Sunday, October 21, 2018

Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level in the Popular Ellie the Engineer Chapter Book Series from Jackson Pearce, Arrives on Bookshelves on Nov. 6th. Pre-order Your Copy Now! (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Are you familiar with the Ellie the Engineer series by Jackson Pearce?  This is the first book from the series that my girls read, but after finishing, they are excited to read more.  

The next book in the series, "Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level" will be available starting November 6, 2018, and is sure to be a hit with Ellie the Engineer book fans. 

Here is more about this upcoming chapter book release...

"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, when 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 the 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."

Middle-grade fiction
5 1/2 inch x 8 1/4 inch
192 pages
ISBN: 978-68119-521-6
Suggested Retail: $15.99 US/$21.99 Can.


While reading this book my girls were quick to pick up on how the author shares with readers that is OK for girls to like boys things like engineering and building, and boys to like "girl" things like tea parties.  It is the perfect STEM book for middle-grade/advanced chapter book readers to read and enjoy. Both of my girls love STEM activities and building and creating things, so they said they could related to Ellie.  They felt bad when she wasn't getting the recognition she deserved for her creations and ideas, but hoped in the end that Mrs. Curran would see the girls can think like an engineer and build and create amazing things.

There are a spattering of illustrations throughout the book, for those reluctant readers who flip through a book and decide on reading based on if it has pictures or not.  My girls took turns reading this book and were able to complete the fifteen chapter book in a few days.  They liked how at the end of the book, there was a bonus section which featured Ellie's Guide to Machines, which included explanations of things like pulleys, levers, wedges and incline planes, along with illustrations.  

My girls were so eager after reading this book to put their engineering building skills to the test.  They started by drawing their ideas and then gathered materials we had around the house to build their structures just like an engineer would.  As you can see, this book was a hit with both of my girls, and they can't wait to read more Ellie the Engineer books, and start their own collection of this fun STEM-inspired book that shows that girls can be engineers, too!

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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