Women in Science & Quarto Classroom

Written By: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Illustrated by:

Marie Curie: Frau Isa

Amelia Earhart: Mariadiamantes

Ada Lovelace: Zafouko Yamamoto

For Ages: 4-8 years

Language: English

Topics Covered: STEM, Science, Aviation, Historical Figures, Feminism, Chemistry, Computers.

Summary: I think it goes without saying that we love trailblazing women, especially when they’re underrepresented in their chosen fields. This three book set teaches young readers about historical figures Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace, and Amelia Earhart!

I love the way that each book uses different illustrators, and has a timeline of events in the back. I’m definitely looking forward to more books about women of color in STEM, like Patricia Bath or Katherine Johnson…I hope these are on the way! I think this series does a great job of introducing historical figures in an un-intimidating way.

From the Quarto Classroom blog post: “Quarto Classroom is a free video library on YouTube of Quarto’s creators using their books as teaching tools in educational spaces. Each video focuses on subjects ranging from Engineering to Social Sciences to Arts & Crafts, with Quarto creators guiding students through self-led discussions and projects that make the subjects tangible and practical (and fun!). Many videos are accompanied by additional printable materials so students can follow along, participate in the lesson plans, and take the information they learn from the video into the world. 

With classes aimed at all ages, the sky is the limit when it comes to at-home learning, and whether you’re looking for a versatile lesson plan or an expert to get down and dirty on a subject, Quarto Classroom videos are the perfect way to ensure children are learning no matter the subject or setting.”

There is a huge assortment of topics and educators, including:

Arts & Crafts / Drawing TimeEngineering
Geography & Physical Education
Nature & Nature PlayReading & Literacy
Social Emotional Learning
Social Sciences

This gift set was sent by Quarto, in exchange for talking about its connections to their Quarto Classroom initiative. You can check out their Introduction video here! However, all opinions and decisions to add hyperlinks are my own!

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Mª Isabel Sanchez Vegara was born in Barcelona, Spain, and she is a writer and creative director perhaps best known as the author of much of the Little People, Big Dreams series. Six years ago, she decided to self-publish a book that had been in her mind for a long time. One day, one thousand copies of arrived at her home – she had no idea what she was going to do with them! She opened a little online shop, placed them to some pretty stores in her neighborhood and, one by one, she sold them all. Soon, publishing houses started to approach her to write books, but she was working on another idea of her own: a series about little people with BIG dreams. Each book tells the childhood story of one of the world’s female icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, allowing them to identify with the characters in each story.

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