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Keyword: inventions

Africans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations

Opini, Bathsheba (Author)
Lee, Richard B. (Author)
Annick Press 2011. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Africa, art, creativity, cultures, history, illustrations (photographs), inventions
 
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Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon

Kuhlmann, Torben (Author/Illustrator)
NorthSouth Books 2016. 124 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Ambitions, engineering, exploration, innovations, inventions, mice, moon, perseverance, space travel
 
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Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

Hartland, Jessie (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 228 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Computers, creativity, graphic biography, illustrations (black and white), innovations, inventions, inventors, Steve Jobs, technology
 
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Toilet: How It Works

Macaulay, David (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Bathrooms, human body, instructions, inventions, pollution, recycling, water
 
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In the Bag!: Margaret Knight Wraps It Up

Kulling, Monica (Author)
Parkins, David (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Inventions, inventors, machines, Margaret Knight, overcoming adversity, perseverance, women
 
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100 Inventions That Made History: Brilliant Breakthroughs That Shaped Our World

Turner, Tracey (Author)
Mills, Andrea (Author)
Gifford, Clive (Author)
DK 2014. 128 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: History, illustrations (photographs), inventions, inventors, technology, transportation
 
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Leviathan

Westerfeld, Scott (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2010. 440 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Alternate history, biology, dystopia, friendship, gender identity, gender roles, inventions, mystical creatures, steampunk, technology, war, World War I
 
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An Illustrated Timeline of Transportation

Spengler, Kremena T. (Author)
Doty, Eldon (Illustrator)
Capstone 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Airplanes, boats, cars, history, inventions, time lines, trains, transportation
 
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Hooray for Inventors!

Williams, Marcia (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Comic strips, history, innovations, inventions, inventors
 
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I Is for Idea: An Inventions Alphabet

Schonberg, Marcia (Author)
Radzinski, Kandy (Illustrator)
Sleeping Bear Press 2005. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Alphabet, history, inventions, inventors, technology
 
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It’s a Snap!: George Eastman’s First Photograph

Kulling, Monica (Author)
Slavin, Bill (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Cameras, George Eastman, innovations, inventions, inventors, narrative non-fiction, photography
 
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The Inuit Thought of It: Amazing Arctic Innovations

Ipellie, Alootook (Author)
MacDonald, David (Author)
Annick Press 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Arctic, creativity, cultures, history, illustrations (photographs), Inuit, inventions, science
 
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All Aboard!: Elijah McCoy’s Steam Engine

Kulling, Monica (Author)
Slavin, Bill (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Canadians, inventions, inventors, narrative non-fiction, overcoming adversity, railroads, trains
 
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The Most Magnificent Thing

Spires, Ashley (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, creativity, frustration, inventions, neighbours, perseverance
 
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Ten Birds

Young, Cybèle (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Birds, counting, descriptions, differences, engineering, illustrations (ink), inventions, problem-solving
 
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The Arab World Thought of It: Inventions, Innovations, and Amazing Facts

Hussain, Saima Shakil (Author)
Annick Press 2013. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Arab history, creativity, cultures, history, illustrations (photographs), inventions
 
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From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World

Rumford, James (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2012. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Books, Germany, inventions, inventors, Johannes Gutenberg, Middle Ages, printing
 
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Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Barton, Chris (Author)
Tate, Don (Illustrator)
Charlesbridge 2016. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, engineering, inventions, inventors, Lonnie Johnson, overcoming adversity, perseverance, toys
 
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Selznick, Brian (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2007. 534 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Automatons, fantasy, film, film history, identity, illustrations (monochrome), inventions, multimodal, mystery, orphans, Paris (France), photography, secrets, survival, trains
 
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The Branch

Messier, Mireille (Author)
Pratt, Pierre (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2016. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Community, creativity, inventions, neighbours, recycling, storms, transformation, trees
 
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Those Darn Squirrels!

