Evolution Revolution – Simple Machines
Jack, a gray squirrel, is declaring war against the construction machines that have come to cut down his woods and destroy his nest. With the help of Collin, a boy he has befriended, Jack learns words and how to use simple machines like the wheel. He thinks he can stop the machines, if he can convince the other woodland animals to join him in the fight.
But as they take on the humans and their machines, people are noticing that Jack and his friends are smarter than ordinary forest animals. All of them are in more danger than they realize and now have to outsmart the scientists that are very interested int capturing them.
Based on school science curriculum, this book combines science and fantasy in a contemporary animal adventure story. Employing STEM/STEAM concepts, this book can be used to introduce the basics of simple machines, evolution, ecology, biology- all in a new way.
About Charlotte E Bennardo (North Jersey Author)
Until Hollywood calls, Charlotte lives in NJ with her husband, three children, two needy cats and sometimes a deranged squirrel. She is the author of the middle-grade STEAM/animal adventure Evolution Revolution trilogy. Simple Machines won the Bronze medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards, Simple Plans, and Simple Lessons (Poolside Press), which won the Gold medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards. She is also the co-author of Blonde Ops (St. Martin’s/Dunne) and the Sirenz series: Sirenz, Sirenz Back In Fashion (Flux). She is a contributor in the anthologies, Beware the Little White Rabbit (Alice Through the Wormhole, Leap), and the ebook, Scare Me To Sleep (a fundraiser to put books in hands of needy children).
She’s written for magazines and newspapers and has given presentations and workshops at NJ SCBWI conferences and other venues. Currently, she’s working on sci-fi, historical, fantasy, time travel and thriller novels for middle grade, young and new adult readers. Connect with her on Twitter (charbennardo), Author Charlotte Bennardo on FB, or through her blog, http://charlotteebennardo.blogspot.com/