GADGETS & GIZMOS BOOKS
Topic Books about Technology and Inventions for Children in Early Years
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.
Boy and Bot by Ame Dyckman
One day, a boy and a robot 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 their problem?
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.
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.
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 in the park, 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?
The Little Inventors Handbook by Dominic Wilcox
This book encourages budding inventors to think big and have fun with their imaginations! Be inspired by drawings of scarf helicopters, ladybird umbrellas, and ghost wash’n’dry machines! Check out toothbrush maraccas, square peas, and nose scratchers! What will YOU invent?
The Building Boy
by Ross Montgomery
The boy's grandma was a famous architect. Her garden is still full of old materials. Unwilling to accept she has gone, the boy builds a giant structure from the materials he finds. And then ... Grandma comes to life! The boy is whisked away on an epic adventure, but where is Grandma taking him?
Inventors Who Changed the World by Heidi Poelman
This title is a young child's first introduction to the brilliant people who taught us the meaning of perseverance and innovation. Simple text and adorable illustrations tell the contributions of nine renowned inventors from around the world.
Monty LOVES inventing. But things don't always work - his walking toaster ran away and the robot went BERSERK! But then one day Monty found a book with instructions on how to create inventions very rare... read it if you dare!
100 Inventions That Made History
100 Inventions That Made History is no ordinary history book. Take a look at the trailblazing inventions that have advanced technology and transformed the way we live, as well as the gadgets and gizmos we couldn't live without!