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Emily Calandrelli

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Emily Calandrelli

Emily Calandrelli is a producer and the host of Xploration Outer Space, where she shows viewers the most exciting projects in the space industry today and a correspondent on the new series, Bill Nye Saves the World. Emily has a technical background with mechanical and aerospace engineering degrees from West Virginia University and Master’s degrees in aeronautics and astronautics as well as technology and policy from MIT. Emily is a professional speaker and writer and is passionate about exciting students and their families about science and space exploration. Emily is also deeply passionate about getting more girls interested in STEM and STEM careers. She lives in San Francisco. Learn more at TheSpaceGal.com.

Emily Calandrelli

Books by Emily Calandrelli

written by Emily Calandrelli with illustrations by Renee Kurilla and contributions from Tamson Weston - Children's 6-10, Fiction, Friendship, Mystery
Third grader and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace is on spring break. But it’s just a little less relaxing than she’d imagined. Nina is beside herself with excitement about meeting her favorite artist and enlists Ada and Mr. Peebles’s coding-whiz nephew to help revamp her online portfolio. When Nina finally meets Miroir, he snubs her, and her confidence is shaken --- but not enough to miss the art show opening. While there, Ada spots a suspiciously familiar painting that may mean Miroir isn’t the original he claims to be. Will the friends be able to reveal the artist’s true nature, before he fools someone else?
Written by Emily Calandrelli with Tamson Weston and illustrated by Renee Kurilla - Children's 6-10, Fiction, Mystery, Science
Third grader and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace has a new social studies teacher --- who loves group projects. While most of the class has constructed regular dioramas with clay and construction paper, Ada, her best friend Nina, and sometimes nemesis Milton have built a complex scale model of an historic silver mine. But when Milton reveals that he added his “old Milton touch” on their project right before turning it in, Ada worries that he has sabotaged their work. In a desperate attempt to save their project, Ada and Nina use their combined creative and technical prowess to perform a heist and break into their teacher’s supply closet after school.
written by Emily Calandrelli with contributions from Tamson Weston and illustrations by Renee Kurilla - Children's 6-10, Contemporary Fiction, Friendship, Mystery
Third grader and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace likes nothing more than to tinker with mechanics like her robot, George. Her latest project is to fix up a ham radio, something that she could use to contact people on this planet…and beyond. During a sleepover, Ada’s best friend Nina hears something strange coming from the radio in the middle of the night. A distant voice says, “Release the swarm!” convincing Nina that aliens are about to invade planet Earth.
Written by Emily Calandrelli with contributions by Tamson Weston and illustrations by Renee Kurilla - Children's 6-10, Fiction, Mystery, Science
Ada Lace is building a new robot! She’s determined to beat Milton in the upcoming robotics competition. But she’s distracted --- Ada finds her dad’s art class impossible, while Nina is the star of the class, basking in the glory of being Mr. Lace’s star pupil. When Mr. Lace suggests that Nina put on an art show, Ada becomes jealous and loses her temper. Now Ada isn’t speaking to her dad, she’s falling behind in art class, and she still doesn’t know how to fix her robot. As the competition looms closer, Ada starts to wonder if there might be a way to use both science and art to solve her problems.
Written by Emily Calandrelli with contributions by Tamson Weston and illustrations by Renee Kurilla - Children's 6-10, Fiction, Mystery, Science
Ada Lace --- third-grade scientist and inventor extraordinaire --- has discovered something awful: her neighbor’s beloved Yorkie has been dognapped! With the assistance of a quirky neighbor named Nina (who is convinced an alien took the doggie) and her ever-growing collection of gadgets, Ada sets out to find the wrongdoer. As their investigation becomes more and more mysterious, Ada and Nina grow closer, proving that opposites do, in fact, attract.