Almost exactly one year ago I was busy painting illustrations for Science Fair Showdown, a chapter book (sixth grade reading level) written by Steven Otfinoski about three friends and their epic quest to win their school's science fair.
Diya, Sofia and Ablert want to work together to on a science fair project about clean, renewable energy. The hitch: each wants to go down a different path. Diya is interested in solar energy, Sofia wants to explore wind, and Albert—whose uncle is a mechanic—wants to learn more about motors fueled by ethanol (biofuel).
They help each other sort out specific scientific failures...
...cheer each other on to personal success...
Science Fair Showdown
written by Steven Otfinoski
illustrated by Violet Lemay
art direction by Mary Wages
To order a copy of Science Fair Showdown is special, have a look at p 30 of Pearson's catalog.