Books by Sara Latta

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"An up-to-date excursion past the boundaries of Newtonian physics: 'Crazy!' as the author aptly puts it. (source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A fresh look at some of the universe's weirdest astronomical phenomena and the people who study them. Read full book review >
SMASH! by Sara Latta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Big tech at its biggest; weird science at its weirdest: readers will echo Sophie's 'It's amazeballs!' (glossary, resource lists) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 10-14)"
Two young visitors take simultaneous tours of the world of subatomic particles and of the largest scientific instrument ever built. Read full book review >
SCARED STIFF by Sara Latta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Sympathetic in tone, optimistic in outlook, not heavily earnest: nothing to be afraid of. (end notes, resource list) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Part browsing item, part therapy for the afflicted, this catalog of irrational terrors offers a little help along with a lot of pop psychology and culture. Read full book review >
STELLA BRITE AND THE DARK MATTER MYSTERY by Sara Latta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Despite the superfluous plotline, this wins high marks for its clear, specific introduction to one of modern astronomy's great puzzles. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
In this very thinly disguised science lesson, a pair of freckle-faced, entirely wholesome-looking young detectives take on two cases at once: finding the Mayor's missing Pekingese, and joining the hunt for the elusive "dark matter" that scientists posit to explain the universe's large-scale gravitational behavior. Read full book review >