March 07, 2010

Molly the Great Respects the Flag: A Book About Being a Good Citizen

Superheroes are always good citizens . . . or are they? When Molly dons her clever crown and Ben ties on his courageous cape, this duo can accomplish anything. However, even superheroes must sometimes be reminded to show good citizenship. Follow Molly through a daring adventure in becoming a better citizen. Author: Shelly Marshall. Illustrated by Ben Mahan.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3519-5
Paperback: 978-0-7660-3744-1
Grades K-3
Publication Date: 2010
24 pages, Full Color.

March 05, 2010

David Beckham: Gifted and Giving Soccer Star

One of the most popular athletes in the world, soccer star David Beckham's skills are second to none. As he grew into an international superstar, Beckham used his fame to help the sport of soccer grow and make a better future for underprivileged children throughout the world. Author: J. Chris Roselius.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Sports Stars Who Give Back
128 pages, Full Color.

March 04, 2010

Elizabeth Cady Stanton "Woman Knows the Cost of Life"

In 1848, on a sweltering July day in the small town of Seneca Falls, New York, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her fellow supporters would make history. They staged the first ever women’s rights convention. The convention passed Resolution 9, which said women should have the right to vote. Although this right would not be recognized in the United States until many years later, Cady Stanton had ignited a revolution. Throughout her life, Cady Stanton worked tirelessly for women’s suffrage. In this biography, author Deborah Kent explores this heroic woman’s passionate pursuit of equal rights and her lasting impact on a revolutionary movement.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-7660-3357-3
Ages 11-up, Full Color
128 Pages

Lewis and Clark: Exploring the American West

After trekking over four thousand miles, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Corps of Discovery sighted the Pacific Ocean. The two great explorers carved their names on trees to prove that U.S. military officers had reached the Pacific by land. Lewis and Clark failed to achieve their ultimate goal of finding a direct water route across the continent. However, the explorers discovered numerous animal and plant species unknown to western science, mapped uncharted territory, interacted with many American Indian nations, and helped open up the West for American expansion. Author: Kate Robinson.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Ages 12-up
ISBN 978-1-59845-124-5
112 Pages, Full Color

Abraham Lincoln takes oath of office on this day in 1861

On this date in 1861, Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as the 16th president of the United States.

Are you interested in civil war tunes and campaign songs? Music for Abraham Lincoln is the place to look!

Ben Roethlisberger: Gifted and Giving Football Star

Ben Roethlisberger followed up his record-setting college career by leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to two Super Bowl titles in his first five years in the NFL. Along the way, he has aided communities through a variety of charitable efforts. Author: Tom Robinson.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Sports Stars Who Give Back
128 Pages, Full Color.

March 03, 2010

John Brown "We Came to Free the Slaves"

John Brown hated slavery. On October 16, 1859, he and his armed followers took a violent stand against it. John Brown led his raiding party to the armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia, with the intent of inciting slave rebellions throughout the South. However, within two days, ten of his men would be killed and Brown was arrested. Although the Harpers Ferry raid failed, John Brown had struck a blow against slavery. A staunch abolitionist his entire life, John Brown gave his life to end an evil that had existed in the United States for over two hundred years. Author: Anne Schraff.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-7660-3355-9
Ages 11-up
128 Pages, Full Color

Leif Eriksson: Viking Explorer of the New World

Did Leif Eriksson, a Viking explorer, travel from Greenland to modern day Canada in the 11th century, beating Christopher Columbus by nearly 400 years? Leif Eriksson was a Norse explorer who was probably the first European to land in North America. According to stories from the time, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, which has been tentatively identified as L'Anse aux Meadows, a Norse site on the northern tip of the island of Newfoundland, Canada. Follow along as author Cheryl L. DeFires tells the story of the Vikings and their legendary leader, Leif Eriksson.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-1-59845-126-9
Ages 12-Up
112 Pages, Full Color

Kyle Busch: Gifted and Giving Racing Star

Kyle Busch is one of the most controversial drivers in NASCAR. Many fans and teammates love him for his ability to win and his straightforward personality. What many do not know is that he also runs a foundation to help underprivileged kids, in addition to volunteering his time to assist charities run by other NASCAR drivers. Author: Ryan Basen.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-7660-3589-8
Sports Stars Who Give Back
128 pages, Full Color.

March 02, 2010

Say Happy Birthday to Ben Roethlisberger!

Ben Roethlisberger is 28 today.

