February 21, 2014

Zoom in on Grasshoppers, by Melissa Stewart

Author Melissa Stewart lets readers take a close look at grasshoppers in this title in the Zoom In on Insects! series. Use the 'Zoom In' bubbles to get an up close look at a grasshopper’s eyes, wings, antennae, and more!

Available in Library binding, paperback, and eBook from Enslow Publishers, Inc.

February 20, 2014

Therapy Horses: Horses that Heal

Therapy Horses: Horses that Heal by author Loren Spiotta-DiMare explains how incredibly helpful a therapy horse can be to a teenager with special needs. Read about the history of therapy horses and how these amazing animals help people with physical and emotional challenges.

Available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook from Enslow Publishers, Inc.

February 19, 2014

Ready for Math: New Series

Get Ready, Get Set, Divide!  Are you having trouble with the properties of division? Whether you are learning this information for the first time, or would like to review your math skills, Ready for Division is a great choice!

Author Rebecca Wingard-Nelson develops and writes math assessment text, textbooks and workbooks.  Available in hardcover, paperback, or ebook from Enslow Publishers, Inc.

February 14, 2014

Learning About the Human Body Systems review in Library Media Connections

Nice review of Learning About the Human Body Systems series review in Library Media Connections.  "Readers will enjoy 'amazing but true' facts. Full-color anatomically accurate labeled diagrams complement the text."

Available from Enslow Publishers, Inc. Appropriate for Common Core nonfiction reading. Available in Library Edition, paperback and eBook.

February 13, 2014

What are the Seven Wonders of the World? series review in Library Media Connections

Nice Library Media Connections series review of What Are the 7 Wonders of the World?     "With vivid photography and illustration...each book describe(s) what each wonder is, where it is in the world, and why it's significant."

Included in the series are: What are the...
7 Wonders of the United States?; 7 Wonders of the Ancient World?; 7 Wonders of the Modern World?; and 7 Wonders of the Natural World?

Available from Enslow Publishers in Library Edition, Paperback, and eBook.

February 12, 2014

Our Earth's Oceans Book Review in Library Media Connection

Library Media Connection recommended review of Our Earth's Oceans, written by Doreen Gonzales.  "Attractive and informative...The text reveals unique ocean vocabulary...Readers will find ample support for understanding as they read."

Published by Enslow Publishers and available in Library Edition, paperback, and ebook.

February 11, 2014

Jay-Z, New YA Biography

Jay-Z: A Biography of a Hip-Hop Icon written for YAs. Author Jeff Burlingame explores the remarkably interesting life of the undisputed champion of Hip-Hop! Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc.  ISBN 978-0-7660-4232-2.

February 10, 2014

Congratulations to our latest raffle winner!

We would like to congratulate the library of H.D. Berkey Elementary School in Pennsylvania for winning our monthly raffle of free books!

February 07, 2014

New series on insects for the elementary reader

Zoom In on Insects! is a six-title series written for the elementary reader. Want to know what a butterfly eats? Want to see what these insects look like close-up? Written by award-winning author Melissa Stewart, these books look at insects encountered in everyday life.

Other insects covered are bees, dragonflies, fireflies, grasshoppers, and ladybugs. These books will be correlated to the Common Core. That information will be posted on our website as soon as it is available.

These titles are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. They are available through your preferred vendor, enslow.com, your local bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

January 30, 2014

New Civil Rights series now available in time for Black History month

Enslow has just published a new series on the Civil Rights movement called The Story of the Civil Rights Movement in Photographs. This six book series is written for the middle school reader using primary source photographs, with text boxes and captions supplementing the images.

Author David Aretha examines this critical time in American history. Each title covers a different topic: freedom rides, the Montgomery bus boycott, voting rights, the civil rights movement in Birmingham, the Little Rock Nine and school desegregation, and the march on Washington, D.C. for jobs and freedom.

All of these titles are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. They are available from your preferred vendor, local independent bookstores, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

January 29, 2014

Congratulations to Patricia and the late Fredrick McKissack!

Patricia McKissack, and her late husband Fredrick, were awarded the Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton
Award for Lifetime Achievement. Presented to an African American author, illustrator, or author/illustrator, this award represents the winner's body of published works for children and/or young adults. The recipients of this award have also made a significant and lasting literary contribution.This award is named in memory of beloved children's author Virginia Hamilton, and is presented to the winner during the Coretta Scott King Awards Breakfast at the ALA Annual Conference.

