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11 Books About Exciting Inventions

11 Books About Exciting Inventions

You can borrow these books for FREE through the Boston Public Library (BPL) or preview them through our affiliate link on Amazon.

Bicycle: Eureka! The Biography of an Idea
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A history and 200+ year evolution of the bike, starting with the running machine. It took numerous inventions to make the bike what it is today - a safe, comfortable, easy to pedal and energy efficient mode of transportation. You'll also learn about wheel anatomy and the introduction of air-filled tires. The book ends with cool bike facts.

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Oona and the Shark (Oona, 2)
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Stanley the shark doesn't like parties, crowds and noise. Oona (the adorable little mermaid) is determined to make sure Stanley has a great time. So she invents a quiet machine she knows he'll love.

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The Perfect Gift: A Jingle Jangle Story
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Journey, Jessica, and Jeronicus are a family obsessed with math, science, and inventing. Together they created a curious brass bot named Buddy. When Buddy asks Journey to explain Christmas, she does a beautiful job talking about the food, the trees, the Christmas spirit, and more. The book ends in the sweetest way - gifting Buddy the best Christmas present ever. Favorite line, "The best present I ever received,... was something I already had but didn't know I wanted." Not yet available at the Boston Public Library.

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Rox's Secret Code
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A young + brilliant robot engineer writes code to solve life's biggest problems. Her most recent inventions include a bot that finger paints and one that hides broccoli.

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Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
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Meet a self-taught engineer who loved building things as a child. His inventions included making a rocket from scratch, a robot, a sound system and later one of the top selling toys in the world -- a water gun.

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Oona
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An adorable mermaid with a perfectly fluffed afro, attempts to reach a special treasure. After many failed attempts, she takes a break and ends up inventing something that helps her accomplish her goal. An adorable story about curiosity and its process. Our favorite quotes, "generally speaking, mermaids are not quitters" and "sometimes the best treasure in the world isn't found. It's made!"

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Super Spaghetti
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Fred's mom invents a machine that turns anything into spaghetti in seconds. Available for free on ComCat (Massachusetts Library Catalog).

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