January 30, 2014

New Civil Rights titles 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 27, 2014

African-American Icons

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 middle school students

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, bluewaveclassroom.com, local bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. They are available in both library and paperback editions.

January 22, 2014

Read About Peyton Manning Before the Super Bowl!

Read about Super Bowl Quarterback Peyton Manning.  This biography tells the story of the quarterback your team wants playing in the big game. The Super Bowl is coming up between Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.  Written by Ken Rappoport, this biography is written for elementary and middle school readers.

January 17, 2014

Doing the Right Thing Isn't Always Easy!

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 BlueWaveClassroom.com 

January 16, 2014

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. View at BlueWaveClassroom.com

January 13, 2014

Reading about Kittens, Puppies, and Rabbits

Reading and language arts are supported by this new series Keeping and Caring for Your Pets.  What could be more fun to read about the learning how to choose, care fore, understand, and play with your new kitten, puppy, or rabbit. Written by Hannelore Grimm. Visit BlueWaveClassroom.com at http://bit.ly/1aXiVhW for Common Core connections.

January 9, 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.

Draw the Magic Pink Fairy Review

"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 BlueWaveClassroom.com BlueWaveClassroom.com for Common Core connections.
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January 3, 2014

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.