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Julius, Jessica

Summary: When Oaken invites his entire family for a Creators Contest, he cannot think of something new to invent, until a trip into the forest at night gives him inspiration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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Breen, Steve

Summary: "Young Violet's only friend is her dog, Orville, until one of her homemade flying machines takes her to the rescue of a Boy Scout troop in trouble."--Title page verso.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Breen 2008

Sosna-Spear, Quinn

Summary: Against the wishes of his mortician mother, Hadorah, twelve-year-old Walter and classmate Cordelia take a hearse on a road trip to meet legendary inventor Flasterhorn, who once mentored Walter's long-dead father.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SOS

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC SPE[Fic]

Scieszka, Jon

Summary: Boy genius Frank Einstein finds himself in competition with his classmate and archrival T. Edison and his sign-language-speaking sidekick, Mr. Chimp, over Frank's newest invention: the EvoBlaster Belt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SCI

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC SCI

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Scieszka 2016

Scieszka, Jon

Summary: Boy genius and inventor Frank Einstein and his robot pals Klink (intelligent) and Klank (sort-of intelligent) study the science of ecology and conservation as they try to stop classmate and archrival T. Edison and his loggers from destroying the Midville Forest Preserve.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC SCI

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SCI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION SCI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Series Scieszka 2017

Fleming, Candace.

Summary: In the summer of 1851, with encouragement and ideas provided by his family, an inventor builds a working submarine and takes his family for a ride. Includes notes about Lodner Phillips, the real inventor on whom the story is based.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FLE

Scieszka, Jon

Summary: More clever science experiments, funny jokes, and robot hijinks await readers in book five of the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein chapter book series from the mad scientist team of Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real science facts with adventure and humor, making these books ideal for STEM education. This...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Weiner, Ellis.

Summary: Abigail and John, the Templeton twins, and their dog Cassie, foil a pair of inept kidnappers intent on stealing one of their father's newest inventions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC WEI

Young, E. L.

Summary: In London, the teenaged geniuses of STORM, a secret organization dedicated to eliminating the world's misery through science and technology, uncover plans for a deadly weapon and race to find and dismantle it, then confront the corrupt scientist behind the scheme.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2008

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC You

Harper, Charise Mericle.

Summary: Superhero Veggieman, better known as Wedgieman, faces off against Bad Dude, an inventor whose Make-Things-Disappear Machine causes trouble on the playground.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2013

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

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

Reeves, Diane Lindsey

Summary: In "What's the Big Idea, Charlie Brown?," the Peanuts gang learn about America's great inventors, including a few who don't often make it into the history books. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and pals for this new adventure that the whole family will enjoy!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Patriot Press 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE REE

Nesbo, Jo

Summary: New adventures await Doctor Proctor, Lisa, and Nilly as they try to protect Oslo, Norway, from invading aliens, enormous snakes in the sewers, seven-legged Peruvian sucking spiders, and sinister waffle irons.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC NES

Giff, Patricia Reilly.

Summary: Charlie often thinks of inventions that seldom work, but his latest idea just might be able to help Jake the Sweeper get rid of a big pile of trash and save "Come as a Character" day, too.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wendy Lamb Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Giff 2011

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

Scieszka, Jon

Summary: "Frank Einstein (kid-genius scientist and inventor) and his best friend, Watson, along with intelligent robots Klink and Klank once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival--this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of energy"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SCI

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC SCI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION SCI

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Scieszka 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SCI

Scieszka, Jon

Summary: "Frank Einstein (kid-genius, scientist, and inventor) and his best friend Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity), and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival--this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of the human...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2015

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC SCI

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION SCI

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1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Scieszka 2015

Weiner, Ellis.

Summary: Professor Templeton has been hired by the Thespian Academy of the Performing Arts and Sciences to invent something, anything, important (and profitable) but the thirteen-year-old twins, Abigail and John, are suspicious and determined to investigate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WEI

Bunzl, Peter

Summary: When her father goes missing, thirteen-year-old Lily Hartman must team up with a clockmaker's son, Robert, and her mechanimal fox, Malkin, to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance and his world-changing invention, a perpetual motion machine called the Cogheart.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Scieszka, Jon.

Summary: "Frank Einstein (kid-genius, scientist, and inventor) and his best friend Watson, along with Klink (a self-assembled artificial-intelligence entity), and Klank (a mostly self-assembled and artificial almost intelligence entity), once again find themselves in competition with T. Edison, their classmate and archrival--this time in the quest to unlock the power behind the science of the human body"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2015

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

Stilton, Geronimo

Summary: When an evil professor begins threatening New Mouse City with terrible inventions, Geronimo Stilton is enlisted by local authorities to embark on a top-secret mission to outer space to thwart a nefarious plot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic, Inc. 2013

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Sosna-Spear, Quinn

Summary: Against the wishes of his mortician mother, Hadorah, twelve-year-old Walter and classmate Cordelia take a hearse on a road trip to meet legendary inventor Flasterborn, who once mentored Walter's long-dead father.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Colfer, Eoin.

Summary: In the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king, he is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions while he plans a daring escape from Little Saltee prison by way of a flying machine that he must design, build, and, hardest of all, trust to carry him to safety.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books for Children 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION COL

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC COL

Horwitz, Sarah Jean

Summary: Aspiring inventor and magician's apprentice Felix Carmer III is aided by Grit, a fiery, flightless faerie princess, in winning a magic competition, in exchange for him helping Grit investigate a string of faerie disappearances.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Vaughan, M. M.

Summary: When twelve-year-old Parker's father, on the cusp of a technological breakthrough, is kidnapped, Parker is determined to find him, but his search soon uncovers a sinister project that threatens far more than Parker's family.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC VAU

Wurge, B. B.

Summary: Ten-year-old Jeremy's father, a genius inventor, turns himself into a giant orangutan and takes his son on an epic journey to discover the secrets of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Leapfrog Press 2010

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Wurge 2010