Patricia and Fredrick McKissack have written many books for Enslow Publishers, Inc., with their last series of titles, Famous African Americans, published in the spring of 2013. This series of twelve books feature short biographies on Booker T. Washington, Carter G. Woodson, Frederick Douglass, George Washington Carver, Ida B. Wells Barnett, Jesse Owens, Louis Armstrong, Madam C.J. Walker, Marian Anderson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mary McLeod Bethune, and Paul Robeson.

These titles are available from your preferred vendor, local independent bookstores, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

January 27, 2014

African--American Icons titles

Two subjects from our African-American Icons series performed the opening number on the Grammy awards last night.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are two of the titles in this series. Written for the middle school reader, these 100+ page titles are great for those who want to learn more about these current actors, singers/musicians, authors, and comedians. Other spring 2014 titles in this series include biographies about Chris Rock, Jennifer Hudson, Sean "Diddy" Combs, and Tyler Perry. There are also six titles published in spring 2013.

All of these titles are available from your preferred vendor, local bookstore, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. These titles have been correlated to the Common Core, and are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats.

January 23, 2014

New animal series for the middle school reader

Get to Know Cat, Dog, and Horse Breeds is a series of three titles, with each 128+ page title focusing on a different animal. Each title features detailed descriptions of different internationally recognized breeds. These titles are a great page length for the middle school student.

For those that are cat lovers, have you ever heard of the Neva Masquerade? The FIFe (Fédération International Féline) considers this as part of the same breed as the colorpoint Siberian, and not in its own category. How about the Sokoke? This cat is found in the Arabuko-Sokoke rain forest in Kenya.

Have you ever heard of the Polish Tatra Shepherd? This white shepherd breed is closely related to the Great Pyrenees. How about the Entlebuch Cattle Dog and Appenzell Cattle Dog? These breeds were named after their places of origin in Switzerland. Read about a lot more of these lesser known breeds in the Dogs book.

The Horse title goes into detail about a lot of lesser known breeds of horses usually found in the United States. Does the breed Akhal-Teke sound familiar? Thought to be one of the oldest horse breeds in the world, the origin of this breed is from Central Asia. The Berber originated in North Africa. There are only a few purebred Berbers left. Many Berbers have been crossbred with Arabians.

All of these titles are available from your preferred vendor, enslow.com, local bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. They are available in both library and paperback editions.

January 22, 2014

New Biography on Cristiano Ronaldo, winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or Award

Enslow has just released a new six-book series, Goal! Latin Stars of Soccer. These reluctant reader sports biographies feature popular soccer players who were born in either a Latin or Latin American country. The six soccer players featured in this series are Andres Iniesta, Cristiano Rinaldo, Kaka, Lionel Messi, Robinho, and Ronaldinho.

One of these biographies features Cristiano Ronaldo. Born in Portugal, he made his debut with Sporting CP in 2002. After six years with Manchester United and a FIFA Ballon d'Or award, he went to Real Madrid on a record-breaking transfer. Since joining Real Madrid, he has scored an unbelievable amount of goals.

The FIFA Ballon d'Or award is given annually to the player who is considered to have performed the best in the previous year.

This 48-page hardcover book is available from your preferred vendor, enslow.com, your local bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Read About Peyton Manning before the Super Bowl!

Read about Peyton Manning before the Super Bowl! Written by Ken Rappoport, this biography tells the story of the Super Start quarterback your team can count on when the big game is on the line.  The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks meet in the Super Bowl 2/2/14.  Available in Library Edition, Paperback and eBook.

January 20, 2014

Congratulations to our December raffle winner

Sorry for not getting this up earlier. Our raffle winner emailed us her list of books. Congratulations to the library at the North Border School in Walhalla, North Dakota!

January 17, 2014

Don't Play Dirty, Gertie uses fictional characters who find themselves in tricky situations in which they have to make a choice--but which is the right one?  The You Choose series, written by Sarah Eason is perfect for character education.  Four books cover: Be Fair; Tell the Truth; Be Brave; Don't Steal. Provided by Enslow Publishers, Inc.

January 16, 2014

Solve True Crime with 'Zoom in on Crime Scenes'

Mentioned in Booklist series review (9/1/13), The Zoom in on series by Richard Spilsbury 'zooms' in on tiny things--such as hair, skin, and broken glass--which reveal the truth about crimes. Great for science and STEM reading. Published by Enslow Publishers.

