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Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

by Chris Barton and Don Tate
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science, Social Studies, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2016
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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To the Future, Ben Franklin!

by Mary Pope Osborne and A.G. Ford

Part of the Magic Tree House Series

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    English Language Arts, History
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    Adventure, Science Fiction / Fantasy
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Benjamin Franklin: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #32: To the Future, Ben Franklin!

by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce

Part of the Magic Tree House Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Author Resources:
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Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor

by Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs

Book 1 of the Frank Einstein Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Science
  • Genres:
    Humor, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (8), Author Personal Websites (3), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Zita the Spacegirl: Far from Home

by Ben Hatke

Book 1 of the Zita the Spacegirl Trilogy

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Graphic Novel, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2010
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What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld, Ben Boos, and A.G. Ford
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (9), Author Personal Websites (3), Author Blogs (1)
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My Brothers' Flying Machine: Wilbur, Orville, and Me

by Jane Yolen and Jim Burke
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography
  • Year Published:
    2003
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Ben Franklin's Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention

by Barb Rosenstock and S.D. Schindler
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
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Inventor's Secret, The: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford

by Suzanne Slade and Jennifer Black Reinhardt
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

by Robert Byrd
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2012
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Return of Zita the Spacegirl, The

by Ben Hatke

Book 3 of the Zita the Spacegirl Trilogy

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Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

by Kathryn Gibbs Davis and Gilbert Ford
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Math, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger

by Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs

Book 2 of the Frank Einstein Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Humor, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2015
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (3), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo

by Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs

Book 3 of the Frank Einstein Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Humor, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2015
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Frank Einstein and the Evoblaster Belt

by Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs

Book 4 of the Frank Einstein Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Humor, Science Fiction / Fantasy
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Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

by Gene Barretta
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Science
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2006
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Papa's Mechanical Fish

by Candace Fleming and Boris Kulikov
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Science
  • Genres:
    Historical Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2013
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Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo

by Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs

Book 5 of the Frank Einstein Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Humor, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2017
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Frank Einstein and the Space-Time Zipper

by Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs

Book 6 of the Frank Einstein Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Humor, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2018
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Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented

by Tanya Lee Stone and Steven Salerno
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2018
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So You Want to Be an Inventor?

by Judith St. George and David Small
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Social Studies, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2002
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Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2009
  • Author Resources:
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Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow, The

by Tim Kehoe, Guy Francis, and Mike Wohnoutka
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Humor
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House of Robots

by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, and Juliana Neufeld
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor
  • Year Published:
    2014
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Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring, The: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation

by Gilbert Ford
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2016
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Who Was Ben Franklin?

by Dennis Brindell Fradin and John O'Brien

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2002
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Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder

by Jo Nesbo and Mike Lowery
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Humor
  • Year Published:
    2010
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Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

by Karen Blumenthal
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2012
  • Author Resources:
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Bell's Breakthrough

by Stacia Deutsch, Rhody Cohon, and David T. Wenzel

Book 3 of the Blast to the Past Series

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Ben Franklin's Almanac: Being a True Account of the Good Gentleman's Life

by Candace Fleming
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2003
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    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor

by Emily Arnold McCully
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2006
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Boy Who Invented TV, The: The Story of Philo Farnsworth

by Kathleen Krull and Greg Couch
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2009
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Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo Da Vinci

by Gene Barretta
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Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker's Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty

by Russell Freedman
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2013
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Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World

by Elizabeth Rusch and Oliver Dominguez
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2013
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Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs

by Meghan McCarthy
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
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    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The: Young Readers Edition

by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, and Anna Hymas
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Science, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2015
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    Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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George Ferris: What a Wheel

by Barbara Lowell and Jerry Hoare
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2014
  • Author Resources:
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Mary Had a Little Lab

by Petros Bouloubasis and Sue Fliess
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science, STEAM
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore, Humor, Poetry
  • Year Published:
    2018
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    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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Alexander Graham Bell for Kids: His Life and Inventions, with 21 Activities

by Mary Kay Carson
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Airman

by Eoin Colfer
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Historical Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2008
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Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children, The

by Keith McGowan and Yoko Tanaka
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Humor, Mystery
  • Year Published:
    2009
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Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor

by Tim Kehoe, Guy Francis, and Mike Wohnoutka
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, Science
  • Genres:
    Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2009
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Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

by Catherine Thimmesh and Melissa Sweet
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Science
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2000
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Flying Feet

by Patricia Reilly Giff and Alasdair Bright

Book 3 of the Zigzag Kids Series

  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor, Realistic Fiction
  • Year Published:
    2011
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Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison, A

by David A. Adler, John Wallner, and Alexandra Wallner
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    History, Social Studies
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1996
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Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin

by David A. Adler, Alexandra Wallner, and John Wallner
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    1990
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Who Was Milton Bradley?

by Kirsten Anderson, Tim Foley, and Nancy Harrison

Part of the Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Series

  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Biography, Nonfiction
  • Year Published:
    2016
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Goldie Blox Rules the School!

by Stacy McAnulty and Lissy Marlin
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Humor
  • Year Published:
    2017
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Izzy Gizmo

by Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts, STEAM
  • Year Published:
    2017
  • Author Resources:
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