BISAC Subject JNF061010

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Inventions

Wacky Inventions of the Future: Weird inventions that seem too crazy to be real!

From the Series Wacky Things

Have you ever heard of armpit air conditioners? Or a toilet paper hat? Wacky Inventions Throughout History describes some of the wackiest inventions that seem too crazy to be true—but are!… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 600

Wacky Inventions Throughout History: Weird inventions that seem too crazy to be real!

From the Series Wacky Things

Have you ever heard of a bike TV? Or a bird diaper? Wacky Inventions Throughout History describes some of the wackiest inventions that seem too crazy to be true—but are! Whether useful… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 600

Wacky Things — Library Bound Set

From the Series Wacky Things

Set

With this series, readers will discover the weirdest and wackiest things from inventions throughout time to the human body and its functions. Some are gross, some are funny, and some are… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $223.92
  • Your Price: $167.94
  • 8 titles

Wacky Things Spring 2019 New Releases — Library Bound Set

From the Series Wacky Things

Set

With this series, readers will discover the weirdest and wackiest things from inventions throughout time to the human body and its functions. Some are gross, some are funny, and some are… Read More →

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

Weather Robots

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Robots Everywhere!

Robots help us understand our weather and climate. Some fly into storms to measure wind. Others dive into the ocean to learn about weather patterns. And some drive across frigid polar regions… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 629.8'92

Were Early Computers Really the Size of a School Bus?: And Other Questions about Inventions

From the Series Is That a Fact?

Henry Ford invented the automobile. The first video game was created in a science research lab. A melted candy bar inspired the invention of microwave ovens. You may have heard these beliefs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 600

What Makes Medical Technology Safer?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

If you pay attention to the news, you've probably seen some scary headlines: deadly viruses spreading, obesity on the rise, and more. But the truth is, most of these scary health issues have… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 610.28

What Makes Sports Gear Safer?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

If you pay attention to the news, you've probably seen some scary headlines: fiery NASCAR crashes, career-ending sports injuries, and more. But the truth is, these kinds of accidents are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 796.028'4

What Makes Vehicles Safer?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

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  • Dewey: 629.04028'9

What Makes Vehicles Safer?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

If you pay attention to the news, you've probably seen some scary headlines: car and plane crashes, trains going off the tracks, and more. But the truth is, these kinds of accidents are rare… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: 629.04028'9

What Protects Us During Natural Disasters?

From the Series Engineering Keeps Us Safe

If you pay attention to the news, you've probably seen some scary headlines: an entire town destroyed by a tornado, floodwaters up to house roofs, and more. But the truth is, these kinds of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 363.34

Who Invented the Airplane?: Wright Brothers vs. Whitehead

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

Do you know who invented the airplane? Most Americans believe it was Wilbur and Orville Wright. But what if that's not true? What if a German immigrant named Gustave Whitehead beat the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • ATOS: 5.3
  • Dewey: 629.130092/2

Who Invented the Light Bulb?: Edison vs. Swan

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

Do you know who invented the light bulb? Most Americans will tell you it was Thomas Edison. But what if they're wrong? What if a British scientist named Joseph Swan was filing for the rights… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 621.32/60922

Who Invented the Movie Camera?: Edison vs. Friese-Greene

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

Most people believe Thomas Edison was the mastermind of motion pictures. But what if another budding inventor filed a patent for a movie camera just before Edison? Photographer William… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 777

Who Invented the Radio?: Tesla vs. Marconi

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

You may have heard the story of how Guglielmo Marconi invented the radio, but what if it isn't entirely true? What if the brilliant young inventor Nikola Tesla was working on advancing radio… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 621.384092/2

Who Invented the Telephone?: Bell vs. Meucci

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, right? That's what most people will tell you. But what if they're wrong? What if Scottish-born inventor Antonio Santi Giuseppe Meucci was working… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: 621.386092/2

Who Invented the Television?: Sarnoff vs. Farnsworth

From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )

It's something many people use every day, but do you know who invented the television? David Sarnoff, the powerful radio executive, is often thought of as the Father of Television. But the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 5.6
  • Dewey: 621.3880092/2

Wings & Beaks: Technology Inspired by Animals

From the Series Animal Tech

Soar high in the skies while learning about animals that have inspired amazing technology. Read the stories of the scientists and engineers who have observed, studied, and mimicked the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750

YouTube Founders Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim

From the Series STEM Trailblazer Bios

Have you ever watched a home video that went viral on the Internet? Then you've probably heard of the company YouTube. YouTube was created by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 384.3'3