Inventors and Inventions

Find out who invented what by reading some of these books.
Bright Ideas: The Age of Invention in America 1870-1910

Bright Ideas: The Age of Invention in America 1870-1910

Ann Rossi
Nonfiction
For ages 10 to 12
National Geographic Children's Books, 2005   ISBN: 978-0792282761
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Ticktock Banneker's Clock

Ticktock Banneker's Clock

Shana Keller
Illustrator:  David C. Gardner 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Sleeping Bear Press, 2016   ISBN: 978-1585369560
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The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy

The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy

Gilbert Ford
Photographer: Greg Endries
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2016   ISBN: 978-1481450652
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Zap! Nikola Tesla Takes Charge

Zap! Nikola Tesla Takes Charge

Monica Kulling
Illustrator:  Bill Slavin 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Tundra Books, 2016   ISBN: 978-1770495227
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Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans

Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans

Nathan Olson
Illustrator:  Dave Hoover , Keith Williams , Charles Barnett III 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736864848
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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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Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System

Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System

Trina Robbins
Illustrator:  Cynthia Martin , Anne Timmons 
Nonfiction graphic novel  Series
For ages 8 to 10
Capstone Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-0736896412
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Earmuffs for Everyone! How Chester Greenwood Became known as the Inventor of Ear

Earmuffs for Everyone! How Chester Greenwood Became known as the Inventor of Ear

Meghan McCarthy
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2015   ISBN: 978-1481406376
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The Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla lit up the world

The Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla lit up the world

Elizabeth Rusch
Illustrator:  Oliver Dominguez 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Candlewick Press, 2013   ISBN: 978-0763658557
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Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen

Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth's Wonder Kitchen

Monica Kulling
Illustrator:  David Parkins 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Tundra Books, 2014   ISBN: 978-1770493803
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I is for Idea: An Inventions Alphabet

I is for Idea: An Inventions Alphabet

Marcia Schonberg
Illustrator:  Kandy Radzinski 
Nonfiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 5 to 10
Sleeping Bear Press, 2005   ISBN: 978-1585362578
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So you want to be an inventor?

So you want to be an inventor?

Judith St. George
Illustrator:   David Small 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 12
Penguin, 2002   ISBN: 978-0399235931
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Hooray For Inventors!

Hooray For Inventors!

Marcia Williams
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 to 11
Candlewick, 2013   ISBN: 978-0763667498
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Making Contact!: Marconi Goes Wireless (Great Idea Series)

Making Contact!: Marconi Goes Wireless (Great Idea Series)

Monica Kulling
Illustrator:  Richard Rudnicki 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Tundra Books, 2013   ISBN: 978-1770493780
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Going Up!: Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top

Going Up!: Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top

Monica Kulling
Illustrator:  David Parkins 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Tundra Books, 2012   ISBN: 978-1770492400
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