, you know, the days before X-box and cable television, I discovered reading as a way to escape into other worlds and have crazy adventures. When I had children of my own I used to go to the library and get stacks of books to read to them. I could never wait, though, I always had to sit down and read them first.

Q7. What do you do when you are not writing?

I own a children’s bookstore so I’m often there. I really enjoy matching the children that come in with just the right book.

Q8. Will there be a Hannah Pritchard part 3?

Oh, I think so; in Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured! Hannah and her crew buried a chest of Spanish coins on the Outer Banks. She will probably have to go back to retrieve it……

To learn more about these books, please visit Enslow's website.

November 04, 2009

Stephenie Meyer's "New Moon" movie released in 2 weeks!

"New Moon" the second book of the Twilight series, has be turned into a movie that is coming out on Friday, November 20th. Tickets are already selling!


To learn more about Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Saga please click the link to see Enslow's latest title from Authors Teens Love!

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November 03, 2009

Today is Election Day!

Today, November 3rd, is Election Day, and that means a new change in many states around the country. Get out and vote!

If you are not sure where to vote, check out this polling place finder.

To learn more about your government and how it works, try some Enslow books here.

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November 02, 2009

El Día de los Muertos—Una celebración de la familia y la vida

Yesterday, the first of November arrived and people in Mexico begin to gather in cemeteries for picnics and celebrations. As night falls, candles are placed on graves and the names of the dead are spoken. The picnic continues through the night as family members remember and celebrate the loved ones who have died. El Día de los Muertos--Una celebración de la familia y la vida is a Spanish-only edition introducing the holiday with explanations of its history and how it is celebrated today.

For more information on this Dia de Los Muertos by Enslow Publishers, please click the underlined link.

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