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Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering

Author: Ruth Spiro
Lower Age: 0
Upper Age: 3
Year Added: 2019

Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering, a picture book written by Ruth Spiro and illustrated by Irene Chan, is an introduction to the science of flight, intended for children up to age 3. The book follows a pattern of explaining a real world example that children may already understand, and then drawing connections between these examples and the more advanced concepts that underlie flight science. For example, the book explains the flight of airplanes by comparing them to birds. All of these examples help develop logical thinking and teach children to recognize patterns by emphasizing the commonalities between two separate examples. In addition, this book is full of very cute images that help make the overall experience even better. This book is a short, educational introduction to physics and aerodynamics for very young children with an interest in the incredible world of flight!


Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about:

 Apply science knowledge, analyze a solution

Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift:


Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift:

Logical thinking, creative thinking, critical thinking


Overall ratings:

  • Parents Reviews

    • Rating:  3.0 out of 5.0

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  • Engineering & STEM Experts Reviews

    • Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0

    • Feedback:

      • "This book sets some examples, and teaches you about the design and why it works. But what I like is that it really makes it interesting and engaging while reading it."