February 03, 2012

Congratulations to our newest raffle winner!

Congratulations to Vickie from Dutton Elementary School in Dutton, Alabama for winning our monthly raffle for $100 in free books!

Giants or Patriots?

Who will you be rooting for on Super Bowl Sunday?

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3832-5
School and Library Price $15.95
Paperback Price $6.95
Grades K–3
24 pages

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3773-1
School and Library Price $17.95
Paperback Price $7.95
978-1-59845-233-4 $7.95
Grades 3–4
48 pages


February 02, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day!

     Today is Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow which means six more weeks of winter!  Had he not seen his shadow it would have meant an early spring.  This year is Phil's 126th prediction made from his burrow in Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

     The groundhog legend goes  back to the early Christians in Europe.  The Romans brought the tradition to the Germans who used a hedgehog to predict the upcoming weather.  Since Pennsylvania's earliest settlers were Germans they applied the ancient custom to groundhogs since there were so many in the state and they were similar to hedgehogs.

     The Groundhog Club is the Inner Circle who cares for and feeds Phil.  The club's President is the one that Phil speaks his prediction to.  The President is the only one who understands "Groundhogese" (which is the language Phil speaks), and he translates Phil's proclamation to the world!

You can learn more about the Groundhog Day celebration in Pennsylvania, it's history, and much more by going to groundhog.org.

February 01, 2012

Valentine's Day for Pre-School and Elementary Readers

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's a great time for children to learn about the holiday and build their literacy skills at the same time. We have a great collection of Valentine's Day books for different ages and reading levels.
Valentine's Day by Dorothy Goeller is an engaging and humorous book where new PreK-1 readers can find out just how many hearts are enough. Young readers will learn words like "Heart", and "Hearts" and simple constructions like "too many". Beautiful, full-color photographs and clear, easy-t0-read text make this book great for new readers.

What is Valentine's Day by Elaine Landau guides K-3 readers through the images and traditions of Valentine's Day. Full-color photographs, a glossary, and an activity section make this book perfect for leisure reading or book reports.

Finally, for readers in grades 3-4, or anyone else interested in crafts, Paper Crafts for Valentine's Day by Randel McGee delivers a unique and creative array of paper craft projects, all just for Valentine's day. With easy-to-use templates for each craft and an in-depth descripton of the holiday, this book is a wonderful as a supplement to Valentine's Day activities or as an introduction to paper crafting!

January 31, 2012

Shaun White -- Enslow Biography Subject -- Makes History at Winter X Games

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-7660-3627-7
Library ISBN: 978-0-7660-3212-5 
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White added to his remarkable career achievements with a stunning, perfect score at the recent Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. In doing so, he bested his closest competitor in the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe finals, Swiss rider Iouri Podladtchikov.

The triumph was something of a character test for White, who had sprained his ankle in the days prior to snowboard competition. The ailment forced White to skip a competitive event in which he had strongly desired to compete and win. White's perfect score more than soothed his disappointment.

"I've been wanting that 100 forever," White said after overcoming Podladtchikov's strong challenge.

Young readers who have an affinity or attraction to White's competitive spirit and athletic excellence will enjoy Enslow's biography, part of the "Hot Celebrity Biography" series, on the snowboard wizard. Author Marty Gitlin's engaging, 48-page work explores White's career and his driven personality. Filled with action photos and useful sidebars, the biography is fun for independent readers and a "way in" to books for reluctant readers.

Shaun White: Snow and Skateboard Champion is available in paperback for $7.95; a teacher's guide for this Guided Reading Level "S" book is available with purchase. A library-bound edition is also available for the school/library price of $17.95, which represents a 25% discount from Enslow's list price for the title.

January 30, 2012

Discover Dogs series

Library ISBN 978-0-7660-3845-5
Grades K-3
Having grown up with lots of dogs over the years, most of which were of a mixed breed, I thought it would be fun to talk about I Like Mixed-Breed Dogs. All of our mixed-breed dogs have come from the local animal shelter.