Birthday of Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) would have been 106 today!

Johnny Appleseed "Select Good Seeds and Plant Them in Good Ground"

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, crossed the Allegheny Mountains during the dead of winter in 1797. Trudging through the snow and braving the cold wind, Chapman was headed for Warren, Pennsylvania. He had a plan to plant apple trees. He believed the settlers on the frontier would need them. Over the next fifty years, Johnny Appleseed planted many apple nurseries and became an iconic figure to American settlers on the frontier. Author Richard Worth.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-7660-3352-8
Ages 11-up
128 Pages

Cortés: Conquering the Powerful Aztec Empire

On November 8, 1519, Hernán Cortés entered the magnificent Aztec city of Tenochtitlán in present-day Mexico. The stone city had intricately structured canals, bridges, and floating gardens. However, Cortés had not come to the city to admire its beauty. He and his soldiers arrived to conquer it and plunder its gold. In order to achieve his goal, Cortés went to battle with Montezuma, the great Aztec ruler. When the bloody fighting ended, Cortés began building a new Spanish colony that would change the course of history in Mexico. Author: Carl R. Green.

Enslow Publishers Inc.
ISBN 978-1-59845-099-6
Ages 12-up
112 Pages, Full Color

Dwight Howard: Gifted and Giving Basketball Star

Dwight Howard is one of the most electrifying young basketball players today, as well as one of the most generous. After reaching the NBA finals in 2009, Howard's team, the Orlando Magic, has never been closer to its first championship. Howard started his own charity in 2004, the Dwight D. Howard Foundation, and often volunteers in the community and hosts his own basketball camps to help kids improve at the game. Author: Ryan Basen.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Sports Stars Who Give Back
128 pages, full color

March 01, 2010

Obama Family Photo Album

The Obama Family Photo Album, by author Jane Katirgis has been reviewed in School Library Journal (February 2010):
Focusing on the human-interest side of President Obama, his family, and his inauguration, these books are essentially photo-essays...
Titles in the series include:
  • Celebrating First Lady Michelle Obama in Pictures, ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3652-9
  • Celebrating President Barack Obama in Pictures, ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3651-2
  • Celebrating the Inauguration of Barack Obama in Pictures, ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3650-5
  • Celebrating the Obama Family in Pictures, ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3653-6

32-pages, full-color photographs, Enslow Publishers, Inc.

The Scoop on Series Nonfiction webinar March 16, 2010

Sign up for Booklist's webinar "The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What's New in 2010." Mark Enslow, President of Enslow Publishers, Inc., will be speaking about Enslow's spring 2010 list. The webinar will be March 16, 2010.

Jesse James "I Will Never Surrender"

Gads Hill, Missouri was a tiny, peaceful town until Jesse James and his gang decided to commit the first peacetime train robbery in Missouri history. After robbing the train of thousands of dollars, the bandits left a note for the newspapers proclaiming their act "The Most Daring Robbery on Record." Many towns, trains, banks, and stagecoaches fell victim to the James-Younger gang. Although he was a criminal most of his life, Jesse James became a legendary figure in American history. Author Jeff Burlingame explores the life of this infamous outlaw.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-7660-3353-5
Ages 11-up
128 Pages

Vasco Da Gama: Discovering the Sea Route to India

After traveling thousands of miles through wild storms and uncharted seas, with few supplies remaining, Vasco da Gama reached his destination—the coast of India. In 1498, he became the first European explorer to connect Europe and Asia by sea. Throughout his lifetime, da Gama would travel to India three times, developing trade posts, strengthening military power, and expanding the Portuguese Empire. Although he was known for his ruthless behavior, author Tony Napoli explains Vasco Da Gama's important achievements made him a national hero and one of the great explorers in world history.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-1-59845-127-6
Ages 12-up
112 Pages, Full Color

Congress authorizes creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872

On this date in 1872, Congress authorized the creation of Yellowstone National Park.

