Ellie, Engineer (Hardcover)
In the Spotlight
Bloomsbury Children's Books, 9781547601851, 208pp.
Publication Date: November 5, 2019
Ellie the Engineer is back in a third charming, hilarious, illustrated story filled with creative, STEM-powered fun!
"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
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.
About the Author
Jackson Pearce lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of a series of teen retold fairy-tales, including Sisters Red, Sweetly, Fathomless, and Cold Spell, as well as two stand-alones, As You Wish and Purity. As J. Nelle Patrick, she is the author of Tsarina. In addition to the Ellie, Engineer series, The Doublecross, and The Inside Job, her middle grade novels include Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures, co-written with Maggie Stiefvater.
@JacksonPearce (Twitter and Instagram)
Praise For Ellie, Engineer: In the Spotlight…
“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
“Without resorting to didacticism, this book offers an important message about how making assumptions and believing stereotypes can hurt people. Children will enjoy the humorous situations . . . Teachers will appreciate Ellie's guide to simple machines in the back of the book and the meaningful integration of engineering concepts.” —School Library Connection on ELLIE, ENGINEER: THE NEXT LEVEL