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Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

STEM-loving kids break down stereotypes in fun, funny book.

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Kids break gender stereotypes in multiple ways in this fun, STEM-friendly book. Not only does Ellie show off her skills as an engineer, but Toby proudly plays with dolls. Helpfulness and kindness are the running themes in Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level, and it's fun to see the kids figure out how to build something useful and exciting with everyday supplies. Shovels, pans, old bike wheels, and other things they find turn into pulleys and elevators and more, all based on Ellie's designs trying to solve a particular problem. Ellie's parents are a good sounding board for her while she figures out how to improve her builds and improve situations she doesn't like -- and they share her sense of humor, which makes the book even more fun for young readers.

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