David Wright: Gifted and Giving Baseball Star

David Wright is the All-Star third baseman for the New York Mets. Off the field, Wright began the David Wright Foundation after the 2005 season. He became most involved in the fight against multiple sclerosis, a disease that attacks the central nervous system consisting of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It can lead to numbness or even paralysis and blindness. Author: Marty Gitlin.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Sports Stars Who Give Back
129 pages, full color

February 26, 2010

Captain Cook: Great Explorer of the Pacific

Looking out from his ship, Captain James Cook saw a field of ice disappearing into the horizon. Cook and his crew had crossed the Antarctic Circle in search of a mythical Southern Continent, but could proceed no farther. Captain Cook had sailed thousands of miles on the Pacific Ocean, exploring many Pacific islands like Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand. He made charts that would be used into the twentieth century and proved no mythical continent existed. Author Stephen Feinstein examines the life of this famed British explorer.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-1-59845-102-3
Ages 12-up
112 Pages, Full Color

February 25, 2010

Billy The Kid "It Was a Game of Two and I Got Their First

"Who is it? Who is it?" Billy the Kid shouted in the dark room. Sheriff Pat Garrett, looming in the shadows, did not respond, but fired his gun at the voice. A bright flash lit up the room. After the commotion, a light went on to reveal Billy the Kid dead on the floor. William H. Bonney died at age twenty-one, but his short, wild life was filled with gun battles, violence, and crime. Although his boyish face and mild manner fooled people, the Kid was ruthless. He moved to the West as a young boy, and there his life and death would become an American legend. Author: Paul B. Thompson

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-7660-3480-8
Ages 110-up
128 Pages, Full Color

Harriet Tubman "On My Underground Railroad I Never Ran My Train Off the Track"

On a dark, cold night, Harriet Tubman was leading a group of runaway slaves through the Maryland woods when they came across an unexpected river. With no path or boat to cross it, Tubman ordered her followers to wade the river on foot. Despite her group’s reservations, Tubman trudged across, leading the way. Harriet Tubman took many risks like this in leading runaway slaves to freedom. As a former slave, Tubman made it her life's work to fight slavery and, through her work on the Underground Railroad, she became an American hero. Author: R. Conrad Stein.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-7660-3481-5
Ages 11-up, Full Color
128 Pages

Dolley Madison "The Enemy Cannot Frighten a Free People"

As British soldiers marched toward Washington, D.C. on August 24, 1814, Dolley Madison bravely stayed at the White House waiting for her husband, President James Madison. Most residents had fled the city, but Dolley had to save important documents and valuables from the White House, including the famous painting of George Washington. Dolley left the city only hours before the British arrived. Dolley Madison had been a leading social and political figure in Washington for many years and helped to rebuild the American capital. Author Zachary Kent explores the life of this First Lady from her humble childhood to her legacy as a national hero.

Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Ages 11-up
128 Pages

Pizarro: Conqueror of the Mighty Incas

In 1532, after ascending the Andes Mountains, Francisco Pizarro led his soldiers to Cajamarca, Peru, to confront the leader of the Inca Empire. Greatly outnumbered, but equipped with superior weapons, the Spaniards surprised the Incas in the town square. Pizarro won a decisive victory killing thousands of Incas. This began Pizarro’s conquest of the Inca Empire in South America. Before his death, Pizarro amassed incredible wealth plundering the Incas’ treasures and established a Spanish colony in South America. Author Liz Sonneborn examines the life of this brutal conquistador.

Enslow Publishers
ISBN 978-1-59845-128-3
For Ages 12-up
112 pages, Full Color

February 23, 2010

Linda Bozzo's blog is mentioned in Diane Chen's Practically Paradise blog

Enslow author Linda Bozzo's blog was mentioned in the School Library Journal blog, Practically Paradise, which is written by Diane Chen.

First mass innoculation of children against polio on this day in 1954

On this day in 1954, in Pittsburgh, the first mass innoculation of children against polio was held, using the Salk vaccine.

February 22, 2010

51 years ago today

It was 51 years ago today that the inaugural Daytona 500 race was held in Daytona Beach, FL. Read about some of today's NASCAR stars in the Heroes of Racing series.

February 19, 2010

Today is Amy Tan's Birthday!

Amy Tan is celebrating a birthday today as well!

Have you ever read The Joy Luck Club? Take a look at Enslow's reader's guide for that book:

Today would have been Copernicus' 537th birthday!

February 19th is the birthday of Copernicus. He would have turned 537!

Shaun White wins Olympic gold in Vancouver

Shaun White won an Olympic gold medal in the halfpipe on Wednesday.

To see more titles in the Hot Celebrity Biographies series,

This title is also available in paperback

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

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


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:

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

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 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!

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

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:

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

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


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 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

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

Tennessee officials want Davy Crockett document

According to an article on,
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."

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Bones Speak!
Solving Crimes from the Past

Author: Richard Spilsbury
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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, "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

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

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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.

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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

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December 30, 2009

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