TECHNOLOGY & INVENTIONS KS2

Explore the inventions, technology and engineering that has transformed our modern society ...

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.

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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.

Look Inside How Computers Work by Alex Frith

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.

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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.

Robot: Meet the Machines of the Future by DK

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.

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Mistakes that Worked

by Charlotte Jones 

Piggy banks, silly putty, potato chips and frisbees are all things that were invented by mistake! A fantastic book that is as informative as it is entertaining

125 Cool Inventions

by National Geographic Kids

The future is now! Super smart toilets, sweet dream machines, bread buttering toasters, and flying hotels – this fun and informative book gives curious kids the inside scoop on 125 amazing real inventions.

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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.

Inventions: A Children's Encyclopedia 

by DK

This stunning visual guide explores and explains the greatest inventions, ideas, and discoveries throughout the ages, from ancient civilisations to the digital revolution, and introduces their inventors.