ELAINE LANDAU
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BIG CATS
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CBC's National Children's Choice
 Book of the Year
Award
in the 3rd to 4th grade ca
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2011 Grand Canyon Reader Award
(Childrens Choice Award for Arizona
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          Elaine Landau is a highly acclaimed author of over 300 nonfiction books. She has written on such subjects as terrorism, earth science, the supernatural, planets, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and a broad range of contemporary issues.

Her most recent published books include Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Pluto: From Planet to Dwarf, Big Cats: Hunters f the Night, The Best Dog Ever series.

      Other books by Elaine Landau are: Suicide Bombers, Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown, and POPCORN!. She says, "I've loved hearing stories for as long as I remember.. As a child my parents read to me, and when I grew older, I read to myself. After visiting the children's room of my local library, I knew I'd found my favorite place in the world I spent much of my childhood there, making friends with the librarians and losing myself in the books. We didn't have a lot of money, so my library card felt like a charge card to me. I loved the idea of being able to take home whichever book appealed to me at the moment."

Elaine has a BA degree in English and Journalism and a Masters degree in Library and Information Science.

        Ms. Landau lives in tropical Miami with her husband, Norman, and her son, Michael. Her husband, a top-notch researcher, works with her on many of her books. Their son, Michael, tells jokes and encourages them to take him to Disney World. When that doesn't work as often as he'd like, he suggests that they eat out. Many of Elaine Landau's books have been written under a palm tree while drinking lemonade. However, her favorite trip was going to chilly Scotland to research a book on the Loch Ness monster. She also loved visiting Alaska.

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Many of Elaine Landau's books have received the following honors: 

 Grand Canyon Reader Award, Nominee
CBC's National Chil;dren's Choice Book of the Year Award
R
hode Island Children's Book Award, Nominee

TriState Books of Note

International Reading Association/ Children's Book Council - Children's Choices
The Center For Children's Books: Best Books List
Science Books & Films: Best Books For Junior High and High School Readers
Banks Street College of Education: The Best Children's Books of the Year
Los Angeles' 100 Best Books
Virginia Center for Children's Books, Best Bets for the Classroom
Society of School Librarians International Book Award, Honor Book
Norman A. Sugarman Children's Biography Award, Nominee

International Reading Association Young Adults' Choices
American Association for the Advancement of Science:
"Science Books and Film," Best Children's Science Book List
Association,"Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers"
Booklist's Top Ten Biographies
The New York Public Library Books for the Teenage
VOYA's Non-Fiction Honor List
New Jersey Institute of Technology Awards
OFBF Children's Literature Award - Honors List
National Council for Social Studies/Children's Book Council,
Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies
National Science Teachers Association/Children's Book Council, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children
STARRED REVIEWS in
School Library Journal, Booklist, and Library Media Connection

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Award for Children's Literature.
This award is given annually for "a distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended List
The Rain Forest Collection: Booklist's selection of the best rain forest books of the decade
Wisconsin Agricultutre in the Classroom - Book of the Year

Published Books

NEW BOOKS 2010 - 2011

Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico (Exceptional Science Titles for Intermediate Grades) by Elaine Landow Reading level: Ages 9-12 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Millbrook Press (March 2011)

ISBN-10: 076137485X ISBN-13: 978-0761374855

The oil spill was the largest in U.S. history. In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sank. Oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico from a deep ocean well. For months, the energy company BP tried to control the leak. More than four million barrels of oil flowed into the Gulf before the well was stopped. Fishers, shrimpers, and many others along the Gulf coast lost their income as polluted water prevented fishing and stifled tourism. Meanwhile, countless workers tried to contain the spilled oil. Boat crews skimmed the oil slicks on the surface. Scientists poured chemicals into the water to break up the oil. Then bacteria could remove the smaller oil droplets from the water. Wildlife organizations rescued oil-slicked pelicans, turtles, and other animals. The government, together with BP and volunteers, rallied to help coastal areas recover. Oil Spill! explores the Gulf of Mexico disaster from the beginning. With vivid images and diagrams, it breaks down the murky mess to look at how it happened, how it affected the Gulf, how it compares to past spills, and how kids can help the area recover."

The Best Cat Series

Persians Are the Best! (The Best Cats Ever)

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(Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (January 2011)

ISBN-13: 978-0761364252
What's that cat with the stocky body, short legs, and flat face? It's the Persian! Persians are fancy felines with glamorous long coats, and their personalities are just as appealing as their looks. Their owners think they are the best cats ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're a Persian fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its status as America's most popular cat to its history as a pretty pet in Persia. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Persian. So check out this go-to guide for Persian lovers--and learn all about why Persians are the best breed there is!