This new elementary title and the others in the series, written for grades K-3, are great for teaching children what goes into the caring, feeding, training, and other aspects of puppy/dog ownership. Each title contains lots of great photos, along with Web sites and a list of other books to read.

Other titles in this series include books on Labrador Retrievers, Collies, Beagles, Poodles, and German Shepherds.

January 27, 2012

Enslow Author Receives NAACP Nomination Second Year In a Row!

We are proud to announce that our title, Jesse Owens: "I Always Loved Running" by Jeff Burlingame has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Youth Teens. We're not surprised though as this is the second year in a row that Mr. Burlingame has been nominated for this award. Last year, he was nominated for our title, Malcolm X: "I Believe in the Brotherhood of Man, All Men".

ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3497-6
Grades 6-up
$23.93 School and Library Price

What did Jeff have to say about being nominated for the second year in a row? "I am again honored, and rather amazed, at having been nominated for this prestigious award two years in a row. The shock I felt last year when I received word of my first nomination was almost inexpressible. This year, in which the Image Awards committee received a record number of submissions, I'm even more stunned. But definitely appreciative!"

When asked about his experience attending the awards in Los Angeles last year, Mr. Burlingame described it as a career and life highlight. "I met many wonderful people. My family and I walked the red carpet right behind U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and a few steps in front of the show's co-host, Holly Robinson Peete."  Once inside, Burlingame and his family were seated amongst stars who included Halle Berry and LL Cool J, just to name a few. You can read the original story here.

Author Jeff Burlingame at last year's NAACP Image Awards

Jeff Burlingame, is a journalist and author of many biographies and nonfiction books for young readers. When we asked him about his experience writing the biography of Olympic track star, Jesse Owens, Burlingame said, "I've long been a fan of the sport of track and field and have known Jesse Owens' story for as long as I can remember. The book explores themes of poverty, racism, and heroism. Jesse's story also is inspirational, controversial, educational, and somewhat heartbreaking. As an author, I just tried to get out of the way and let the story tell itself."

The 43rd NAACP Image Awards will broadcast from The Shrine Auditorium on Friday, February 17, 2012 live 8/7C on NBC.

January 26, 2012

Animal Bodies Up Close

Library Bound ISBN 978-0-7660-3889-9
      Panther chameleons can move their eyes two ways at once.  One eye can look up as the other looks down.  Sea stars have hundreds of feet on the bottom of each arm.  These tiny feet help them hold onto rocks.  Hippopotamuses have ears on top of their heads instead of on the sides of their heads.  This helps them keep cool by staying underwater while still being able to hear.  Polar bears have the best sense of smell on Earth.  Their noses can sniff a dead seal from twenty miles away.  The blue-tailed skink lizard uses its tail for protection.  When being attacked they make their vibrant tail fall off so they can run away.  A penguin’s tongue is covered with spikes.  These spikes keep fish from sliding out of their mouths.
     These are just some of the interesting facts packed into Enslow’s Animal Bodies Up Close series authored by Melissa Stewart.  Each title in the series focuses on one particular animal body part and shows how different animals use that part in unique ways.  Titles in this series include:  Amazing Eyes Up Close, Fantastic Feet Up Close, Incredible Ears Up Close, Nifty Noses Up Close, Talented Tails Up Close, and Terrific Tongues Up Close.  The color illustrations and simple text is great for young readers from Kindergarten through grade 3 and will surely engage them in learning more about these astonishing animal body parts!

January 24, 2012

Celebrate Chinese New Year!

ISBN#: 978-0-7660-4031-1
$23.93 Library Bound
     Yesterday was the first day of the Chinese New Year.  This holiday began more than 4,000 years ago in China as was a way to celebrate the end of one planting season and the beginning of another.  It is usually celebrated somewhere between the middle of January to the middle of February.  Lanterns are a part of this celebration and are used to chase away the old year.  Firecrackers are used to frighten away evil.  Every year in the Chinese calendar is named after an animal; 2012 is the year of the dragon which means that those born during this year are strong, energetic, and impressive!

