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Ruiz, Rachel (Rachel Marie)

Summary: Second-grader Harry, who loves superheroes and thinks he knows all about them, misunderstands a school assignment and presents a new a superhero invention to his class.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE RUI

Banting, Erinn.

Summary: While Alexander Graham Bell won the race to patent the telephone, he was only one among many inventors who explored instant voice communication. This fascinating book describes the evolution of the telephone from the invention of the telegraph by Marconi to the modern day cell phones that have become a popular part of our everyday life. It also takes a close up look at how the telephone works,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. Co. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 621.3 BAN

Young, Jessica (Jessica E.)

Summary: When Finley decides that fashion is just wearable art, she sets out to create a new fad with her friend Henry: a forklet, a bracelet you can both wear and eat with and only one dollar each for her classmates--unfortunately her parents do not appreciate the disappearing silverware, and Finley has to rethink her invention.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint 2018

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Claybourne, Anna.

Summary: Everyday things like toasters, chocolate bars, and cars are only here because someone bothered to invent them. Learn about these, and other brilliant ideas, from ancient inventions like the wheel, to the high-tech gadgets of the modern world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [EDC Publishing] 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 609 CLA

Pilkey, Dav

Summary: George and Harold and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have been taking turns going to school, but when the doubles fall prey to their gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, and his method of mind control that turns students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, it is up to original George and Harold to strike back.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC PIL

Voltz, Stephen.

Summary: "From the Diet Coke and Mentos fountain makers who found initial fame via YouTube and the Maker Faire comes this collection of 25 awesome projects guaranteed to inspire a love of scientific experimentation. Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz, also known as EepyBird, share some amazing DIY projects: a Diet Coke and Mentos fountain of Bellagio proportions, a leaf blower hovercraft, a paper airplane...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 507 VOL

Wulffson, Don L.

Summary: Brief factual stories about how various familiar things were invented, many by accident, from animal crackers to the zipper.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin 1999

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 609 WUL

Lovett, Amber

Summary: "With LittleBits, you can build your own electronic devices using modules that snap together easily with magnets. With this book, students learn the art of innovation through detailed explanations and hands-on activities built to foster creativity and problem solving. Fun, engaging text introduces readers to new ideas and builds on maker-related concepts they may already know. Additional tools,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 621 LOV

Schneider, Christa

Summary: Makerspaces are places designed to inspire creativity and collaboration. In Move It! Projects You Can Drive, Fly, and Roll, kids will make a mini helicopter fly from a circuit-controlled helipad, build a motorized LEGO car, and more! Colorful step-by-step photos bring each project to life. Techniques and tips help troubleshoot and use the materials within the makerspace.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 608 SCH

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 608 Set Schneider 2018

Zuchora-Walske, Christine

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Self-driving cars are a Modern Engineering Marvel! In this engaging title, readers will explore the history of cars from early steam-powered wagons to toady's luxury sedans. The father of Self-Driving Cars, Sebastian Thrun, is featured, and a colorful infographic shows how a Google Car works. Readers will learn about advancements in computer technology that made cars more automated and how car...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629.2 ZUC

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Inventions can be big, like roller coasters, or small, like crayons. And inventors can be scientists or athletes or even boys and girls! It's hard to imagine life without Popsicles, basketball, or Band-Aids, but they all started with just one person and a little imagination. With sixteen original poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and Julia Sarcone-Roach's imaginative artwork, Incredible...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books 2009

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Benford, Gregory

Summary: Reveals predictions made in "Popular Mechanics" magazine between 1903 and 1969 about what the future would hold!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hearst Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 609 BEN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 609 Benford 2012

Craig, Claire

Summary: Looks at some of history's most important and silliest inventions, discusses how inventors work, and introduces several famous inventors, including the Wright brothers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sundance 2003

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 608 CRA

George, Jennifer

Summary: Follows a young Rube Goldberg from morning until night as he uses one complicated invention after another to "simplify" his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE GEO

Grabenstein, Chris.

Summary: A twelve-year-old boy, worried that his parents may divorce, discovers that an island in the middle of the lake where he is spending the summer is the testing grounds of the mysterious Dr. Libris, who may have invented a way to make the characters in books come alive.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD GRA

Graham, Ian

Summary: Explores some of today's most impressive technological innovations and how they are shaping the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 600 GRA

Perry, Andrea

Summary: Short poems describe crazy inventions, like footsie floss, an upside-down lens for bats, and a super spider spotter for Miss Muffet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 811.54 Perry

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE PER

Baker, Keith

Summary: Mr. and Mrs. Green, a loving alligator couple, practice magic tricks, bake cookies, and dream up new inventions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE BAK

McAnulty, Stacy

Summary: "When Goldie Blox lets down her BFF Ruby Rails, she is determined to make it up by throwing her friend the best birthday bash ever"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED MCA

St. George, Judith

Summary: Presents some of the characteristics of inventors by describing the inventions of people such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Eli Whitney.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2002

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 609 STG

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J608.7 STG

Thimmesh, Catherine.

Summary: Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2000

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 609.2 Thimmesh

Colson, Mary

Summary: "This title teaches readers how to stop dreaming about becoming an inventor--and take steps to make their dreams come true! Helpful tips for finding inspiration, keeping an ideas journal and always thinking about how to improve things will help your reader inventing in no time! An activity at the end of the book encourages readers to invent their own board game and test it out."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Raintree 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 600 COL

Summary: Classic about a professor that invents an anti-gravity substance he names flubber, that makes inanimate objects and people fly.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY ABS

Barretta, Gene.

Summary: Presents an introduction to the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, one of the nation's most beloved figures, credited with introducing bifocals, daylight savings time, lightning rods, and the establishment of post offices.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2009

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 609.2 BAR