Juvenile Nonfiction

Mistakes That Worked

40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0399552030

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 444

Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!
Juvenile Fiction

Accidents May Happen

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307554120

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 2669

From Wheaties to telephones, microwave ovens to yo-yos, here are the inspiring and often funny stories of 50 mistakes and misunderstandings that helped bring about life as we know it. With hilarious cartoons and wacky facts, this fascinating compendium illustrates the adage "If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them." From the Trade Paperback edition.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Eat Your Words

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524766860

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 3870

Baked Alaska, melba toast, hush puppies, and coconuts. You'd be surprised at how these food names came to be. And have you ever wondered why we use the expression "selling like hotcakes"? Or how about "spill the beans"? There are many fascinating and funny stories about the language of food--and the food hidden in our language! Charlotte Foltz Jones has compiled a feast of her favorite anecdotes, and John O'Brien's delightfully pun-filled drawings provide the dessert. Bon appetit!

Steven Caney's Invention Book

Author: Steven Caney

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780894800764

Category: Inventions

Page: 207

View: 3936

A project book for the would-be inventor with activities, a list of "contraptions" in need of invention, and the stories behind thirty-six existing inventions.

So You Want to Be an Inventor?

Author: Judith St. George

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780756958190


Page: N.A

View: 1246

This book presents some of the characteristics of inventors by describing the inventions of people such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Eli Whitney.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Kids' Invention Book

Author: Arlene Erlbach

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822506351

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9111

Turning dreams into inventions can be a challenge, but lots of kids do it every day. The Kids' Invention Book takes kids step-by-step through the creative process, from finding the inspiration to building a model. The book also includes information on applying for a patent, entering invention contests, and starting an inventors' club.


The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors

Author: Tom Tucker

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442058354


Page: 144

View: 2096

Here are some of the incredible kid inventions you can read about in Brainstorm! Earmuffs (1873) Colored car wax (1991) Electronic television (1927) The Popsicle (1905) Flippers and swimming paddles (1718) The Atomic Simulator (1977) A tack-making machine (1806) The resealable cereal box (1946) Here are some of the incredible kid inventions you can read about in Brainstorm! Earmuffs (1873) Colored car wax (1991) Electronic television (1927) The Popsicle (1905) Flippers and swimming paddles (1718) The Atomic Simulator (1977) A tack-making machine (1806) The resealable cereal box (1946)


How Everyday Things Are Made

Author: Bill Slavin,Jim Slavin

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442034570


Page: 160

View: 892

Illustrates the steps used to make various materials and products, such as clothes, cat litter, teddy bears, jellybeans, and rubber.
Juvenile Nonfiction


Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions

Author: Don Wulffson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1627794727

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9076

A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions, by Don Wulffson and illustrated by Laurie Keller. "Originally, Play-Doh only came in white. There's a good reason for this. You see, Play-Doh didn't start out as a toy. It started out as a product for cleaning wallpaper." Have you ever wondered who invented Lego, Mr. Potato Head, or toy trains? In Toys! are the fascinating stories behind these toy inventions and many others. Learn why the see-saw was popular with the Romans, how the Slinky was used during the Vietnam War, and the reason Raggedy Ann has a red heart on her chest that says "I love you." From dolls and checkers to pinball and the modern video game, there's a wide selection here for boys and girls alike. With humor and wit, this intriguing book serves up slices of cultural history that will inspire young readers to start thinking up their own toy inventions.

Accidental Inventions

The Chance Discoveries that Changed Our Lives

Author: Birgit Krols

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781608870738

Category: Humor

Page: 168

View: 5962

It’s hard to imagine a world without Coca-Cola, Post-its, or Velcro, but have you ever stopped to wonder how and when these items came to be? Accidental Inventions reveals the fascinating stories behind the toys, foods, gadgets, and tools we now consider indispensable. From peanut butter to penicillin, roller skates to radioactivity, dozens of essential inventions are spotlighted. Fully illustrated with over 240 photos, Accidental Inventions traces the path from inception to “ah ha!” for more than 60 products, and introduces the cast of clever, hardworking inventors behind them. Engaging narrative and colorful design make these stories accessible to readers of all ages, illuminating the happy collision of accident and inspiration that would profoundly change our lives.
Young Adult Nonfiction

The Most Famous Inventors Who Ever Lived | Inventor's Guide for Kids | Children's Inventors Books

Author: Tech Tron

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541924592

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7495

Why is this information important? Because you want your child to appreciate all the hardwork that went into every technology and level of comfort that he/she enjoys today. This is a list of some of the most famous inventors of all time. How many does your child know? Grow his/her knowledge. Grab a copy today!
Juvenile Nonfiction

Famous Inventors & Inventions

Children's Books

Author: Speedy Publishing

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1680320440

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

View: 8167

Famous inventors and the inventions they develop is a fascinating area of historical study that is usually far too advanced for young children. However, a Famous Inventors & Inventions Picture Book breaks that information down in a way that is interesting and engaging to young boys and girls. Instead of pages and pages of text that makes no sense to them, children can see a picture of the inventor alongside the invention they created. This helps to begin laying the foundation for this knowledge in children at a young age and may even spark their interest and imagination in this area.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Imaginative Inventions

The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Roller Skates, Potato Chips, Marbles, and Pie

Author: Charise Mericle Harper

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316054992

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 8126

Written in verse and filled with full-color illustrations drawn by the author, this book invites young readers inside the minds of great inventors, encouraging them to think imaginatively as it offers the origins of items such as roller skates, potato chips, eyeglasses, the vacuum cleaner, and more.

How to win friends & influence people

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9352613937

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 9741

Juvenile Nonfiction

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book

Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!

Author: Tom Robinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160550596X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 1399

Science has never been so easy--or so much fun! With The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teacher Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons--from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space. You'll discover answers to questions like: Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into it? What is inside coins? Can a magnet ever be "turned off"? Do toilets always flush in the same direction? Can a swimming pool be cleaned with just the breath of one person? You won't want to wait for a rainy day or your school's science fair to test these cool experiments for yourself!
Juvenile Nonfiction

1000 Inventions and Discoveries

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465434917

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 7754

Amazing discoveries and inventions of the last eight years bring this new edition of 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries up to date. Uncover the stories behind 1,000 remarkable inventions and discoveries that have shaped our world, from making fire to the gadgets of the 21st century. This revised and updated edition brings this comprehensive review of humanity's greatest ideas up to date. It is packed with discoveries and innovations in science, space, technology, transportation, medicine, mathematics, and language, along with a history timeline.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Drum Calls Softly

Author: David Bouchard,Jim Poitras,Shelley Willier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780889954212

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6790

Using text in both English and Cree, presents the round dance, a celebration of the seasons, and describes how the dance connects the Cree people to the natural world around them.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674503

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 7413

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Smithsonian Visual Timeline of Inventions

Author: Richard Platt

Publisher: D K Ink

ISBN: 9781564586759

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1464

A chronology of inventions, from the spear and first oil lamp to the space shuttle and artificial heart, also looks at future trends
Juvenile Nonfiction

Invent It!

Author: Rob Beattie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781454923497

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1454

From idea to prototype to selling the product: this imaginative book teaches kids that they're never too young to start inventing! What should kids do when they have an idea? Put it into action! This fun and informative book takes budding inventors through the entire creative process--from brainstorming, designing, and prototyping, to patenting, manufacturing, and marketing. It is packed with all the tools and tips needed to turn a concept into reality!