April STEM Book of the Month

Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis

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From the Publisher...

Capturing an engineer's creative vision and mind for detail, this fully illustrated picture book biography sheds light on how the American inventor George Ferris defied gravity and seemingly impossible odds to invent the world's most iconic amusement park attraction, the Ferris wheel.
A fun, fact-filled text by Kathryn Gibbs Davis combines with Gilbert Ford's dazzling full-color illustrations to transport readers to the 1893 World's Fair, where George Ferris and his big, wonderful wheel lifted passengers to the skies for the first time.
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
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Kathryn Gibbs Davis is Coming to Cannon!

We are thrilled to announce that Kathryn Gibbs Davis will visit Cannon this May!


Kathryn Gibbs Davis is the award-winning author of more than 20 fiction and non-fiction titles. These include picture books, early chapter books, middle grade novels, YA novels, and one film produced for children. She has also created two series (mystery and sports).

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Cannon Elementary and Town Center Partner for a Special Design Challenge!

Scholars from Cannon and Town Center are challenged to create theme park rides or attractions using recycled materials! Designs can be submitted from individuals, teams, classrooms or grade levels! Kathryn Gibbs Davis will award a small prize for the most creative and innovative design! Start Designing Future Engineers!


All design entries are due on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015!

Designs are due on Tuesday, May 12th!