Looking for some great fiction to add to your STEAM collection? I invite you to take the time to get to know Ada Lace, Nina, and their friends as they use math, science and technology to solve mysteries. I love the Ada Lace Chapter Books series because it reminds me of myself as a little girl. However, I didn’t have any characters, books or visible role models such as this for me to follow growing up. This series is a great way to show your little readers that science is for everyone, and can be used in everything we do!
Written by a NASA engineer Emily Calandrelli, we get to know Ada and her best friend Nina as they solve mysteries using different approaches- Ada uses science and technology, while Nina is more about the right-brained way of solving problems. Even though they are opposites, they work well together. I love this dynamic because it lends humor and depth to the characters, and a realistic portrayal of 3rd grade friendships. The series also addresses topics such as disagreements between friends, tension with parents, jealousy, and being overly- competitive. This series can really add depth to your STEAM collection by appealing to the fast growing group of girls that love science and can’t get enough!
By Laura Paff, Penworthy Sales Representative
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