July 01, 2014

Thank you for meeting us at ALA!

We just want to thank those of you who stopped by our booth. Soon we will announce the four winners of our raffle. Each of those winners will receive a 30 book collection of nonfiction K-12 books.

June 26, 2014

Book Festival June 28

The Frederick Book Festival will take place this Saturday, June 28, from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Hampton Inn in Frederick, Maryland.

There will be children/middle grade authors, young adult authors, and adult authors of different genres. Last year's event was attended by over 100 authors.

The festival is free, however the organizers ask that you register.

June 25, 2014

Learning how to play soccer

With the World Cup taking place, and soccer being the sport to watch these days, Enslow's book, Soccer Skills, teaches the basics of soccer, using action shots of professional players.

This 48 page title, written for the reluctant reader, discusses dribbling, passing, heading, styles of defense, throw-ins, corners and direct kicks, defending a shot while goalkeeping, and many more topics. There is also a diagram listing the different positions and where they are on the field in relation to their teammates.

This title, and the other five titles in the How to Play Like a Pro series, are correlated to the Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards. The other books in the series cover baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, and hockey. All of these titles are available from your preferred vendor, local bookstores, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

June 20, 2014

Stephanie Kwolek has passed away at the age of 90

Stephanie Kwolek, the American chemist who invented Kevlar®, has passed away.

Countless lives have been saved using products made with Kevlar®, a superstrong fiber invented by Stephanie Kwolek. From bullet-resistant vests to brake pads, her efforts have made the world a safer place.

Written for the upper elementary reader, this title (and the others in the Genius Inventors and Their Great Ideas series) are available in library, paperback, and ebook formats, and can be purchased through your preferred vendor, local bookstores, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

June 19, 2014

Enslow at ALA/Las Vegas Booth 204!

Enslow Publishers is proud to continue its decades-long ALA Annual Conference participation this year. You'll find company President Mark Enslow and National Accounts Manager Tim Hoey at the Enslow booth #204. We'll have a daily 30-book raffle, ARCs and samples to take with you, and advance information about our exciting Fall 2014 nonfiction and fiction books!

See you at ALA/Las Vegas! The exhibition events begin on Friday, June 27th and conclude on Monday, June 30th.

June 18, 2014

Upcoming book festivals

The Nantucket Book Festival will take place this weekend, from June 20th to the 22nd. There are lots of free events, as well as some that require purchased tickets. Some of the events requiring a purchased ticket are already sold out.

If you will be on Nantucket this weekend, attend the festival!

June 17, 2014

World Cup, Lionel Messi Books Score with Young Readers

The 2014 World Cup, the globe's premier international soccer tournament, began with the excitement of a brilliant Lionel Messi goal. The Argentine striker, considered among the world's best soccer players, is among the Latin stars appearing in the month-long event. Messi is also appearing in two Enslow Publishers' titles this season. Our Speeding Star imprint, designed to encourage young boys to read, features the 48-page Soccer Star Lionel Messi. Author John Albert Torres' well-written text, amplified by excellent color photographs, is an ideal choice for reluctant readers and for those young readers searching for an exciting, quick read on the player.

Enslow's repertoire also features a biography of the South American soccer sensation titled Lionel Messi: A Soccer Star Who Cares. Author Kimberly Gatto's 48-page, full-color biography includes Messi's positive activities in "giving back," as well as fascinating details about his early life and current career.

Both titles are available in library-bound, paperback, and e-book formats. Buy them now from Enslow Publishers, from your preferred vendor, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.com.

Titles reviewed in VOYA's June 2014 issue

Three titles in the African-American Icons series were reviewed in the June 2014 issue of VOYA. An excerpt of the review is below:

"The writing is rich and engaging...Readers interested in popular culture are sure to be inspired by the impressive lives of these celebrities who happen to come from humble means."

The books cited in the review are:
Chris Rock: A Biography of a Comic Genius
Jennifer Hudson: A Biography of an American Music Idol
Sean "Diddy" Combs: A Biography of a Music Mogul

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

June 16, 2014

New crafts series for fall 2014

Enslow Elementary will be publishing a series of four titles, Fun and Festive Crafts for the Seasons, for fall 2014. Each 48 page book looks at a different season and gives step-by-step instructions on creating different crafts while learning about that particular season. Each title has eight crafts, including puppets and masks made out of various objects and materials.

All four books (and the crafts inside of them) were written and created by Randel McGee. These titles will be available in library and paperback formats. You can pre-order them through your preferred vendor, your local bookstore, enslow.com, amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

June 13, 2014

Review of Chris Rock title in Booklist

Chris Rock, one of the latest titles in the African-American Icons series, was recently reviewed in the June 1 & 15, 2014 issue of Booklist.

An excerpt of the review is below:

"Drawing on multiple interviews with Rock himself, this biography celebrates the candor and honesty of this often controversial comedian."

This title, one of 12 titles in the African-American Icons series, was recently published by Enslow Publishers. Written by Marty Gitlin for the middle school reader, this title, and the others in the series, spotlight the personal and professional accomplishments of inspirational African Americans.

