Books and Periodicals for Inventors


Bender, Lionel. Invention (Eyewitness books) NY: Knopf, 1990.

Caney, Steven. Invention Book. New York: Workman Publishing, 1985.

D’Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin. Benjamin Franklin. NY: Doubleday.

D’Estaing, Valerie-Anne Giscard, The World Almanac Book of Inventions. World Almanac Publications.

Egan, Lorraine Hopping. Inventors and Inventions. New York: Scholastic Professional Books, 1997.

Fiffer, Steve. So You’ve Got A Great Idea MA: Addison-Wesley.

Flack, Jerry. Inventing, Inventions and Inventors: a Teaching Resource Book.

Fleisher, Paul and Patricia A. Keeler. Looking Inside: Machines and Constructions. NY: Atheneum, 1991.

Folsom, Michael and Marcia Folsom. The Macmillan Book of How Things Work. NY: Macmillan, 1986.

Holt, Michael. Inventions. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens, 1989.

Jones, Charlotte Foltz. Mistakes That Worked. NY: Double Day Books, 1991.

Lafferty, Peter and Julian Rowe. The Inventor Through History. NY: Thomson, 1993.

Lafferty, Peter. Record Breakers: Machines and Inventions. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens, 1997.

Lomask, Milton. Great Lives: Invention and Technology. NY: Scribners, 1990.

Macaulay, David. The Way Things Work . NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988.

Markham, Lois. Inventions that Changed Modern Life. Texas: Steck-Vaughn, 1993.

Murphy, Jim. Guess Again- More Weird and Wacky Inventions. NY: Bradbury Press, 1986 and Weird and Wacky Inventions. NY: Bradbury Press

Petreshene, Susan S. Mind Joggers! NY: The Center for Applied Research in Education, Inc. 1985.

Platt, Richard. Inventions Explained. NY: Holt, 1997.

Platt, Richard. The Smithsonian Visual Timeline of Inventions.

Polly. Jean Armour Internet Kids & FamilyYellow Pages NY: Osborne/McGraw-Hill 1997.

Rowland, Dr. Elizabeth. Resources of Creative and Inventive Activites!. TX: National Inventive Thinking Association.

Rivkin, Bernard. Patenting and Marketing Your Invention. NY: Von Nostrand Reinhold, 1986.

Sobol, Donald J. The Wright Brothers At Kitty Hawk. NY: Scholastic.

Stanish, Bob. The Ambidextrous Mind Book. Illinois: Good Apple, Inc., 1989.

Stanish, Bob. The Unconventional Invention Book. Illinois: Good Apple, 1981.

Stanish, Bob and Carol Singletary. Inventioneering, Nurturing Intellectual Talent In The Classroom Good Apple, Inc.

Taylor, Barbara. Be an Inventor. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanouich Publishers, 1987.

Weiss, Harvey. How to be an Inventor. NY: Crowell, 1979.

Wyatt, Valerie. Inventions. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988.

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Consumer Reports

The Boston Museum Of Science, Science-By-Mail, Museum Of Science, Science Park, Boston, Mass. 02114-1009

Project XL, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, The Inventive Thinking Resource Directory, Washington, DC 20231

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Bill Nye the Science Guy: Inventions. Disney Educational Productions.

The Telephone. The American Experience PBS–WGBH Educational Experience, 1997.

Inventors Out of Their Minds: Meet the Great Inventors, Teacher’s Video Company, 1-800-262-8837

Great Inventors, Teacher’s Video Company, 1-800-262-8837

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Additional Resources

Brain Teasers, Grade Level, Intermediate, Challenging, Teacher Created Materials, Inc., P.O. Box 1040, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Big Book of Games (Vol. I, II, Junior), Games Magazine, Ronnie Shushan, Workman Publishing Co.

They All Laughed…From Light bulbs to Lasers, Ira Flatow, Harpercollins Publishers, 1992

Inventions That Changed The World, Set of 12 Posters, Knowledge Unlimited, Inc., P.O. Box 52 , Madison, Wisconsin 35701-0052, 1-800-356-2303

Invent: a Simulation of Inventors and the Invention Process 1994, Interact, Box 997, Lakeside, CA 98040

Inventions: A Thematic Unit 1993, Karen J Goldfuss and Patricia Miriani Sima, Teacher Created Materials, P.O. Box 1040, Hunting Beach, Ca 9264

Invention Workshop, Alan J. McCormack, Fearon Teacher Aids, 23740 Hawthorn Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505-5927, Frank Schaffer Pub., Inc.


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