Books by Elizabeth Rusch

Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A peppy introduction to a lesser-known type of worker dog. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
An exploration of the work of avalanche-rescue dogs through a focus on one dog and her trainer. Read full book review >
IMPACT! by Elizabeth Rusch
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Lavishly illustrated with Anderson's photographs, this wide-ranging sample of asteroid science presumes quite a bit of previous knowledge but will reward the enthusiast. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
In space and on Earth, scientists study asteroids in hopes of avoiding a disaster like the one that befell the dinosaurs. Read full book review >
MUDDY MAX by Elizabeth Rusch
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Not a slick kickoff, but the premise should stick with (if not to) readers well enough to water interest in sequels. (activities) (Graphic fantasy. 10-12)"
Repeated dunks in contaminated mud confer temporary superpowers on a middle schooler in this spotty series opener. Read full book review >
ELECTRICAL WIZARD by Elizabeth Rusch
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An engaging volume that will encourage both budding scientists and anyone intrigued by the creative process. (sources, bibliography, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Nikola Tesla's curiosity and passion for discovery are on full display in this picture-book biography. Read full book review >
VOLCANO RISING by Elizabeth Rusch
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A clever and appealing introduction to a remarkable natural phenomenon. (glossary, bibliography, further reading) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Blowing their tops off, growing taller and wider, and forming new mountains and islands, volcanoes can be both destructive and creative. Extraordinary illustrations complement this description of eight extraordinary Earth events. Read full book review >
ERUPTION! by Elizabeth Rusch
Released: June 18, 2013

"High-stakes science, portrayed in one of the scarier entries in this bar-setting series. (glossary, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Rusch (Mighty Mars Rovers, 2012) cranks up the pressure as she portrays scientists whose work requires getting entirely too close to active or soon-to-be-active volcanoes. Read full book review >
Released: June 18, 2012

"How extraordinary to visit Mars in Spirit; readers will be very glad of the Opportunity. (sources, chapter notes, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
What's it like to explore Mars? Did life ever exist on Earth's red neighbor? To find out, readers need only soar along with this enthralling account of the adventures of two rovers designed to seek evidence on Mars of water that could have once supported life. Read full book review >