Elaine was a featured author at the 2012 Texas Book Festival, October 27-28 in Austin, TX.
The American Library Association named Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time: What the Hubble Telescope Saw to its 2012 Notables List. It 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 Life.
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.
Library Sparks featured When is a Planet Not a Planet? and Elaine Scott in the March 2008 issue.
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Site updated May 11, 2013.
Hello and thanks for visiting!
Itís almost autumn, and I canít believe it! 2012 has been a busy year, and a good one. As I had said in a previous letter, Space, Stars, and the Beginning of Time was named an ALA Notable Book and now I can tell you it also won the Texas Institute of Letters Best Childrenís Book award. Delighted is too mild a word to describe my feelings about these honors. So far, this yearís book Buried Alive: How 33 Miners Survived 69 Days Deep Beneath the Chilean Desert has had a warm reception, and of course that makes me happy, too. Iíve just begun to talk about it to children and adults, If youíre interested in downloading the educatorís guide to this book youíll find a link to the pdf on my Links page. It was written by Zoe Ryder White and is simply excellent. Iíve been delighted with its reception and have enjoyed talking about the book to adults and children alike.
In the previous letter I said my house was messy because I was working on two books, Dollars and Sense: A Book About Money for Charlesbridge and Our Moon for Clarion. Iím ashamed to admit that the house remains messy and Iím still at work on those books. Working on two books at once is always tricky for me, so Iím hoping to get a little better organized in 2013. Stay tuned for publication datesóand to see if I ever tell you Iím an organized person.
Iím accepting bookings now for school visits, so if youíre interested please get in touch with me at Elaine@elainescott.com. Iím busy, but never too busy to visit your school or library or answer your questions. Send them on! Iím bragging now, but I have answered every single question that has come to me through these pages, and I intend to keep doing that.
In the meantime, keep on reading and writing! And if you like, friend me on Facebook.
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