     Celebrating Chinese New Year, part of Enslow’s Celebrating Holidays series, is a colorful title that engages grades three through four in this fascinating holiday.  Young readers can learn more about the different animals each year is named after as well as the characteristics of those born during that year.  Celebrating Chinese New Year, by Fay Robinson, also describes the decorations, traditions, and food associated with this thrilling holiday and is a wonderful way to join in the celebration.

January 23, 2012

Today is National Pie Day

Library ISBN 978-0-7660-3766-3
Paper ISBN 978-1-59845-273-0
Grades 3-4
In celebration of this day, the recipe for Shepherd's Pie is going to be included in this post. This particular recipe is in our Easy Main Dishes From Around the World title. These books are available in both library and paperback bindings.

Shepherd's Pie is a crustless pie, containing meat and some vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes. This recipe makes 4 servings.

3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 teaspoons salt
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sour cream
1 large onion, minced
1 large carrot, chopped
1 pound ground beef or ground lamb
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup beef broth
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. Boil potatoes in a large pot of salted water on the stove for 15-20 minutes, until tender.
2. While potatoes cook, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large frying pan. Sauté onion for about 10 minutes and then add carrot. Add ground beef and cook until meat is no longer pink.
3. Add garlic, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and beef broth.
4. Ask an adult to help you remove the potatoes from the stove. Drain in a colander and then place in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 tablespoons of butter, sour cream, and a dash of salt and pepper. Mash potatoes until creamy.
5. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Spread beef mixture in a buttered baking dish. Evenly spread mashed potatoes on top of the beef. Use a fork to make small peaks in the potatoes. Bake in oven for 25 minutes and place under broiler for 5 minutes, or until top is lightly browned.
6. Remove from oven. Cool for 5 minutes and serve.


January 20, 2012

Are you aware that it's Penguin Awareness Day?

That's right! Today is Penguin Awareness Day. Celebrate with all of your penguin friends. It's easy. You can dress in your tuxedo, send your penguin friends a penguin e-card, tell a penguin joke. Or you can share this fun Penguin video and some of our penguin titles from our web site.

January 19, 2012

Visit Enslow at National Title I Conference/Seattle

Visit Enslow Publishers
at Booth 401
Enslow Publishers will have a booth at the upcoming 2012 National Title I Conference in Seattle. (The conference exhibits will be open starting on Saturday morning, January 21st.

You'll find us at Booth #401.

We look forward to meeting Title I Conference participants and learning how our books, including classroom paperbacks, can help your students succeed in school and in life.

January 18, 2012

Spring 2012 Catalogs Now Available!

Enslow's Spring 2012 catalogs are now available in both print and digital versions. If you usually receive a catalog from Enslow Publishers, you should be receiving your Spring 2012 catalog shortly. If you would like to receive a Spring 2012 catalog or if you would like to be added to our catalog mailing list, you can sign up here or you can send a message to customerservice@enslow.com.

All of our catalogs are available online here: Enslow Publishers 2012 Catalogs

January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Michelle Obama

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3652-9
 Today is Michelle Obama's 48th birthday. For young readers unfamiliar with the her life, Enslow Publishers' "The Obama Family Photo Album" provides highly readable, visually compelling books in which the First Lady plays a central role.

Among the titles in the four-book series is Celebrating Michelle Obama in Pictures. Author Jane Katirgis' AR 5.2-level text neatly dovetails with carefully chosen color photos that illuminate aspects of her character and life experience. The 32-page book inlcudes a further reading list, useful Internet addresses, and an index.

Celebrating Michelle Obama in Pictures is available in a library-bound version for $16.95. The price, representing a 25% discount from Enslow's list price, is available to institutional buyers from schools and libraries.

Join Enslow in wishing First Lady Michelle Obama a happy birthday!

January 16, 2012

Congratulations to Enslow's Pick-A-Page Winner!

Great Minds of Science series
We want to congratulate Penniless Teacher for winning our Pick-A-Page contest!

For everyone who participated, please email your shipping address to customerservice@enslow.com.

January 13, 2012

Last Day of Pick-A-Page Giveaway

Today is the last day of our Pick-A-Page Giveaway, so don't forget to share this special offer with your friends. Everyone who enters receives a free book just for participating! Our grand-prize winner, who will win an entire page of books of their choice, will be chosen at random and announced on Monday. See details below.

