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Melissa Rooney

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, or visit her on Facebook at
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Eddie the Electron
Eddie the Electron ›
By Melissa Rooney
Price 12.99

Trade Paper

Published Aug 2015

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. 

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Eddie the Electron Moves Out
Eddie the Electron Moves Out ›
By Melissa Rooney, Illustrated by Harry Pulver, Jr.
Price 12.99

Trade Paper

Published Jun 2017

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.

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