 

Ragdolls Are the Best! (The Best Cats Ever)

Elaine Landau (Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group (January 2011)  

ISBN-13: 978-0761364283
What's that cat with the fluffy coat, large build, and gentle personality? It's the ragdoll! Ragdolls are sweet cats with bushy tails and big blue eyes. Their owners think they are the best cats ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're a ragdoll fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from the coloration of its fur to the way it goes limp just like a rag doll when it's held. You'll also want to find out how to care for the ragdoll. So check out this go-to guide for ragdoll lovers--and learn all about why ragdolls are the best breed there is!

 

 

Siamese Are the Best! (The Best Cats Ever)

Elaine Landau (Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group (January 2011)  

ISBN-13: 978-0761364276
Siamese are pretty felines with slim legs and wedge-shaped heads. Their owners think they are the best cats ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're a Siamese fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its beautiful sky-blue eyes to the way its meow sounds like a baby's cry. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Siamese. So check out this go-to guide for Siamese lovers--and learn all about why Siamese are the best breed there is!

 

 

Sphynx Are the Best! (The Best Cats Ever)

Elaine Landau (Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group (January 2011)

ISBN-13: 978-0761364290
"What's that unusual cat with almost no hair? It's the sphynx! Sphynx cats have thin layers of fur, large ears, and slim bodies. They're also friendly and playful. Their owners think they are the best cats ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're a sphynx fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its indoor lifestyle to how sphynx cats got their start. You'll also want to find out how to care for the sphynx. So check out this go-to guide for sphynx lovers--and learn all about why sphynx are the best breed there is!"

 

Manx Are the Best! (The Best Cats Ever) Elaine Landau (Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group (January 2011)

ISBN-13: 978-0761364320

What's that tailless cat with the thick fur and big eyes? It's the Manx! Manx are charming and playful, and they sometimes act more like dogs than cats. Their owners think they are the best cats ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're a Manx fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its roots on the Isle of Mann to its time living in the palace of King Edward VII. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Manx. So check out this go-to guide for Manx lovers--and learn all about why Manx are the best breed there is

 

Maine Coons Are the Best! (The Best Cats Ever)
Elaine Landau (Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (January 2011)

 ISBN-13: 978-0761364269

Egyptian Maus Are the Best! (The Best Cats Ever) Elaine Landau (Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (January 2011)

 ISBN-13: 978-0761364313 
What's that cat with the silky, spotted coat and pale green eyes? It's the Egyptian mau! Egyptian maus are intelligent, loving, and loyal. Their owners think they are the best cats ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're an Egyptian mau fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its roots as a prized animal in ancient Egypt to how it came to the United States with a Russian princess. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Egyptian mau. So check out this go-to guide for Egyptian mau lovers--and learn all about why Egyptian maus are the best breed there is!

American Shorthairs Are the Best! (The Best Cats Ever)

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(Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group (January 2011)

ISBN-13: 978-0761364306

What's that friendly cat with the round face, muscular body and glossy coat? It's the American shorthair! American shorthairs are curious, playful, cuddly cats. Their owners think they are the best cats everand it's easy to see why. If you're an American shorthair fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its history catching mice on ships to the New World to its work fighting the San Francisco plague in the 1900s. You'll also want to find out how to care for the American shorthair. So check out this go-to guide for American shorthair loversand learn all about why American shorthairs are the best breed there is!

 

 

The Best Dog Series

 

Irish Wolfhounds Are the Best! (The Best Dogs Ever)

Elaine Landau (Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (January 2011)

 ISBN-13: 978-0761360810

What's that huge dog with the shaggy coat and easygoing nature? It's the Irish wolfhound! Irish wolfhounds are handsome, faithful, loving dogs. Despite their size, they are peaceful companions. Their owners think they are the best dogs ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're an Irish wolfhound fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its royal Irish roots to its gentleness with children. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Irish wolfhound. So check out this go-to guide for Irish wolfhound lovers--and learn all about why Irish wolfhounds are the best breed there is!


Great Danes Are the Best! (The Best Dogs Ever)

Elaine Landau (Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group (January 2011)

ISBN-13: 978-0761360797

What's that dog with the handsome looks, graceful walk, and body the size of a pony? It's the Great Dane! Great Danes are quiet dogs with gentle personalities and hearts of gold. Their owners think they are the best dogs ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're a Great Dane fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its roles in modern comic strips and movies to its history as a hunting dog in Germany. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Great Dane. So check out this go-to guide for Great Dane lovers--and learn all about why Great Danes are the best breed there is!

