SERIES SYNOPSIS:“The Girls Know How® book series is dedicated to encouraging girls ages 7 to 12 to explore careers and develop the skills and attitudes that will support them as they grow. The newest book, Super Science Girls! introduces STEM careers. Other books in the series introduce journalism, construction and teaching. Starting at $4.95, books are available at book stores, qvc.com (exclusive set with author autograph), bn.com and girlsknowhow.com. Girls Know How books include a Girls Want to Know interview and activities at the end of each book, plus classroom study guides that are free at girlsknowhow.com. Other books in the series introduce journalism, construction and teaching. Recommended for ages 7 – 12, the books retail between $4.95 and $7.95 and are available at book stores, qvc.com (exclusive set with the author’s autograph), bn.com and girlsknowhow.com. ”
For this review, we’ll focus on ‘Super Science Girls’.
MY THOUGHTS: When I was approached about this series, my first reaction was YES! Finally, a girl series about awesome girls defying stereotypes and gender inequality! So much emphasis is being applied to STEM related careers nowadays. The only drawback has been that these careers are predominantly filled by males.
No one knows this better than the author. She broke the ‘rules’ and launched an enviable career. Her goal now is to impart her wisdom and ambition on the next generation. I love when women pass the torch, willingly, to youth.
As fabulous as the thought behind the series is, the books have to be entertaining and engaging in order for tweens to read them. Thankfully, they are all that and more. The characters are charismatic and tween girls will definitely be able to relate to them. They are ‘real-world’ characters that any reader could encounter daily. They are well-written and fun to read. The books are ‘clean’ and focus on encouraging young women to excel.
In ‘Super Science Girls’, Sylia is based on of Sylvia Todd, the mind behind the popular online Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show. Another character is based on of Pat Woody Reeves, the former chief engineer of the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center. Amazing women! As parents, these are the types of fiction books we want our children engrossed in reading. They need role models who aren’t all about nail polish & boys.
My aunt, a biochemist, knows how hard it is to achieve academic and profession successes in science. She, too, was thrilled with this series. Perhaps the books will inspire a girl you know to look into a profession she hadn’t thought of before. Pick up all 4 books in the series for the girls in your family, church group, etc. Definitely 5 stars all the way!
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**I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.