Grades: 3 - 5
Children love to ask questions and solve problems using science, engineering and architectural skills. A lot of information about these disciplines written for very intelligent children.
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|Review Date||Title||Rating||Mini Series||Series No.||Comments|
|05/06/2021||Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion||Generally Acceptable||3||
Child with architectural skills and his friends help figure out the mystery of an old mansion left to their aunt. Many people think the mansion is haunted and the children wonder if ghosts are real. Brief mention that gothic castles in the movies are always haunted. Descriptions of different styles of architecture. In the back of the book, there is a brief biography of a woman who championed African American rights as well as women's right to vote.
creepy, stinky, weird
|11/04/2020||Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters||Generally Acceptable||1||
Girl who loves to use engineering skills to create inventions figures out a way to help an artist paint in a painting contest even though her arms are in casts. She learns that the neighbor she thought was mean is actually very nice and learns not to judge people. A lot of mention of women who did men's jobs in factories during the war. Mild promotion of women's lib type thinking.
weird, goofball, funky
|11/04/2020||Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants||Acceptable||2||
Girl who loves to find the answers to her questions using science works with her friend to help rescue her uncle who floated away in helium pants. A lot of humorous mentions of her brother's "stinky" shoes.