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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sara Latta  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children;

Born: 1960 in Harper, Kansas


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Illinois Connection

Latta lived in Champaign for over 20 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sara Latta has a Master's degree in Immunology and began writing about science and medicine. In 2006, she took her writing a step further by earning a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, with an emphasis on Writing for Young People. While living in Champaign, Illinois, she was an adjunct professor of English at Richland Community College in Decatur, and wrote a YA book recommendation column for the Champaign ''News-Gazette''. Latta currently resides in New York City.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

All about Earth :
ISBN: 9781474703239. OCLC Number: 898206159

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Step-by-step instructions for activities pertaining to Earth, including its rotation in space, seasons, gravity, and matter--

Allergies /
ISBN: 0766010481. OCLC Number: 37392919

Enslow Publishers,. .

Explores the history of information about allergies and discusses symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and treatments.

Bones :
ISBN: 9781464604256. OCLC Number: 854893855

Enslow Publishers, Inc.,. .

Uses true crime stories to explain the science of forensics and physical anthropology--Provided by publisher.

Bones :
ISBN: 0766036693. OCLC Number: 606234264

Enslow Publishers,. .

"Uses true crime stories to explain the science of forensics and physical anthropology"--Provided by publisher.

Cybercrime :
ISBN: 9781464604263. OCLC Number: 870647352

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Read about this history of cybercrime, and learn about the different types of scams--from phising to spam to hacking--that take place on the internet--Provided by publisher.

Cybercrime :
ISBN: 1598453610. OCLC Number: 665064409

Enslow Publishers,. .

"Read about this history of cybercrime, and learn about the different types of scams--from phising to spam to hacking--that take place on the internet"--Provided by publisher.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one /
ISBN: 0791069559. OCLC Number: 49727609

Chelsea House,. .

Provides real-life examples of ways that young people and their families deal with grief.

DNA and blood :
ISBN: 9781464604270. OCLC Number: 854852698

Enslow Publishers,. .

Learn how blood and DNA are used to solve crimes, with real cases as examples--Provided by publisher.

DNA and blood :
ISBN: 1598453629. OCLC Number: 664451019

Enslow Publishers,. .

"Learn how blood and DNA are used to solve crimes, with real cases as examples"--Provided by publisher.

Food poisoning and foodborne diseases /
ISBN: 0766011836. OCLC Number: 39615164

Enslow Publishers,. .

Examines food poisoning and foodborne diseases, discussing their history, symptoms, effects, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Ice scientist :
ISBN: 9780766030480. OCLC Number: 228631603

Enslow Publishers,. .

Explores different careers in the Antarctic using examples of real scientists in the field--Provided by publisher.

Investigate steroids and performance drugs
ISBN: 9780766042407. OCLC Number: 854848127

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Find out about the history of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs, how they work, their effects, and why people use and abuse them--

Keep out! :
ISBN: 9781476533940. OCLC Number: 828056136

Capstone Press,. .

A look at invasive species, including how they affect other species and what can be done to prevent them from spreading--

Lava scientist :
ISBN: 9780766030497. OCLC Number: 237402148

Enslow Publishers,. .

Explores careers in volcano science using examples of real-life scientists--Provided by publisher.

Medical serial killers
ISBN: 9780766072978. OCLC Number: 918940668

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Describes the psychology behind serial killers who used medicine as their weapon of choice--

Microwave man :
ISBN: 1464403457. OCLC Number: 816499057

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"Read about Percy's early life, his work with radar tubes, and find out how he invented the microwave"--Provided by publisher.

