Inventions

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Why do people invent? How do inventors know something will work? Can children invent? Featuring the popular Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format often used on the Internet, along with ingenious activities and fascinating facts, this book answers young readers' questions and provides all the inspiration they'll need to come up with some bright ideas of their own!
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Overview

Why do people invent? How do inventors know something will work? Can children invent? Featuring the popular Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format often used on the Internet, along with ingenious activities and fascinating facts, this book answers young readers' questions and provides all the inspiration they'll need to come up with some bright ideas of their own!
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Editorial Reviews

Quill and Quire
Inventions is sure to inspire kids to turn an inventor’s X-ray vision on their world.
From the Publisher
Inventions is sure to inspire kids to turn an inventor’s X-ray vision on their world.

An inviting offering that will be picked up and perused by young readers.

Children's Literature
How do inventors invent? Who invented the television? Why was the sandwich invented? Can you really invent foods? Are new materials still being invented? With more than fifty "frequently asked questions," this resource provides a wealth of information about the history of inventions, as well as the processes involved in inventing new things. The author discusses many popular inventions such as pencils, books, sneakers, light bulbs, chewing gum, ice cream cones, airplanes, eyeglasses, and the Internet; included are interesting facts about who invented them, and where, when and why they were invented. In addition to fascinating stories and humorous four-color illustrations, this fun resource also contains more than a dozen "byte" sidebars, a few hands-on activities, a time line, and an index. Young readers will enjoy the colorful, eye-catching layout of the book, and aspiring inventors will find plenty of inspiration for creating their own inventions. This is a great book for kids of all ages. 2003, Kids Can Press,
— Debra Briatico
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-This colorful, upbeat series entry is better for browsing than for use as a research tool. Divided into easily digestible segments that are presented in a question-and-answer format, the book covers the basics, including what it takes to be an inventor and the stories of some famous and not-so-famous innovators. Well-known contraptions, such as the zipper, Frisbee, and rockets, are introduced on a series of spreads that are divided by subject: "Everyday Inventions," "Wearable Inventions," "Around the House," "Fun and Games," "Edible Inventions," "On the Move," and "Medical Marvels." Yellow "Byte" boxes provide additional tidbits of information. Other sections encourage children to try their own hand at inventing with easy-to-replicate activities. A time line of the items covered lists the page on which each one can be found. Bright, comical, computer-created graphics break up the pages. An inviting offering that will be picked up and perused by young readers.-Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553374046
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Series: FAQ Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 849,734
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Wyatt is an award-winning editor and writer and the author of more than 14 nonfiction children's books, many of them about science. Her FAQ Weather won the 2000 Science in Society Award, and in 2004 she received the Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence. Valerie lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and her dog, MacPherson.

Matthew Fernandes is a children's book author and illustrator. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Table of Contents

How Inventive 4
Eureka! 6
Everyday Inventions 8
Wearable Inventions 10
Around the House 12
Fun and Games 16
Edible Inventions 18
On the Move 20
Medical Marvels 26
Stuff 28
In Touch 32
Are You Inventive? 36
Time Line 38
Index 40
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