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Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle-one that feels much bigger than herself.

Rosie's beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters-a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II-need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job!

After one flop . . . then another . . . and another . . . Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie gets the job done. And, along with the Riveters, she rediscovers the meaning of home.

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"Rosie Revere put on her safety goggles. "Are you ready?" she asked. "Ready!" said Ada Twist. "Ready!" said Iggy Peck.

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20th October '18
I read it to fifebookboy aged 6 aged 6
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 9781419733604
5 stars
This is a brilliant book for so many different reasons. It takes the characters from Andrea Beaty and David Roberts' picture books and puts them in a chapter book so they can be explored more. This book is all about engineer Rosie Revere. Along with her friends Iggy Peck (architect) and Ada Twist (scientist) they help June, who is a woman in a group called The Riveters. The Riveters built aeroplanes together in World War 2 and are still friends. June always enters a painting competition but this year her wrists are in casts and so she can't paint. Rosie and her friends set to work to create a machine that will enable June to paint but not break the rules. Along the way they wonder about Rosie's mysterious neighbour Mrs Lu. The illustrations are gorgeous and really bring the book to life. It's a really inclusive book (for example there is a character who happens to be in a wheelchair but the book does not define her by this) and the Riveters are just a fabulous group of kind, non-nonsense elderly women who helped the fight for gender equality by doing jobs that were traditionally male. As in the picture book, Rosie struggles when her inventions don't work quite as she hopes, and the book shows ways she deals with it - fantastic if you have a child who feels the same! At the back there is some historical context and information to help young readers understand who the real Riveters were. It sparked off conversations between my 6 year old son and I about gender and racial equality and what my grannies did during World War 2. We are going to explore all of these in more depth now. Really looking forward to the next books in the series.
6th November '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Little One aged 4 aged 4 & to Baby aged 2 aged 2
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 9781419733604
5 stars
We were absolutely delighted to receive this book, thank you! 
My eldest in particular is huge fan of the picture book series so was super happy to see characters she was so familiar with in a chapter book. 
The story is exciting, diverse, engaging and a brilliant read for all young readers. It’s encouraging words and lessons which Rosie learns along the way are so valuable! 
Rosie is in an upbeat young girl who is all about inventing. She is particular close to her Great Aunt who wants Rosie to invent something which can help her dear friend. Along the way there are ups and downs to Rosie’s inventions which she is aiming to help a woman to paint as her wrists are broken. 
Along with the fun read aloud text there are entertaining illustrations complete with sketches of Rosie’s designs. 
This is the first chapter book I’ve read to my eldest (who it wasn’t intended for) and my youngest and they both have loved it. Highly recommend this read! 
14th October '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 9781419733604
5 stars
Loved this book for so many reason! It's about Rosie Revere who is an engineer makes a painting machine for someone who has both her wrists in casts. I love that the girl is an Engineer and that the book is mostly about female scientists or engineers. I love Rosies first 9 attempts at the painting machine didn't work but she didn't give up. It takes about the process you need to go through to finally make a working machine; research, design, planning, making mistakes... It's a great book. My boy took it to bed with him to copy the machine designs and he loved it so much we read it in a few days. 
15th October '18
I read it to Soopa aged 4 aged 4
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 9781419733604
5 stars
There is so much to love about this book! It celebrates really important skills of perseverance and determination and it has a female role model in a STEM role. All of this done within a really great story. We love the original books in this series and read them to my nearly four-year-old daughter from when she was very young. This one does appear to be aimed at children older than her but we read it chapter by chapter and she loved it. We loved that Rosie keeps on trying when she doesn't succeed at first. This is a great companion book to the originals and we can't wait for more!
15th October '18
Addie read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 9781419733604
5 stars
What a great book, Rosie was a great strong female lead character but the other characters all really stood out too especially The Riveters and Mrs Lu. I loved the engineering and science aspects of the story and felt like I learnt some new things but in a fun way. The book was really high quality and for this reason would make a good present. 
16th October '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to ThePBBNursery aged 2 to 5
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 9781419733604
5 stars
What an inspiring story! Rosie Revere is an engineer who comes from a family of equally strong female characters. In this story, Rosie and her best friends Ada and Iggy work together to develop a machine to help out a friend of her Great Aunty. It is filled with exactly the kinds of characteristics that you'd want children to pick up and use in their own learning; careful thinking, jotting down ideas that could work, trying out ideas and changing them if they're not effective, perseverance, teamwork, respect for others, listening to the ideas of others, resourcefulness... honestly, the list could go on and on. The story is illustrated with prototype designs for the machine as well as the characters testing out different versions. It also includes random 'notes' of Rosie's, listing her favourite components such as different types of valves, with great vocabulary for little engineers to pick up. I cannot rate this book highly enough! I would say it is suited to anyone over the age of 4-5 as the chapters are quite short and can be read every now and then or several at once depending on the child. It's totally brilliant, and leaves you feeling like you can achieve anything! 
16th October '18
I read it to RC13 aged 5 aged 5
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 9781419733604
5 stars
Loved this book- from the brilliant characters to the quirky layout. Great to have a book with more realistic and inspiring role models.
1st January '19
I read it to Bobbin aged 11 aged 11 & to Piglet aged 7 aged 7
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 9781419733604
5 stars
Rosie Revere, Engineer returns in this chapter book with a longer, more indepth project to work on. As fans of her picture book (and Ada Twisr & Iggy Peck) this is a perfect book now that my children have (almost) moved on from picture books. 

There is much to love about this book - it's it's main theme is one of persistence and of accepting failure as a key part of eventual success - a key message for both of my children.  The book also explores friendship, adversity and demonstrates how easy it can be to jump to conclusions about other people. The book has strong female role models, with Rosie meeting a group of older women who are excellent in engineering, art and music. When one of the women breaks both of her wrists she thinks she will not be able to take part in an annual art show. The other women secretly ask Rosie to invent something to help the other woman paint so that she can still take part in the competition. Will she be able to do so before the competition takes place in two days time?

The characters in the book are diverse (with some BAME characters and a woman in a wheel chair). The book also includes information about how valves work as well as background information about the SeonSe World War. It really is a book full of information andbideas, with great characters and an inspiring plot. A brilliant book that I would recommend that all chokchil should read at least once.
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About Andrea Beaty

Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, among other children s titles. She lives just outside Chicago. David Roberts has illustrated many children s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer. He lives in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats....

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Born in 1970 in Liverpool, David Roberts is an illustrator who has produced many picture books for younger children including collaborating with authors Julia Donaldson, Julian Clary and his sister Lynn Roberts who is also a writer. He has also wor...

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