written by Pip Jones
illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

For all the little makers itching to invent, Izzy Gizmo is your gal. Izzy Gizmo’s inventions are marvelous, magnificent—and they often malfunction. But when she finds a crow with a broken wing, she just has to help! Izzy tries again and again to build a new pair of wings, but nothing is working. And that makes Izzy really cross! Can Izzy overcome her failures? Or is her friend destined to live as a crow who can’t fly?

“This story of a girl engineer is sorely needed and has potential to develop and nourish readers’ interest in STEAM subjects. Additionally, themes of creativity and tenacity, together with the portrayal of a girl who’s allowed to show anger and frustration, make this a worthwhile read. Fun, with depth.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The text is full of challenging new words for young readers and the text rhymes, which allows the story to flow in a fun, inventive way. The theme of not giving up after a first, second, and third failure will resonate with readers of all ages. This book will inspire kids to get out there and to try new things.” —School Library Journal

With valuable STEAM components, as well as themes of failure, learning from your mistakes, and not giving up, Izzy Gizmo is already being hailed as a process-oriented, determined, and creative engineer for young readers to emulate. We can’t wait to get this book into the hands of other little inventors, but first, we thought we’d sneak a peek at the very places where those inventors are at work!

The Izzy Gizmo Sweepstakes

How to enter:

1. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram

2. Comment on any of our Izzy Gizmo sweepstakes-related social media posts


3. Share a picture of your educator- or librarian-run makerspace program on social media (Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram) and tag us!

*Enter multiple times! Each comment and picture will count as an entry.

What you’ll win:

1. A copy of Izzy Gizmo
2. An Izzy-approved measuring tape key chain with level

When to enter:

The sweepstakes end on February 23rd!

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C. who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Sweepstakes will begin February 6th, 2018 and end February 23rd, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. One winner will be selected randomly to receive the prize. Winners will be notified by February 27th, 2018. Void where prohibited.