The Plan for the Gingerbread House: A STEM Engineering Story by Pattison, Darcy

The Plan for the Gingerbread House: A STEM Engineering Story

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The Plan for the Gingerbread HouseA STEM Engineering Story


Come one, come all! The Gingerbread Fair opens soon!


Teams of kids are baking, building, and decorating. The project guidelines are clear: the winning house must stand upright on its own and a gingerbread boy and girl must fit inside.


Sounds easy? It would be except...cookies burn, the icing is too thin, the house caves-in, someone is eating the candy decorations, and-oh!-they forgot about the gingerbread boy and girl.


Follow the team as they struggle to create the perfect gingerbread house. Young engineers will learn to overcome problems and press on to a finished house. At the end, they evaluate their efforts and plan for a better gingerbread house.


Need a winter STEM engineering project? This book inspires the budding engineers to think about the classic gingerbread house in a new way. Written in a lyrical rhyme, it's sure to please the language arts folks, too.



Author: Darcy Pattison
Publisher: Mims House
Published: 10/12/2021
Pages: 34
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.69lbs
Size: 8.50h x 8.50w x 0.25d
ISBN: 9781629441573
Audience: Ages 9-12


Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 11/01/2021 pg. 50

About the Author
Pattison, Darcy: - Children's book author and indie publisher Darcy Pattison writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction books for children. Her works have received starred PW, Kirkus, and BCCB reviews. Awards include the Irma Black Honor award, five NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, Eureka! Nonfiction Honor book, two Junior Library Guild selections, two NCTE Notable Children's Book in Language Arts, and a 2021 Notable Social Studies Trade Books. She's the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor's Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children's literature.Joven, John: - John Joven of Bogotá, Columbia studied graphic design at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He has illustrated over twenty children's books, including Digging for Dinosaurs, A Smithsonian Kids book. His previous Mims House book, A LITTLE BIT OF DINOSAUR, received a starred Kirkus review. Follow his recent work on Instagram: @jjovenart

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