Sophie and the Airplane
Intro to Aerospace
2017 New Apple Award Winner
2018 Book Excellence Award Winner
In our first book on aerospace, readers will meet Sophie, the spunky, charismatic little girl who doesn't take no for an answer. Along her journey, Sophie introduces young girls to the field of aerospace - and its amazing wonders yet to be discovered.
Readers will also enjoy meeting a real aerospace engineer at the end of the story, and learning more about her exciting career.
"Sophie and the Airplane was such an adorable story about a little girl with a passion for airplanes and a dream to go to the moon! I liked that the team at STEM Girls Books included real commercial flight facts in their story so that readers could learn as well as enjoy the adventure. It was a joy to get to know more about how a child's love of planes and space could lead to STEM careers, and to learn more about Julia, a real life Aerospace Engineer."
-Tamara Robertson, Actress and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineer
Free Coloring Page
Download our free coloring page and have some continued fun with Sophie:
Download Coloring Page
Meet the Illustrator
Meet the illustrator, Sara Kuba, and see how she brought Sophie to life:
Meet Sara Kuba
Meet Women in STEM
Like Sophie, these women dreamed of what was waiting for them in deep blue sky. Now they're going after it! Meet our
Women in Aerospace
We are pleased to share our STEM Girls Books theme song with our supporters. The song is featured as the soundtrack in our intro video here - so you can see it in action through the video, then download your own version below!
We'd love to hear YOUR version of our catchy tune. Record your own video and share it with us so we can post it on our site!
Download our theme song, recorded by The Loreleis (shown above), the female 'a cappella' group from UNC Chapel Hill.
Download the M4A audio file
(Note: if your audio file does not automatically download, you can 'right click' on the link and save the M4A file on your computer)
Download the 8.5 x 11 PDF and have fun rappin' your own version of the STEM Girls Books theme song with the children in your life.