Foster your child's interest in the science of building things, problem solving and not giving up with our list of some of the best engineering picture books.
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Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty - A rhyming book about dreams and failure. It will help teach kids that the only true failure comes when you quit. Never quit and never ever think your dream will remain a dream.
Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming - This story is about Papa who enjoys making stuff. One day, his daughter wondered how it’s like to be a fish, that’s when he decided to create Whitefish, a vessel that can go under the sea, but it wasn’t successful on his first attempts. Eventually, he got it right because he never gave up.
If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen - Have you ever dreamt of making something into something more fun and exciting? In this book, Jack will think out loud to his dad who is driving a regular car about what he would do if he ever built a car.
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty - Sometimes it could be frustrating to answer lots of questions from a curious child. In this book, Ada is just like that, but that is exactly the makings of a scientist. Curious to the end, performing experiments until answers are found.
The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford by Suzanne Slade - Has there ever been a time that you felt jealous of someone because they’re doing better than you? Or that they’re smarter than you and have everything figured out? Have you ever wondered what their secret to success is? In this book, Thomas Edison will tell Henry Ford his secret to successful inventions.
Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering by Ruth Spiro - A cute and simple book that’s perfect for kids. It explains aerospace engineering through simple words and cute pictures.
Tinyville Town Gets to Work by Brian Biggs - Tinyville Town has a problem! Their bridge is too tiny! The garbage trucks, the baker, and the bus can’t go to their jobs on time and it’s causing chaos in Tinyville Town. The mayor found out about the problem so he went to an engineer and planner so they can build a new bridge.