Ada Lace Sees Red

Illustrated by Renée Kurilla / With Tamson Weston
LIST PRICE $6.99
About The Book

From Emily Calandrelli—host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT—comes the second novel in a brand-new chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology.

Ada Lace is building a new robot! She’s determined to beat Milton in the upcoming robotics competition. But she’s distracted—Ada finds her dad’s art class impossible, while Nina is the star of the class, basking in the glory of being Mr. Lace’s star pupil.

When Mr. Lace suggests that Nina put on an art show, Ada becomes jealous and loses her temper. Now Ada isn’t speaking to her dad, she’s falling behind in art class, and she still doesn’t know how to fix her robot. As the competition looms closer, Ada starts to wonder if there might be a way to use both science and art to solve her problems.

Will Ada make up with her father in time to test her hypothesis? Or will her hurt feelings leave her seeing red and without a medal at the end of the day?

About The Author
Photograph by Jennifer Shepard at West Virginia University

Emily Calandrelli is an executive producer and the host of Xploration Outer Space, where she shows viewers the most exciting projects in the space industry today and a correspondent on the new series, Bill Nye Saves the World. Emily has a technical background with mechanical and aerospace engineering degrees from West Virginia University and Master’s degrees in aeronautics and astronautics as well as technology and policy from MIT. Emily is a professional speaker and writer and is passionate about exciting students and their families about science and space exploration. Emily is also deeply passionate about getting more girls interested in STEM and STEM careers. She lives in San Francisco. Learn more at TheSpaceGal.com.

About The Illustrator

Renée Kurilla is an illustrator of many books for kids, including Orangutanka: A Story in Poems by Margarita Engle, The Owls of Blossom Wood by Catherine Coe, and the Ada Lace Adventure series by Emily Calandrelli. She lives just south of Boston with her husband, their fluffy orange cat, Timmy, and their spiky hedgehog, Lemon. Visit her at Kurillastration.com.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 2017)
  • Length: 144 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481486033
  • Grades: 1 - 5
  • Ages: 6 - 10
  • Lexile ® 610L ? The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

Browse Related Books

Raves and Reviews

"Gears, robots, color theory, and color blindness mesh nicely in this school-and-friendship tale."

– Kirkus Reviews

"The pages are full of fun b&w illustrations with a “Behind the Science” section at the end of each book."

– School Library Connection

Awards and Honors
  • CBC-NSTA Best STEM Book
Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this author: Emily Calandrelli

More books from this illustrator: Renée Kurilla

More books in this series: An Ada Lace Adventure