Ellie, Engineer (Hardcover)
The Next Level
Bloomsbury Children's Books, 9781681195216, 192pp.
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Ellie the Engineer is back in another 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
After Ellie's first elevator build goes terribly wrong, her parents decide her "punishment" is to assist an elderly neighbor, Mrs. Curran, around the house. Ellie and her friends Kit and Toby are really only supposed to help with little things, but Ellie can't turn down the opportunity to use her engineering skills here and there where she sees a need--because that's what engineers do! It's no fun, though, when Mrs. Curran always gives Toby the credit for all the ingenious projects, and acts like Kit and Ellie were just helping him. . . . Can Ellie come up with another great build to elevate Mrs. Curran's ideas about this girl engineer?
With Ellie's designs and sketches throughout, and her fun guide to simple machines 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 Doublecross and The Inside Job, her middle grade novels include Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures, co-written with Maggie Stiefvater.
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Praise For Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level…
“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
“A structurally sound story about challenging assumptions and responsible engineering.” —Kirkus 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
“An entertaining and memorable story. . . Pearce sets the stage for what could easily become a favorite series.” —Publishers Weekly on THE DOUBLECROSS
“A zany. . . clever protagonist. Oddball characters with plenty of heart and nifty gadgets will draw in readers who appreciate humorous underdog stories.” —Booklist on THE DOUBLECROSS
“This sequel will continue to thrill fans of the series. Wacky and action-packed.” —Kirkus Reviews on THE INSIDE JOB
“A fun-filled adventure from start to finish.” —Booklist on THE INSIDE JOB