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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

What's Inside a Flower?, Women in Science, Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WHAT’S INSIDE A FLOWER?, WOMEN IN SCIENCE, and WOMEN IN SPORTS by Rachel Ignotofsky Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Books:

Title: WHAT'S INSIDE A FLOWER

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Pub. Date: February 2, 2021

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 48

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBDBookshop.org

From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science, comes a new nonfiction picture book series ready to grow young scientists by nurturing their curiosity about the natural world--starting with what's inside a flower.

Budding backyard scientists can start exploring their world with this stunning introduction to these flowery show-stoppers--from seeds to roots to blooms. Learning how flowers grow gives kids beautiful building blocks of science and inquiry.

In the launch of a new nonfiction picture book series, Rachel Ignotofsky's distinctive art style and engaging, informative text clearly answers any questions a child (or adult) could have about flowers. 

Reviews:

"The lush, geometric illustrations are the superstars of this adventure, drawing in readers from the front endpapers to the rear . . . A beautiful bloom for the nature shelf." - Kirkus Reviews

"There’s an abundance of detail in this attractive first work in the “What’s Inside” series, but it’s never overwhelming . . . The pages overflow with life." - Booklist

 

Title: WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Pub. Date: July 26, 2016

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 126

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N Exclusive Edition, iBooks, Kobo, TBDBookshop.org

Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon. 

Reviews:

"With the help of eye-catching artwork, Ignotofsky celebrates not just astronauts, but also the engineers, biologists, mathematicians, and physicists who’ve blazed a trail for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields from the ancient to modern world. The book elevates this information with beautiful and instructive infographics that delve into topics like the number of women currently working in STEM fields."– Entertainment Weekly (online)

"With short, inspiring stories and the accessibility of a graphic novel. . .the perfect book to share with the science- and tech-minded people (male and female, young and old) in your life. . . .The must-read, girl-power STEM book."– InStyle.com

"This book of illustrated biographies of scientific pioneers is hands-down gorgeous. . . .Kids will love paging through this, looking at all the detailed drawings, but they'll likely have to rip it out of the hands of the adults who are marveling at each new page of factoids."– Sarah Mirk, Bitch Media

"The book is a beautifully curated collection of personal narratives from female scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, with a dash of whimsy thrown in." – Upworthy

"I applaud Ignotofsky and her publisher for telling these important stories about women through such a rich, visual medium. The world needs more books like this."– ScientificAmerican.com's Symbiartic

". . .an illustrated homage to some of the most influential and inspiring women in STEM. . . .Ignotofsky captures the heartbreaking inequalities that only amplify the impressiveness of these women’s feats."– Maria Popova, BrainPickings.org

". . .a clever introduction to women scientists through history."– Science Friday

 

Title: WOMEN IN SPORTS

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Pub. Date: July 18, 2017

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 128

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBDBookshop.org

Women in Sports highlights notable women's contributions to competitive athletics to inspire readers young and old. Keeping girls interested in sports has never been more important: research suggests that girls who play sports get better grades and have higher self-esteem--but girls are six times more likely to quit playing sports than boys and are unlikely to see female athlete role models in the media. A fascinating collection full of striking, singular art, Women in Sports features 50 profiles and illustrated portraits of women athletes from the 1800s to today including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than 40 different sports. The book also contains infographics about relevant topics such as muscle anatomy, a timeline of women's participation in sports, statistics about women in athletics, and influential female teams.

