December 30, 2009

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

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Holidays- Count and Celebrate!

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

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

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December 29, 2009

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

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

The following is an excerpt from the review:

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

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December 28, 2009

Karen Cioffi reviews "Early American Poetry"

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

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

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December 23, 2009

World War I- Enslow books and interview! has a great Interview with last American WWI Veteran.
He is 108 years old!

Catch up on Enslow's books about WWI:

"World War I- The War to End Wars"

"World War I- A Book"

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

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

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

To read her full review, please click here

December 18, 2009

Happy Holidays!

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

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

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

December 09, 2009

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

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December 04, 2009

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

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

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December 01, 2009

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

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

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

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

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November 23, 2009

November News from Enslow Publishers! Free Books with Purchase!

Click the link to check out the Enslow November Newsletter!

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

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November 19, 2009

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

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

To see her review on, click here!

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I Can Count Money NEW!

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

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

Illustrations: Illus. with color photographs and illustrations

November 18, 2009

A Student's Guide to the Brontë Sisters Review

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

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

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

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November 17, 2009

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November 11, 2009

Interview with Bonnie Pryor: Author of the Hannah Pritchard books

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q5. How did you begin your writing career?

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

Q6. What made you decide to write for children?

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

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

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

Q8. Will there be a Hannah Pritchard part 3?

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

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

November 04, 2009

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

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

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

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November 03, 2009

Today is Election Day!

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

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

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

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November 02, 2009

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

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

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

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October 28, 2009

Celebrate Halloween!

Every October children all over dress in costume and yell the words "Trick or Treat!" From pumpkins and candy corn to ghosts and goblins, Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. Follow Wendy Mass as she shows where Halloween got its start and how it is celebrated today.

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2491-5
For grades 5 and up
104 Pages

October 27, 2009

Yankees are going to the World Series!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28th starts Game 1 of the 2009 World Series-- The New York Yankees vs. The Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

Learn more about the history of the Yankees with Enslow's "Power in Pinstripes--The New York Yankees"

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For grades 5 and up
128 pages

October 22, 2009

Enslow author Ana Maria Rodriguez's interview with Blog Talk Radio.

Check out Enslow author Ana Maria Rodriguez's interview with Blog Talk Radio. She discusses how she became a science and nature author and talks about her "Animal Secrets Revealed!" series with Enslow.

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Enslow's "The Tragic History of the Japanese-American Internment Camps" Wins Spot on VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List 2008!

Enslow Publishers is proud to announce that "The Tragic History of the Japanese-American Internment Camps: From Many Cultures, One History" has won a spot on VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List 2008!

"This compelling and honest account tells how the United States allowed wartime fear to overcome Constitutional rights. Absorbing personal accounts as well as the broader view allow a greater understanding of all involved." -VOYA, August 2009

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"The Tragic History of the Japanese-American Internment Camps: From Many Cultures, One History"
by Deborah Kent
128 pages

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October 21, 2009

Modern American Poetry- "Echoes and Shadows"

Part of the Poetry Rocks! series, this collection of poetry features thirteen American poets who lived in the first half of the twentieth century. Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, H.D., Marianne Moore, T. S. Eliot, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E. E. Cummings, and Louise Bogan are featured. This title includes biographical information, historical background, poetry analysis, and several poems by each writer to introduce readers to a range of poems from this exciting era.

For grades 9-12
160 Pages
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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3275-0

October 20, 2009

Enslow Publishers October Newsletter- Whats New, Free Halloween Craft, Cash for Clunker Books!

Enslow Publishers October Newsletter!
To see the entire newsletter, click the above link.

Enjoy this Halloween craft from Paper Crafts for Halloween created by author and paper-cutting artist Randel McGee! Click here for this simple craft idea.

To learn more about Randel McGee's new series: Paper Crafts Fun for Holidays, click here.

National Day of Writing!

Today, October 20th, is the FIRST National Day of Writing! Take part by submitting your work into the National Gallery of Writing. Submit stories, poems, recipes, emails, blogs, even audio, video, and artwork.

A Web cast of the national event will air live from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time, on Tuesday, October 20.

To get inspired, take a look at some of our titles:
Get creative!!

October 19, 2009

Teen Read Week! Oct 18-24

"Teen Read Week 2009 will be celebrated Oct. 18-24! This year's theme is Read Beyond Reality @ your library, which encourages teens to read something out of this world, just for the fun of it. Registration for Teen Read Week 2009 is now closed."

