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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Celebrating National Engineers Week with Ellie, Engineer

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

Did you know National Engineers Week is February 18 through 24 this year?

Ellie loves to build. She’s always engineering new creations with the help of her imagination and her best friend Kit. Unfortunately, with Kit’s birthday just around the corner, the French-braiding machine Ellie built turns out to be more of a hair-knotting machine. What’s Ellie going to do? Luckily, the girls overhear Kit’s mom talking about Kit’s surprise – it must be the dog she’s always wanted! Ellie is struck with inspiration: she’ll build Kit the best doghouse ever! The project quickly becomes more than just a present for Kit – it builds a bridge between Ellie and those bothersome neighbor boys, as well as the other handy girls in her class.

Designed to look like Ellie’s notepad, with pencil-on-graph-paper illustrations of her projects interspersed throughout the book, Ellie, Engineer inspires creative and crafty girls to get hands-on with their imagination. Ellie’s projects range from the simple (using a glass against a wall to amplify sounds), to the practical (the doghouse), to the fantastical (a bedroom security system featuring spikes) – encouraging readers to start small but think big. Ellie’s parents support her engineering experiments, with important safety tips sprinkled throughout, and her relationship with Kit is a glowing example of positive female friendship. They share their hobbies – Ellie likes to get her hands dirty, while Kit prefers ballet – reminding readers that there’s no wrong way to be a girl. Ellie’s hand-drawn tool guide at the end explains basic tools in accessible terms, rounding out this fun and funny adventure, and giving girls everything they need to be their own Ellie!

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. Visit her at and @JacksonPearce on Instagram.

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  1. I'm excited for Ellie the Engineer! This would be for my cousin.


  2. I would love to win this for my great niece. She would be very be very excited!

  3. Wow the kits so much of great mental activities that the kids can enjoy. A must buy for kids who want to explore various ways of learning.

  4. I would give this to my sister. She would love this.

  5. I would love to surprise my youngest daughter with this win. She would love it!

  6. I'd give this to my granddaughter. She would be so excited to get this.

  7. I would be thrilled to win for my daughter Violet! She is all about science and doing new things. She is always my helper when I'm cooking, building and often asks to do science experiments with me. She helped me build shelves for her closet recently.

  8. My sister is a Teacher and the book and toolbox would be perfect for her classroom!

  9. My granddaughter is a fix-it girl! She loves to fix everything! Her dad died when she was a baby so she never knew him and her mom does fixes everything! She helps her mom all the time and I know she would love the toolbox!!

  10. I’m excited to win this for my granddaughter because the book shows girls they can become engineers. She loves to read and would love the toolbox too.

  11. I would love to win this for my niece! She absolutely loves to read!

  12. I'd be excited to win this for my grandson. He would love it!

  13. I would give this to my daughter. It looks like something she would enjoy.

  14. I would like to give this to my niece. I think she'll enjoy it.

  15. I would like to win this for my granddaughter :)

  16. I would give to my daughter who is quite the engineer.

  17. I would love to win this for my daughter! She would absolutely love the book and would be ecstatic about getting to make her own toolbox! :)

  18. I would love to win this for my oldest niece, she loves things like this.

  19. What a cute toolbox set! Great example for girls!


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