Elaine's Books


⌛To Pluto and Beyond

Viking, July 2018. 

Elaine Scott tells the exciting story of everyone's favorite planet, from Pluto's discovery through the frustrating attempts to study such a distant object, the creation of the New Horizons project, scientists' hopes and expectations for the mission, and what is being discovered. Her clear, engaging prose does more than narrate the events. By showing how scientists operate, their hypotheses, hopes, and disappointments, and how they make use of them, she gives readers an inspiring portrait of the scientific method itself.


Dollars and Sense

Charlesbridge, 2016. 978-1580893961.

"At first glance, this title appears to be a guide to budgeting and spending money wisely, but upon closer inspection, readers will discover this work to be an overview of the history of money—from the exchange of goods and services to the current economic climate." --SLJ

"An informative primer on how money functions that doesn’t trigger the dismal science’s snooze button." --Kirkus



Our Moon: New Discoveries About Earth's Closest Companion

Clarion, 2016. 978-0547483948.
Illustrated with stunning, full-color photographs and packed with fun facts, this is the most complete and up-to-date book available on the moon. Includes glossary, bibliography, and index.

"Scott excels at rendering complex ideas intelligible: radioactive dating, the science of craters, the role of a planet's atmosphere, and much more are clearly presented. Well-captioned illustrations and photographs, diagrams, and pithy text boxes round out this handsome package."  --Kirkus


Buried Alive!: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Under the Chilean Desert

Clarion, 2012. 978-0547707785.
 "An engaging, suspenseful look at a tragedy averted that also provides a glimpse of a challenging way of life." --Kirkus

Discussion Guide Available 
πŸ’£2013 IRA Teacher's Choice Award




Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope Saw

Clarion, 2011. 978-0547241890


"Gasp-worthy photographs should fire up the most sluggish imaginations....For [science fiction fans] this title should be essential reading."—The Bulletin


"The book is filled with the amazingly clear, color-enhanced images of planets, stars, and nebulae...but Scott also explains the less showy but significant science made possible by the Hubble’s instruments."—The Horn Book

πŸ’£ ALA ALSC Notable Children's Book

Mars and the Search for Life
Clarion, 2008

All About Sleep From A to Zzzz
Viking, 2008

Secrets of the Cirque Medrano
Charlesbridge, 2008

When Is a Planet Not a Planet?: The Story of Pluto
Clarion, 2007
πŸ’£ Golden Spur Award for Children's Literature
πŸ’£ IRA Teacher's Choice Award
πŸ’£ Maine Student Book Awards List

Poles Apart: Why Penguins and Polar Bears Will Never Be Neighbors 
Viking, 2004
πŸ’£CBC-NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

Friends
Atheneum, 2000

Close Encounters: Exploring the Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope
Hyperion Books for Children, 1998
πŸ’£ Outstanding Trade Book for Children National Science Teachers Association
πŸ’£Science Writing Award from the American Institute of Physics

Twins!
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1998

Adventure in Space: The Flight to Fix the Hubble
Hyperion Books for Children, 1995
πŸ’£ School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
πŸ’£ Booklist Editor's Choice
πŸ’£ VOYA Nonfiction Honor List

Movie Magic: Behind the Scenes with Special Effects 
Morrow Junior Books, 1995

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Funny Papers: Behind the Scenes of the Comics
1993

Look Alive: Behind the Scenes of an Animated Film 
1992
Safe in the Spotlight: The Dawn Animal Agency and the Sanctuary for Animals
1991

Choices 
1989

Kidnapped!: Could It Happen To You? 
1989

Ramona: Behind the Scenes of a Television Show 
1988

Stocks And Bonds, Profits and Losses 
1985

Oil!: Getting It, Shipping It, Selling It 
1984

Doodlebugging, The Treasure Hunt For Oil 
1982

Banking Book 
1981

Adoption 1980
















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