Genius Communication Inventions

From Morse Code to the Internet

From the Series Incredible Inventions

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

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, which complicated code took 267 years to crack, and how cloth weaving inspired computer programs. Fact-packed text and fun illustrations reveal wacky inventions (a machine that translates your dog’s barks!) and wayward predictions (the Internet was supposed to collapse in 1996). Learn more about the methods and machines people have used to communicate—from cave paintings and the earliest written alphabets to TVs and computers.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51243-210-7
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-51245-008-8
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.4
BISACS JNF012000, JNF061010
Dewey 609
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 990
Guided Reading Level X
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, and Table of contents

Illustrator: Sarah Conner

Author: Matt Turner