Today we're featuring our new spring elementary titles about animals:

Animal Bodies Up Close series for Grades K–3, $15.95 each for schools and libraries.

All About a Rainbow of Animals series for Grades PreK–1, $15.95 each for schools and libraries.

Discover Cats with The Cat Fanciers' Association series for Grades K–3, $15.95 each for schools and libraries.

Discover Dogs with the American Canine Association series for Grades K–3, $15.95 each for schools and libraries.

Far-Out and Unusual Pets series for Grades 3–4, six new books in this popular series. $17.95 each for schools and libraries.
For our Pick-A-Page Giveaway, go to one of our e-catalogs and pick a page of titles you would like to receive for free. Like us on Facebook and leave a comment on Facebook, letting us know which page you would like to receive. For everyone who enters, and shares this offer with their friends, they will receive one book from the page they requested. One winner will be chosen by random at the end of the week, and that person will receive a copy of every book on that page. The winner will be announced on Facebook on Monday!

January 12, 2012

Craft Books for Day Four of Our Pick-A-Page Giveaway!

ISBN #:  978-0-7660-3726-7
     Today is day four of our Pick-A-Page Giveaway and we have some engaging craft books to win! Randel McGee is the author of Enslow’s Paper Craft Fun for Holidays series, and these 12 titles are sure to interest children in grades three through four. Two upcoming holidays that would be fun to celebrate with paper crafts are Chinese New Year and Presidents’ Day. Chinese New Year is Monday, January 23rd and Randel McGee has an interesting You Tube video of him putting together the Dancing Dragon Puppet from our Paper Crafts for Chinese New Year title. Presidents’ Day is Monday, February 20th and making crafts in Enslow’s new title in this series, Paper Crafts for Presidents’ Day would be a festive way to observe this national holiday!

    For our Pick-A-Page Giveaway, go to one of our e-catalogs and pick a page of titles you would like to receive for free. Like us on Facebook and leave a comment on Facebook, letting us know which page you would like to receive. For everyone who enters, they will receive one book from the page they requested. One winner will be chosen by random at the end of the week, and that person will receive a copy of every book on that page. The winner will be announced on Facebook on Monday!

January 11, 2012

Rounding Third, Heading Home and The Third Day of Enslow's Pick-A-Page Giveaway!

It's the third day of our Pick-A-Page Giveaway, and we've got some great books that you can win!

One of our authors, David Aretha, just got some great feedback about his new book Rounding Third, Heading Home! from the legendary Dan Gutman:

"If you like Matt Christopher, you’ll love David Aretha. This is a classic underdog story that Little Leaguers are bound to enjoy."
—Dan Gutman, author of Honus & Me, Babe & Me, and eight other baseball card adventures

Rounding Third, Heading Home! and the rest of the "A Champion Sports Story" series is out now. If you like a good underdog story, or if you can't read enough about sports, check out our Pick-A-Page Giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the series!

For our Pick-A-Page Giveaway, go to one of our e-catalogs and pick a page of titles you would like to receive for free. Like us on Facebook and leave a comment on Facebook, letting us know which page you would like to receive. For everyone who enters, they will receive one book from the page they requested. One winner will be chosen by random at the end of the week, and that person will receive a copy of every book on that page. The winner will be announced on Facebook on Monday!

January 10, 2012

New Enslow Series Takes Fresh Look at American History

This season, Enslow Publishers' new series, "Stories in American History," has risen to the challenge of offering fresh, authoritative books about our nation's development. The six-title series, intended for Grades 5 and up, focuses on curriculum-critical topics essential for young readers to understand and master. Each 128-page book is written in an age-appropriate style, and includes informative chapter notes, a timeline, a further reading list, and useful Internet addresses for additional research.

Library-bound editions fo these 2012 copyright books are available now from Enslow Publishers for $23.95 per title. The price, available for school and library clients, reflects a 25% discount from Enslow's list prices for its library-bound books. A paperback version of each title is also available for $9.95 per book.

