Our monthly literacy program for kids! Enjoy drinks, cookies, a children’s book read by a guest, Our monthly literacy program for kids! Enjoy drinks, cookies, a children’s book read by a guest, and a special basic engineering activity themed with this month’s book.. Come in your pajamas and take home a free copy of the book.
February’s selection: ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER by Andrea Beaty with illustrations by David Roberts
Rosie Revere dreamed of becoming a great engineer. Where some people see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats: Rosie’s gizmos would astound—if she ever let anyone see them.
Afraid of failure, she hides them away under her bed. Until a fateful visit from her great-great-aunt Rose (AKA Rosie the Riveter!), who shows her that the first flop isn’t something to fear—it’s something to celebrate. And you can only truly fail, if you quit.
“Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn.” — Publishers Weekly