Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea by Anna HumphreyRuby Goldberg's Bright Idea by Anna Humphrey

Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea

byAnna HumphreyIllustratorVanessa Brantley-newton

Paperback | January 20, 2015

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Ruby wants first prize at the fifth grade science fair—and she thinks her quirky, creative, Rube Goldberg–esque invention is just the way to get it! Rife with “depth and charm,” this story is peppered with engaging science facts and insights (Publishers Weekly).

Ten-year-old Ruby Goldberg is determined to win her school science fair and beat her nemesis Dominic Robinson. She’s snagged second place for the last two years, and she’s set on claiming first prize. The only trouble is that Ruby has no ideas. When her grandfather’s beloved basset hound dies, Ruby thinks of the perfect thing that will cheer him up and win her first place—an innovative, state-of-the-art, not-to-be-duplicated Ruby Goldberg invention!

Before long Ruby is so busy working on her idea that she ignores everything else in her life, including her best friend, Penny. And what started out as simple turns into something much more complicated! Can Ruby get her priorities—and her project—in order before it’s too late?
Title:Ruby Goldberg's Bright IdeaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:7.62 × 5.12 × 0.4 inPublished:January 20, 2015Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1442480297

ISBN - 13:9781442480292

Appropriate for ages: 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational This is such an uplifting read and wonderful for your children whether they are a boy or girl. The main character learns a valuable life lesson through her day to day challenges and becomes a wonderful little problem solver. It's certainly a great first novel for your little one wanting a challenge. 2 thumbs up!
Date published: 2014-03-10