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So you want to be an inventor?

Judith St. George - Children as inventors - 2003 - 53 pages
Presents some of the characteristics of inventors by describing the inventions of people such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Eli Whitney.
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Mistakes that worked

Charlotte Foltz Jones - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1994 - 96 pages
Presents the stories behind forty things that were invented or named by accident, including aspirin, X-rays, frisbees, silly putty, and velcro.
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Bender, Lionel - Inventions - 1991 - 63 pages
Photographs and text explore such inventions as the wheel, gears, levers, clocks, telephones, and rocket engines.
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1,000 inventions & discoveries

Roger Francis Bridgman - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 256 pages
Fascinating stories and vivid photographs and illustrations summarize one thousand notable inventions and discoveries of ancient and modern times, from 600,000 B.C. to the ...
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The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions

Don L. Wulffson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1999 - 114 pages
More than one hundred brief, factual stories--arranged in alphabetical order--explain how various familiar things were invented, many by accident, from animal crackers to the ...
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Hooray for Inventors!

Juvenile Nonfiction - 2013 - 37 pages
Profiles over one hundred of the world's most influential inventors, and describes the origins of such everyday items as the ballpoint pen, eraser, sandwich, and zipper.
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Steve Tomecek - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2008 - 32 pages
Introduces readers to facts and myths about the Moon.
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The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008

Laura Furman - Fiction - 2008 - 372 pages
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First to fly: how Wilbur & Orville Wright invented the airplane

Peter Busby, Fred Culick - Technology & Engineering - 2002 - 32 pages
A look at the lives of the Wright brothers, from their childhood interest in flight, through their study of successful gliders and other flying machines, to their triumphs at ...
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