Rosie Revere, Engineer

A New York Times Bestseller

This is the story of Rosie Revere, who dreamed of becoming a great engineer.

Where some people see rubbish, Rosie Revere sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats: Rosie’s gizmos would astound—if she ever let anyone see them. Afraid of failure, she hides them away under her bed. Until a fateful visit from her great-great-aunt Rose, who show her that a first flop isn’t something to fear—it’s something to celebrate.  

Andrea Beaty and David Roberts, the author-illustrator team behind the classic picture book Iggy Peck, Architect, have whipped up another stunning, witty invention that honors pursuing one’s passion—with persistence.

Rosie Revere - Interior Pages
Rosie Revere - Interior Pages
Rosie Revere - Interior Pages
Rosie Revere - Interior Pages


2017 AIAA Children’s Literature Award


2017 Monarch Award Master List


2016 Story Time from Space Official Selection


2016 Flicker Tale Award Nominee

E.B. White Read Aloud Finalist


2014–15 Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee


2015 Treasure State Award Nominee


2013 Parents’ Choice Award


2013 ReadBoston Best Read Aloud Book Award


2013 ABC Best Books for Children