Although Carole Scott's most recently published work involves a chapter and extensive editorial responsibility for a book on Philip Pullman His Dark Materials Illuminated (September 2005, Wayne State University Press), most of her energies during the past five years have been focused on the study of picturebooks. Publications include the 2001 book How Picturebooks Work ( Garland ) as well as a number of articles and presentations on the dynamics of picturebook communication and aesthetics including perspective and point of view, dual audience, fantasy, surrealism and postmodernism, the construction of gender, and the depiction of consciousness. Early this year Bookbird published her "A Challenge to Innocence?: 'Inappropriate' Picturebooks for Children" which includes discussion of American, Danish and French picturebooks, and forthcoming is "Ecological dress: art and pedagogy in the work of C.M. Barker," a British author/illustrator. As a Senior Scholar in the Nordic Children's Literature Network (NorChiLNet) Scott has been involved in a five-year series of workshops and symposia for Nordic graduate students in children's literature, and she has served on the boards of the Children's Literature Association and the International Research Society for Children's Literature.