Tuesday, January 16, 2018

NERD BLAST: Ellie, Engineer by Jackson Pearce


We have a fun Nerd blast for Jackson Pearce's Ellie, Engineer, a hilarious and smart start of a series about a girl who loves to build⏤STEM-powered, creative fun for girls! And, of course, we are celebrating a book birthday today! So... Check out the festivities and grab your copy today!


Genre:
Children/Middle Grade
Humor/Friendship/Drama
Publish Date:
January 16, 2018
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Synopsis:

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 know what gift to make until the girls overhear Kit’s mom talking about her present—the dog Kit always wanted! Ellie plans to make an amazing doghouse, but her plans grow so elaborate that she has to enlist help from the neighbor boys and crafty girls, even though the two groups don’t get along. Will Ellie be able to pull off her biggest project yet?

Illustrated with Ellie’s sketches and plans, and including backmatter with how-tos, this is full of engineering fun!




       

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Praise for Ellie, Engineer

"A charming book featuring an engineer who makes mistakes when navigating the roads of friendship. In addition to spotlighting engineering, the narrative contains strong themes of friendship and working together toward a common goal. VERDICT A solid addition to chapter book collections." ―School Library Journal

"Charming. . . . In addition to spotlighting engineering, the narrative contains strong themes of friendship and working together toward a common goal." ―School Library Journal

"Pearce emphasizes Ellie’s persistence and individuality. . . . Mourning’s notebook-style images help give a sense of how Ellie’s brain works." ―Publishers Weekly

"Explicitly rejects the idea that activities and objects are gendered (e.g., boys and girls can both like engineering and tea parties). The twist ending is not what most readers will expect. A spirited, duplicable depiction of STEM fun." ―Kirkus Reviews

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**About the Author**

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Jackson Pearce currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. After attending Brookwood High School in Snellville, GA, Jackson attended Georgia College & State University and later transferred to the University of Georgia, where she graduated with a major in English and a minor in Philosophy.

Jackson was an avid reader as a child—she loved the Boxcar Children and Indian in the Cupboard series, but really, she read anything she could get her hands on. This proved problematic when she got her hands on her mother’s paperback romance books from time to time.

It was her love of reading that spurred her to start writing—when Jackson was in her tweens, she was looking for a book that involved a smart girl, horses, baby animals, and magic. When such a book couldn’t be found, Jackson vowed to write it herself. She gave the story up after about ten pages, but the love of writing didn’t die as easily as the story. In her late teens, Jackson began writing for publication. Her first book, As You Wish, sold to Harper Collins when she was twenty-two years old. There are currently four books in her series of retold fairytales—Sisters Red, Sweetly, Fathomless, and Cold Spell. She has also written a contemporary novel called Purity, a historical fantasy under the pen name J. Nelle Patrick (Tsarina), and has two middle grade series forthcoming—The Doublecross (and other Skills I Learned as a Superspy), coming July 2015, and Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures, co-written with Maggie Stiefvater, coming May 2015

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COVER REVEAL: Inimical by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge


We are thrilled to share this Cover Reveal for Genevieve Iseult Eldredge's Inimical, the third book in the Curcuit Fae series! Mystical... Right?!? So, to celebrate this reveal, Moribund (book 1) is on sale for only $0.99, for a limited time only! Not only that, there's even a cool giveaway! Plus, if you want to get a peek into book 1, grab the Moribund esampler, it's FREE!!! So... Check it out and pre-order your copy today!

Genre:
Young Adult
LGBTQ+
Urban Fantasy Romance
Series:
Circuit Fae, #3
Publish Date:
September 18, 2018
Publisher:
Monster House Books LLC

Synopsis:
Being a fairy princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when you have to choose between saving your people…And killing your girlfriend. Oh, and let’s not forget having to pass summer school, too.

Talk about a hot mess.

First, there’s Rouen, princess of the dark Fae, goth-rock star Euphoria, and soon-to-be senior at Richmond Elite High. Her world is all things ice, snow, and death. And that death will include her own people unless she can defeat her evil father in a Battle of Wits and War and seize the throne. Trouble is, taking the throne is a death sentence for the princess of the fair Fae. In other words, a quick death for Syl, Rouen’s girlfriend.

And that’s so not good.

Second, there’s Syl, princess of the fair Fae, geek girl mathlete, also an incoming senior. Things aren’t any easier for her. Syl must save her people by battling her old nemesis, the fair Fae prince, and the same rules apply: taking the throne means a death sentence for the other court’s princess, Rouen.

Even worse, Syl and Rouen’s enemies have figured out they’re in love. Now, both Rouen’s father and Syl’s archenemy are teaming up to ensure neither of them makes it till Midsummer’s Day—never mind the fall semester.


Looks like passing summer school is the least of their worries!



     
  

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**About the Author**
Raised by witches and dragons in the northern wilds, Genevieve Isleut Eldredge (GIE) writes angsty urban fantasy YA romance--where girls who are mortal enemies kick butt, take names, and fall in love against all odds.

She enjoys long hikes in the woods (where better to find the fair folk?), believing in fairies (in fact, she's clapping right now), dancing with dark elves (always wear your best shoes), being a self-rescuing princess (hello, black belt!), and writing diverse books about teenage girls finding love, romance, and their own inner power.

She might be planning high tea at the Fae Court right now.

GIE is multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality.

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