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Brilliant People, Big Ideas

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We eat, play, and even stay healthy thanks to some brilliant people. But who were the scientists, chefs, and inventors who came up with these big ideas? A mixture of fun illustrations and real-life photos teaches readers how everything from the potato chip to the X-ray first came to be. A hall of fame section at the end of each book showcases these never-ending discoveries and may even inspire some young readers to have brilliant new ideas.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Brilliant People, Big Ideas (4 titles) NEW
Cover: Food Inventors Food Inventors NEW
Cover: Inventors by Mistake Inventors by Mistake NEW
Cover: Technology Inventors Technology Inventors NEW
Cover: Transportation Inventors Transportation Inventors NEW
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF061010, JNF007000, JNF000000
Genre High-Interest, Nonfiction
Copyright 2024
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Brilliant People, Big Ideas
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
ISBN 9798889163558, 9798889168546, 9798889168553
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Author Rebecca Phillips-Bartlett

SLJ Review of Brilliant People, Big Ideas

Brief introductions to various inventions and their inventors. It took Nicholas Appert 14 years to perfect his idea of canning. Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered penicillin when he left mold in a dish. Johannes Gutenberg ­invented the printing press. Mary ­Anderson produced the windshield wiper. Colorful illustrations of the subjects and their inventions accompany the texts.

Some inventors often left out of other age-­appropriate tomes are featured, including Alice H. Parker (­inventor of central gas heating) and Garrett Morgan (created yellow light used in traffic signals). The information provided is scant, including only names, dates, and inventions, but enough to be intriguing—young readers will find themselves wanting to seek out more information.

VERDICT: Colorful illustrations combined with interesting facts make these volumes attractive to browsers, and selectors should consider.

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