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  • Temple Grandin

    How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

    by Sy Montgomery and 1 more

    When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. Years later she was diagnosed with autism.While Temple’s doctor recommended a hospital, her mother believed in her. Temple went to school instead.Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career revolutionized the livestock industry. As an advocate ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD

  • Famous Inventors & Inventions

    Children's Books

    by Speedy Publishing

    series Books For Kids Series
    Famous inventors and the inventions they develop is a fascinating area of historical study that is usually far too advanced for young children. However, a Famous Inventors & Inventions Picture Book breaks that information down in a way that is interesting and engaging to young boys and girls. Instead of pages and pages of text that makes no sense to them, children can see a picture of the inventor ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Colin Furze: This Book Isn't Safe!

    by Steve May and 1 more

    YouTuber Colin Furze is on a mission to inspire a new generation of budding inventors to be creative and make things! This Book Isn't Safe! contains ten awesome inventions for girls, boys and parents everywhere to make at home with a basic tool kit. Ever wondered how to clean a potato with a drill? Or how to make a raft out of milk cartons? Or how to style your hair with a hoover? These are just ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Make: Lego and Arduino Projects

    Projects for extending MINDSTORMS NXT with open-source electronics

    by John Baichtal and 2 more

    Make amazing robots and gadgets with two of today’s hottest DIY technologies. With this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll learn how to build devices with Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0, the Arduino prototyping platform, and some add-on components to bridge the two. Mindstorms alone lets you create incredible gadgets. Bring in Arduino for some jaw-dropping functionality—and open a whole new world of ... Read more

    $34.42 AUD

  • Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphers

    A History of Codes and Ciphers

    by Gary Blackwood

    History?s amazing secrets and codes?and how to crack them yourself.This fascinating look at history?s most mysterious messages is packed with puzzles to decode and ciphers that kids can use themselves. Here are the encrypted notes of Spartan warriors, the brilliant code-crackers of Elizabeth I, secret messages of the American Revolution, spy books of the Civil War, the famous Enigma Machine, and ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race

    by Monica Kulling and 1 more

    series Step into Reading
    It’s 1901 and Henry Ford wants to build a car that everyone can own. But first he needs the money to produce it. How will he get it? He enters a car race, of course! Readers will love this fast-paced, fact-based story! ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Who Was Alexander Graham Bell?

    by Bonnie Bader and 2 more

    series Who Was?
    Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study? Bell's story will fascinate young readers interested in the early history of modern technology! ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD

  • Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

    by Margaret Frith and 2 more

    series Who Was?
    One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison’s inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD

  • Who Is Bill Gates?

    by Patricia Brennan Demuth and 2 more

    series Who Was?
    Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD

  • Inventors and Inventions : Thomas Edison, Gramham Bell, Johannes Gutenberg and the Wright Brothers | Biography of Famous People Grade 3 Junior Scholars Edition | Children's Biography Books

    by Dissected Lives

    Develop an appreciation for the inventions of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Johannes Gutenberg and the Wright Brothers. Their inventions have paved the way for modern technologies in communication, transportation, energy and publishing. More importantly, learn from the determination and other outstanding values these inventors have displayed. Grab a copy today. ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD

  • Make: Paper Inventions

    Machines that Move, Drawings that Light Up, and Wearables and Structures You Can Cut, Fold, and Roll

    by Kathy Ceceri

    Paper is incredible stuff. It's easy to cut, but incredibly strong. It's disposable, but can last for centuries. It can stand as stiff as a board, pop up like a spring, or float like a leaf. And its invention changed the world forever.Perfect for kids, parents, and educators, Paper Inventions is a project-based book with full color illustrations, step-by-step instructions, supply lists, and ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • Coding and Computers

    Discover the Amazing True Story of Computers!

    by Lisa Regan and 1 more

    series Science Stories
    Computers are such an important part of our everyday lives... but how much do you really know about them?How does code work? Who invented the internet? This endlessly fascinating book not only explores the science behind information technology, but reveals the true-life stories of the people behind the scenes who played important roles in forging this radical transformation in human culture. It's ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn

    by Colleen Graves and 1 more

    Start-to-finish, fun projects for makers of all types, ages, and skill levels!This easy-to-follow guide features dozens of DIY, low-cost projects that will arm you with the skills necessary to dream up and build your own creations. The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn offers practical tips for beginners and open-ended challenges for advanced makers ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Making Simple Robots

    Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff

    by Kathy Ceceri

    Making Simple Robots is based on one idea: Anybody can build a robot! That includes kids, school teachers, parents, and non-engineers. If you can knit, sew, or fold a flat piece of paper into a box, you can build a no-tech robotic part. If you can use a hot glue gun, you can learn to solder basic electronics into a low-tech robot that reacts to its environment. And if you can figure out how to use ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • Thomas Edison: America's Greatest Inventor: Educational Version

    by Jeannie Meekins

    series 15-Minute Books
    Thomas Edison was an inventor.He invented the electric lighting system, the phonograph and alkaline batteries. He invented a camera to record moving pictures and a device for watching them. He added sound to create a motion picture.He worked on and improved many of the machines we use today. He even created a battery powered car.Thomas Edison created more inventions than any other inventor.Edison ... Read more

    $1.58 AUD

  • Freaky Fact or Fiction Inventions

    by Ben Ripley

    They say truth is stranger than fiction, but can you tell the difference? This book contains over 200 fascinating facts about weird and wonderful inventions, but you need to decide whether they are true or false. All the answers are provided so you can quiz yourself and your family and friends. Hours of wacky trivia fun! Includes hilarious colour illustrations. ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • John Deere, That's Who!

    by Tracy Nelson Maurer and 1 more

    Back in the 1830s, who was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history? John Deere, that’s who!Who moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick, rich soil they called gumbo? Who tinkered and tweaked and tested until he invented a steel plow that sliced into the prairie easy as you please?Long before the first tractor, who changed ... Read more

    $16.38 AUD

  • Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science

    The First Computer Programmer

    by Diane Stanley and 1 more

    ALA NOTABLE BOOKAMELIA BLOOMER TOP TEN BOOK“Stanley has been delighting and informing readers with her biographies for years, and here, her considerable talents are once again on display…Hartland’s charmingly busy art, reminiscent of Maira Kalman’s work, is full of wit.” —Booklist (starred review)From nonfiction stars Diane Stanley and Jessie Hartland comes a beautifully illustrated biography of ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Inventions

    Facts at Your Fingertips

    by DK

    series Pocket Eyewitness
    Discover the history behind the amazing machines that power our world, and the inventors that created them, in this mini children's encyclopedia to the story of inventions.Did you know that the machine that makes candy floss was invented by a dentist? Or that Thomas Edison tried using human hair as the filament for his light bulb? Whether it is the plough, the paper clip, or the PlayStation, this ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd

    by Mary Losure

    A surprising true story of Isaac Newton’s boyhood suggests an intellectual development owing as much to magic as science.Before Isaac Newton became the father of physics, an accomplished mathematician, or a leader of the scientific revolution, he was a boy living in an apothecary’s house, observing and experimenting, recording his observations of the world in a tiny notebook. As a young genius ... Read more

    $13.52 AUD

  • 5th Grade Us History: Famous US Inventors

    Fifth Grade Books Inventors for Kids

    by Baby Professor

    series Children's Inventors Books
    Show your gratitude to the people who made life today much more comfortable. This book accumulates information on some of the world's most famous US inventors. Complete with images and an easy-to-read format, this book is the perfect complement to the official textbooks used in 5th grade US History that also discuss the subject. Secure a copy now! ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Who Was Nikola Tesla?

    by Jim Gigliotti and 2 more

    series Who Was?
    Get ready for the electrifying biography of Nikola Tesla--part creative genius, part mad scientist, and 100% innovator.When Nikola Tesla arrived in the United States in 1884, he didn't have much money, but he did have a letter of introduction to renowned inventor Thomas Edison. The working relationship between the two men was short lived, though, and the two scientist-inventors became harsh ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD

  • Inside Biosphere 2

    Earth Science Under Glass

    by Mary Kay Carson and 1 more

    series Scientists in the Field Series
    In the Arizona desert, scientists conduct studies and experiments aimed to help us better understand our environment and what sort of things are happening to it due to climate change. The location is Biosphere 2, an immense structure that contains a replica ocean, savannah, and rainforest, among other Earth biomes. It’s a unique take on the Scientists in the Field mission statement — in this case, ... Read more

    $21.55 AUD

  • Who Were the Wright Brothers?

    by James Buckley and 3 more

    series Who Was?
    As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical. As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on. As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the world’s first successful airplane. This is the fascinating story of the two ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD