Category Archives: Inventions

The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem by Colleen Paeff, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem by Colleen Paeff, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534449299 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  What did you like about … Continue reading

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Wingmaker by Dave Cameron, illustrated by David Huyck

Wingmaker by Dave Cameron, illustrated by David Huyck. Kids Can Press, 9781525302374, 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Picture book What did you like about the book? Leaf and Lou are two industrious ants who live … Continue reading

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Homes: From Then to Now by Carol Lawrence, illustrated by Poppy Kang / Transportation: From Then to Now by Carol Lawrence, illustrated by Ran Zheng

Homes: From Then to Now (9780807533659) by Carol Lawrence, illustrated by Poppy Kang / Transportation: From Then to Now (9780807580592) by Carol Lawrence, illustrated by Ran Zheng. Albert Whitman, 2021 Format: ARC Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred … Continue reading

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Otto P. Nudd by Emily Butler, illustrated by Melissa Manwill

Otto P. Nudd by Emily Butler, illustrated by Melissa Manwill. Crown Books for Young Readers, 9781524717759, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: (low) fantasy/general adventure What did you like about the book? Otto is an exceedingly clever, but very … Continue reading

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Okapi Tale by Jacob Kramer, illustrated by K-Fai Steele

Okapi Tale by Jacob Kramer, illustrated by K-Fai Steele. Enchanted Lion, 2020. 9781592703043 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Genre:  Animal fiction What did you like about the book? In the town of Beaston, … Continue reading

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Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things (Revised Edition) by Cy Tymony,  illustrated by Kevin Bremmer

   Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things (Revised Edition) by Cy Tymony,  illustrated by Kevin Bremmer, Andrews McMeel, 9781524853303, 2020  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 2 Format: Small paperback, about 5” x 7” What did you like … Continue reading

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Mr. T.V.: The Story of John Logie Baird – Julie Fulton, illustrations by Patrick Corrigan

    Mr. T.V.: The Story of John Logie Baird – Julie Fulton, illustrations by Patrick Corrigan, Maverick Publishing, 9781848866461, 2020  Format: PDF (Hardcover available) Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5  What did you like … Continue reading

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A Super Sticky Mistake: The Story of How Harry Coover Accidentally Invented Super Glue! by Alison Donald, illustrations by Rea Zhai

A Super Sticky Mistake: The Story of How Harry Coover Accidentally Invented Super Glue! by Alison Donald, illustrations by Rea Zhai. Maverick Publishing, 9781848866478, 2020  Format: PDF review copy (Hardcover available September, 2020) Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or … Continue reading

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Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention by Pip Jones, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention by Pip Jones, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie. Peachtree, 9781682631645, 2019 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? Izzy, … Continue reading

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The Unstoppable Garrett Morgan: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Hero – written by Joan DiCicco, illustrated by Ebony Glenn

  The Unstoppable Garrett Morgan: Inventor, Entrepreneur, Hero – written by Joan DiCicco, illustrated by Ebony Glenn, Lee & Low Books, 9781620145647, 2019 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Biography What did … Continue reading

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