Irma builds robotic creatures out of scrap metal, develops a substance that’s stronger than steel, and even crashes a cyber-wizard's computer from an undetectable monitor. Still, all she really wants is to make some friends and blend in for once, but no matter how hard she tries, Irma always seems to stand out--and not in a good way.
This laugh-out-loud middle grade novel encourages readers to explore the STEM fields while never losing its sense of fun.
Engaging and smartly-paced, Kasch inspires young readers to explore the wonders of science and math while still appreciating the gift of true friendship. Life in middle school isn't easy for incredibly intelligent Irma, but with the help of a new friend, Irma learns that sometimes to find your place in the crowd, you have to take a risk and stand out. Funny, smart, and written with natural curiosity and an appreciation of science in mind, Irma the Inventor and the Vampire Spiders will not only delight its readers, but also remind them of the power of believing in their ideas.