Ellie, Engineer is a game changing STEM book, where Ellie has a tool belt strapped over her skirt. Jackson Pearce has created a wonderful character that can do it all, and do it all well while having a lot of fun. Ellie makes for a great role model for girls that are interested in building and having STEM fun. Luciana had a huge smile talking about this book after she read through it. As parents this book gave her a great message and we are looking forward to some more books like this from Jackson Pearce.
Ellie is an engineer. With a tool belt strapped over her favorite skirt (who says you can’t wear a dress and have two kinds of screwdrivers handy, just in case?), she invents and builds amazing creations in her backyard workshop. Together with her best friend Kit, Ellie can make anything. As Kit’s birthday nears, Ellie doesn’t know what gift to make until the girls overhear Kit’s mom talking about her present–the dog Kit always wanted! Ellie plans to make an amazing doghouse, but her plans grow so elaborate that she has to enlist help from the neighbor boys and crafty girls, even though the two groups don’t get along. Will Ellie be able to pull off her biggest project yet, all while keeping a secret from Kit?
Illustrated with Ellie’s sketches and plans, and including backmatter with a fun how-to guide to tools, this is a STEM- and friendship-powered story full of fun!
Ellie is an engineer, not the one that drivers the train! Ellie loves to build stuff. Her best friend Kit is having a birthday party. Ellie made a machine for Kit but that didn’t work out. The boy’s in the neighborhood are mean so Kit and Ellie made a machine that would teach them a lesson. Ellie makes another present for Kit, but it’s a surprise so you’ll need to read the book to find out!! Ellie makes the coolest machines in her playhouse that she calls a workshop.