Ellie, Engineer by Jackson Pearce

Ellie, Engineer

The hilarious and smart start of a series about a girl who loves to build—STEM-powered, creative fun for girls.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 kn...


Details Ellie, Engineer

TitleEllie, Engineer
ISBN9781681195193
Author
Release DateJan 16th, 2018
PublisherBloomsbury USA
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Realistic Fiction, Chapter Books
Rating

Reviews Ellie, Engineer

  • Caitlin Zonder
    1970-01-01
    I am so in love with this book! I just adored Ellie and I am so glad that this is going to be a series. I love that Ellie, as a 3rd grader, has a tool belt and wears it over skirts! Love the message that both girls AND boys should be able to like whatever they want to. Girls being engineers, boys drinking tea with pinkies up! I think this holds a special place because I was, and still am an Ellie. I also am so glad Ellie will be around for my gir...
  • Carin
    1970-01-01
    What a great middle grade read! Ellie wants to be an engineer and in fact, already thinks she is one. She has her own tool belt, which she straps on over her skirt, and gets to work building things. Mostly she builds with her best friend, Kit, and they start off by building a giant slingshot to shoot water balloons in a group of boys in another yard. Ellie makes sure to write detailed explanations of all her projects (and whether or not they were...
  • Jen Naughton
    1970-01-01
    Ellie is a STEM-oriented girl who loves to build things and self-identifies as an engineer. She loves finding out how things work by not only building but by taking things apart (which sometimes gets her into trouble). There is typical age-appropriate friend drama included, and I liked how Ellie eventually involved all her friends in her hobby. There are end pages which describe various hand tools and their uses. Overall I'd place this as an ok...
  • Ms. Yingling
    1970-01-01
    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusEllie loves to build things, drawing up plans and using her impressive array of tools to create and build all manner of innovative projects. When her best friend Kit's birthday is approaching, and the friends overhear that Kit is getting Miss Penelope, a dog, Ellie sets out to build a dog house. She needs some help, and even though the neighborhood boys are annoying, she enlists the help of Toby for a lot of the project. ...
  • Vera Godley
    1970-01-01
    Girls will love reading about the interesting things in which Ellie and her friend Kit involve themselves. Most of it is pretty standard tween stuff but some of it is pretty much off the wall because Ellie is quite an unusual girl. She envisions solutions and those solutions are things she makes or builds. She is a tool-weilding, solution-finding, object-building, girly friend to have around.Parents today are afforded the opportunity in today's w...
  • Emily
    1970-01-01
    Young Emily (whose dad built her a kid-sized tool bench) would have loved this book. Adult Emily (who recently brought her power drill to work to build a bookshelf) DID love this book! Ellie is now my inspiration, building clever projects from nothing, and bringing all the neighborhood kids (girls AND boys) together for one epic build. Loved the message in this book that there aren't girl things and boy things, there are just Ellie things!
  • Rosemary
    1970-01-01
    Ellie, Engineer, by Jackson Pearce, (Jan. 2018, Bloomsbury USA), $15.99, ISBN: 9781681195193Recommended for readers 7-10Ellie is a 9 year-old engineer: she can take darn near anything apart and make it something even cooler. Most of the time. When she sets out to make an amazing birthday gift for her best friend, Kit, she finds herself in the middle of a friendship mess: the girls normally don't like the "jerk boys", but Ellie's discovered that t...
  • Sarah Monsma
    1970-01-01
    When the boys of the neighborhood exclude the girls from their soccer game, Ellie Engineer and her best friend Kit strike back by building an amazing water balloon launcher and soaking them all. The water balloon launcher is just one of the many engineering ideas that Ellie keeps in a notebook in her tool belt along with her hammer, two screwdrivers, and her prized possession, a mini electric drill. Ellie loves engineering, and all the neighborho...
  • michelle
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to @NetGalley and @bloomsburypublishing for providing me with a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.What a fun book! The book starts with a boys vs girls issue that Ellie solves by inventing a giant water balloon launcher, but as the book progresses, Ellie learns that we can't and shouldn't always divide things by gender. One area where Ellie is sure that gender doesn't matter is engineering and it is her biggest passion.I...
  • Liz
    1970-01-01
    I approached this book with mixed feelings, but was quickly enchanted by this fun-loving kid who loves to invent and build. In the opening pages of this chapter book, we meet Ellie and her best friend, Kit. They are deeply absorbed in building a large water balloon launcher out of broomsticks, exercise bands, and Ellie’s dad’s funnel (let’s hope the holes Ellie drills in the funnel don’t prevent him from changing his oil!).While the inven...
  • Kristyn
    1970-01-01
    kidlitexchange #partner I received a review copy of this book as part of the Kidlitexchange network. Opinions are my own.I loved Ellie, Engineer. This story is so cute! This book follows Ellie and her friends as they attempt to engineer and build a birthday present for Ellie’s best friend, Kit. The story sends wonderful messages about friendship, teamwork, and telling the truth. It also touches on the topic of “gendered” activities (such as...
  • Pam
    1970-01-01
    I read an egalley from Netgalley.Ellie is a girl who likes to wear dresses that match her best friend Kit, and she also likes to build things. She has a notebook of ideas, which includes a balloon launcher she uses to retaliate when the neighborhood boys won't let Ellie and Kit play soccer.When Kit and Ellie eavesdrop on Kit's mom and find out that Kit is getting Miss Penelope for her birthday, Ellie sneakily includes the neighborhood in building...
  • ❇Critterbee
    1970-01-01
    I was not a fan of much of the grammar and wording in this book, but it was nice to see a character modeled after a young aspiring engineer, but somehow Ellie did not feel completely realistic. But perhaps it was meant to be a bit fantastical. Perhaps in the manner of Roald Dahl? Further evidence of this in the part where Ellie's mother says:'If anyone gets electrocuted, come find me, OK?'eeeeeeeeA little odd, a little creepy, but without address...
  • Michele Knott
    1970-01-01
    Ellie is a new favorite character - she's breaking gender norms and having fun while she does it! Let's read kids more books like this so they grow up knowing it's about what they like and what feels right instead of following societal "rules".
  • Jacqui
    1970-01-01
    2.5