Inventors at Work!

Age Level: 8–11  Grade Level: N/A

Written for the upper elementary student, these are fun biographies of inventors of major items young readers’ know or use in their daily lives. Each title includes anecdotes and details the inventor’s journey from childhood to when their invention was created.

  • Biographies that capture the fun and excitement of discovery and invention
  • Perfect for reports and for pleasure reading
  • Give students the inside scoop on the people behind major inventions of items kids know or use in their daily lives
  • Each book has anecdotes and details about the inventor’s journey from childhood curiosity to adult genius.
  • Supports the Science curriculum
  • 7 1/2” x 9”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs
  • Contains a timeline, words to know, a further reading list and Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2014
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Microwave Man

Microwave Man

Percy Spencer and His Sizzling Invention

Sara L. Latta
Most people love microwave popcorn or a warm snack from the microwave. But before 1975, homes did not have this great device! How did Percy Spencer go from a small town mill worker to the inventor of one of the most popular devices in the world? Find out how Spencer’s love of science and machines, along with his strong work ethic, helped him achieve a patent for the invention of the microwave oven...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4201-8
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $25.27
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SCUBA Man

SCUBA Man

Jacques Cousteau and His Amazing Underwater Invention

Carmen Bredeson
Swimming under the sea, looking at ocean life, is a very popular pastime. But there was a time when SCUBA diving did not exist. People had to wear very heavy diving suits, boots, and helmets. They could not swim freely and easily...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4231-5
Binding: Library Ed.
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The Chocolate Chip Cookie Queen

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Queen

Ruth Wakefield and Her Yummy Invention

Carmen Bredeson
Sometimes inventing can be sweet. Author Carmen Bredeson explores the creation of everyone's favorite cookie in THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE QUEEN. Find out about Ruth Wakefield, the Toll House Inn, and the invention of the chocolate chip cookie...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4242-1
Binding: Library Ed.
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The Coolest Inventor

The Coolest Inventor

Willis Haviland Carrier and His Air Conditioner

Alison Eldridge and Stephen Eldridge
Icy cold air conditioning is very common in many people's lives. But there was a time when this popular luxury did not exist. People had to think of other ways to keep cool on hot, humid days. It was also too hot in factories and hospitals, theaters and cars...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4216-2
Binding: Library Ed.
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The Woman Who Invented Windshield Wipers

The Woman Who Invented Windshield Wipers

Mary Anderson and Her Wonderful Invention

Sara L. Latta
Most people can't imagine a car without windshield wipers. How would you possibly see during a snow storm or downpour? But there was a time when drivers had to wipe the windshield themselves to clear it of snow and rain...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4203-2
Binding: Library Ed.
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