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Dershewitz, Laura

Summary: "Like most of us, Frances Gabe detested housework -- she found cleaning a "nerve-twangling bore". Unlike most of us, she invented a contraption to free herself from this tedious task forever: a self-cleaning house! Gabe's wacky, wonderful home included almost 70 new patented inventions, from a soap-spraying sprinkler in the ceiling to a kitchen cabinet that washed, dried, and stored dishes all...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Innovation Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GAB

Shulman, Mark

Summary: "Benjamin Franklin has been called one of the most accomplished and influential Americans in history, and his role in shaping the United States has had a lasting impact that is still felt today. Franklin's research into topics as varied as electricity, meteorology, demography, and oceanography were as wide-ranging and important as his travels, which took him across the globe as a diplomat."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Pollack, Pam.

Summary: Examines the life and accomplishments of computer industry pioneer Steve Jobs, a founder of Apple Computer, Inc.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET JOBS

Davis, Lynn

Summary: "Thomas Edison was an inventor who changed everything! One of his most famous inventions was the phonograph. It was the first machine to record and play sounds. Read this book to find out how he did it. Then check out the rest of the Amazing Inventors & Innovators series to learn about other great minds,"--page [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle/ an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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Davis, Lynn

Summary: Discusses the life of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, an invention that changed the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BEL

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: This picture-book biography explains how Farnsworth held on to his dream to develop television and the scientific concepts behind it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Farnsworth 2009

Freedman, Russell.

Summary: An introduction to the life of young Benjamin Franklin describes how, as a rebellious teen in 1732, he ran away from his family and a Boston apprenticeship to Philadelphia, and how throughout subsequent decades he rose to become a distinguished statesman, renowned author and world-famous scientist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB FRANKLIN FRE

Davis, Lynn

Summary: "The Wright Brothers are famous for their role in the history of flight! Kids can read this book to find out more about the Wright Brothers and how they flew the first airplane. They will learn how the Wright Brothers started a bicycle shop first and how their first flight at Kitty Hawk went"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 DAV

Davis, Lynn

Summary: "George Eastman was a pioneer! He changed the way people took pictures. Read this book to find out how he did it and learn more about his life. Then check out the rest of the Amazing Inventors & innovators series to learn about other great minds that shaped history, "--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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Davis, Lynn

Summary: Presents the story of how an eccentric young artist became the inventor of the first telegraph system.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Super Sandcastle, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MOR

Brown, Don

Summary: From his humble boyhood as a farmer's son, selling newspapers on trains, reading through public libraries shelf by shelf, and dreaming of new inventions, Thomas Edison went on to create the light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 EDI

Summary: A close-up look at the life of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor and teacher of the deaf.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2006

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BELL MIC

Carson, Mary Kay.

Summary: Profiles the life of the inventor of video games, discussing how he came up with the idea and early games he invented.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Elementary 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BAE

Smiley, Jane.

Summary: One night in the late 1930s, in a bar on the Illinois-Iowa border, John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor of physics at Iowa State University, after a frustrating day performing tedious mathematical calculations in his lab, hit on the idea that the binary number system and electronic switches, combined with an array of capacitors on a moving drum to serve as memory, could yield a computing machine...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ATANASOFF, JOHN V SMI

Osborne, Mary Pope

Summary: Following their adventure with Benjamin Franklin, Jack and Annie want to learn more about the Founding Father and search out facts about his life and accomplishments, including his electricity kite-flying experiment and his most famous inventions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRA

Larson, Kirsten W.

Summary: "Emma Lilian Todd's mind was always soaring--she loved to solve problems. Lilian tinkered and fiddled with all sorts of objects, turning dreams into useful inventions. As a child, she took apart and reassembled clocks to figure out how they worked. As an adult, typing up patents at the U.S. Patent Office, Lilian built the inventions in her mind, including many designs for flying machines....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

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Kelly, David A. (David Andrew)

Summary: Profiles the life of the baseball player who discovered that mud worked better than dirty water for breaking in baseballs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.357 KEL

Baldwin, J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 620 BAL

Yolen, Jane.

Summary: Provides a look at the lives of Orville and Wilbur Wright, as seen through the eyes of their younger sister, Katharine, who provided support and encouragement while they worked on their many inventions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2003

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 629.13 Yolen

Summary: This animated bird's eye view of Edison's legendary career takes you behind the scenes to reveal the hard work and sheer excitement of daily discoveries with "The Wizard of Menlo Park."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Nest Family Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Children's videos, Call number: DVD A

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV ANI

Vare, Ethlie Ann.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wiley 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 609.22 VAR

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 609.2 Thimmesh

Cawthorne, Nigel

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 621.3 Cawthorne 2016

Slade, Suzanne

Summary: Describes the friendship between the two inventors and how Thomas Edison's advice to the young Henry Ford inspired Ford to work on his automobiles until he came up with an inexpensive, reliable version which became the Model T.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SLA

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