Freak City, title from new Enslow imprint, reviewed in the January 2014 issue of School Library Journal

School Library Journal reviewed Freak City it its January 2014 issue. Freak City is the story of a teenage couple's relationship as they learn to communicate using sign language.

Here is an excerpt from the review:

"Readers are left knowing that the strains of understanding between two cultures are complicated but not insurmountable."

This title is part of a new imprint, Scarlet Voyage. You can order it from enslow.com, your preferred vendor, local bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. It is available in hardcover and e-Book formats.

January 15, 2014

Frankenstein on SLJ.com

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: A Dark Graphic Novel was reviewed on SLJ.com in Joy Fleishacker's recent roundup of Frankenstein graphic novels and reimagined novels.  With the new movie, I, Frankenstein coming out on January 24th, it's a good time to put together a Frankenstein collection!  Check out the article here!

More information on Sertio A. Sierra and Meritxell Ribas' Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: A Dark Graphic Novel is available here.

January 14, 2014

School LIbrary Journal review of title from new imprint

In the River Darkness, part of Enslow's new imprint Scarlet Voyage, was reviewed in the January 2014 issue of School Library Journal. Here is an excerpt of the review:

"Fans of both realistic fiction and paranormal romance are likely to find the story to be a fantastic blend of the two genres. The writing is beautiful, the cover is eye-catching, and the story within does not disappoint."

January 13, 2014

Keeping and Caring for Your Pet series

Kittens are cute and cuddly...and a big responsibility. In this three-book series (Kittens, Puppies, and Rabbits), author Hannelore Grimm writes a beautifully illustrated book aimed at children on how to choose, care for, understand, and play with your new pet. Visit: http://bit.ly/1eDGH7d to find out more and to find Common Core connections.  Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc.

January 09, 2014

Looking for Lexile levels for books correlated to the Common Core?

Enslow has had a majority of their new titles correlated not only to the Common Core, but also correlated to Lexile. These scores can be found on both www.enslow.com and www.bluewaveclassroom.com.

For Lexile levels, go to the book page, and the Lexile will be displayed. Common Core Correlations can also be found on the book page.

Drawing Lessons (Booklist Review 11/1/13)

"For fairy fans, here's a treat" starts Booklist review on 11/1/13. Simple step-by-step directions show you how to create your own fairy lands. Draw the Magic Fairy written by Rosa M. Curto. Visit Enslow.com for Common Core connections.
#arted  #art #originality

January 08, 2014

Horses that Help in January 2014 Horse News

Loren Spiotta-DiMare's new four book series, Horses That Help with the American Human Association, has received a great write up in this month's Horse News.  The article has an provides an in-depth view of Loren's experience writing the series and talks about many of the working horses and their trainers that appear in each of the 4 titles. The article appears on page 19 of the January 2014 Horse News.

Titles in the Horses That Help with the American Humane Association series are available in Library, Paperback, and eBook editions.  Please visit Enslow.com for more information.

The Case of Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Recommended LMC review of Body System Disease Investigations starring super sleuth Annie Biotica. "With its colorful, concise fomrat, this series is as delightful as gross body books come." says Library Media Connection (Aut/Sept 2013) reviewer Jenny Gapp. In this series written by Michell Faulk, PhD, our hero has to solve five medical mystery cases. Readers will love the 'You solve the case' which will involve students in the medical science of each case.  Perfect for Science Friday and Common Core Nonfiction Reading.  Visit Enslow.com for more information.  #science #STEM #CommonCore

January 07, 2014

The Civil War Through Primary Sources review

Nice LMC review of new series: 'The Civil War through Primary Sources, by author Carin T. Ford.  "The books contain photographs, pictures, maps, and various documents, which help the reader become immersed in the time period."  Library Media Connections review Nov/Dec 2013.  Four books in the series. Visit our Web site Enslow.com for more information and Common Core Connections.

January 06, 2014

Pop-Tastic Popcorn Recipe!

Great Booklist review (11/1/13) of Professor Cook's... series:  "...kid-friendly recipes with scientific explanations and jazzy graphics..." Here is the recipe for:

'Pop-Tastic Popcorn':
1. Place 2 tbsp corn oil in medium-sized saucepan until oil is hot, but not smoking.
2. Add 2-1/2 oz popcorn kernels and stir. Cover with lid, and place over high heat. Hold the top on!
3. In a separate pan, melt 1 tbsp salted butter until foaming, then add 1 crushed clove garlic, 1 tsp curry powder, 1/2 tsp mild chili powder and stir for 30 seconds.
4. Add the popped corn to the butter mixture and stir well.
Place in bowl, sprinkle with salt.
(The Science Bit (with each recipe!): When heated the trapped moisture in the corn kernel expands and turns to steam. The buildup of steam is so intense that it bursts through the hard outer shell and the starch inside the kernel explodes, literally turning it inside out.  Enslow Publishers, Inc. Visit this link for Common Core connections: http://tiny.cc/a6o98w

January 03, 2014

How Can You Sooth a Sore Throat?