For our Pick-A-Page Giveaway, go to one of our e-catalogs and pick a page of titles you would like to receive for free. Like us on Facebook and leave a comment on Facebook, letting us know which page you would like to receive. For everyone who enters, they will receive one book from the page they requested. One winner will be chosen by random at the end of the week, and that person will receive a copy of every book on that page. The winner will be announced on Facebook on Monday!

January 09, 2012

Today begins our Pick-A-Page Giveaway week!

Looking for remedial math books for your middle or high school students? Enslow's new six title series, Ace Your Math Test, helps your students master the skills needed for their math tests. The books simply and clearly provide step-by-step guides to the basics of math. Everything from addition and subtraction to pre-algebra and algebra are included in this series. Great for reviewing math skills, these titles can be used in the classroom, library, and home, and are available in both library and paperback bindings.

For our Pick-A-Page Giveaway, go to one of our e-catalogs and pick a page of titles you would like to receive for free. Like us on Facebook and leave a comment on Facebook, letting us know which page you would like to receive. For everyone who enters, they will receive one book from the page they requested. One winner will be chosen by random at the end of the week, and that person will receive a copy of every book on that page. The winner will be announced on Facebook on Monday!

Congratulations to Enslow's December 2011 raffle winner!

The library of KWS Bear Road Elementary in North Syracuse, NY will be receiving $100 in free books from Enslow!

January 05, 2012

Fun Facts About Coconuts!

ISBN # (Library Bound):  978-0-7660-3707-6
     Most people recognize coconuts as being round and hairy with hard shells. But did you know that even though they look like nuts and their name makes them sound like a nut, they are really fruits? Coconuts grow on palm trees that can grow to be 90 feet tall, and each tree can actually make 75 coconuts a year! Coconuts aren’t just useful as fruit, but they can also produce oil, juice, and milk!

     You can learn how to make coconut syrup, a popular treat from Jamaica, in Enslow’s Easy Breakfasts From Around the World. This recipe, along with many others, is included in this title filled with fun facts about how people from different countries prepare their morning meals. It is part of Enslow’s series, Easy Cookbooks for Kids, which includes other titles such as: Easy Desserts From Around the World, Easy Lunches From Around the World, Easy Main Dishes From Around the World, Easy Snacks From Around the World, and Easy Vegetarian Foods From Around the World.  Color photographs and illustrations highlight lots of information about different foods and countries, plus there's even great recipes to try!

January 04, 2012

5 Fun Facts about Polar Bears, Penguins, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Extreme Cold

Enslow author Anna Maria Rodriguez's new book, Polar Bears, Penguins, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Extreme Cold gives us a glimpse into the world of the unusual animals that live near the north and south poles. Since Polar Bears, Penguins, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Extreme Cold will be released soon, I'd like to share a 5 interesting facts from the book:

1. Polar bears spend so much time swimming and on ice floes that they are actually considered marine mammals. If you translate their scientific name, Ursus maritimus, you'll see that it means "Sea Bear".

2. The Antarctic cod has special proteins, called peptides, that prevent it from freezing.

3. Adult male polar bears will usually not hibernate during the winter.

4. Scientists have located major emperor penguin colonies by taking satelite images of Antarctica and looking for areas stained by penguin guano.

5. Polar bears will sometimes show signs of frustration when they lose a seal that they have been hunting.

If you still can't get enough information about these Extreme Animals, check out the book here:

Check out the series here:

January 03, 2012

Fun Facts About 1990s Fashions

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-59845-282-2
Library-Bound ISBN: 978-0-7660-3827-1
Trying to understand another generation's fashions is -- how can we put it -- challenging. Take the 1990s as an example. Can you explain a hairstyle called the "Rachel"?

According to Enslow Publishers' new book, Fabulous Fashions of the 1990s, the Rachel "was a little curly and a little straight. It was shoulder length but had short pieces, too. It was golden brown and a bit blonde."

