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Celebrate National Engineers Week + Ellie, Engineer Prize Pack Giveaway

February 18 - 24 is National Engineers Week and  February 22 is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.  We are so happy to celebrate both with a giveaway of the book, Ellie, Engineer by author Jackson Pearce. 

The 2018 National Engineers Week theme is Inspiring Wonder and that's what STEM is all about.  Science plays such an important role in our daily lives and this week along is a great time to share the importance of math, science and all things tech. 

When I think of engineering I think of astronauts, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, and the role they played in helping me discover a love for science.  It's important young girls grow up knowing they can be anything they want to be and that's one of the reasons I enjoyed the book Ellie, Engineer

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!

About the author: Jackson Pearce lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jackson Pearce
Pearce 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. 

Learn More: 
@JacksonPearce (Twitter and Instagram).

We are so excited to share an Ellie, Engineer book + toolbox giveaway and our love of STEM education. 

How will you celebrate National Engineer Week?  Does your daughter's school celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day? 
Ellie, Engineer Book and Toolbox Giveaway


Masshole Mommy said…
All boys here, but they love STEM projects. They are always trying to make things and sometimes they are pretty elaborate.
Glam Karen said…
Sounds like a great book to encourage kids to read more and to be interested in STEM. I love that they chose a girl too, this will empower the young girls to explore their options when it comes to deciding for their future.
Alison Rost said…
I love that we have a week to celebrate engineers. I think they deserve the recognition. This book's really perfect for kids to read. I am all about encouraging kids to learn more about STEM.
Jeannette said…
I have all boys but we LOVE STEM! There was a whole festival here a few weeks ago and we went and loved every minute of it!
Misty said…
I loved reading about you. A biker bar waitress? That must have been interesting. Were you ever scared? (
Always important to introduce our children to all different types of work. If they are interested in engineering so be it.
Joanna Brittain said…
I find this totally interesting since we homeschool. My daughter is 12, and we are constantly reading books like this.
My kids love STEM activities and books. Since they both are readers this giveaway is perfect!
Lisa Favre said…
Now this is the type of literature I can totally stand behind! It's empowering to girls and looks like it has the cutest illustrations.
Sara Welch said…
Engineers are real modern heroes. I love these ideas.
Kita Bryant said…
I never realized there was a week for this! So happy though, they deserve a lot of appreciation!
Our Family World said…
I wish we had this type of book when my kids were still young. Kids today have it so awesome to have access to this kind of STEM-inspired books. I love that the book breaks the stereotypes of engineers being predominantly male.
rika said…
My kids love Stem! Thanks for hosting the giveway, love the prize and I am going to enter this!
Terri Steffes said…
As a former teacher I would have loved spending a day like this to celebrate engineers and to open a door for a girl who loved this idea. The book looks wonderful!
Farida JT said…
As a kid, I was once an "engineer" as I crafted my own doll house and other buildings with a blanket. I was at awe with building something from scratch. My uncle then had a furniture factory and I was amused observing his staff create wonderful pieces of items!
Rose Cottrill said…
I was just talking to my son the other day about career that he might be interested in pursuing as an adult. I told him that engineer is a great profession.
This seems like such a great book! My husband is a a software engineer, so instead of creating something physically it is is all about technology. We have had many conversations with our kids about finding a career you are passionate about, and I love the idea of encouraging young minds like this!
Me and my children always have talks about what they want to be when they grow up. This seems like such a great book idea.
Nikka Shae said…
My kids love STEM, and this is such a great book!
pailofpearls said…
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pailofpearls said…
She has a book about a kid with spy parents.
Bianca Munoz said…
I learned that the author likes glitter and baking! :D
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