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Min Makes a Machine (I Like to Read)

Emily Arnold McCully


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Paperback (7/17/2018)


Budding engineer Min uses her skills to save the day in this Level E easy reader, perfect for Kindergarten students to read on their own!

Min wants to play, but Ann and Bess say it's too hot to do anything. Min waves a fan, but it doesn't help at all. What's a girl to do?
There's a pool, but it's empty—but clever Min finds a nearby well with some water in it. A tube, a hose, some glue, and a good idea later, Min builds a machine to draw water out of the well and into the pool. 
Splash! Thanks to Min, all the girls can play in the pool!
Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully has created a fun tale about creative problem-solving, with simple text for emerging readers and bright illustrations depicting Min's creation of an Archimedes screw to add extra detail.
For more of Min's adventures, check out 3, 2, 1, Go! in which Min builds a catapult.

A Junior Library Guild selection!

The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards.  Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!
Level E stories feature a distinct beginning, middle, and end, with kid-friendly illustrations offering clues for more challenging sentences.  Varied punctuation and simple contractions may be included. Level E books are suitable for early first graders. When Level E is mastered, follow up with Level F.

Praise For Min Makes a Machine (I Like to Read)

"Min is back and still solving problems like a pro. . . . This pachyderm’s predilection for problem solving will delight readers who will want to try this for themselves. Sure to be popular for STEM lessons and a good addition for most collections."—School Library Journal

"Min, the ingenious, intrepid little pachyderm protagonist of the early reader 3-2-1-Go, is back to save the day with a new invention. The social dynamics are the same: Min, whose bright pink bow embodies her indomitable energy, wants to play with older elephants Ann and Bess, but they view Min as a pest at best. (Readers with older, too-cool-for-you siblings will instantly identify.) . . . McCully (Caroline’s Comets) breaks down Min’s problem solving into digestible, replicable parts and acknowledges that every great solution takes hard work. It’s a nifty lesson in both science and tenacity . . . "—Publishers Weekly

"This early reader has a resourceful elephant girl at its center. . . . the controlled text and lively watercolor illustrations will engage young readers learning to independently decode text and just might inspire some to build their own machines, too. STEAM-y early-reader fun."—Kirkus Reviews

Holiday House, 9780823439706, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 2018

About the Author

Emily Arnold McCully has won many awards, including the Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire and a Christopher Award for Picnic. She is the author and illustrator of many books for young people, including Late Nate in a Race; Little Ducks Go; 3, 2, 1, Go!. One of her earlier I Like to Read® titles, Pete Won't Eat, received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, which noted, "New readers will eat this up," and from School Library Journal, which said, "The illustrations are priceless." She lives in New York.