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Cool Engineering

Filled with fantastic facts for kids of all ages

Jenny Jacoby

Illustrated by Jem Venn

Pavilion Children's


ISBN: 9781843654728

Price: £ 9.99

Publication date: 4 March 2021

Category: Non-Fiction

Engineering is no less than the power to change the world! Inside this mega-jam-packed book find out about the lives of people who have done just this, and get stuck into all sorts of experiments to get your own brain matter moving!

As well as experiments, this book has fact-tastic engineering timelines, drawing tips, and information! It also includes biographies of key engineers like Leonardo da Vinci, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Hedy Lamarr and Elon Musk.

Discover within the many branches of engineering a whole world of clever inventions – from the mechanical tools that allowed early civilisations to irrigate their land, and the steam engines that powered the industrial revolution, to modern-day computers, and biomedical inventions that revolutionising how we deal with disease. Find out about the world of engineering from the building of the pyramids to spacecrafts and on to the largest crisis of our times – how to solve global warming.

Watch out for other books in the ‘Cool’ series: Cool Nature, Cool Science Tricks, Cool Architecture, Cool Art and more!


Jenny Jacoby writes and edits books and magazines for children. Whether writing science activity books to inspiring profiles, puzzles, and quizzes, she is passionate about making information fun. Jenny lives in London, England, with her family.


ABOUT THE Illustrator

Jem Venn is a freelance illustrator based in London. She is a recent illustration graduate from Falmouth University.



'Has “fact-tastic” drawing tips, experiments and biographies'

'A real treat… Books on STEM subjects like this are much needed in school libraries and bookshelves and this is an excellent introduction to the subject... a fascinating and engaging read'

North Somerset Teachers Book Award

'Packed with amazing information, fun experiments and cool facts to stimulate budding engineers'

Creative Steps Magazine

'A fund of facts, bags of big ideas and pages of ingenious fun all packed into one VERY clever book!'

Lancashire Evening Post

'There’s so much to like about this engaging little book'

Red Reading Hub

'Filled with really interesting facts as well as fun things to make at home ... super inspirational'

Rosie's Library

'Appealing, simple and attractive graphic style ... Educational and engaging this is great book'

The Book Activist

'There’s a massive amount of information crammed into this large pocket-sized hardback book… This is a cracking book for any STEM minded child… Highly recommended to spark inspiration and inquiry'

School Reading List

'Spellbinding and beautifully illustrated'

Brilliant Brainz

‘This book will be of great value in primary school libraries as well as the classroom’

The School Librarian


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