Cocker Spaniels Are the Best! by Elaine Landau

Pub. Date: August 2010 Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group Format: Library Binding , 32pp Age Range: 7 to 10 ISBN: 076135056X


What's that dog with the shiny coat, floppy ears, and cheerful spirit It's the cocker spaniel! Cocker spaniels are active dogs with a loving nature and lots of pep. Their owners think they are the best dogs everand it's easy to see why. If you're a cocker fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its popularity as a celebrity pet to its history as a hunting dog in Spain. You'll also want to find out how to care for the cocker spaniel. So check out this go-to guide for cocker loversand learn all about why cocker spaniels are the best breed there is!


Dachshunds Are the Best! (The Best Dogs Ever)

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(Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (January 2010)

 ISBN-13: 978-1580135634
What's that dog with the long body, soft ears, and loyal personality? It's the dachshund! Dachshunds are sweet dogs with clownish attitudes and bold streaks of independence. Their owners think they are the best dogs ever - and it's easy to see why. If you're a dachshund fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its strong bark and great potential as a watchdog to its history as a badger hunter in Germany. You'll also want to find out how to care for the dachshund. So check out this go-to guide for dachshund lovers - and learn all about why dachshunds are the best breed there is!

 

Boston Terriers Are the Best! (The Best Dogs Ever)

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Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (August 2010)

 ISBN-13: 978-0761350552

What's that dog with the perky ears, big eyes, and lively personality? It's the Boston terrier! Boston terriers are ""people pooches"" with playful spirits and keen intelligence. Their owners think they are the best dogs ever and it's easy to see why. If you're a Boston terrier fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its smooth coat and sturdy body to its history as a fighting dog in Boston, Massachusetts. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Boston terrier. So check out this go-to guide for Boston terrier lovers and learn all about why Boston terriers are the best breed there is!

 

 

Rottweilers Are the Best! (The Best Dogs Ever)

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Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (August 2010)

ISBN-13: 978-0761350590
What's that big dog with the powerful body and rusty orange markings? It's the Rottweiler! Rottweilers are courageous dogs with an even temper and a great sense of humor. Their owners think they are the best dogs everand it's easy to see why. If you're a Rotty fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its history as a working dog in the Roman Empire to its search and rescue service in World War I. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Rottweiler. So check out this go-to guide for Rottweiler loversand learn all about why Rottweilers are the best breed there is!

Saint Bernards Are the Best! (The Best Dogs Ever)

Elaine Landau (Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group (January 2011)

 ISBN-13: 978-0761360803

What's that dog with the massive body, wide head, and drooping cheeks? It's the Saint Bernard! Saint Bernards are courageous dogs with kind hearts and even-tempered personalities. Their owners think they are the best dogs ever--and it's easy to see why. If you're a Saint Bernard fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its muscular frame and keen sense of smell to its history as a search and rescue dog in Switzerland. You'll also want to find out how to care for the Saint Bernard. So check out this go-to guide for Saint Bernard lovers--and learn all about why Saint Bernards are the best breed there is!

 

Shih Tzus Are the Best! (The Best Dogs Ever)

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(Author) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Library Binding: 32 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (August 2010)  

ISBN-13: 978-1580135641
What's that dog with the flowing coat; tiny nose; and wide-eyed, friendly expression? It's the shih tzu! Shih tzus are outgoing dogs with great looks and trusting personalities. Their owners think they are the best dogs everand it's easy to see why. If you're a shih tzu fan, you'll want to learn all about this breed, from its sweet nature and love of people to its history as a pampered pooch in China and Tibet. You'll also want to find out how to care for the shih tzu. So check out this go-to guide for shih tzu loversand learn all about why shih tzus are the best breed there is!

 


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Ready and Make Music Series

Are the Drums for You? (Ready to Make Music)

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Reading level: Ages 9-12 Library Binding: 40 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (September 2010)

ISBN-13: 978-0761354260

The drums are a blast to play and fun to learn. Drummers play in many types of groups from rock to pop to jazz. The band Led Zeppelin had hard-rocking drum rhythms. Even Beyonc dances to the beat of the two drummers in her band Suga Mama. But are the drums right for you? Or would a different choice be better? Hear what professional drummers like about their instrument, and learn what skills a good drummer needs. Discover whether the drums are your best choice for making music.

