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So You Want to Be an Inventor? [Hardcover]

By Judith St George (Author) & David Small (Illustrator)
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Presents some of the characteristics of inventors by describing the inventions of people such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Eli Whitney.

Publishers Description
St. George and Small, the Caldecott Medal-winning team who created "So You Want to Be President?," are back with another spirited and witty look at history-this time focusing on the inventors and inventions who have given us lightbulbs, automobiles, and all the other things that keep the world humming.
"So You Want to Be an Inventor?" features some of the world's best-known inventors-Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Eli Whitney-as well as lesser-known geniuses like Georges de Mestral (inventor of Velcro), Wilhelm Roentgen (inventor of X rays), and Hedy Lamarr (inventor of a system that became the basis for satellite communication-who knew?). Whether you're a dreamer or a loner, a copycat or a daredevil, this book might just inspire readers to invent something that could change the world

Awards and Recognitions
So You Want to Be an Inventor? by Judith St George & David Small has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Bookseller's Choice - 2003 Winner - Nonfiction category
  • Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) - 2002 Winner - Gold category

Citations And Professional Reviews
So You Want to Be an Inventor? by Judith St George & David Small has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 447
  • Publishers Weekly - 07/01/2002 page 77
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 07/15/2002 page 1044
  • Booklist - 08/01/2002 page 1954
  • Horn Book Magazine - 09/01/2002 page 601
  • School Library Journal - 09/01/2002 page 251
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 10/01/2002 page 79
  • Booklist - 12/01/2002 page 684
  • Christian Home & School - 05/01/2003 page 27
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 152
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2003 page 25
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 152
  • Publishers Weekly - 07/08/2002
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 295

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Philomel
Pages   56
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 9.75" Height: 11.75"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 26, 2002
Publisher   Philomel
Age  9-12
ISBN  0399235930  
ISBN13  9780399235931  
UPC  048228016991  

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More About Judith St George & David Small

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Judith St. George has published dozens of successful nonfiction books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning So You Want to Be President? and the historical Turning Point series, including You're On Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt; Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln; and Take the Lead, George Washington. You can visit her online at

Judith St George currently resides in Old Lyme, in the state of Connecticut. Judith St George was born in 1931.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
6Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction
7Books > Subjects > Children > Literature
8Books > Subjects > History
9Books > Subjects > Science > Technology > History of Technology

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Inventions and Inventors...Just Go For It.....  Nov 18, 2002
Author Judith St. George and award winning illustrator David Small are back with a new and engaging look at history, and those who enjoyed their first collaboration, So You Want To Be President, are in for another captivating, fun-filled treat. So you want to be an inventor and you think you have what it takes. Take a peek inside the covers of this clever book, and find out a little about some of the famous and not-so-famous who have gone before you. Ms St. George's easy to read, short profiles are written in an entertaining, conversational style, and complemented by Mr Small's dazzling and humorous illustrations. Each bold and busy page is filled with history, trivia, fun-facts, and playful wit that whets the appetite and inspires. Perfect for youngsters 8-12, So You Want To Be An Inventor is a marvelous collection that celebrates ingenuity, and may just get your kids' creative juices flowing. Who knows, you may be living with the next Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, or Josephine Cochran (she invented the dishwasher).

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