Genius Inventors and Their Great Ideas

Age Level: 8–9  Grade Level: 3–4

Written for elementary grade readers, these biographies are about important inventors and their inventions. Full of anecdotes and details about the inventor's journey, these easy-to-read titles will keep the reader's interest.

  • Gives students the inside scoop on the people behind major inventions of the 20th century
  • Contains anecdotes and details about the inventor’s journey
  • Simple explanations, photos, and colorful layouts make complex ideas accessible to young minds
  • Tells about inventors who all had a moment of vision with a determination to produce something that really worked
  • Supports the Common Core, Science and Social Studies curricula
  • 7 1/2” x 9”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations
  • Contains a timeline, an activity, words to know, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2013
  • Series Lexile: 0
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The African-American Heart Surgery Pioneer

The African-American Heart Surgery Pioneer

The Genius of Vivien Thomas

Edwin Brit Wyckoff
Vivien Theodore Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s. He was an assistant to surgeon Alfred Blalock in Blalock's experimental animal laboratory at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and later at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4140-0
Binding: Library Ed.
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The Man Who Invented Television

The Man Who Invented Television

The Genius of Philo T. Farnsworth

Edwin Brit Wyckoff
Philo Taylor Farnsworth was an American inventor and television pioneer. Although he made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-electronic television, he is best known for inventing the first fully functional and complete all-electronic television system, and for being the first person to demonstrate such a system to the public...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4139-4
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The Man Who Invented the Electric Guitar

The Man Who Invented the Electric Guitar

The Genius of Les Paul

Edwin Brit Wyckoff
Les Paul was an American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was the inventor of the electric guitar which made the sound of rock and roll possible. He is also credited with many recording innovations...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4137-0
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The Man Who Invented the Ferris Wheel

The Man Who Invented the Ferris Wheel

The Genius of George Ferris

Dani Sneed
George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. was an American engineer. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, where he was a member of the Rensselaer Society of Engineers, in the class of 1881 with a degree in Civil Engineering...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4136-3
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The Man Who Invented the Game of Basketball

The Man Who Invented the Game of Basketball

The Genius of James Naismith

Edwin Brit Wyckoff
Dr. James Naismith was a Canadian-American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and is often credited with introducing the first football helmet. He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, as well as the birth of both the National Invitation Tournament (1938) and the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship (1939)...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4142-4
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The Man Who Invented the Laser

The Man Who Invented the Laser

The Genius of Theodore H. Maiman

Edwin Brit Wyckoff
Maiman was a graduate of the University of Colorado, which awarded him a B.S. in engineering physics in 1949. Later, he received his Ph.D. in physics in 1955 from Stanford University and began work at the Hughes Research Laboratory (HRL)...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4138-7
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