Eddie the Electron Moves Out

Eddie the Electron Moves Out
Eddie the Electron Moves Out

Eddie the Electron Moves Out

By Melissa Rooney, Illustrated by Harry Pulver, Jr.

Eddie the Electron


27 Pages, 7.94 x 9.6

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $16.99)

ISBN 9781944995140

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Jun 2017)
Amberjack Publishing

Price: $12.99
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In this sequel to Eddie the Electron, Eddie is free from the balloon which held his Helium atom, and he’s off on a new adventure, as his lighter-than-air atom rises above the houses and trees… All the way to the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere, where sky and space meet.

Along the way, Eddie will teach young readers atomic concepts as he reminisces about the creation of his Helium atom, and how it and other Helium atoms are harvested and used. Eddie will also teach readers about the Earth's dwindling reserve of Helium, and how vitally important it is to conserve the precious gas.

To spend more time with Eddie, check out his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EddieTheElectron/


Eddie the Electron is a fun and engaging book that brings abstract chemistry concepts to life. . . . This little book packed a punch, as it led to discussions on the speed of light, size and whether there is such a thing as infinite smallness, and noble gases. Who says you can’t learn chemistry at 7, 5, and 4-years-old? . . . The book presents abstract concepts in a fun way, keeping kids interested and engaged.” —My Little Poppies blog

Eddie the Electron is an elementary science reader that teaches some basic chemistry concepts in a fun and engaging way. This is NOT a dry science textbook—it’s an easily readable story laced with humor and fun illustrations. . . . fosters natural learning that a parent and child can enjoy together—and that makes it a win in my book!” —Meaningful Homeschooling

“Eddie the Electron is a very active electron who is not satisfied being attached to a helium atom inside a balloon with another rather boring electron.  He wants action, and he keeps talking to the reader of the story about his boring electron life until he finally gets some action.  It’s a silly story that kept my girls laughing and say, ‘Oh no!’ over and over. . . . let me just admit it—teaching about something you cannot see to elementary students is a challenge because, well, because they can’t see it.  I think that is why I most appreciated this book.  It made the learning of something unseen so much easier to understand (even for me).” —Cornerstone Confessions

What I loved about Eddie the Electron was how engaging the story was. The kids were so interested in the story, especially Eddie’s frustration with Erwin, his fellow electron, that they didn’t even realize we were discussing a fairly advanced topic.” —Look! We’re Learning!

“An engaging kids’ science book is absolutely the best way to teach elementary science! Textbooks may cover every topic needed, but kids are bored. They’re lost before the first paragraph ends because they’re not engaged.  A good kids’ science book, on the other hand, draws the kids’ interest from the very beginning.  . . . Eddie the Electron fascinated my kids. In fact, my 6yo daughter was eager for her middle school brother to read it again and again and again.” —Classically Homeschooling

Author Biography

Before writing children’s books, Melissa (Bunin) Rooney grew up in Martinsville, VA, attended the College of William and Mary, and earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina. One of her passions is introducing scientific concepts to children and fueling their interest, especially when they don’t immediately understand. After all, the things we don’t understand are the most intriguing, and contemplating them results in scientific and technological advances (not to mention employment!). 
Find out more about Melissa at www.melissarooneywriting.com, or visit her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/melissarooneywriting/

Harry Pulver Jr. has worked as a professional illustrator for over 30 years. His clients include Crain’s New York Business, The Wall Street Journal, Cargill Inc., Coca Cola, Microsoft, 3M, Sony/Epic Music Group, American Lung Assoc., Scholastic Inc., National Geographic World and The Children’s Television Workshop.  He attended St. Olaf College, The Minnesota College of Art and Design, and Pratt Manhattan School of Design. When he's not drawing, Harry also plays accordion in his award winning Polka Rock band, TUBBY ESQUIRE. You can see more of his artwork or contact him at www.harrypulver.com. 

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Trade Paper

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Eddie the Electron wants to educate kids everywhere about what it's like to be an electron!

He's cute, super enthusiastic, ambitious, smaller than the tip of a pencil and he doesn't want to be confused with a proton or an atom. Feeling stuck with his unexciting fellow electron Erwin, Eddie finds himself with way too much spare time on his hands and longing for adventure outside of the helium balloon where he lives. Just what lengths will he go to be free? There's only one way to find out! Come along with us and learn about life in Eddie's world. 

To spend more time with Eddie, check out his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EddieTheElectron/