Ellie, Engineer: In the Spotlight

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Is this book about a real woman in STEAM?

Release Date: April 27, 2021

Ellie enters a pageant with her best friend Kit, which means lots of glitter, hairspray, and chances to make new friends. After all, Ellie has lots of engineering ideas to help the other girls with their talents, like building a light-up skateboard ramp for Kit!

But one contestant, Kit's not-so-nice pageant rival Melody, makes fun of Ellie's tool belt and thinks engineering is messy. And when Melody's rabbit--part of her magic act--goes missing, Ellie knows that she can build a contraption to catch him. But Melody's comments have made Ellie start to doubt herself--what if a pageant isn't a place for engineering?

With Ellie's designs and sketches throughout, and her fun guide to electricity and circuits in the back, the continuation of this delightful series will leave young readers laughing and inspired to create.

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Author:

Jackson Pearce

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Publisher:

Bloomsbury Children's Books

Recommended Ages:

8-12 years

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Girls Love STEAM Review:

Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:

“Look out, Junie B. Jones! Ellie the engineer is thinking, making, creating, and showing enthusiasm and brilliance with her creations!”
-- School Library Connection on ELLIE, ENGINEER

“Charming. . . . In addition to spotlighting engineering, the narrative contains strong themes of friendship and working together toward a common goal.”
-- School Library Journal on ELLIE, ENGINEER

“Pearce emphasizes Ellie's persistence and individuality. . . . Mourning's notebook-style images help give a sense of how Ellie's brain works.”
-- Publishers Weekly on ELLIE, ENGINEER

“Explicitly rejects the idea that activities and objects are gendered (e.g., boys and girls can both like engineering and tea parties). . . . A spirited, duplicable depiction of STEM fun.”
-- Kirkus Reviews on ELLIE, ENGINEER

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