Follow Penelope, a precocious little puzzle piece, who wonders where she fits in the world and discovers that engineering might be her perfect fit. Your little learner might follow suit with our engineering storybooks and workbooks!
NEW! Penelope Gets a Flying Start (Aerospace Engineering)
Penelope, Paige, Paxton, Parker, and their puzzle pals had a blast at summer camp learning about the science of flight from aerospace engineers.
Now they’re headed to the airplane factory to see where the engineers work. Tag along on the best field trip ever as your favorite puzzle pieces explore aerospace engineering, the field responsible for one of the marvels of the modern world.
Aerospace engineers make sure that all types of machines that fly take off, go where we want them to go—and land safely.
And as the campers soon discover, building an airplane is like assembling a great big airplane kit with the right team with the right skills putting all the right parts in the right places.
A stop at Papa Puzzle’s engineering office on the way to a puppet show turns out to be an experience that Penelope, Paige, and Paxton can really build on.
The three discover structural engineering, the branch of civil engineering that has a long and conspicuous history, producing some of the world’s most iconic structures that continue to stand the test of time.
Structural engineers also play a major role in designing, building, and maintaining all kinds of structures that are important to the way we live today.
From designing infrastructure to furniture, structural engineers are the creative and brilliant minds who serve as the guardians of public safety.
Penelope, Paige and Paxton have an important task at hand: shopping for their school carnival. The last stop is Puzzleland Emporium, a big box store in the center of the island packed with everything the three friends could ever want or imagine.
It’s the perfect backdrop to uncover packaging engineering, a field that doesn’t get a lot of attention. The story also sheds light on something else that often goes unnoticed: we live in a world in which virtually everything is the product of engineering—from our airplanes, computers, bridges, and skyscrapers to the versatile containers that cover and protect the things we use every day.
Paige and Paxton and their Puzzleland cohorts provide the perfect vehicle to expand children’s horizons.
In the storybook, “Penelope Wraps Things Up,” young readers discover packaging engineering, a field that doesn’t get a lot of attention.
This companion workbook is designed to reinforce the engineering concepts presented in “Penelope Wraps Things Up.” Adorable puzzle piece characters take students through activities that practice elementary skills such as numbers and operations, data analysis, comparison and measurement, all while uncovering the field of packaging engineering.
Penelope Finds Her Perfect Fit (Intro to Engineering)
Your favorite puzzle pieces are on a mission to help their friend, Penelope, find her perfect fit. In Puzzleland, all the puzzle pieces, including Paige and Paxton, have a perfect fit. A perfect fit is something you love to do.
With a little help, the three friends discover engineering. Engineering is the invisible force behind everything they see and do in Puzzleland—the cities and towns where they work and play, the products they use, the energy that powers the island, and more. In the end, Penelope finds her perfect fit, and the three learn a valuable life lesson.
Paige and Paxton and their Puzzleland cohorts provide the perfect vehicle to expand children’s horizons when it comes to who they are and what they can be when they grow up.
In the storybook, “Penelope Finds Her Perfect Fit,” young readers discover the invisible force behind everything we see and do in our towns and cities: engineering.
This companion workbook is designed to reinforce the engineering concepts presented in “Penelope Finds Her Perfect Fit.” Adorable puzzle piece characters take students through activities that practice elementary skills such as numbers and counting, data analysis, and measurement, all while digging deeper into engineering.