Polar scientists :
ISBN: 0766069664. OCLC Number: 908518024

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"Discusses careers in polar science, including education, training, specialties, and salaries"--

Positive reaction! :
ISBN: 9781491429303. OCLC Number: 1017099867

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Simplifies junior high science in engaging and conversational language and offers examples and activities to show readers how the topics tie in to real life--

Positive reaction! :
ISBN: 1491407808. OCLC Number: 875554684

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"Simplifies junior high science in engaging and conversational language and offers examples and activities to show readers how the topics tie in to real life"--

Scared stiff :
ISBN: 1936976498. OCLC Number: 869923969

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Explains how the primal human emotion of fear can sometimes manifest in the form of extremes, describing common phobias ranging from arachnophobia to zoophobia to reveal their histories, treatments, and famous sufferers.

SMASH!
ISBN: 9781512430707. OCLC Number: 948748514

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Nick and Sophie, two cousins from the United States, visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research and learn about the Large Hadron Collider. Throughout their tour, they chat about the mysteries of particle physics and the building blocks of matter--

Stella Brite and the dark matter mystery
ISBN: 9781607343974. OCLC Number: 861509477

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Stella and her brother Max, of the Brite and Brite Detective Agency, put the mystery of Mayor Pickle's missing Pekingese on hold as they join the astronomy club in researching the problem of invisible dark matter in the universe.

Stella Brite and the dark matter mystery /
ISBN: 157091883x. OCLC Number: 57366442

Charlesbridge,. .

Stella and her brother Max, of the Brite and Brite Detective Agency, put the mystery of Mayor Pickle's missing Pekingese on hold as they join the astronomy club in researching the problem of invisible dark matter in the universe.

The good, the bad, the slimy :
ISBN: 0766012948. OCLC Number: 62525149

Enslow Publishers,. .

Explains how microbes live in and on our bodies, help make food, live in extreme environments, and even change history.

The woman who invented windshield wipers :
ISBN: 9781464611933. OCLC Number: 870869896

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Read about Mary Anderson's early life, and find out why she invented windshield wipers--

The woman who invented windshield wipers :
ISBN: 146440349X. OCLC Number: 825106414

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"Read about Mary Anderson's early life, and find out why she invented windshield wipers"--

What happens in fall? /
ISBN: 0766024172. OCLC Number: 59881696

Enslow Elementary,. .

Simple text and colorful photographs identify things associated with autumn.

What happens in spring? /
ISBN: 0766024199. OCLC Number: 59881692

Enslow Elementary,. .

Explains when spring starts, why the weather gets warmer, why animals have babies in the spring, and more.

What happens in summer? /
ISBN: 0766024164. OCLC Number: 59881691

Enslow Elementary,. .

Learn the answers to many questions about the characteristics of the summer season.

What happens in winter? /
ISBN: 0766024180. OCLC Number: 59881694

Enslow Publishers,. .

Colorfully illustrated explanation of various aspects of winter and how it affects people, plants, and animals.

What You Can Do About Allergies.
ISBN: 9780766070301. OCLC Number: 914190901

Enslow Publishing, LLC.,. .

Almost everyone is allergic to something, it seems. What's the big deal? Just take an antihistamine and carry tissues, right? But some allergies are deadly. This text explains allergies in a way anyone can understand: what causes them, how they're treated, and what to do if you or a loved one hasan allergic reaction.

Who fixed babies' hearts? Vivien Thomas
ISBN: 9780766039636. OCLC Number: 731536315

Enslow Elementary,. .

Read about Vivien Thomas, a man who helped save lives--

Who fixed babies' hearts? Vivien Thomas /
ISBN: 1464401306. OCLC Number: 836207004

Enslow Elementary,. .

"Read about Vivien Thomas, a man who helped save lives"--

Who invented basketball? James Naismith
ISBN: 9780766039650. OCLC Number: 713834635

Enslow Publishers,. .

Find out about James Naismith--the man who invented basketball--

Who invented the ferris wheel? George Ferris
ISBN: 9780766039643. OCLC Number: 711959872

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Read about George Ferris, and how he invented the ferris wheel--

Why is it summer?
ISBN: 9780545550567. OCLC Number: 919775444

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Read about when summer begins, why do we have seasons, how do summer days help plants grow, and what farmers do in the summer--Provided by publisher.