September 28, 2010

Halloween Event Supports San Francisco Schools

Among this year's more creative school fundraising events is the "San Francisco Halloween Run and Walk for Schools." Participants can choose either a 5K and one mile option that covers a relatively flat course. It sounds like a healthy, spirited way to support local schools.

The event reminds us that Halloween is nearly a month away. Many instructors create special lesson plans, intending to use the holiday as a teaching and learning opportunity. Enslow Publishers’ new Haunted House Adventure Crafts provides hands-on activities that are especially useful for group work. The book, best suited for grades K-3, offers fun activities, clear directions, and a child-friendly look.

The 32-page title is available in paperback for $6.95; a library-bound version is also available. Walk or run to Enslow Classroom for more information about Haunted House Adventure Crafts and all the books in Enslow Publishers' "Fun Adventure Crafts" series!

September 21, 2010

Derek Jeter for Yankees' Monument Park?

This week, the New York Yankees placed a plaque for late owner George Steinbrenner in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park. The site commemmorates great members of the Yankee organization, such as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle. We wouldn't be surprised if a current Yankee player, shortstop Derek Jeter, receives this honor after his retirement.

Fortunately, we can see the Yankee infielder play this season on a daily basis. Watching Jeter reminds us that not only is Jeter a fine baseball player, but that his life story is an uplifting one. Young readers can learn about this athlete's background, character, and career in Enslow Publishers' Derek Jeter: Captain On and Off the Field. This high-interest, 128-page biography is available in paperback, and is included among the titles in the Enslow Classroom paperback portfolio. The book, also available in a library-bound edition, would make a welcome, timely addition to your classroom library collection!

September 15, 2010

Interested in learning about animals?

Enslow's I Like Reading About Animals series now has a video associated with it.

Great for grades K–3, this series is available in both library and paperback versions.

September 14, 2010

Alligator Q and A

For teachers looking to offer their young students science, reading, and fun, Enslow's series "I Like Reptiles and Amphibians!" offers an age-appropriate, reasonably priced solution. Each 24-page title focuses on a specific wild creature, such as the American alligator, that have characteristically fascinated children. The books offer excellent, full-color photographs, child-friendly design, websites for further information, and additional reading suggestions.

The books also engage young readers by framing each section with a leading question, followed by attractively presented material that skillfully balances solid science with engaging text. The layout lends itself to a teaching and learning style, in which instructors can use the Q and A format to promote fun pathways to exploration of these fascinating animal worlds.

Paperback versions of "I Like Reptiles and Amphibians" are available directly from Enslow Publishers for $6.95 per copy. Visit for more information and to order paperback nonfiction books suitable as classroom supplemental materials. Library-bound editions are also available.

September 10, 2010

America Ferrera is one of the recipients of the Children's Choices for 2010 award

Children’s Choices, a joint project of the International Reading Association (IRA) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC), is an annual list of favorite new books chosen by 12,500 school children.

America Ferrera, part of the Hot Celebrity Biographies series, is available in both library bound and paperback.

Happy Birthday Joe Perry

One of the founding members of Aerosmith, Joe Perry is celebrating his birthday today.

This title is available in both library bound and paperback versions.

September 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is one of the biggest comedy film stars in the world today. He starred in many box-office smashes, from The Waterboy, to The Wedding Singer, to Funny People. What many do not know, however, is how much time and money Sandler has generously devoted to charitable causes, including charities that help fight autism, research treatments for spinal cord injuries, and give aid to those suffering in the war-torn region of Darfur in Africa.

This title is available in both library-bound and paperback versions.

September 8, 2010

Today would have been Ron McKernan's birthday

One of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, Ron McKernan played the organ, harmonica, and percussion. He occasionally sang as well as played the guitar. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 with the other members of the Grateful Dead.

Grateful Dead is part of Enslow's Rebels of Rock series. The entire series is available in both library and paperback versions.