Art, Design & Technology

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Audrey the Amazing Inventor 

by Rachel Valentine

Audrey wants to be an inventor, but her inventions are not entirely successful. This fun and quirky book featuring a feisty and inspiring female protagonist with an inventive mind and curious spirit, is an inspirational story about following your dreams.


Robots, Robots Everywhere! 

by Sue Fliess

Robots are everywhere in this bright and funny book. Whether up in space, beneath the seas, or even under couches, award-winning illustrator Bob Staake’s bold and colourful bots make this book a must have.

The Most Magnificent Thing

by Ashley Spires

The girl has a wonderful idea. She is going to make the most magnificent thing! But making it isn't easy, and she tries and fails, repeatedly. She is so mad that she quits. But after a talk, she comes back to her project with renewed enthusiasm and manages to get it just right.


Mistakes that Worked 

by Charlotte Jones

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

Winnie and Wilbur: The Big, Bad Robot 

by Valerie Thomas

Winnie and Wilbur have made a junk robot but Winnie wishes it was real. But the real robot is not at all helpful. It's big and bad and when it grabs Winnie's wand, things start to get totally out of control. 

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Rosie Revere, Engineer 

by Andrea Beaty

At night, Rosie is a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great, Great Aunt Rose comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal-to fly-Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true.

Izzy Gismo

by Pip Jones

Izzy Gizmo loves to invent, but her inventions never seem to work. And that makes her really CROSS! When she finds a crow with a broken wing she just has to help. But will she be able to put her frustrations to one side and help her new friend to fly?



by Sue Hendra

Bernard the Robot loses his bottom on the park swing, and sets off to find it. Bird was using it as a nest, but it was too heavy; Bear used it in his drum kit, but it was too tinny; the Squirrels built sandcastles with it...Will Bernard EVER get his bottom back?

Harry and the Robots

by Ian Whybrow

Harry's robot has to go to the robot hospital to get fixed. So Nan and Harry decide to make their own robot while he's being mended. Then when Nan has to go into hospital (to get mended as well), Harry knows exactly what to do to help her get better!


Things That Go

by Matthew Morgan

Featuring a gently rhyming text and a fantastic sliding surprise on each page, it's perfect for small hands and big imaginations to explore how the world moves and changes around them.