Rosie Reads



Rosie Reads is a series of curated book collections developed by Rosie Riveters, a nonprofit that aims to equip and empower girls to be strong, confident, and competent in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by offering free programs for girls ages 4­-14. All proceeds from your purchase directly support our programs and enable us to share the fun of STEM and the power of confidence with more young women.

Each collection of hardcover books (only our newest set for independent readers includes paperbacks) comes with a reading guide complete with questions to start conversations with your children about the themes in each book as well as ideas for activities to keep those conversations going. The book collections are gift wrapped and ready to give, making them great holiday and birthday gifts! Last, but not least, the gift-wrapped books will be hand delivered a week after purchase to addresses in Arlington, VA. And you receive all this for close to list price (or less!) while simultaneously supporting a local nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging young women in STEM!

All book collections will be delivered (Arlington, VA addresses only) or shipped (additional fee applies) one week after purchase. Thank you! Two ordering deadlines to note: Sunday December 17th for sets that require shipping and Wednesday, December 20th for Arlington delivery.


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** If you live in Arlington, VA (zip codes 22201, 22202, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22209, 22211, 22213, 22214) please amend the shipping option in PayPal by selecting the shipping rate highlighted in blue. Choose "Store Pick-up" and we will arrange to hand deliver your items free of charge.**

Rosie Reads (full collection)


This eight-book collection features all of Rosie Riveters’ favorite books and encompasses themes ranging from self-confidence and overcoming setbacks to acceptance and the power of compassion. STEM and strong female characters are also prominently featured. This collection includes: Rosie Revere, Engineer (2013), Imogene’s Last Stand (2009), Interstellar Cinderella (2015), Two Speckled Eggs (2014), The Most Magnificent Thing (2014), Violet the Pilot (2008), Grace for President (2008), and Ada Twist, Scientist (2016).

  • Price for full 8-book collection - $159 ($150 plus 6% VA sales tax)
  • 7-book option without Rosie Revere, Engineer - $137.80 ($130 plus 6% VA sales tax)

*NEW* Rosie Reads about real women in STEM


As an organization, we truly believe that you can’t be what you can’t see. Make sure the girls in your life know about plenty of women succeeding in STEM, starting with these incredible stories of female STEM trailblazers, all of whom have shown great curiosity, persistence, and grit. This six-book collection includes I am Jane Goodall (2016), The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (2017), Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (2017), The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (2017), Margaret and the Moon (2017), and Who Says Women Can’t be Doctors: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (2017).

  • Price for 6-book collection - $127.20 ($120 plus 6% VA sales tax)


Rosie Reads about confidence


Want to provide your reader with female role models learning about the power of confidence? This is the collection for you as it encompasses themes of failure, overcoming setbacks, quitting, and confidence building. This four-book collection includes: Rosie Revere, Engineer (2013), Imogene’s Last Stand (2009), The Most Magnificent Thing (2014), and Violet the Pilot (2008).

  • Price for full 4-book collection - $68.90 ($65 plus 6% VA sales tax)
  • 3-book option without Rosie Revere, Engineer - $53 ($50 plus 6% VA sales tax)

Rosie Reads about being different


If you’re wondering how to talk to your children about issues of acceptance, compassion, and feeling left out and/or different, this collection is a great way to start. It can also serve as a means for starting a conversation about bullying, both about how to handle it, and how to help others when it happens. This four-book collection includes: Rosie Revere, Engineer (2013), Interstellar Cinderella (2015), Two Speckled Eggs (2014), and Violet the Pilot (2008).

  • Price for full 4-book collection - $68.90 ($65 plus 6% VA sales tax)
  • 3-book option without Rosie Revere, Engineer - $53 ($50 plus 6% VA sales tax)

Rosie Reads about STEM


Looking for books to engage and encourage girls in STEM? These are our absolute favorites, and all five books feature female characters that face setbacks and build self confidence along the way. The five-book collection includes: Rosie Revere, Engineer (2013), Interstellar Cinderella (2015), The Most Magnificent Thing (2014), Violet the Pilot (2008), and Ada Twist, Scientist (2016).

  • Price for full 5-book collection - $90.10 ($85 plus 6% VA sales tax)
  • 4-book option without Rosie Revere, Engineer - $68.90 ($65 plus 6% VA sales tax)


Rosie Reads about real women in STEM


As an organization, we truly believe that you can’t be what you can’t see. Make sure the girls in your life know about plenty of women succeeding in STEM, starting with these incredible stories of female STEM trailblazers, all of whom have shown great curiosity, persistence, and grit. This six-book collection includes I am Jane Goodall (2016), The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (2017), Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (2017), The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (2017), Margaret and the Moon (2017), and Who Says Women Can’t be Doctors: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (2017).

  • Price for 6-book collection - $127.20 ($120 plus 6% VA sales tax)


*NEW* Rose Reads early chapter books about awesome girls


Do you love Rosie Reads, but have older girls in your life that are beginning to read on their own? Check out our newest collection, which features strong female protagonists exploring similar themes as our picture book sets (acceptance, self-confidence, failure, and persistence) but in early chapter book form! Designed to progress as reading skills develop, several of these books also include STEM adventures. This four-book collection includes: Goldie Blox Rules the School! (2017), Ada Lace on the Case (2017), Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker (2017), and The Friendship Code #1 (Girls Who Code) (2017). I am Jane Goodall (2016), The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (2017), Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (2017), The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (2017), Margaret and the Moon (2017), and Who Says Women Can’t be Doctors: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (2017).


  • Price for 4-book collection - $47.70 ($45 plus 6% VA sales tax)

Build your own collection


Love our collections but already have some of the books in your library? Then build your very own four or five book Rosie Reads Collection. Our build it yourself collections are limited to the picture books available in our Full and Real Women in STEM collections. Book titles include: Rosie Revere, Engineer (2013), Imogene’s Last Stand (2009), Interstellar Cinderella (2015), Two Speckled Eggs (2014), The Most Magnificent Thing (2014), Violet the Pilot (2008), Grace for President (2008), and Ada Twist, Scientist (2016). I am Jane Goodall (2016), The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (2017), Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (2017), The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (2017), Margaret and the Moon (2017), and Who Says Women Can’t be Doctors: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (2017).

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