Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world’s first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities.

Format Your Price
978-1-939547-20-0
$13.49
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Subject STEM, STEM: Technology/Coding
Copyright 2015
Publisher Creston Books
Imprint Creston Books
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2015-10-13
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF012040, JNF029000, JNF007090
Dewey 510.92
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 11
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 179119
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • Cook Prize Honor Book, Commended, 2016
  • NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, Commended, 2016
  • 2016 Amelia Bloomer List, Winner, 2016
  • Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books of the Year 2016 Outstanding Merit Selection, Winner, 2016
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2015., Winner, 2015

Reviews

School Library Journal

“An excellent addition to STEM collections.”—starred, School Library Journal

The New York Times

“Lovelace’s fascinating, overlooked story is just beginning to get the recognition it deserves, and this handsome picture-book biography does it justice.”—The New York Times

Booklist

“A beautiful tribute to this female computer pioneer.”—starred, Booklist

Chicago Tribune

“Wallmark brings the story alive with grace and clarity.”—Chicago Tribune

Publishers Weekly

“[A]n inspiring and informative account of 19th-century mathematician Lovelace.”—starred, Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“A splendidly inspiring introduction to an unjustly overlooked woman.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author: Laurie Wallmark

Laurie Wallmark is the author of several award-winning STEM picture books about women, including Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine. She teaches Computer Science when she's not writing books.

Illustrator: April Chu

April Chu has won awards for her gorgeous illustrations. She studied architecture and infuses that knowledge of detail and perspective into her art. Her work has been featured in the Society of Illustrator's Original Art show.

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Ada Byron Lovelace & the Thinking Machine

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world’s first… View available downloads →