The hairstyle, made popular by its association with Friends star Jennifer Aniston, became part of the decade's fashion lexicon. Find out more out 90s fashions in author Felicia Lowenstein Niven's fun, factual 48-page book. The title, included in Enslow's "Fabulous Fashions of the Decades" series, is available in paperback for $7.95. A library-bound edition of Fabulous Fashions of the 1990s is available to schools and libraries for $17.95 (price reflects a 25% discount from Enslow's list price for the library-bound edition).

Fun Facts about Ferrets

Grades 3-4
Did you know that the word ferret comes from a Latin word meaning "little thief?" Ferrets like stealing things from around the house and hiding them.

Some people say that a ferret is like a dog and a cat rolled into one. They enjoy playing (like cats) and are quite intelligent (like dogs.) This member of the weasel family includes minks, otters, skunks, martens, fishers, and wolverines. Unlike dogs which calm down and slow down as they get older, ferrets like to play their entire lives.

Did you know that ferrets can catch colds like humans? They can even catch a cold from a human (and return the favor as well!) Just because they are small, ferrets take work. Making sure that the litter box is clean, ample play time, enough food and fresh water, and enough toys to distract them from chewing on furniture, are all things to take into consideration when considering a pet ferret.

December 29, 2011

Happy New Year!

Enslow Publishers wishes everyone a happy and healthy New Year! Our offices will be closed Friday, December 30th through Monday, January 2nd. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.

December 28, 2011

Yesterday was Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day!

ISBN: 978-0-7660-2952-1
Grades 3–4
This activity is great for this time of year, especially with kids being out of school. Granted, here on the East Coast we haven't had snow since Halloween, but the thought of creating paper snowflakes is appealing!

Paper Crafts for Christmas contains instructions for making eight different paper crafts, including snowflakes. If making snowflakes doesn't appeal to you, you can also make a wreath, a Christmas tree, a pop-up chimney card, an ornament, and more!

Randel McGee wrote and created all of the crafts.

December 27, 2011

Enslow's Drew Brees Biography Celebrates New Orleans Saints Player's Career

Library ISBN: 978-0-7660-3831-8
Paperback ISBN: 978-159845-299-0
Last night, New Orleans Saint superstar Drew Brees shattered the National Football League record for most passing yards in a single season. He surpassed the mark former Miami Dolphin quarterback Dan Marino set a generation ago. Brees' remarkable accomplishment generated an unusual amount of respectful recognition, including the very rare sight of assembled media applauding him before a post-game press conference.

Read About Drew Brees, Enslow Publishers's new biography of the NFL star, offers young readers a timely, uplifting look at his inspiring life and career. Author David J. Torsiello's engaging work delivers the basics about the Texas-born, Purdue University-educated Brees. Enslow also offers a teacher's guide for this 24-page title, including useful activities and a brief assessment tool. The book is included among the six titles in Enslow's Guided Reading "I" series "I Like Sports Stars."

Read About Drew Brees is available in paperback from Enslow Publishers for $6.95. A library-bound version is also available to schools and libraries for $15.95 (a 25% discount from Enslow's list price for its library-bound titles).

December 26, 2011

Joyous Kwanzaa

Enslow Publishers would like to wish those who celebrate Kwanzaa, a Joyous Kwanzaa!

December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Enslow Publishers would like to wish everyone a HAPPY HOLIDAY!
Our office will be closed on Monday, December 26th.

December 22, 2011

True Tales of the Wild West

Enslow's new Spring 2012 series "True Tales of the Wild West" tells the true stories of the fearless, indomitable, and sometimes crazy Americans that created and lived in the Wild West. Fearless Scouts, pictured here, tells the history of the scouts that blazed the trails connecting the East to the West. The other books in the series cover the equally exciting histories of American Cowboys, Daring Pony Express Riders, Pioneering Women, Quick-Draw Gunfighters, and Rugged Gold Miners. Written by esteemed author Jeff Savage, "True Tales of the Wild West" delivers one of America's most exciting chapters of history in a format with middle school and reluctant readers in mind. Every book in the series is filled with illustrations, maps, and informative side-bars.