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New Amelia Earhart Movie Opening Friday: Now Read the Book

Hillary Swank is starring in the new movie this Friday titled: Amelia. Seeing Swank in her flying outfit, it is amazing how much she looks like Earhart! This movie will spike the interests of young people in the famous lost flyer, and we have several books on Amelia Earhart that may be just right your readers. Information about the movie can be found at:

In his new book, Unsolved: What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart? author John Micklos, Jr. discusses the various theories surrounding her disappearance and what is being done today as the search continues to discover what became of this famous female pilot. Micklos includes details from Earhart’s final flight, including dialogue from the last known radio contact with her. Discover how this young adventurous girl became the well-respected pilot with an unsolved mystery ending. For ages 11 and up. ISBN:
978-0-7660-2365-9. Visit and search 'Earhart' to see the other titles we have on the lost flyer.

Nice NSTA Review of Awesome Animal Science Projects

The NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) has just published a nice review of Awesome Animal Science Projects, written by Ann Benbow and Colin Mably.

The review starts off with: "Everyday, elementary school students ask questions like this: "Can you train a goldfish?" The science teacher brain switches on to resond: "In what ways can we find out?" The then the reality sets in for the teacher. Can we discover the answer?"

This series shows the way. The full review can be found on the NSTA Recommends website: .

There are also terrific illustrations of the experiments by Tom Labaff. For more information on this title, please visit
Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3148-7, for grades 3-4.

October 16, 2009

Flat Math Scores? Try Using Fun Math Books like I Like Money Math!

The Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education just released the latest Math scores for the nation showing 4th graders have made no progress in math since 2007. The report can be found here:

We'd like to suggest that you try fun math trade books in your school or library. Our new series: I Like Money Math! aims to keep elementary-level students engaged, while teaching them how to add, subtract, count, identify, and solve money world problems. The series is newly published and written by author Rebecca Wingard-Nelson. Ms. Wingard-Nelson is a mathematics educator and has developed and written state assessment test and exams.

Each title is available in a library-bound edition or in paperback. Free eownloadable worksheets for each title can be found at the series link (click on title above). These books can be used as a teaching tool for kids that are learning about money for the first time or used as a remedial tool for kids that need extra help with math. Titles in the series are:

I Can Add Bills and Coins. ISBN: 978-0-7660-3143-2

I Can Subtract Bills and Coins. ISBN 978-0-7660-3144-9

I Can Count Money. ISBN 978-0-7660-3142-5

I Can Name Bills and Coins. ISBN 978-0-7660-3140-1

How Many Pennies Make a Dollar? ISBN 978-0-7660-3141-8

I Can Do Money Word Problems. ISBN 978-0-7660-3145-6
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October 15, 2009

Scientists Saving the Earth series is published

Every day brings new stories of global warming and endangered species, but what can any one person do about it? Meet six inspirational individuals who have done amazing things to help our world. These newly published biographies in the Scientists Saving The Earth series may inspire the young people in your life to do their part to help our world. Titles include:

Who on Earth is Rachel Carson? Mother of the Environmental Movement (authors: Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher, ISBN: 978-1-59845-116-0);

Who on Earth is Archie Carr? Protector of Sea Turtles (author: Christine Webster, ISBN: 978-1-59845-120-7);

Who on Earth is Dian Fossy? Defender of the Mountain Gorillas (author: Jill Menkes Kushner, ISBN: 978-1-59845-117-7);

Who on Earth is Jane Goddall? Champion for the Chimpanzees (author: Victoria Guidi, ISBN 978-1-59845-119-1);

Who on Earth is Aldo Leopold? Father of Wildlife Ecology (author: Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher, ISBN 978-1-59845-115-3);

Who on Earth is Sylvia Earle? Undersea Explorer of the Ocean (author: Susan E. Reichard, ISBN: 978-1-59845-118-4).

All titles are available through the major wholesalers or directly from Enslow Publishers Inc.

Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured!

Pirate Hannah Pritchard: Captured! (Historical Fiction Adventures), written by author Bonnie Pryor, has been published.

Aboard the Sea Hawk, Hannah Pritchard and her fellow pirates are sailing home to share the treasure they took from the British. But..., during their journey, a British frigate attacks the Sea Hawk, destroying the ship. Hannah and a few crewmates narrowly escape with the treasure chest. Marooned on an island, Hannah and her friends are captured by the British. Follow Hannah Pritchard in her second pirate adventure as she faces brutal conditions as a British prisoner during the American Revolution; sequel to Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of the Revolution, published in 2008. Enslow Publishers ISBN: 978-0-7660-3310-8. For grades 4-9.

Today is the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month began September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. The month ends today, October 15.

Check out Enslow's titles that can help put a close to your celebration this month or for next year:

Also, be sure to check out Bowllan's Blog on SLJ.

