BISAC Subject JNF061010

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Inventions

Fur & Claws: Technology Inspired by Animals

From the Series Animal Tech

What would life be like without Velcro? Did you know it was inspired by the way cockleburs get stuck in a dog's fur? Learn about six life-changing technologies inspired by mammals. Readers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770

Genetics Expert Joanna L. Kelley

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever solved a tricky puzzle? As kids, Joanna Kelley and her siblings had fun solving the math and science challenges their parents invented at the dinner table. Later, Kelly's love… Read More →

  • Lexile: 820
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 576.5092

Genius Communication Inventions: From Morse Code to the Internet

From the Series Incredible Inventions

Printing words in books originated in China with the invention of movable type. But books aren't the only way we've communicated throughout history. Find out who invented the first radio… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • Dewey: 609

Genius Engineering Inventions: From the Plow to 3D Printing

From the Series Incredible Inventions

Tin cans were first produced in London in 1813. But they had to be opened with a hammer and chisel, because the can opener wasn't invented until 1855! Check out other amazing engineering… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • Dewey: 600

Genius Optical Inventions: From the X-Ray to the Telescope

From the Series Incredible Inventions

Before magnifying glasses, how did people make objects look larger? The ancient Romans filled glass bowls with water. Then microscopes and telescopes came along. But optical innovation didn't… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 621.36

Genius Transportation Inventions: From the Wheel to Spacecraft

From the Series Incredible Inventions

Bicycles were only invented about two hundred years ago—and the first ones didn't have tires or brakes! But bikes aren't the only way we've tried to conquer the roads, seas, and skies. You'll… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • Dewey: 629.04/609

Get to Work with Science and Technology — Library Bound Set

From the Series Get to Work with Science and Technology

Set

From a zoo vet who must figure out why a newborn orangutan is seriously ill, to an asteroid hunter who must determine if a giant, rocky space object is on a collision course with Earth, these… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $186.55
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Google Glass and Robotics Innovator Sebastian Thrun

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever wished you could use technology to improve people's lives? Ever since he was a teenager, Sebastian Thrun wanted to build machines that helped people. So far, Thrun has… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 629.8'92092

GoPro Inventor Nick Woodman

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Do you enjoy snapping photos or taking movies of your adventures? So does Nick Woodman—but when he was growing up, most of his activities weren't camera-safe. Woodman was a diehard surfer. He… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 600
Spring 2020

Great Invention Fails

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Without inventors, we wouldn't have cars, airplanes, or light bulbs. Inventors build devices that make our lives better. But not all inventions succeed. In fact, the history of inventions is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 609

Helper Robots

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Robots Everywhere!

Robots help people in many situations. Some robots rescue people trapped by tornadoes or earthquakes. Others explore volcanoes and the seafloor. And some help scientists protect our… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 629.8'92

Humanoid Robots

From the Series Cutting-Edge Robotics (Alternator Books ® )

Humanoid robots can help us learn. They can go places humans can't, such as deep underwater, sending back information we never knew before. Humanoid robots can also aid in search and rescue—th Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 629.8/92

Impossible Inventions: Ideas That Shouldn't Work

A funky and fascinating collection of ideas, patents, and plans. When Leonardo da Vinci, over five hundred years ago, invented the tank, car, helicopter, glider, parachute, submarine… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 608

Incredible Inventions — eBook Set

From the Series Incredible Inventions

Set

Delve into the history of the world's greatest inventions, from ancient times to modern day. Colorful illustrations and humorous text tell the stories of inventions from the earliest… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $170.60
  • Your Price: $127.95
  • 4 titles

Incredible Inventions — Library Bound Set

From the Series Incredible Inventions

Set

Delve into the history of the world's greatest inventions, from ancient times to modern day. Colorful illustrations and humorous text tell the stories of inventions from the earliest… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
  • Your Price: $83.97
  • 4 titles

Intermediate Grades Nonfiction Audiobook Collection — Audiobook Set

Set

Titles in this collection foster enthusiasm for nonfiction through a high-interest blend of biographies (including sports heroes and STEM trailblazers), cutting edge science, fascinating… Read More →

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Inventions in 30 Seconds

From the Series Kids 30 Seconds

Discover fast-track facts and information about 30 inventions it's hard to imagine living without. Fascinating facts are delivered in energetic bite-sized morels, while exciting mini-missions… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • Dewey: 600

Inventor, Engineer, and Physicist Nikola Tesla

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever tried to invent something? As a child, Nikola Tesla saw a picture of a waterfall and imagined an invention that would turn the water's energy into electricity. Later, he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • ATOS: 5.9
  • Dewey: 621.3092 [B]

Inventors: Designing and Creating Tomorrow's World

From the Series Get to Work with Science and Technology

From virtual reality headsets to a musical instrument that can switch instantly from being a guitar to a keyboard. From ocean vacuum cleaners that suck oil, detergents, and trash from the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 600

iPod and Electronics Visionary Tony Fadell

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Do you spend hours tinkering with projects? Do you also love listening to and collecting music? So did inventor Tony Fadell. He combined two of his passions to create the iPod, the world's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: 006.5

Is That a Fact? Audisee® eBooks with Audio Bundle (Multi-User) — Audisee® eBook with Audio Set

From the Series Is That a Fact?

Set

There is life on other planets. People have tiny insects living in their eyelashes. You may have heard these common sayings before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through… Read More →

  • Audisee® eBook with Audio
  • List Price: $279.90
  • Your Price: $209.93
  • 6 titles

Is That a Fact? — eBook Set

From the Series Is That a Fact?

Set

There is life on other planets. People have tiny insects living in their eyelashes. You may have heard these common sayings before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $599.85
  • Your Price: $449.89
  • 15 titles

Is That a Fact? — Interactive Books Set

From the Series Is That a Fact?

Set

There is life on other planets. People have tiny insects living in their eyelashes. You may have heard these common sayings before. But are they really true? Can they be proven through… Read More →

  • Interactive Book
  • List Price: $239.94
  • Your Price: $215.95
  • 6 titles

Key Discoveries in Earth and Space Science

From the Series Science Discovery Timelines

How did our knowledge of Earth's systems, cycles, and resources develop? Who first proposed theories about the solar system, lunar phases, and gravity? And who used those early findings to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 509