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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

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: 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

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: "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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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: Portable Press, an imprint of Printers Row Publishing Group 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 FRA

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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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

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

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB FRANKLIN FRE

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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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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Frith, Margaret.

Summary: An introduction to the life and accomplishments of Thomas Edison, America's most famous inventor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2005

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET EDISON

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

Slader, Erik

Summary: Describes the lives of the two American brothers who designed, built, and flew the first heavier-than-air aircraft to fly successfully, detailing the many ishaps and misadventures that preceded it.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 387.7 SLA

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1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD 387.7 Slader 2018

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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Summary: "Nikola Tesla has come to be seen by many as a tragic figure, a visionary engineer who died impoverished and largely forgotten--eclipsed by names such as Edison and Marconi. A tireless inventor who registered numerous patents and developed many working prototypes, Tesla would become most famous for his dazzling demonstrations. Audiences flocked to see him send thousands of volts of electricity...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Moore, Graham

Summary: When electric light innovator Thomas Edison sues his only remaining rival for patent infringement, George Westinghouse hires untested Columbia Law School graduate Paul Ravath for a case fraught with lies, betrayals, and deception.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOO

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOO

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Moore 2016

Barton, Chris

Summary: A cool idea with a big splash. You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2020

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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

Mara, Wil.

Summary: Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is one of the most extraordinary human beings to have ever lived. One of Americas greatest statesman, Franklin was also a scientist, an inventor, and a printera man who always worked to make life better for his fellow citizens. The well-organized chapters help students identify key details while the photographs, timelines and other text features encourage...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, An Imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Foege, Alec.

Summary: A tribute to America's innovators traces the nation's history through its feats of engineering, citing the achievements of various individuals while challenging views about the reductions of innovations in the post-World War II decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 609.2273 FOE

Evans, Harold.

Summary: An illustrated history of American innovators--some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating--by the author of the bestselling The American Century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 609 EVA

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

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