Reviews:

"Exhaustive and enlightening—don't miss it."– Kirkus Reviews

"This is one of the books we've been waiting for—a compendium of great women athletes and the struggles they faced. As Billie Jean King taught us, ‘Pressure is a privilege.’"– Lesley Visser, Hall of Fame sportscaster

"This luminescent book tells the stories of women and girls who have not only excelled in athletics, but also often changed the world by doing so. I was agog at these lively biographies, and dazzled by the accompanying illustrations that seem to cartwheel, swim, pole vault, and double flip off the page. This is a book for girls who want inspiration on the field, in the pool, or down the track. It’s also for girls who aren’t sporty at all, but love stories of courage, perseverance, sass, doggedness, and fun. And don’t forget the boys, who will be riveted by these rollicking tales and who need to see that girl power has been alive and well for many years, and is alive and well today."– Caroline Paul, author of The Gutsy Girl

"Rachel Ignotofsky's delightful book renders the healthy pleasure of sports for girls and women in buoyant color and form—from Bloomer Girls to Skate Bettys, in calf length skirts or disguised as men—reminding us that no matter if you are nine or ninety-eight, the question to ask is, ‘What is my next victory?’"– Mina Samuels, author of Run Like a Girl

"What an inspiring book! These beautifully drawn portraits cover the triumphs and troubles of fifty athletes—some you've heard of and many you haven't. There's a familiar pattern to these stories: A woman sets her mind on something, someone tells her it can't be done, and she goes ahead and does it anyway, setting records along the way. You'll cheer for these ladies, and for author Rachel Ignotofsky."– Lisa Taggart, author of Women Who Win

 

MY REVIEWS
What's Inside a Flower? is a fun, educational book that goes into lots of detail about how flowers come about. The book explains what a flower is, the parts of a flower, and gives information about pollination and photosynthesis. It also describes different flowers, and there are loads of fun illustrations to go along with the info. It's delightful, and even young readers who may not be big fans of science will find it to be pretty cool. I know I did. The only drawback for me was it did feel a little repetitive in spots, but that could just be me. 
4 stars!

Women in Science is a fascinating look at 50 different women who have made huge strides in different fields of science. From geology to biology, and everything in between, it's an educational book that will enlighten young readers about these brave women who fought against "the norm" to bring their ideas into the world and potentially be recognized for them as well. A truly inspiring book that I really enjoyed.
5 stars!

Women in Sports is similar to Women in Science, where it showcases 50 different women who have made a difference for all women athletes. From baseball to golf, to gymnastics and swimming, there's a woman featured who has done something amazing, making it easier for other female athletes to compete in their chosen sport. These women persevered to make female athletes normal during a time when only men could compete. Another delightful, educational, and inspiring read. 
5 stars!

 

About Rachel Ignotofsky: 

Rachel Ignotofsky is a New York Times Best Selling author and  illustrator, based in beautiful Santa Barbara.   She grew up in New Jersey on a healthy diet of cartoons and pudding and graduated from Tyler School of Art in 2011. 

Now Rachel works for herself and spends all day and night drawing, writing and learning as much as she can. Rachel is a published author with 10 Speed Press and Random House Kids. She is always thinking up new ideas.

Check out her books:

Her work is inspired by history and science. She believes that illustration is a powerful tool that can make learning exciting.  She has a passion for taking dense information and making it fun and accessible. Rachel hopes to use her work to spread her message about scientific literacy and feminism.

If you like what you see and would like to have it for yourself, please visit her shop.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will win a finished copy of WHAT’S INSIDE A FLOWER?, WOMEN IN SCIENCE, and WOMEN IN SPORTS, US Only.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/26/2021

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

7/26/2021

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

7/27/2021

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

7/27/2021

Kait Plus Books

Excerpt

7/28/2021

pagesofyellow

Review or Spotlight

7/28/2021

The Phantom Paragrapher

Review or Spotlight

7/29/2021

Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Review

7/29/2021

@ChristenKrumm

Review or Spotlight

7/30/2021

Do You Dog-ear?

Review

7/30/2021

Lifestyle of Me

Review

Week Two:

8/2/2021

100 Pages A Day

Review

8/2/2021

Locks, Hooks and Books

Review

8/3/2021

Jazzy Book Reviews

Review

8/3/2021

The Momma Spot

Review

8/4/2021

Nerdophiles

Review

8/4/2021

Two Points of Interest

Review

8/5/2021

Everyone's Librarian

Review

8/5/2021

Midnightbooklover

IG Post

8/6/2021

onemused

Review or Excerpt

8/6/2021

booksaremagictoo

Review


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