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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Blakemore, Megan Frazer

Summary: Frankie does not believe in leprechauns, but her best friend, Maya, claims that there is one living in her backyard; so Frankie builds a leprechaun trap to prove her point--but soon begins to doubt the validity of her own experiment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

1 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

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

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J811 HOP

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 Non-fiction, Call number: 609 BEN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 609 Benford 2012

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

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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

Kochalka, James

Summary: "Johnny Boo creates an incredible Ice Cream Computer that can turn anything into delicious ice cream. Old toys that you don't want to play with anymore? Ice cream! Clods of dirt and grass? Ice cream! It works great ... until Squiggle decides to turn himself into ice cream! Then: Johnny Boo time travels to the future, where the Mean Little Boy tries to add him to his butterfly collection. Can...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Top Shelf Productions 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J GRAPHIC KOC

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

Kelley, Marty

Summary: In his science journal, Ian records that his experiments with a jet pack for his dog, Wilbur, lead to chaos and a lot of unhappy people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KEL

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 Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 608 SCH

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

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

Atwood, Megan

Summary: Ten-year-old Angie DelMar is sure that there is something creepy and dangerous about her new neighbor, Ms. Doody: somebody who has a book entitled The ABCs of World Domination is obviously up to no good; but when Angie and her friends steal the growth serum intended to create giant insects they accidentally release it at the local day care--and the town is suddenly besieged by giant screaming...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Beaty, Andrea

Summary: "Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, she's an engineer, and engineering is all about perseverance! But sometimes, Rosie has a really important project to tackle -- one that feels much bigger than herself. When Rosie's beloved Aunt Rose and her pals the Raucous Riveters -- a gaggle of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II --...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC BEA

Barr, Catherine

Summary: The world is brimming full of incredible inventions - but where did it all begin? How did these incredible inventions come about? Journey back in time, travel across the world and discover incredible inventions from throughout history. Take a ride on the very first wheel, find your way and ensure you'll never get lost again with the compass, let the lights come on with electricity, watch as the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Frances Lincoln Children's Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 609 BAR

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

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