Series: True Tales of the Wild West
Author: Jeff Savage

Age Level: 10-14

Grade Level: 5-9
Available in Library Edition and Paperback

December 20, 2011

New NBA Player Bios Ready for Start of Pro Basketball Season

Read About Carmelo Anthony
Paperback: 978-1-59845-297-6
Library-Bound: 978-0-7660-3833-2
The pro basketball season starts on Christmas Day. That means young readers will ask for and avidly read biographies of their favorite NBA stars. To satisfy this demand, Enslow Publishers is offering a number of slam dunk bios of marquee basketball players. Two of these books -- Read About Carmelo Anthony and Read About Kobe Bryant -- focus on the lives and professional accomplishments of these high-profile stars. Author David P. Torsiello's well-written, Guided Reading Level "I" text brings each athlete's story into vivid relief. Color photos interspersed through each 24-page book provide extra excitement for readers.

The two books are part of Enslow's six-book "I Like Sports Stars!" series. Each title is available in paperback via Enslow Classroom for $6.95. Library-bound editions are available for $15.95; the price represents a 25% school/library discount from Enslow's list price.

December 19, 2011

Looking for books on Mardi Gras?

Grades 3-4
Paperback: 978-1-59845-334-8
Tuesday, February 21 is Mardi Gras, which is French for "Fat Tuesday." Mardi Gras takes place the day before Ash Wednesday, which is traditionally the first day of Lent.

Enslow's Paper Crafts for Mardi Gras, written by Randel McGee, contains eight paper craft projects readers can make to symbolize the holiday. Making masks, necklaces, a rhythm maker, a cap, a crown, or a card is fun and easy to do with the simple instructions included with each craft. A list of needed items is also included.

December 16, 2011

Honor Book Awards from SSLI

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3648-2
Grades 5–up
School/Library Price: $23.95

We are proud to announce that two of Enslow's titles have won Honor Book awards from the Society of School Librarians International. Robert Gardner's book, Recycle, won honors in the Science category for grades 7–12.

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3199-9
Grades 3–4
School/Library Price $17.95

 Linda Bozzo's book, Service Dog Heroes, won honors in the Social Studies category for grades K–6.

December 15, 2011

Why Is It Winter?

Why Is It Winter
Library Bound ISBN:  978-0-7660-3988-9
Paperback ISBN:  978-1-59845-391-1
     Why Do We Have Seasons? is Enslow’s new series for elementary school readers coming in 2012. This series features full-color photographs and introduces readers to the seasons explaining weather conditions and how the weather actually changes. This series includes: Why Is It Fall?, Why Is It Spring?, Why Is It Summer?, and Why Is It Winter?. Each title in the series is written by Sara L. Latta for grades three through four, and comes in both paperback and library bound editions.

     Why Is It Winter? explains when winter begins, creating a fun science learning experience for new readers. The book describes winter activities for people as well as what animals do during this season. It even features a fun experiment relating to winter. The library bound edition sells for $21.26 and the paperback edition sells for $6.95.  This title is a wonderful way to have elementary-aged children learn the science behind this upcoming season!

December 12, 2011

Congratulations to the November 2011 raffle winner!

Gretchen from Washington Middle School in Montana is the winner from last month's raffle. She will be ordering $100 in free books!

New books on cats for spring 2012!

Coming this spring is Enslow's first series dedicated to cats. Each book discusses a different breed of cat, explaining how that particular breed is unique. Written for the elementary student, the series helps develop an understanding of what goes into caring for a cat. The six breeds included in this series are: the Abyssinian, the Maine Coon, the Mixed-Breed, the Oriental Shorthair, the Persian, and the Ragdoll.

The series is called Discover Cats with The Cat Fanciers' Association.

Congratulations to Enslow's Christmas book winner!

We want to congratulate Amanda Wright for winning our Christmas book contest!

Amanda, please email your shipping address to customerservice@enslow.com

December 09, 2011

More Enslow Christmas Titles!

Which of Santa's reindeer has bad manners? Rude-olph!

