Project Description

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

Coming Spring 2020

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

by Pip Jones
illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

In this companion to the award-winning Izzy Gizmo, Izzy Gizmo returns (together with Grandpa and Fixer) in a charming and eccentric tale of ambition, perseverance, and finding your inner strength.

Izzy Gizmo has been invited to Technoff Isle’s annual convention where the inventor of the best machine will win coveted admittance to the Genius Guild. Great inventors produce gadgets that can be put to good use, so Izzy Gizmo decides to build a recycling machine that mends broken tools. But with fearsome foe Abi von Lavish getting the best of her at every turn, can Izzy Gizmo and Fixer create the winning invention?

Featuring the creative and much-loved heroine of color, this wonderfully exuberant story has serious points to make about the importance of make do and mend.

To pre-order this book, please contact sales at 1-800-241-0113 (404-876-8761) between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-164-5
Publication Date: 3/1/2020
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-1/4″ x 10-1/4″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Language: English

F&P: M, Gr 2, Genre RF
Lexile: AD500L
Themes: Consequences, Creativity, Family, Ingenuity, Perseverance, Self-Confidence, Teamwork
BISAC 1: JUV036020 JUVENILE FICTION / Technology / Inventions
BISAC 2: JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
BISAC 3: JUV014000 JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women


“Lively rhymes and colorful contraptions, doohickeys, and ‘thingummyjigs’ will inspire tinkerers everywhere.” —Foreword Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Meet the Author

Pip Jones

Pip Jones spent her childhood gobbling up books and dreaming about being an author.  At nineteen, she began a career in journalism, and in 2014, she published her first book. She lives in England.

Meet the Illustrator

Sara Ogilvie

Sara Ogilvie studied illustration and printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art. In addition to illustrating children’s books, Sara exhibits across the UK and abroad and creates images for editorial and design. She lives in England.