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Girls in STEM

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These excellent books are about girls who are making things—burgeoning engineers and imaginators. Boys and girls alike can enjoy these stories, and have their notions challenged about what an engineer looks like.
Most Magnificent Thing, The

Most Magnificent Thing, The

illustrated by Ashley Spires
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. "She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!" But making her magnificent thing is anything but easy, and the girl tries and fails, repeatedly. Eventually, the gi …

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This Is Sadie

This Is Sadie

by Sara O'Leary
illustrated by Julie Morstad
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback Hardcover

Sadie is a little girl with a big imagination. She has been a girl who lived under the sea and a boy raised by wolves. She has had adventures in wonderland and visited the world of fairytales. She whispers to the dresses in her closet and talks to birds in the treetops. She has wings that take her anywhere she wants to go, but that always bring her home again. She likes to make things -- boats out of boxes and castles out of cushions. But more than anything Sadie likes stories, because you can m …

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Spic-and-Span!

Spic-and-Span!

Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen
by Monica Kulling
illustrated by David Parkins
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Born into a life of privilege in 1878, Lillian Moller Gilbreth put her pampered life aside for one of adventure and challenge. She and her husband, Frank, became efficiency experts by studying the actions of factory workers. They ran their home efficiently, too. When Frank suddenly died, Lillian was left to her own devices to raise their eleven children. Eventually, she was hired by the Brooklyn Borough Gas Company to improve kitchen design, which was only the beginning.
     Lillian Gilbreth wa …

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How To

How To

edition:Hardcover
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This imaginative ehow to' book explores whimsical ways of doing a host of different tasks, including ehow to wonder', ehow to see the breeze', and ehow to be brave'. With evocative text and images by award-winning illustrator Julie Morstad, this book will bring wonder into the lives of all ages.

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In the Bag!

In the Bag!

Margaret Knight Wraps It Up
by Monica Kulling
illustrated by David Parkins
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

Tundra's Great Idea Series are early-reader biographies. The third book in the series introduces the fascinating Margaret Knight. Known as Mattie, she was different from most American girls living in 1850. She loved to make things with wood and made the best kites and sleds in town. Her father died when she was only three and by the time she was twelve she was working at the local cotton mill, alongside her two older brothers. One day she saw a worker get injured by a shuttle which had come loos …

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Jillian Jiggs

Jillian Jiggs

illustrated by Phoebe Gilman
edition:Paperback
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No one can keep up with Jillian Jiggs. With boundless energy and imagination, Jillian rushes from game to game. One minute she's a robot, the next minute she's a tree. How can she take time to clean up her room when there are so many wonderful things to make and do? No one knows what Jillian will think of next- especially not her mother!

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Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch

Bernadette and the Lunch Bunch

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Bernadette is having a hard time starting the school year. Her best friend moved and now she has to deal with bossy teachers and nosy younger kids. It’s only when she makes new friends, Annie, Keisha, and Megan that she finds a way to survive school.

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Shark Lady

Shark Lady

The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist
edition:Hardcover

Named a Best Children's Book of 2017 by Parents Magazine!

This is the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. This is the story of Shark Lady.

Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium. She couldn't imagine anything more exciting than studying these graceful creatures. But Eugenie quickly discovered that many people believed sharks to be ugly and scary—and they didn't think women should be scientists.

Determined to prove t …

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