Esri Press

Parker the Planner

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Print and e-book publishing in October 2020

Parker’s city is a mess. It’s full of traffic and has no sidewalks or parks. But Parker has a plan! He’ll build his own city—with parks, zoos, transportation, environmental benefits, and more.

Planning a city is a big project, but Parker is up for the challenge. He has all kinds of ideas about how to create a place that will benefit everyone.

Part of a STEAM career-themed picture book series, Parker the Planner shows kids they can help create change in their own communities. Like Parker, they can use their passion and ideas to make the world a better place. Perfect for encouraging critical and creative thinking! Spatial analysis and critical thinking skills in K-12 students better prepare them for success, especially in science, engineering, and mathematics.

For grades 1-5. Includes a glossary.

The STEAM at Work! series brings awareness to exciting, fun STEAM careers and opens children up to new ideas for channeling their passions. Each book demonstrates different environmental and social issues the characters use their skills to solve, encouraging critical and creative thinking about the world. Like its characters, readers will be inspired to make a positive difference in their community now and in their future careers. 

BONUS:

Download free fun activity pages, teaching materials, and more at STEAMatWork.com.

The e-book of Parker the Planner, 9781589486492, $7.99, will be available at most online retailers.

Copyright © Bolton & Menk,Inc.

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Madeline Peck is a landscape architect for the regional infrastructure engineering firm Bolton & Menk, Inc. She creates high-quality plans that reflect each community’s unique needs and promotes a positive, engaged process. Her creative approach to public engagement has led multiple communities to develop collaborative, community-based design solutions for transportation, pedestrian, and downtown-focused projects. Madeline authored Parker the Planner as a part of Bolton & Menk’s children book series to show future planners what is possible when they are passionate about improving their communities. 

ISBN: 9781589486416    2020   24 pages   $7.99