Story Time

Lots of our engineers have chosen stories to accompany their activities, and made other reading suggestions. Sometimes the engineering link is clear from the book and other times the matched activity will make the engineering link clear. Some engineers have even written their own comics. You can find the story suggestions and activity links below. Let us know what are your favourite engineering books, either from the below or other suggestions, and why via Facebook, Twitter or email.

Introduction to Engineering
Introduction to Engineering
ABCs of Engineering
Chris Ferrie and Sarah Kaise
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Introduction to Engineering
My Mummy is an Engineer
Jason Bryan and Kerrine Bryan
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Introduction to Engineering
Engineer in Training
Cath Ard
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Introduction to Engineering
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Andrea Beaty
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Introduction to Engineering
Lift the Flap Engineering
Rose Hall
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Introduction to Engineering
The Most Magnificent Thing
Ashley Spires
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Our Engineer's Comics
Space
Space Junk
Jinglang, Mechanical Engineer
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Flight
Wonderful Amy
Sarah, Electrical Engineer
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Structures/buildings
Happy Green House
Fionah, Civil Engineer
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Materials and Size
If you Could Design a Material what would it do?
Faisal, Mechanical Engineer
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Health
Ted and his New Colours
Farnaz, Chemical Engineer
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water
Rose and Drop
Irene, Chemical Engineer
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Space, Flight
Bouncer's Birthday
Adah, Aerospace Engineer
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Introduction to Engineering
Peter and the Pump
Doug, Mechanical Engineer
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Civil Engineering
Structures/buildings
If I Built a House
Chris Van Dusen
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water
The Magic Schoolbus at the Waterworks
Joanna Cole
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Structures/buildings
Baby Loves Structural Engineering!
Ruth Spiro
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water
The Water Princess
Susan Verde
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Structures/buildings
How Was That Built?
Roma Agrawal
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Electrical/Energy
Solar Engery
Chandra's Magic Light
Theresa Heine
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Wind Energy
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba
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Wind Energy
Where Is the Wind?
Celia Warren
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Electrical and Energy
Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future with 20 Projects
Erin Twamley and Joshua Sneideman
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Wind Energy
The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip
Joanna Cole
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Wind Energy
Baby loves Green Energy
Ruth Spiro
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Wind Energy
Elmer and the Wind
David McKee
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Wind Energy
See Inside Energy
Alice James
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Wind Energy
Wind
Carol Thompson
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Electrical and Energy
Discovering Energy
Veronica Sanz
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Robots and Computers
vision and image recognition
Shark in the park
Nick Sharratt
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Robots
Robots, Robots Everywhere!
Sue Fliess
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Robots
No-Bot
Sue Hendra
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Aerospace
Flight
Wood, Wire, Wings: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane
Kirsten W. Larson
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Space
Are we nearly there yet?
Carol Davenport
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Space
Max Goes to Mars
Jeffrey O. Bennett
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Space
Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover
Markus Motum
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Biomedical/Health
Impact of noise
Rabbit’s Nap
Julia Donaldson
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Blood
A Drop of Blood
Paul Showers
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Exploring our World
Underneath the ground/sea
Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef
Marianne Berkes
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Materials and Size
What’s smaller than a pygmy shrew?
Robert E. Wells
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Underneath the ground/sea
The Street Beneath My Feet
Charlotte Guillain
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Materials and Size
That's not my... Series
Usborne
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Materials and Size
Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small
Jess Wade
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Materials and Size
What are Materials?
Kay Barnham
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If you’d like to read more engineering books have a look at this list for suggestions.

If you are a teacher wanting to know more about teaching engineering to young children we really enjoyed Making and Tinkering with STEM by Cate Heroman.