Full STEAM Ahead

In the new book Sydney & Simon: Full STEAM Ahead (Charlesbridge), twins Sydney and Simon Starr have a problem. The annual Wonder Falls flower show is fast approaching and their window-box blossoms are wilting. The simple fix would be to just water the plants, but a humid heat wave has hit the area and the window is stuck shut. With their Wonder Journals in hand, the creative problem-solving sibling scientists start exploring ways to water the flowers trapped outside the apartment window. Using science, technology, engineering, and math, the twins enhance their research with art and push “Full STEAM Ahead” in their explorations.

New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Peter H. Reynolds once again creatively teams up with his twin brother, Paul A. Reynolds, on a children’s book. Sydney & Simon: Full STEAM Ahead is the first in a series encouraging STEAM education -- which adds “A” (Arts) to "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Visit www.steamthinking.org for more information and to share your stories.

Celebrate the book launch with the authors! Everyone is invited to the Sydney & Simon: Full STEAM Ahead book launch party on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11-12:30 p.m. at The Blue Bunny Bookstore in historic Dedham Square. Everyone will have a chance to engineer their own creation out of recycled materials. Get more details and RSVP on Facebook.