“It was once again time for the annual Science Fair at Easy Creek Elementary School. Anna wasn’t excited about the upcoming event because of the embarrassing projects she’d come up with during her 3rd and 4th grade years. This was her last year of elementary school, and she wanted this year to be different. Anna loved to tinker and make new things out of old toys she found at yard sales. but what dd her tinkering have to do with a science fair project? Read more to find out if her 5th-grade science fair project turned out to be amazing, a flop, or somewhere in between.”
You’ve probably heard the acronym STEM and instantly think science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Although this Texas-accredited term had its first appearance tied to immigration debates regarding visas for immigrants who are skilled in these fields, it takes on a very new meaning in these recent days.
From homeschools to public and private schools, STEM is a highly sought after group of academic disciplines. We are beginning to see the importance of these subjects in the lives of even the smallest children. That’s why I was head over heels to get my hands on this STEM-based book – Anna, Kid Engineer by Shenek Alston.
I have to be honest and say that I was a little late getting on the “STEM” train, but most of time, my kiddos are already doing STEM related activities! Having this book added to our collection.
Anna, Kid Engineer is a beautifully written and well illustrated book. As a homeschoooling mom of four kiddos, ranging from 4 months to 10 years old, I was amazed at how it kept the attention of even the younger ones. It especially resonated with my ten year old as he is a little tinkerer himself. I could tell that he was encouraged by the book to continue entertaining his engineer-based thoughts.
Anna is also a great representation of today’s child. All children can relate to Anna whether they are homeschooled, private schooled, and/or public schooled. Most children can understand how Anna feels about being in the Science Fair, and definitely relate to her emotions of being nervous about something.
The presence of family and friendships is another great aspect of Anna, Kid Engineer… not to mention the ongoing undertones of encouragement and support. My family and I give this book 5 stars and 2 thumbs up! It is definitely kid tested, mother approved!
Purchase the Digital Version HERE!
(also comes with audio version)
Purchase soft and/or hard copies HERE!
See a live preview of Anna, Kid Engineer HERE!
CHIME IN: What are some of your favorite STEM-based books? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time, happy homeschooling y’all!