Sunday, February 25, 2018

Book Review & Giveaway: Ellie, Engineer

 The last two weeks I've been watching the Olympics. During that time I was truly amazed at how strong our women athletes are. Just in snowboarding, all the flips and the power. They worked hard, trained harder and it was amazing to watch. I love that in 2018, little girls are growing up knowing they can accomplish anything they put their minds to.

 Ellie, Engineer is a book all about a girl who has big plans for the future. She wants to be an engineer when she grows up and work with her best friend Kit. Not only does she have those plans she also enjoys inventing and building now. This book is all about those inventions and the antics that follow. It is a really cute chapter book that has a great heart!

About the book: 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, all while keeping a secret from Kit?
Illustrated with Ellie's sketches and plans, and including backmatter with a fun how-to guide to tools, this is a STEM- and friendship-powered story full of fun!

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About the author: Jackson Pearce lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of a series of teen retold fairy-tales, including Sisters RedSweetlyFathomless, and Cold Spell, as well as two stand-alones, As You Wish and Purity. As J. Nelle Patrick, she is the author of Tsarina. In addition to The Doublecross and The Inside Job, her middle grade novels include Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures, co-written with Maggie Stiefvater. Visit her at and @JacksonPearce (Twitter and Instagram).

One lucky reader  will receive a copy of Ellie, Engineer and a custom DIY Ellie-branded toolbox, designed to be easily assembled Ellie-style, as well as some simple tools and an instruction booklet! received product, press or compensation to facilitate this review. This post may contain affiliate links, which means that by clicking on an affiliate link I may receive a small amount of money. We only give our honest opinions of products. This post is in accordance with the FTC 10 CFR, Part 255 concerning the use, endorsements or testimonials in advertising. Lisa Rupertus/ A Rup LIfe is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to


  1. I wanted to be a missionary.

  2. A veterinarian!


  3. I wanted to be a nun first then I wanted to be rich. Quite a difference! Rosanne

  4. I wanted to be a Vet. but couldnt afford too,,so at ate 25 with a 6 yr old son,i started Nursing school,,and worked my way thru without having to get a load,,i did odd jobs and my family kept my son for free and kept my old car running in two yrs I became a Nurse and loved it

  5. I always wanted to be a pilot!!I love to fly in airplanes.

  6. I have always wanted to be a teacher

  7. I wanted to be a history teacher when I was a little :)
    Thank You for the chance!

    Fiona N

  8. I wanted to be a teacher I used to always play


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