Shanda McCloskey was inspired to develop the determined, creative character of Charlotte by the entrepreneurial spirit of her family members and by watching her inventive daughters play with their toys. She studied art in Atlanta and New York City, andDoll-E 1.0 is her first book for children. Shanda lives near Atlanta, Georgia, and invites you to visit her at shandamc.com.
A LITA Science Fiction Notables List Selection
A National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Children's Book Council (CBC) Best STEM Trade Book 2019
CCBC Choices 2019
Charter Oak Children's Book Award Winner 2019
"A vigorous, witty and valuable addition to the still too-small shelf of books about girls and engineering."--The New York Times Book Review
"Charlotte exudes a can-do attitude that kids will find appealing, and that can only lead them to want to know more about building and coding....For 3-to-7-year-olds who've never known a world without technology, Doll-E 1.0 will be a delight--especially if they're the take-things-apart type. And if they'e not, but they like a funny story, this book will be just right."--Marco Eagle
"A fun read aloud for parents and great for conversation starters regarding technology in the home."--School Library Connection
"McCloskey finds the sweet spot between respect for a child's nerdy passion and the need to connect tinkering with life."--BCCB
"McCloskey's picture book debut is not one to miss."--School Library Journal
"Charlotte is an engaging character, expressive and thoughtful in equal measure."
"An enjoyable romp for readers, whether they're plugged in or not."--Booklist