How Can You Sooth a Sore Throat? It's that time of the year: sore throat season.  Authors Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn explain all you need to know in their new series Handy Health Guides. In Handy Health Guides to Sore Throats they explain how to avoid getting a sore throat and what you can do to feel better if you get one. They recommend that if you have a sore throat that you try to keep your throat moist by running a humidifier, sucking on hard candy or throat lozenges, and drinking plenty of fluids. Visit the series page to find Common Core connections. Enslow Publishers, Inc.

BookLinks Review of What Are Forces and Motion?

Nice review in BookLinks (November 2013) of Richard and Louise Spilsbury's book What Are Forces and Motions? "Diagrams and photos of children performing the experiments aid comprehension and the scientific process." View In Touch with Basic Science series page on our website for Common Core Connections. Enslow Publishers, Inc.

New 2014 series on Insects!

Zoom In on Insects is written for the beginning reader. Each of the 6 titles covers a different insect. Color photographs show the insects in their habitat, as well as up close images of the insect's features. Written by Melissa Stewart, these books are sure to please the young insect lover!

Available in library, paperback, and e-book formats, these books can be found at your preferred vendor, local bookstores, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Snow Day in the Northeast!

First Snow of 2014! A shot of the Enslow Publishers front door. 

January 02, 2014

LMC Review: American Revolution through Primary Sources

Great Review in Library Media Connection of  The American Revolution through Primary Sources, written by John Micklos, Jr.  The LMC review appears in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue: "...high interest overview...kid-friendly...appealing format...use these readable volumes to teach Common Core Standards."  Description from the web site: The primary source documents and interior illustrations in these books help make the Revolutionary War come to life. Written for the secondary-level reader, the major issues, events, and people of that time period are introduced. To discover why this war was fought, the activities and contributions of women and children, American Indians, and African-Americans are discussed. There are six books in this series.  Available in Library Edition, Paperback, Multi-user eBook.

Students' New Year's Resolutions and saving money

For the middle grade student, the Be Smart About Money and Financial Literacy series helps students develop the skill and strategies needed for financial planning, savings, and investment. This six-book series also contains math and financial literacy questions at the end of each chapter, helping students to see how financial planning will make their lives easier in the long run.

Topics covered include credit, investing, money, shopping, careers, and the student's future. This series will be correlated to the Common Core, and are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats.

These titles are available from your preferred vendor, your local independent bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and enslow.com.

December 22, 2013

Happy Holidays from Enslow Publishers!

Enslow Publishers would like to wish everyone a happy holiday. Our office will be closed Wednesday, December 25, through Friday, December 27. We will reopen on Monday, December 30.

December 20, 2013

Curious about who invented windshield wipers?

Mary Anderson, the inventor of windshield wipers, is portrayed in this new spring 204 title for elementary students. Written by Sara Latta, this title is one in a new series called Inventors at Work!.

Other titles in this series focus on chocolate chip cookies, an air conditioner inventor, the microwave, and Scuba gear.

All of these titles will be correlated to the Common Core and are available from your preferred vendor, independent bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and enslow.com. They are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats.

December 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Taylor Swift

978-0-7660-3870-7 Library
978-1-59845-286-0 Paperback
Enslow's biography, written for the middle school student, offers personal stories, quotes, as well as a timeline of Taylor Swift's life and success. Written by award-winning author Jeff Burlingame, this title gives insight into Taylor's life for her fans.

The Hot Celebrity Biographies series is also correlated to the Common Core. These titles are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats, and is available from your preferred vendor, local independent bookstore, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

December 06, 2013

Congratulations to November's book raffle winner!

Congratulations to Blue Ridge Middle School in Arizona for winning our monthly book raffle!

December 03, 2013

Looking for inventor biographies for different grade levels?

Genius Inventors and Their Great Ideas is written for the upper elementary reader, while Genius at Work! Great Inventor Biographies is geared toward the middle school reader.

