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Booklist review in October 1, 2014 issue

Are You Misusing Other People's Words? What Plagiarism Is and How to Avoid It was reviewed in the October 1, 2014 issue of Booklist.

Here is a snippet from the review:

"...Francis provides a very clear definition, complete with examples...The seriousness of plagiarizing is driven home by real-world examples from students, politicians, and journalists...The overall message is one that will resonate with any student who has ever been tempted to take an intellectual shortcut."

Part of the Got Issues? series, the six titles in this series tackle contemporary issues, allowing readers to create their own opinions. Other topics include food allergies, bullying, addiction, copyrighted material, and obesity. All of the titles in this series are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats. They can be found through your preferred vendor, local bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Booklist review of Jealous Girl

The October 1, 2014 issue of Booklist includes a review of Jealous Girl? Girls Dealing with Feelings.

An excerpt from the review:

"...this guide is peppered with enough anecdotes, scenarios, and quizzes to keep a reader engaged, and a chapter on irrational jealousy could no doubt be invaluable to a girl struggling with a toxic friendship or relationship. A solid installment on wellness for teens."

This title (and the others in the Girls Dealing with Feelings series, are available in hardcover, paperback and eBook formats. They can be purchased through your preferred vendor, local bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Fast Wheels! reviewed in Library Media Connection

The six titles in the Fast Wheels! series, part of Enslow's Speeding Star imprint, were reviewed in the October 2014 issue Library Media Connection.

An excerpt from the review:

"Chapters have young race fan appeal in a clear, readable format...Racing enthusiasts will gravitate to these books, as will reluctant readers."

This high-interest reluctant reader series includes background information on the vehicles in each title, includes the type of training needed to build, modify, maintain, and drive these vehicles.

This series is available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook formats, and can be obtained through your preferred vendor, local bookstore, speedingstar.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Library Media Connection review of Handy Health Guides

The October 2014 issue of Library Media Connection contains a review of Enslow's series on health, Handy Health Guides. Written for the middle school reader, this 12-title series covers asthma, sleep, burns, diabetes, dyslexia, headaches, and more.

Here is an excerpt from the review:

"This series provides ample contextual scientific vocabulary development and is perfect for Common Core reading in science and health."

Correlated to the Common Core and available in library, paperback, and eBook formats, these titles can be found through your preferred vendor, local bookstores, enslow.com, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Library Media Connection review of Inspiring Collective Biographies series

Library Media Connection's October 2014 issue includes a review of the six titles in the Inspiring Collective Biographies series. Each title in this middle school series focuses on men and women of a certain renown or in certain fields.

Here is an excerpt:

"...the editing is excellent, the writing style is crisp and inviting."

These titles are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats, and can be found through your preferred vendor, independent bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Review of Zombie Zappers

Library Media Connection has reviewed the four titles in the Zombie Zappers series in their October 2014 issue. Here is an excerpt of the review:

"Part mystery, part science fiction, and very humorous, each book in the series has a different angle where the characters try to find out what is turning people into zombies...The series is great for lower level readers, it will hold their attention."

This title is available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook formats, and can be purchased through your preferred vendor, local bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Starred review in Library Media Connection

Genius Inventors and Their Great Ideas, a series in the Enslow Elementary imprint, was given a starred review in the October 2014 issue of Library Media Connection.

Here is an excerpt from that review:

"In this fantastic series, each book covers a general overview of the subject’s childhood and their goals…The series would be a great opener for a biography unit, genius hour, invention convention, or science fair."

These titles are available in library, paperback, and eBook formats and are available from your preferred vendor, local bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Pure Poetry series reviewed

Library Media Connection has reviewed Pure Poetry, Enslow's series for middle school and high school students, in its October 2014 issue.

Here is an excerpt from that review:

"The focus is on the poems and not the poet…This nonfiction series meets several of the reading standards for the Common Core."

This series is available from your preferred vendor, enslow.com, independent bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. 

Book Festivals Sept 25 through Sept 28

There are a number of festivals taking place this upcoming weekend.

On Friday, September 26, through Sunday, September 28, the Baltimore Book Festival will take place.

The Boston Teen Author Festival will be on Saturday, September 27 at the Cambridge Library. The event is free, however you are asked to sign up at BTAFworkshop@gmail.com.

The Chappaqua Children's Book Festival will be on Saturday, September 27 at Bell Middle School at 10 am.

The Florida Heritage Book Festival takes place September 25 through September 27 in St. Augustine, Florida.

The Young Reader's South Dakota Festival of Books takes place September 25 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. At this is the inaugural event, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, author Kate DiCamillo and other authors will speak with young readers, their teachers, and their family members.

ScholarShare will be taking place this weekend in Sacramento, CA from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

Book Festivals September 20 and 21

There will be two festivals this weekend. On September 20, the Princeton Children's Book Festival will take place in Princeton, NJ, from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be more than 80 authors and illustrators attending, with presentations.

From 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday, September 21, if you happen to be in or near Brooklyn, NY, then visit the Brooklyn Book Festival which will be taking place at the Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza.
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