PATENTS AND INVENTIONS
Books for Older Children
by Ashby, Ruth
Introduces the life of inventor, statesman, and founding father Benjamin Franklin, whose love of books led him to establish the first public library in the American colonies.
by Camp, Carole Ann
Ten biographies of American women inventors, including Madam C.J. Walker, Lillian Gilbreth, Beulah Henry, Elizabeth Lee Hazen, Rachel Fuller Brown, Katherine Blodgett, Gertrude B. Elion, Stephanie Louise Kwolek, Edith Flanigen, and Ellen Ochoa.
by Driscoll, Dan
Highlights 30 incredible inventions that kids couldn´t live without.
by Jones, Charlotte Foltz
"Fifty inventions discovered by mistake"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-84) and index. Describes how a wide variety of things such as nursery rhymes, the national anthem, anesthesia, cellophane, raisins, and dynamite came into being.
by McCutcheon, Marc.
A collection of profiles of children and young adults whose scientific inventions made an impact on the world, including Louis Braille who discovered a way for the blind to read and write.
by Moss, Marissa
Max´s logbook of observations, drawings, experiments, and inventions reveals the rich world of his imagination and his feelings about his parents´ divorce.
by Packard, Mary
Great stories about high-tech inventions!
by Perry, Andrea
Short poems describe crazy inventions, like footsie floss, an upside-down lens for bats, and a super spider spotter for Miss Muffet.
by Platt, Richard
Eureka! looks at the instances in which some of the world"s greatest inventions were conceived and explains how creative genius has enabled some individuals to look right through a problem and come up with a solution that has eluded rivals.
by St. George, Judith
Presents some of the characteristics of inventors by describing the inventions of people such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Eli Whitney.
by Sullivan, Otha Richard
Profiles of 25 black American woman who have made significant contributions to science and technology, explaining that many, many more are utterly unknown because first of legal bans on granting patents to slaves and later because of social constraints on women.
by Tomecek, Steve.
From the hand ax and mathematics to IC chips and the laser, each technological touchstone in human history is described and placed in historical context. Includes an Epilogue that looks to the future, a bibliography, and a list of great Web sites for young inventors.
by Wyatt, Valerie
Featuring the popular Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format often used on the Internet along with ingenious activities and fascinating facts, this book answers kids´ questions and provides all the inspiration they´ll need to come up with some bright ideas of their own
by Yolen, Jane
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.