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Children's Nonfiction Experiments & Projects

The Technology Book for Girls

and Other Advanced Beings

by (author) Trudee Romanek

illustrated by Pat Cupples

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2001
Experiments & Projects
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2001
    List Price

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This title in the Books for Girls series looks at technology that girls encounter every day, such as CD players, microwave ovens and touchscreens. Filled with fun, easy-to-do activities, it encourages girls to experiment and explore. They are also introduced to eight women who work in exciting technological careers, including an astronomer, a radio frequency inspector and a plant physiologist.

About the authors

Trudee Romanek is the award-winning author of a dozen nonfiction books for young readers. Raising the Stakes is her first novel. Trudee lives with her family in Barrie, Ontario. For more information, visit

Trudee Romanek's profile page

Award-winning author and teacher Etta Kaner enjoys writing nonfiction for both children and adults. Her books include Animals Migrating, Animal Talk , Animal Groups and other titles in the Animal Behavior series, as well as four titles in the Kids Can Read series. She is also author of the Exploring the Elements and Have You Ever Seen series. She lives in Toronto.

Pat Cupples' profile page


  • Winner, Our Choice, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
  • Winner, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children , National Science Teachers Association and the Children’s Book Council
  • Short-listed, Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers’ Association
  • Winner, Parents’ Choice Award

Editorial Reviews

A number of modern marvels are introduced, explained and illustrated in a manner guaranteed to make technology something girls would want to know about.

Profiles of various women with technological careers, including a plant physiologist, while providing easy-to-do activities that encourage young girls to explore and experiment with technology.

Focusing specifically on the fun aspects, this book succeeds at showing how relevant science and technology are int he world in which we live, and tries to entice girls to explore the many possibilities int he field. Beginning at home with the television remote, automatic doors and automatic hand dryers, the author explains the intricate details of how these items actually work and the science involved,... The books is carefully organized, progressing through everyday items as they appear in readers’ lives. Each chapter begins with a dialogue between a student and her friend or relative about the topic. More in-depth explanation follows, with a suggested activity. Sidebars introduce women who have interesting related careers. Attractive drawings, diagrams, and pictures add appeal. An index and a page of ideas for science-fair projects conclude the book. A good choice to show girls how exciting the world of technology can be.

Even young readers who don’t fancy themselves science aficionados will have trouble putting this book down as Romandek takes the mystery out of everyday technologies.

Easy explanations of how everyday things work make this a must-have resource for young readers. Girls will also like the activities they can try at home and the profiles of women who work in the field of technology.

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