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The Fantastic Ferris Wheel

by Betsy Harvey Kraft & Steven Salerno

The World's Fair in Chicago, 1893, was to be a spectacular event: architects, musicians, artists, and inventors worked on special exhibits to display the glories of their countries. But the Fair's planners wanted...


Neo Leo

by Gene Barretta

An introduction to Leonardo da Vinci's genius focusing on his famous notebook sketches and the modern inventions they predicted.

In 1781, Thomas Paine came up with a model for a single-span bridge; in 1887, Adolf...


John Deere, That's Who!

by Tracy Nelson Maurer & Tim Zeltner

Back in the 1830s, who was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history? John Deere, that's who!

Who moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick,...


Marvelous Mattie

by Emily Arnold McCully

With her sketchbook labeled My Inventions and her father's toolbox, Mattie could make almost anything - toys, sleds, and a foot warmer. When she was just twelve years old, Mattie designed a metal guard to prevent...


A Dream of Flight

by Jef Polivka & Rob Polivka

Debut nonfiction duo Rob and Jef Polivka offer an illustrated madcap adventure in A Dream of Flight, a dynamic biography of Alberto Santos-Dumont, an inventor who risked everything to reach the skies. And sure...


Crossing on Time

by David Macaulay

David Macaulay, co-creator of the international bestseller The Way Things Work, brings his signature curiosity and detailing to the story of the steamship in this meticulously researched and stunningly illustrated...


Timeless Thomas

by Gene Barretta

What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common?

All these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison.

Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent...


Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects

by Andrea Beaty & David Roberts

Creativity meets curiosity and critical thinking in Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects, the new hands-on STEM project book from the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Iggy Peck, Architect...


How to Become an Accidental Genius

by Frieda Wishinsky, Elizabeth MacLeod & Jenn Playford

Don't be afraid to try! Make connections! Be persistent! Ask questions and never take no for an answer! Learn the secrets and amazing stories of successful inventors! How to Become an Accidental Genius is full...


Explore Makerspace!: With 25 Great Projects

by Alicia Z. Klepeis & Matt Aucoin

Bridges, furniture, musical instruments, games, vehicles-all of these things were invented and improved upon by people who love to put stuff together, take stuff apart, and figure out how things work! In Explore...


Hello? Is This Mr. Graham Bell? - Biography Books for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor

Alexander Graham Bell opened the doors to improving telecommunications between humans. He invented the telephone and the inventors after him kept making new and better versions. Reading about his life will reveal...


Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World With 25 Projects

by Marcia Amidon Lusted & Tom Casteel

The world owes a lot to the unsung heroes of innovation! In Innovators: The Stories Behind the People Who Shaped the World, readers ages 9 to 12 learn about the people who created the inventions, products, processes,...


Crazy Inventions Made During the Renaissance | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor

The renaissance period has so much to share and to teach today’s young children. This book is all about the crazy but really impressive inventions made during the said period. Bring renaissance back to life...


Famous Americans in History | Inventors & Inventions | 2nd Grade U.S. History Vol 2

by Baby Professor

Why is it important to go back to history instead of just focusing on the present? The reason is because there is so many lessons that you can learn from the past! You have the vantage point of being in the...


The Journey from the Abacus to the Smartphone | Children's Modern History

by Baby Professor

If your child can learn about the world before the smartphones, it would lead to a better understanding of how technology has helped reshape the world. This educational book will give your child the window to...


Galileo, Michelangelo and Da Vinci: Invention and Discovery in the Time of the Renaissance

by Baby Professor

This book must be one of the best references in the science’s invention department of the renaissance. Featuring three of the greatest men on history, this book is your lightweight partner in the academe and...


ROCKETRY: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics

by Carla Mooney & Caitlin Denham

Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics introduces students to the fascinating world of rocketry and ballistics. Readers discover the history of rocket development, from the...


Engineering: Cool Women Who Design

by Vicki V. May & Allison Bruce

What types of robots will the future bring? How do biomedical devices help patients? Have you ever wondered how your phone works? In Engineering: Cool Women Who Design, readers ages 9 to 12 meet three women...


MAYA: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself

by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt & Tom Casteel

Revised in 2012 Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9–12 to the world of the ancient Maya, the most advanced and mysterious civilization of the New World. From ceremonial...


The Great Depression: Experience the 1930s from the Dust Bowl to the New Deal

by Marcia Amidon Lusted & Tom Casteel

In The Great Depression: Experience the 1930s From the Dust Bowl to the New Deal, readers ages 12 to 15 investigate the causes, duration, and outcome of the Great Depression, the period of time when more than...