October 12, 2009

Happy Columbus Day!

On Oct. 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas so today, October 12, 2009, we celebrate his expedition. Most schools and other businesses have off today, but if you are still in school, how can you celebrate Columbus Day and teach your students about his efforts?

We have a great new title, "Columbus: Opening Up the New World"
ISBN-13: 978-1-59845-101-6
Publication Year: 2009
Interest Level: Grades 6-up
Page Count: 112
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October 05, 2009

Blogger and Author Wendie Old Reviews "I Like Weird Animals!"

Wendie Old has written several books for Enslow Publishers, while also writing her own blog "Wendie's Wanderings." For her Nonfiction Monday post today, she reviewed the series I Like Weird Animals! by Carmen Bredeson. She also had the chance to ask her a few questions about writing the series! The full blog post can be found here:

To learn more about Enslow's series, I Like Weird Animals! please visit

October 01, 2009

Interview with Enslow Author, Melissa Stewart "Rainbow of Animals"

Check out Enslow's author, Melissa Stewart's interview here:

Melissa Stewart is the author of the Rainbow of Animals series. To learn more about this series, please visit

September 30, 2009

Who On Earth is Jane Goodall?

Just as Enslow's latest title in Scientists Saving the Earth came out, Who On Earth is Jane Goodall?,'s famous "10 questions" this month features the legendary Jane Goodall.

Jane Goodall is definately a hot topic recently, and we should all know who she is and what she has done for our chimpanzee friends.

For more information on Enslow's title, Who On Earth is Jane Goodall? please visit:

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-119-1
For grades 5 and up
112 Pages

September 28, 2009

Banned Books Week: September 26-October 3, 2009

To read the entire SLJ article about this year's Banned Books Week, please visit:

Click here to see our series Authors of Banned Books

September 21, 2009

Enslow Starred Review in LMC! The Science Behind Natural Disasters

Library Media Connection published a great review of Enslow's series The Science Behind Natural Disasters in their October 2009 issue. LMC gave it a rating of "Highly Recommended."

"This new series, intended for reluctant readers, is a significant contribution to middle grade literature pertaining to weather and natural disasters. The content is well-researched and accurate...The format is eye-catching." -LMC, October 2009

To learn more about the series, The Science Behind Natural Disasters, please visit

Order America's National Parks- get Ken Burns' PBS Book ($50 value) FREE!

Click here for an exclusive offer from Enslow Publishers.

Why don’t you add America’s National Parks to your library? And if you order our entire series directly, we will include a complimentary copy of Ken Burns' PBS book, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (Retail price $50) with your order for free!

Our series America’s National Parks explores the history of our country's greatest parks, the park’s wildlife and issues, and how to explore the park. These books are perfect for pleasure reading, reports, virtual field trips, or to help plan a trip.

September 16, 2009

The Obama Family Photo Album For Your Library!

Click on the link for a free gift when you order The Obama Family Photo Album!
The Obama Family Photo Album For Your Library!

September 15, 2009

Hispanic Heritage Month Begins Today!

Hispanic Heritage Month begins today, September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Additionally, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

Check out Enslow's titles that can help celebrate this month:

Also, be sure to check out Bowllan's Blog on SLJ.

September 14, 2009

Derek Jeter beat Lou Gehrig's Record for Most Hits as a Yankee on Friday!

On Friday, Yankee's Derek Jeter hit his 2,273rd hit as a Bronx Bomber, surpassing legend Lou Gehrig's previous record. To read more about this historical night, click here:

For more information about Yankee's captain Derek Jeter, please visit to see the title Derek Jeter: Captain On and Off the Field.

Kanye West takes over Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the VMAs

Taylor Swift won a VMA for best female video. While on stage making her acceptance speech, Kanye West ran up, took the mic, and proceed to tell everyone that Beyonce deserved to win. Click here for more on it:

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September 09, 2009

President Obama Speech to Kids Yesterday: Links to Video & Full Text!

Yesterday, President Barack Obama addressed children all across the nation from Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. Schools everywhere tuned in to listen to what the President had to say.

To see a video of Obama's speech, click here:

To read the full text of the speech, please visit

To learn more about President Obama and his family, check out Enslow's series The Obama Family Photo Album here:

September 03, 2009

NSTA Review of Amazing Champion of the Earth Rachel Carson

National Science Teachers Association Recommends: Amazing Champion of the Earth Rachel Carson.
"Large type, captioned photographs, and simple sentences will make this book appealing to early/young readers or English language learners. But readers of all ages will find this book interesting and learn a bit more of this little-known America."
Click here to read the full review:

To see the title on Enslow's site, please visit