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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ellie, Engineer Engineering Week Book Giveaway

It is National Engineers Week (2/18-24) and Girl Day (2/22) this week and we're celebrating with a giveaway of the book Ellie, Engineer by acclaimed YA and MG author Jackson Pearce. In addition to the book, the winner gets a custom DIY Ellie-branded toolbox, designed to be easily assembled Ellie-style.
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!

Read an Ellie, Engineer book review at Java John Z's. Can't wait to get the book? Feel free to pick it up at Amazon or your favorite book store.

For the giveaway, the winner gets a copy of the book Ellie, Engineer, a ready to be assembled, custom DIY Ellie-branded toolbox, as well as some simple tools and an instruction booklet!. The giveaway is open to US residents who are 18+ and ends on 3/10/18 at 11:59pm EST. See Giveaway Rules for more complete details on rules.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information. Java John Z's is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

16 comments:

  1. I would like to read Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures to my niece.

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  2. I would like to have my child read Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures

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  3. Double Cross looks like a good one to read with my nieces.

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  4. I would like to read Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures

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  5. I would enjoy Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures as well as sharing it with my grandkids.

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  6. I'd like to read Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures.

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  7. Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures.

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  8. I also like THE DOUBLECROSS book

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  9. I think my little girl would like Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures

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  10. "Bossypants" by Tina Fey!

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  11. My Granddaughter would love Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures.

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  12. The Inside Job would be a good one for my nieces

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  13. I love the chicken soup series, there's positive messages for young women in several of their books.

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  14. I would like to read "The Inside Job".

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