Topic Books about Technology & Inventions for Children KS1

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.


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?


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.


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.