ISBN: 978-0-7660-3542-3
Library Binding
Library price: $15.95
Grades 3–4
I don't know about you, but right around this time of the year I could use a good laugh. Ha-Ha Holiday Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone  from our Funny Bone Joke series is written with 3rd and 4th graders in mind, but adults will enjoy a chuckle from them as well. Besides Christmas, other holidays included are: New Year's Eve/Day, Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, Arbor Day/Earth Day, Easter and Passover, Patriotic Holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. You can keep this title on display all year round!

ISBN: 978-0-7660-2776-3
Library Binding
Library Price: $23.95
Grades 5–up
For a little bit older students, Celebrate Christmas from our Celebrate Holidays series for grades 5–up is a great title.

Over the past few centuries, Christmas has evolved into one of the most popular and well-known holidays. But few people are familiar with its past. Long before Christmas focused on Santa Claus, the giving and receiving of gifts, and even the celebration of Jesus’ birth, it was a pagan holiday that observed the changing of the seasons. Learn how Christmas was born and how it grew into the holiday we know today.

December 08, 2011

Christmas-Count and Celebrate!

ISBN #: 978-0-7660-3103-6
Library Bound: $22.60

Enslow's elementary title, Christmas-Count and Celebrate! is a momentous way to count your way into the Christmas spirit! Children grades one through three can count from one to ten as they learn about the different aspects of this extraordinary season. This title also features words to know as it tells the story of Christmas. Part of the Holidays-Count and Celebrate series, this Christmas title is sure to help elementary aged children learn as they celebrate this wonderful time of year!

For our Christmas book giveaway, which ends today, go to one of our e-catalogs and pick out Christmas titles that you would like for free. Like us on Facebook, and write on our Facebook wall, letting us know which title you would like to receive. We will choose one reader by the end of the week. The winner will be announced on Facebook on Monday!

December 06, 2011

Enslow's "Paper Crafts for Christmas" Offers Hands-On Holiday Craft Fun

Children are already in mid-season form for Christmas excitement. Channeling this good feeling and energy into spirited, fun activities requires suitable materials and a little bit of planning. Books featuring hands-on activities, such as craft creation, offer useful ways to go that are suitable for classrooms and for the home.

Enslow's excellent Paper Crafts for Christmas provides the activities and step-by-step instructions needed for successful holiday activities. Author and storyteller Randel McGee's book is written in simple language, with photos illustrating each step in the preparation and execution of each craft. The book contains patterns and projects appropriate for the holiday. McGee's 48-page work also contains a short introduction to the holiday, so that young readers better understand the craft activities' connection to this special time of year.

McGee's book is part of Enslow's twelve-title "Paper Craft Fun for Holidays" series. Each title is available in library-bound editions for $17.95 (price represents a 25% institutional discount for schools and libraries).

Today begins our Christmas book giveaway!

978-0-7660-3805-9 Library
978-1-59845-174-0 Paperback
Looking for Christmas books for your preschool students? Christmas, Enslow's preschool title, includes a surprise twist at the end of the book. Available in both library and paperback editions, this title will keep preschoolers guessing until the end! A free educator's guide is also available for this book.

For our Christmas book giveaway, which only runs through Thursday, go to one of our e-catalogs and find one of our Christmas titles that you would like for free. Like us on Facebook, and write on our Facebook wall, letting us know which title you would like to receive. We will choose one reader by the end of the week. That winner will be announced on Facebook on Monday!

December 01, 2011

Today is World AIDS Day

ISBN: 978-0-7660-2683-4
Library Bound: $31.93
World AIDS Day is observed December 1st of every year and is dedicated to raising awareness globally about the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. This day, recognized and observed by governments and health officials, was first conceived in Geneva, Switzerland at the World Health Organization.  The very first World AIDS Day was recognized on December 1, 1988. This year’s theme, “Getting to Zero”, describes the desire for zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.

Enslow’s Fighting the AIDS and HIV Epidemic: A Global Battle, is a relevant title to mark this important day that is acknowledged around the world. Author, Maurene Hinds, discusses how the disease first appeared, treatment options, the future progression of the illness, and its global impact. This socially pertinent selection, part of the Issues in Focus Today series, is an appropriate choice for grades six and up to learn more about this disease that has infected tens of millions of people worldwide.