Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was an inventor who worked hard for most of his life to make life better for others. It took him a long time to create a working incandescent light bulb, but he never gave up. It is hard to imagine what the world would have been like if he had given up. The world became a very different place because of his inventions. Learn more about this extraordinary man in the books below. You can also learn about other inventors in the Inventors and Inventions feature.
The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford

The Inventor's Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford

Suzanne Slade
Illustrator:  Jennifer Black Reinhardt 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Charlesbridge, 2015   ISBN: 978-1580896672
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Who was Thomas Alva Edison?

Who was Thomas Alva Edison?

Margaret Frith
Illustrator:  John O'Brien 
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Penguin, 2005   ISBN: 978-0448437651
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Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison

Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison

Marfe Ferguson Delano
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 9 to 12
National Geographic, 2002   ISBN: 978-0792267218
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The Story of Thomas Alva Edison

The Story of Thomas Alva Edison

Margaret Cousins
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Random House, 1981   ISBN: 978-0394848839
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Thomas Edison and the Lightbulb

Thomas Edison and the Lightbulb

Scott R. Welvaert
Illustrator:  Charles Barnett III , Phil Miller 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736864893
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Young Thomas Edison

Young Thomas Edison

Michael Dooling
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Holiday House, 2005   ISBN: 978-0823418688
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