Buried Alive was named a 2013 IRA Teacher's Choice Award book.
Learn how Buried Alive fits in with STEM lesson plans.
Elaine was a featured author at the 2012 Texas
Book Festival in Austin, TX.
Library Association named Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope Saw
to its 2012 Notables
also won the prestigious Texas Institute
of Letters writing award!
NASA Lunar and Planetary Institute explores Mars. Click here
for lesson plans and activities to use with Mars and the Search for
Elaine is named as the Featured Sweetheart by the Texas Sweethearts and
Scoundrels writers group. Learn why at the blog.
Read Cynthia Leitich Smith's interview with Elaine at Cynsations.
Now available in audiobook! When is a Planet Not a Planet?: The Story
of Pluto is now available as an audiobook from Random House Audio.
Listen to a sample clip by clicking here.
Sparks featured When is a Planet Not a Planet? and Elaine
Scott in the March 2008 issue.
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Hello, and thanks for visiting my website.
You should find everything youíve ever wanted to know about
me (and probably a lot you donít care about) right here. However, if you canít find what youíre
looking for, just e-mail me at Elaine@elainescott.com
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answering every single e-mail that comes through this site.
Itís hard to believe that 2013 is drawing to a close. Itís been another busy year for me, as Iíve
finished two books that will publish in 2015.
One is a comprehensive look at the moon, detailing the latest scientific
discoveries about Earthís closest neighbor.
I just loved writing it, since the research produced a lot of those ďI
didnít know that!Ē moments that make writing nonfiction such a joy. Look for Our Moon, published by Clarion, in
2015. The second book is Dollars
and Sense, and it will be published by Charlesbridge, also in
2015. As the title implies, this one has
everything to do with moneyóits history, and the care and handling of it,
including earning it, borrowing it, lending it, and budgeting it. The subject may seem heavy, but Iíve tried to
keep the tone light and kid-friendly.
Meanwhile, Iíve been delighted to note that Buried
Alive (Clarion, 2012), the story of the 33 miners who survived for an
incredible 69 days buried beneath the Chilean desert, has appeared on countless
summer reading lists from schools literally across the country, and even
American schools in foreign lands. I
hope many young people have been able to learn something about problem-solving,
courage, and leadership from reading and discussing this book, as they returned
to school this year. For teachers and
librarians, thereís a great educatorís guide to use with the text elsewhere on
the website. Speaking of teachers,
school visits for spring, 2014 are booking up, so if youíre interested in
inviting me to visit with your students, now is the time to schedule a date.
An authorís work is only ďdoneĒ when the author runs out of
ideas. Fortunately that hasnít happened
to me, so I am hard at work developing other projects for the future. Stay tuned to see what they might be! With the implementation of the core curriculum
standards across the country, the demand for carefully researched-and-written
nonfiction has increased. Iím delighted,
since Iíve always believed that good nonfiction is as exciting and rewarding to
read as any piece of fictionóand it has the added bonus of being true! Nothing beats having fun while youíre
Never, ever stop reading!
Honors and Events
Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope Saw
was named a 2012
Notable Book by the American
Library Association. It has
has also been named one of four finalists for the prestigious Texas Institute
of Letters writing awards.
When Is a Planet Not a Planet? is named to the 2010-2011 Young
Hoosier Book Award Nomination List!
Secrets of the Cirque
Medrano has been
named one of Bank Street College's
Best Children's Books of the Year!
State Reading Association awarded When is a Planet Not a Planet?
the 2008 Golden Spur Award for Children's Literature (now called
TSRA Literature Award for Children, Young Adult and Illustrator).
When is a Planet Not a
Planet? won the 2008 Texas Reading Association's Literature Award.
was also named as a PBS
Recommended Book, a 2008 Teacher's
Choice book, and was
also named to the Maine
Student Book Awards list for 2008-2009.
Elaine was a featured author
at the International
Reading Association Conference in Phoenix, AZ, February 21-25, 2009.
Apart was named a finalist for the prestigious Teddy Children's
Book Award in 2005. The Pennsylvania Library Association named Poles
Apart to its YA
Top 40 list! Chicago Public Library names Poles Apart one
of its Best of the Best.
Elaine was one of a select
group of children's authors invited to participate in Laura
Bush Celebrates America's Authors, part
of the extended Inaugural Activities on January 19, 2001.
Read about her experience in the Special Events section of the site.
W. Bush welcomes Elaine Scott to the 1999 Texas Book
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