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Andrea Beaty - Author

About the Author

Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer, among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago.

I was raised in southern Illinois in a town so small I knew everybody and their pets. And they all knew me. I was one of six kids and we spent our summer days traipsing through the fields and forests hunting for adventure. We often found it. And sometimes it found us.  Always, it was fun and often, we laughed so hard we blew Orange Crush or Grape Nehi Soda out our noses. I still avoid Grape Nehi . . . just in case. I was a big reader as a kid and LOVED Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon Mysteries.  Then I moved on to Agatha Christie books and then the classics. Don’t tell anyone, but my secret ambition is to star in a Broadway musical and I am often tempted to break into song and dance at very odd moments. Mostly in the frozen food section of my grocery store.  They have very good lighting.

 

Featured books by Andrea Beaty

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

5+ readers

Author: Andrea Beaty Illustrator: David Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

In a three-story house with a shop down below, lived the world's finest hat maker, Madame Chapeau. Like the Lady herself, all her hats were refined. Brilliantly singular. One of a kind. So begins Andrea Beaty's new rhyming picture book about a hat maker adored by her friends and neighbours. On her birthday, Madame Chapeau wears the perfect bonnet made by her late husband. But on the way to her birthday dinner, a crow snatches her hat and flies away with it, leaving Mme. Chapeau sans bonnet. As she chases the crow, everyone around her begins to follow her, offering their own hats for her to wear. None of them are quite right for Madame Chapeau, though, until one special little girl offers her a hat knitted with love and [her] best birthday wish. What appears rather odd to Mme Chapeau at first is actually the perfect gift for her. A delightful story about love, community and friendship, with some fancy hats and a birthday thrown in for good measure.

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Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Andrea Beaty Illustrator: David Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014   From the powerhouse author/illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witty picture book about pursuing your passion.

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Other books by Andrea Beaty

Aaron Slater, Illustrator

Aaron Slater, Illustrator

Author: Andrea Beaty Illustrator: David Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2021

An uplifting story about the power of art, finding your voice, and telling your story even when you're out of step with your peers from the #1 bestselling creators of Sofia Valdez, Future Prez and Ada Twist, Scientist! Aaron Slater loves listening to stories and dreams of one day writing them himself. But when it comes to reading, the letters just look like squiggles to him, and it soon becomes clear he struggles more than his peers. When his teacher asks each child in the class to write a story, Aaron can't get a single word down. He is sure his dream of being a storyteller is out of reach . . . until inspiration strikes, and Aaron finds a way to spin a tale in a way that is uniquely his. Follow Iggy Peck, Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, Sofia Valdez, and Aaron Slater on all of their adventures! Add the picture books, chapter books, and activity books starring The Questioneers by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today.

Sofia Valdez's Big Project Book for Awesome Activists

Sofia Valdez's Big Project Book for Awesome Activists

Author: Andrea Beaty Illustrator: David Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

An empowering, hands-on look at activism and the democratic process-featuring the newest Questioneer, Sofia Valdez Get inspired to make a change in this project book from the team behind the bestselling Questioneers series. Sofia Valdez will take readers through more than 40 different activities that are all about activism, politics, and the governmental process. The youngest go-getters and change makers will learn what it takes to make a difference in their community. From drawing new parks and flags for your town, to a history of activism that prompts readers to imagine changes they'd like to see in their communities, to a guide on how to contact your elected officials, and so much more, this project book will appeal to the youngest activists and leaders of tomorrow.

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pantaloons

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pantaloons

Author: Andrea Beaty Illustrator: David Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/04/2019

Ada Twist is full of questions. A scientist to her very core, Ada asks why again and again. One question always leads to another until she's off on a journey of discovery! When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pantaloons, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down? In this new chapter-book adventure, Ada must rely on her curious mind, her brave spirit, and her best pals Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck to solve a mystery in her own backyard.

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters

Author: Andrea Beaty Illustrator: David Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2018

Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle-one that feels much bigger than herself. Rosie's beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters-a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II-need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job! After one flop . . . then another . . . and another . . . Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie gets the job done. And, along with the Riveters, she rediscovers the meaning of home.

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