Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere

Title: Rosie Revere, Engineer

Author: Andrea Beaty

Illustrator:  David Roberts


Rosie Revere, a second grader at Blue River Creek Elementary, dreams of being an engineer. She spends her days collecting bits of this and that for her “engineer’s stash,” and her evenings hidden away in her attic inventing and building her next great creation. After building a cheese hat that sprayed strings of cheddar into the air to help scare off pythons for her uncle, Rosie gets discouraged, and wonders if her dreams of becoming an engineer would be better kept to herself.

She puts the cheese hat on the back of her shelf, until one day, her beloved great-great-aunt Rose comes to visit and tells Rosie Revere of her dream of flying. The thought of inventing and building something to help her great-great-aunt fulfill her dream keeps Rosie awake at night, and she sets out to build her greatest machine yet!

This is a fabulous book to encourage young scientists and problem solvers to go out there and tinker, inspiring curiosity and perseverance in all.

The author has curated a wealth of lesson resources to use with this book at:

Curriculum Connections:


Problem solving



Character development

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