Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

by Pip Jones
Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
Category: Themes: STEM
Inventor Izzy Gizmo returns in an engaging tale of creativity and determination – perfect for little makers and STEAM fans.  
Price: $17.99
  • ISBN: 9781682631645
  • Publication date: 03/01/2020
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 10-1/4" x 10-1/4"
  • Age Range: 4-8
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Description

Inventor Izzy Gizmo returns in an engaging tale of creativity and determination – perfect for little makers and STEAM fans.

“This ode to imagination, perseverance, and fun just may inspire young readers to do some tinkering of their own.” —Booklist

“Engaging…multicultural characters will be relatable to students. Teachers will love the message of persistence and thinking out of the box.” —School Library Connection

Author Pip Jones and illustrator Sara Ogilvie team up again to produce a wonderfully exuberant STEAM-filled story starring a very inspiring and determined heroine.

Izzy Gizmo has been invited to Technoff Isle’s annual convention where the inventor of the best machine will win coveted admittance to the Genius Guild. Great inventors produce gadgets that can be put to good use, so Izzy Gizmo decides to build a recycling machine that mends broken tools. But with fearsome foe Abi von Lavish getting the best of her at every turn, can Izzy Gizmo and Fixer create the winning invention?

Author/Illustrator

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Pip Jones

Author

Pip Jones spent her childhood gobbling up books and dreaming about being an author. At nineteen, she began a career in journalism, and in 2014, she published her first book. Pip is most often found either writing, staring at the contents of the fridge, or herding her two children. She lives in London.

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Sara Ogilvie

Illustrator

Sara Ogilvie studied illustration and printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art. In addition to illustrating children’s books, Sara exhibits across the UK and abroad and creates images for editorial, design, and advertising. She lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North of England.

Reviews

“This ode to imagination, perseverance, and fun just may inspire young readers to do some tinkering of their own.” —Booklist

“Lively rhymes and colorful contraptions, doohickeys, and ‘thingummyjigs’ will inspire tinkerers everywhere.” —Foreword Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“The storyline is engaging and will hold the attention of readers from start to finish, while the multicultural characters will be relatable to students. Teachers will love the message of persistence and thinking out of the box, as well as the opportunities to promote design-based thinking. The simple explanations of harnessing wind and solar energy will be easily comprehensible by young children….an engaging picture book with a positive message that will find a place in elementary school libraries.” —School Library Connection

Awards

Children’s Gallery Award (Nominee) —National Christian School Association, 2021-2022

Resources

Resources: Activity Sheets, Teacher's Guide

Activity Sheets
Teacher’s Guide

More Details

F&P: M, Gr 2, Genre RF
Lexile: AD500L
Themes: Consequences, Creativity, Family, Ingenuity, Perseverance, Self-Confidence, Teamwork
BISAC 1: JUV036020 JUVENILE FICTION / Technology / Inventions
BISAC 2: JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
BISAC 3: JUV014000 JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women

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