Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters is a rollicking STEM read

Rosie Revere and the Raucous RivetersROSIE REVERE AND THE RAUCOUS RIVETERS: THE QUESTIONEERS BOOK #1, by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition, Oct. 2, 2018, Hardcover, $12.99 (ages 6-9)

We’re big fans of Ada Twist and Rosie Revere at our house so I was excited to see a new chapter book series featuring the same characters. The first book features passionate engineer Rosie Revere.

Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one that feels much bigger than herself.

Rosie’s beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters—a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II—need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job!

After one flop . . . then another . . . and another . . . Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie gets the job done. And, along with the Riveters, she rediscovers the meaning of home. —Synopsis provided by Abrams

I loved Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters from the start. Here, we learn a whole lot more about Rosie and her friends. As a fan of the Questioners books, everything made perfect sense. If I weren’t already a fan, I might have a few fairly insignificant questions, but I think I’d still love it.

Author Andrea Beaty Slips seamlessly from picture book rhymes to accessible early chapter text. And David Roberts’ black-and-white illustrations are delightful.

The suggested age range for The Questioners series is 6-9, but I foresee this becoming a chapter-at-a-time staple in my soon-to-be 5-year-old’s bedtime routine.

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