is the author of Ada Twist, Scientist; Iggy Peck, Architect
; Rosie Revere, Engineer
; and Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau
, all illustrated by David Roberts, as well as the author of many other award-winning children’s books. Out-of-this-world Rosie Revere, Engineer
is currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station as
part of the Story Time From Space program, storytimefromspace.com. Beaty
lives just outside of Chicago. Visit her on Twitter: @AndreaBeaty.
Ada Twist, Scientist
The creators of the New York Times bestselling picture books Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect
are back with a story about the power of curiosity in the hands of a
child who is on a mission to use science to understand her world. Ada Twist, Scientist, from powerhouse team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, is a celebration of STEM, perseverance, and passion.
Like her classmates builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, has a boundless imagination and has always been
hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are
there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a
horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the
source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on fact-finding mission and
conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this
time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble!
Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist
champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity
to picture books about girls in science. Touching on themes of never
giving up and problem solving, Ada comes to learn that her questions
might not always lead to answers, but rather to more questions. She may
never find the source of the stink, but with a supportive family and the
space to figure it out, she’ll be able to feed her curiosity in the
ways a young scientist should.