The seven titles in Genius Inventors and Their Great Ideas cover Philo T. Farnsworth (TV,) George Ferris (Ferris wheel,) Stephanie Kwolek (Kevlar,) Theodore H. Maiman (laser,) James Naismith (basketball,) Les Paul (electric guitar,) and Vivien Thomas (cardiac surgery.) All of these titles are correlated to the Common Core, and are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats.

The Genius at Work! Great Inventor Biographies series contains six titles, each of which is also correlated to the Common Core. George Ferris, Theodore H. Maiman, and Les Paul are also in this series, with the addition of Thomas Gallaudet (sign language,) Igor Sikorsky (helicopter,) and Madam C.J. Walker (hair care products.) These titles are available as library-bound books.

All of the above titles can be found at your local independent bookstore, your preferred vendor, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and enslow.com.

November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Enslow Publishers!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Hanukkah!

From Enslow's Corny Thanksgiving Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone:

Why should you never talk like a turkey?
Because it's rude to use fowl language.

What do you get when two peas fight?
Black-eyed peas.

Our office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, and will reopen on Monday!

November 22, 2013

Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens tonight

The second installment of the Hunger Games franchise opens tonight. With Jennifer Lawrence playing Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, this movie is based on the 2009 science fiction young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins. This sequel continues the story of Katniss Everdeen and the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem.

Both Jennifer and Josh are featured in Enslow's Sizzling Celebrities series. Written for the upper elementary and middle school market, these 48-page titles have been aligned with the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards and are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats.

November 21, 2013

Score with Sports Math

This six book series shows upper elementary readers how math is used in sports. General rules and facts about the sport opens each chapter and is followed by sample math problems showing how math is used in the sport.

Written by Stuart A.P. Murray, each 48-page book covers a different sport (baseball, basketball, football, race car, soccer, and track and field). Your readers will learn about some of the history behind these sports, as well as practice doing some math!

The Score with Sports Math series is available in library, paperback, and eBook options. This series is currently being matched up with the Common Core anchor standards, and this information will be added to our website when available.

November 13, 2013

Upcoming Book Fairs

The Miami Book Fair International will take place from November 17 through the 24th.

During Street Fair weekend, which is from the 22nd to the 24th, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books.

Friday the 22nd is the Festival of Authors with more than 350 authors reading and discussing their work. There are also Children's Alley activities, which include theater, arts-and-crafts, storytelling, and readings by children's book authors.

The Kentucky Book Fair is Friday and Saturday, the 15th and 16th. Children's Day is the 15th and the book fair is the 16th.

Congratulations to our October 2013 raffle winner!

Congratulations to Jacks Valley Elementary School in Nevada for winning our October raffle!

November 11, 2013

Thank you, Veterans!

We want to take this time to thank our veterans for their service to our country.

November 08, 2013

Tomorrow's anniversary

On November 10, 1938, Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass," took place in parts of Germany and Austria. The name Kristallnacht originated from the fact that the streets were littered with broken glass from the windows and doors of Jewish homes and businesses that had been attacked and ransacked, by the Nazis, destroying thousands of them. Hundreds of synagogues were burned down, and many people were murdered. This event marked the beginning of something even worse: the Holocaust.

This title, and the other titles in the The Holocaust Through Primary Sources series, are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. They are available from your local preferred vendor, local independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and enslow.com.

November 06, 2013

An innovative way one public library tries to get kids to love reading

The Arlington Public Library in Virginia has a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Parents and caregivers can sign up and receive a reading log, in which they fill in a circle after they finish reading a book to a young child. There are prizes (and stickers) upon reaching certain milestones.

There is also a Reading Superheroes program for older children who read to younger children who are enrolled in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

What a great idea to encourage older kids to read, as well as encourage younger children to learn to love books!

Does your school or public library offer programs similar to this?

November 01, 2013

Looking for science books to pair together?

Great for a STEM Friday post!

Pairing up The Case of the Flesh-Eating Bacteria with Learning About the Musculoskeletal System and the Skin gives readers the opportunity to read about skin diseases while also learning about the skin as a body system.

Both titles are written for the middle school reader, and give detailed explanations of what skin is, as well as what types of illnesses and diseases can be found on skin.

Fun fact: did you know that a baby's skeleton has about 350 bones? By the time that baby is an adult, he or she will have 206 bones because many of the bones fuse together.

Available in library and paperback from your preferred vendor, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, enslow.com, and your independent bookstore, both of these titles are also available as multi-user eBooks.

Wondering how these titles fit into the Common Core? You can find that information on enslow.com.

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