Meet The Questioneers!
ABRAMS ANNOUNCES NEW CHAPTER BOOK SERIES BASED ON BESTSELLING PICTURE BOOKS IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT; ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER AND ADA TWIST, SCIENTIST
The beloved characters created by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts will now be known as The Questioneers.
Andrew Smith, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Abrams Children’s Books, announced today the forthcoming publication of Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, the first chapter book in The Questioneers series from acclaimed author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts. This new series features characters from the bestselling picture books Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada Twist, Scientist; there are now over 2 million copies of these books in print worldwide. Launched during the Year of Engineering, Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters (The Questioneers #1) will publish on 2nd October 2018. The series will be edited by Tamar Brazis, Editorial Director of Abrams Books for Young Readers.
Beloved by children, Rosie Revere, Engineer was published in 2013 and has spent over 125 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. It follows a feisty primary school pupil who learns to overcome adversity while dreaming of becoming an engineer and was bookended by the publications of Iggy Peck, Architect in 2007, Ada Twist, Scientist in 2016 and their follow-up activity books, Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers (2017), Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects (2017) and Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists (2018). Iggy Peck and Ada Twist chapter books will be published after Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, with additional titles and new characters to follow.
“I am having so much fun exploring the world of the Questioneers and meeting the kids’ families and neighbours,” says Andrea Beaty. “Their town is filled with adventure and lots of quirky, funny, passionate people, just like Rosie, Ada and Iggy.”
In Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, Rosie’s engineering spirit is as strong as ever! She is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, she’s an engineer, and engineering is all about perseverance. But sometimes Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one that feels much bigger than herself. When Rosie’s beloved Aunt Rose and her pals, the Raucous Riveters—a gaggle of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II—need her help, it’s up to Rosie to save the day.
“Iggy, Rosie and Ada have delighted and inspired readers everywhere with their boundless curiosity and can-do spirit” says Andrew Smith. “We’re thrilled that their millions of fans will now have more adventures to look forward to as the world of the Questioneers expands in this all-new chapter book series!”
A multifaceted marketing campaign for Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters is planned, including a new Questioneers.com website, advertising, retail promotion and a large social media presence. 2018 is the Year of Engineering and Rosie’s new adventure will continue to encourage a new generation of young people, particularly girls, to consider engineering as a career path.
Andrea Beaty is the author of Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada Twist, Scientist; among other children’s titles. She is an advocate for STEM and her books have been read around the globe and in space on board the International Space Station. She lives just outside Chicago.
David Roberts has illustrated many children’s books, including Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada Twist, Scientist. He lives in London.
Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialise in publishing art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed visual books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie.
About Abrams & Chronicle Books
In July 2010, internationally acclaimed independent publishers Chronicle Books, based in San Francisco, and ABRAMS, based in New York, announced a new partnership in the United Kingdom and European export markets. In addition to the ABRAMS and Chronicle lists, Abrams & Chronicle Books also distributes other fine illustrated publishers such as V&A Publishing, Laurence King Publishing, Princeton Architectural Press, Carpet Bombing Culture, Smith Street and SelfMadeHero titles plus gift lines Galison and Knock Knock.
About the Year of Engineering
The Year of Engineering is a landmark campaign to transform perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers – and to inspire the next generation of inventors and innovators. By bringing young people face to face with engineering experiences and role models, the campaign aims to show young people from all backgrounds that engineering could be their chance to shape the world around them. More than 1,300 partners are already supporting the campaign to help tackle the engineering skills gap, with events and activities happening across the UK – from behind the scenes tours to interactive workshops. To find our more and for the latest Year of Engineering news, events and teaching resources, head to www.yearofengineering.gov.uk