TECHNOLOGY & INVENTIONS

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.

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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?

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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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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No-Bot 

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?

See Inside: Inventions

by Alex Frith

Explore the wonderful, mysterious and often funny stories behind famous inventions. Flaps reveal lovingly detailed artwork to show the hidden workings inside inventions. 

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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?

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