Brilliant Beauty Inventions

From the Series Awesome Inventions You Use Every Day

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Can you believe that the paint used on cars inspired the invention of nail polish in the 1920s? Or that people have been making hair dyes for thousands of years, using everything from boiled walnuts to gold powder? Get ready to learn the strange stories behind inventions you use every day. From the woman who invented “kissproof” lipstick to the role toothpicks played in the creation of Q-tips, you’ll find out how we got the beauty inventions that help us look great.

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978-1-4677-1645-1
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978-1-4677-2006-9
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978-1-5124-6007-0
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2013-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.7
BISACS JNF061010, JNF051190, JNF000000
Dewey 646.7'2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 10
Lexile 770
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 158896
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

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School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“This set is a browsers’ delight as well as a rich resource for science or pop-history report writers.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Nadia Higgins

Nadia Higgins is the author of 50-plus books for the school library market. She also worked as an editor in the industry for almost ten years. Many of her books have a science bent, though she's also written about pop stars, car art, and zombies. Nadia lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two young daughters.

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