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

June 12, 2014

Zoom In on Insects reviewed in latest issue of Booklist

Enslow's Zoom In on Insects series, new for spring 2014, was recently reviewed in the June 1 & 15, 2014 issue of Booklist.

Here is an excerpt from the review:

"The Zoom in on Insects! series does just what good science books for a young age group should: offer facts in short but easily understandable texts. Clear and engaging photos help whet readers' appetites to learn more. The titles follow a pattern, introducing habitats, body parts, and how the titular subject evolves…The best part of the series is the wonderfully crisp photos…"

The books cited in the review are Zoom In on Bees, Zoom In on Butterflies, Zoom In on Grasshoppers, and Zoom In on Bugs. The other two titles, Zoom In on Dragonflies and Zoom In on Fireflies were listed as "also recommended from this series."

These titles, written for the elementary reader by Melissa Stewart, are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats, and are available from your preferred vendor, local bookstore, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

June 11, 2014

Meet our author, Loren Spiotta-DiMare

As an avid animal lover,Loren has been writing books and magazine articles about various animals for over 30 years. Her current personal menagerie consists of six beloved dogs, numerous pet birds, a rabbit, and a Koi pond. She has been horseback riding on and off throughout her entire life. Five years ago, Elwood, a Quarter Horse, joined the family. "The bond I've developed with Elwood is like no other," Loren says. "Since he is my first horse, I've created a strong support team to care for him including: my trainer, barn manager, vet, farrier, even an equine massage therapist! I now also have a strong social network of friends who also own and love horses. I bring all of my experiences with Elwood, and horses in general, to my writing about them."

Loren is the author of a new Enslow series, Horses That Help with the American Humane Association, written for the upper elementary reader. Each title in the four book series introduces the reader to a different working horse. By the way, Elwood is on the cover of Therapy Horses. The other three titles cover draft horses, police horses, and performing horses.

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

June 09, 2014

Congratulations to our latest raffle winner!

Westridge Elementary School in Kentucky is the latest winner of Enslow's monthly raffle!

June 06, 2014

Sunday is World Oceans Day

Officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008, World Oceans Day is held on June 8.

In recognition of this day, Our Earth's Oceans, an elementary series from Enslow, is a perfect complement to this day. Each book focuses on a different ocean, with five oceans covered in all. The titles explore and describe the physical characteristics, natural resources, and plant and animal life of the featured ocean.

This series is correlated to the Common Core College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards, as well as individual state standards. These titles are available from your preferred vendor, enslow.com, independent bookstores, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

May 27, 2014

Today would have been Rachel Carson's birthday

For grades 1–3, author Mary Dodson Wade explores Rachel Carson's life in this biography for beginning readers. Learn how Carson wrote about the environment after her experiences working as a marine biologist. Her books still influence environmentalists today.

Bold. Pioneering. These adjectives describe Rachel Carson who is one of the most important figures of the twentieth-century environmental movement. The author of the book Silent Spring, Carson exposed the environmental harm done by pesticides and helped lead to restrictions on their use. This biography, for grades 6 and up, covers the life and work of Rachel Carson who has been called the mother of the environmental movement.

May 23, 2014

International Jazz Day

Tomorrow is International Jazz Day. Tomorrow's International Jazz Day Global Concert will be in Osaka, Japan.

Since most of us aren't able to be in Osaka, how about a collective biography on jazz musicians? This middle grade biography discusses the lives of eight jazz musicians.

Available in library, paperback, and eBook formats, this book is available from your preferred vendor, local bookstores, and enslow.com.

May 14, 2014

Upcoming Book Festivals

There are several book festivals taking place this upcoming weekend, May 17 and 18.

The Gaithersburg Book Festival will take place on the grounds of City Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be author events, panel discussions, and workshops. All genres of books are included.

The Teen Book Festival is also on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y. This event is free and open to everyone, however seating preferences will be given to teen readers at all sessions.

The South Carolina Book Festival takes place at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, S.C. on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday's hours are 12 Noon to 4:30 p.m. There will also be free events on Thursday and Friday nights. Panel discussions and author events (including author signings) will also take place.

These festivals are sure to be fun for everyone!

Congratulations to our April raffle winner!

Causey Middle School library in Alabama is the April winner of our raffle!

May 13, 2014

Children's Book Week

This year Children's Book Week is from May 12th to the 18th, and is celebrating its 95th anniversary. This is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country, and is celebrated at events nationwide. These events take place in schools, libraries, bookstores, and any other places children gather to read and connect.

The website offers a list of national and local events to attend.

May 12, 2014

Happy Limerick Day

What is a limerick? A limerick is a poem with five lines. Lines 1, 2, and 5 have seven to ten syllables and rhyme with one another. Lines 3 and 4 have five to seven syllables and also rhyme.

The following limerick is from Enslow's April Fool's Day Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone:

When logging onto the Internet
It's almost always a very safe bet
That the fake "news" you'll find
Will be old and behind—
Or it won't quite have happened yet.

This title, and the others in the Funnier Bone Jokes series, are available from your preferred vendor, local bookstore, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. They are available in library, paperback, and eBook format.