Rubin, Adam (Author)
Salmieri, Daniel (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Birds, homes, human-animal relationships, humour, inventions, mischief, squirrels
 
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Ben Franklin’s Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention

Rosenstock, Barb (Author)
Schindler, S.D. (Illustrator)
Boyds Mills Press 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Alliteration, Benjamin Franklin, inventions, inventors, perseverance, scientific method, swimming
 
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10 Plants That Shook the World

Richardson, Gillian (Author)
Rosen, Kim (Illustrator)
Annick Press 2013. 130 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Food, history, innovations, inventions, plants
 
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A Native American Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations

Landon, Rocky (Author)
MacDonald, David (Author)
Annick Press 2008. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Creativity, cultures, history, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, inventions, science
 
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How Things Work Encyclopedia

Love, Carrie (Editor)
Smith, Penny (Editor)
DK 2010. 128 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Illustrations (photographs), inventions, machines, science, technology, transportation
 
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Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth’s Wonder Kitchen

Kulling, Monica (Author)
Parkins, David (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Efficiency, family life, inventions, inventors, overcoming adversity, women
 
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Zoobots

Becker, Helaine (Author)
Ries, Alex (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Animal behaviour, animals, innovations, inventions, robots, science, technology
 
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Going Places

Reynolds, Peter H. (Author/Illustrator)
Reynolds, Paul A. (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2014. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Contests, cooperation, creativity, friendship, inventions, races, transportation
 
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What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors

Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (Author)
Obstfeld, Raymond (Author)
Ford, A.G. (Illustrator)
Boos, Ben (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2012. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, Black history, inventions, inventors, lift-the-flap books, narrative non-fiction
 
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The Tweedles Go Electric

Kulling, Monica (Author)
Lafrance, Marie (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cars, family life, inventions, protecting the environment, transportation
 
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How Cool Is This?

Horobin, Wendy (Editor)
DK 2011. 80 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Curiosity, illustrations (photographs), inventions, science, science experiments, technology
 
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Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself

Bell-Rehwoldt, Sheri (Author)
Casteel, Tom (Illustrator)
Nomad Press 2011. 128 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Central America, civilization, cultures, inventions, Maya
 
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Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science

Eamer, Claire (Author)
Boothroyd, Sa (Illustrator)
Annick Press 2013. 125 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Around the world, creativity, discovery, history, illustrations (cartoon), inventions, inventors, scientists
 
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Anything Is Possible

Belloni, Giulia (Author)
Trevisan, Marcoe (Illustrator)
Owlkids 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Animals, cooperation, flight, inventions, persistence, sheep, wolves
 
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The Kids Book of Canada’s Railway and How the CPR Was Built

Hodge, Deborah (Author)
Mantha, John (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2008. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Canadian history, Canadian Pacific Railway, inventions, railroads, trains
 
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The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth

Krull, Kathleen (Author)
Couch, Greg (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2009. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Creativity, inventions, narrative non-fiction, perseverance, Philo Farnsworth, technology, televisions
 
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Let’s Go!: The Story of Getting From There to Here

Flatt, Lizann (Author)
Ritchie, Scot (Illustrator)
Owlkids 2007. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: History, inventions, North America, technology, transportation, travel
 
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The First Drawing

Gerstein, Mordicai (Author/Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, artists, cave paintings, imagination, inventions, painting, prehistory, second-person narration
 
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A History of Just About Everything: 180 Events, People and Inventions That Changed the World

Wishinsky, Frieda (Author)
MacLeod, Elizabeth (Author)
Leng, Qin (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2013. 123 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Around the world, civilization, illustrations (photographs), inventions, technology, time lines, world history
 
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Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World

Rusch, Elizabeth (Author)
Dominguez, Oliver (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Electricity, inventions, inventors, narrative non-fiction, Niagara Falls, Nikola Tesla
 
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ESL
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
ESL Intensive & Enriched
5
6
1
2
3
4
5