TECHNOLOGY & INVENTIONS BOOKS
Topic Books about Technology and Inventions for Children in KS2
Inventors Who Changed the World by Heidi Poelman
From the ranging curiosity of Leonardo da Vinci to the dedication and sacrifice of Marie Curie, Little Heroes: Inventors Who Changed the World is a young child's first introduction to the brilliant people who taught us the meaning of perseverance and innovation.
Inventions: A History of Key Inventions that Changed the World by Adam Hart-Davis
If you've ever wondered why the pencil came into existence, or when we started using flushing toilets, then this book is for you. Based on seven key areas of invention; steam power, lighting, toilets, clocks, communication, bikes and flight.
Lift the Flap Engineering
by Rose Hall
Engineering helps shape the world around us, from the houses and cities we live in, to the way we travel, and even the sound of the music we listen to. Lift the flaps in this fascinating book to discover how engineering works and the many things engineers do.
Just what goes on behind the screen, beneath the keyboard and inside the electronic 'brain' of a computer? This colourful book has 70 flaps to lift to uncover what happens when a computer is switched on, how coding works and the story of the first computers.
See Inside: Inventions
by Alex Frith
This title tells the wonderful, mysterious and often funny stories behind famous inventions. Flaps reveal lovingly detailed artwork to show the hidden workings inside inventions. Carefully researched text explains the differences between discovery, invention and innovation, and how these three aspects unite.
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence will increasingly become a part of daily life: from drones used in battle to robot helpers taking care of hospital patients. Robot explains how robots work, how they are made, and shows what the cutting-edge of technology looks like.
100 Inventions That Made History by DK
Get the inside story on the world's most incredible inventions that made history and transformed the way we live today. This fun-packed reference title charts the brilliant breakthroughs of great geniuses from ancient times through centuries of technological progress to today's modern era.
A World of Discovery
Travel through the past and present and explore the amazing breakthroughs in science and technology that have changed our lives for ever. Discover fascinating facts and figures about space travel, the human body, time, the computer and much more.
by Simon Rogers
Complex facts about technology are explained through stylish information graphics. Learn the history of computers from the abacus to the tablet, see inside a smartphone, check out the robots working all around the world, discover how 3D printing works, follow the steps of CGI!
Who invented what, and when did they do it? From the ancient Egyptians to Thomas Edison, from the telephone to the space shuttle, this book length timeline is packed with inventions and inventors.
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is - but she knows she needs to survive. A heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.
Women in Science
A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds.
There are endless facts to learn about the technology we use every day, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how your own gadgets work? Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth behind technology.
Pioneers of Science and Technology by G Amson-Bradshaw
Brilliant girls and boys everywhere will enjoy these stunningly illustrated stories. Each one introduces kids to women who have reached for the stars and stretched the boundaries of science, technology, and culture, changing the world along the way. Discover female innovators and inventors from past and present.
Brilliant Ideas from Wonderful Women:15 incredible inventions from inspiring women! by Aitziber Lopez
Discover the stories behind 15 of the 20th century's key inventions in this fun and informative treasury of women, who each made a unique contribution to the history of science and technology.
The stuff around us has some pretty cool insides that we don't usually get to see. Read along as we dissect, explore, and explain how things do what they do. Complete with exciting diagrams and illustrations, take a look at cell phones, 3D printers, lava lamps, skyscrapers, and everything in between.