 

Is Singing for You? (Ready to Make Music)

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Reading level: Ages 9-12 Library Binding: 40 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (August 2010)

ISBN-13: 978-0761354277
Learning to sing well is a wonderful goal. The human voice is perhaps the most beautiful-sounding instrument there is! Indeed, singers bring a special touch to all kinds of music, from rock and roll and jazz to opera and country. Singers as diverse as Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, and Josh Groban all reflect the power and beauty of the human voice. But is singing right for you? Or might band be a better fit? Hear what professional singers like about their craft, and learn what skills a good singer needs. Discover whether singing is your best choice for making music.

 

Is the Clarinet for You? (Ready to Make Music)

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Reading level: Ages 9-12 Library Binding: 40 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (August 2010)

ISBN-13: 978-0761354215
The clarinet is a wonderful instrument. Its smooth, creamy sounds enhance all types of music, from classical to jazz to rock and roll. Indeed, artists as diverse as Benny Goodman, Supertramp, and the Beatles have all featured clarinets in their songs. But is the clarinet the right instrument for you? Or would a different choice be better? Hear what professional clarinetists like about their instrument, and learn what skills a good clarinetist needs. Discover whether the clarinet is your best choice for making music.

 


Is the Flute for You? (Ready to Make Music)

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Reading level: Ages 9-12 Library Binding: 40 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (September 2010)

ISBN-13: 978-0761354208
" Learning to play the flute is a wonderful goal. The flute is one of the most beautiful-sounding instruments there is! Its high, sweet sounds enhance all types of music, from classical and jazz to country and even rock. But is the flute the right instrument for you? Or would a different choice be better? Hear what professional flutists like about their instrument, and learn what skills a good flutist needs. Discover whether the flute is your best choice for making music."

 

Is the Guitar for You? (Ready to Make Music)

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Reading level: Ages 9-12 Library Binding: 40 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (August 2010)

 

ISBN-13: 978-0761354246

"The guitar is one of the coolest, most popular instruments around. Rockers Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen are legendary for their guitar-playing skills. The guitar is also a main instrument in country, blues, jazz, and classical music. But is the guitar the right instrument for you? Or would a different choice be better? Hear what professional guitarists like about their instrument, and learn what skills a good guitarist needs. Discover whether the guitar is your best choice for making music."

 


Is the Trumpet for You? (Ready to Make Music)

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(Author) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Library Binding: 40 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (September 2010)

ISBN-13: 978-0761354222
The trumpet may be one of the smallest brass instruments, but its sound is bold and exciting. Trumpeters play in all types of groups, such as orchestras, marching bands, jazz ensembles, and even rock bands! But is the trumpet the right instrument for you? Or would a different choice be better? Hear what professional trumpeters like about their instrument, and learn what skills a good trumpeter needs. Discover whether the trumpet is your best choice for making music.

 

 

Is the Violin for You? (Ready to Make Music)

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Reading level: Ages 9-12 Library Binding: 40 pages Publisher: Lerner Publications (September 2010)

ISBN-13: 978-0761354239
"The violin is one of the most versatile instruments around. Its sweet, clear sounds enhance all types of music, from classical and jazz to rock and country. Indeed, groups as diverse as Evanescence, Yellowcard, and the Dixie Chicks have all featured violins in their songs. But is the violin the right instrument for you? Or would a different choice be better? Hear what professional violinists like about their instrument, and learn what skills a good violinist needs. Discover whether the violin is your best choice for making music. "



 

What Would You Do Series
published by Enslow Publishers (click on title to order)

From True Books from Scholastic
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The Sense of Hearing
The Sense of Touch

NEW BOOKS 2009-2010 (in red)
Head-to-Toe Health Series

published by Marshall Cavendish/Benchmark Books
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AsthmaBites and StingsBroken Bones
Bumps, Bruises, and ScrapesCavities and ToothachesThe Common Cold
Head LiceNosebleedsFood Allergies
PinkeyeChickenpoxFever

Children's Press True Series

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Hunters of the Night series from Enslow Publishers

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Presentations

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Elaine Landau not only writes for children - she writes with them, too.

She does several programs:


The Professional Fees $850 a day plus transportation and hotel accommodations.

If you would like to learn more about having Ms. Landau do writing workshops or other author programs at your school or library, please email her.

 

She has also developed a course for adults on writing successfully for young people.
See her course WRITING NONFICTION CHILDREN'S BOOKS at SeeSpotBooks.com

Contact

Elaine Landau
11810 SW 92 Lane
Miami, FL 33186

Phone (305) 596-3757
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