TECHNOLOGY & INVENTIONS KS1

Gadgets, gizmos and things that move, check out these inspiring books here ...

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.

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Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman  

One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods and become friends. But when Bot switches off, Boy thinks he's sick! So Boy tucks the bot into bed and falls asleep. Bot is worried when he powers on and finds his friend powered off! He takes Boy home with him and tries all his remedies but nothing revives the malfunctioning boy! Can the Inventor help fix him?

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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 splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining. 

How We Make Stuff

by Christiane Dorion

Where do our clothes come from? What's the link between gorillas and mobile phones? Does chocolate grow on trees? Answering these questions and many more, How We Make Stuff is an engaging exploration of the way we use Earth's natural resources.

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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?

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100 Inventions That Made History by DK

Get the inside story on the world's most incredible inventions that 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.

How Things Work: Inside Out by National Geographic Kids

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.

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Little Bot and Sparrow

by Jake Parker

When Little Bot is thrown out in the garbage, he meets a friend, Sparrow. As winter arrives, Sparrow must leave, and they share a tearful good bye. Little Bot revisits where they shared happy memories, and that night, he dreams of him and Sparrow taking flight together.

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