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Inventions & Discoveries

An invention is a new form, composition of matter, device, or process. Some inventions are based on pre-existing forms, compositions, processes or ideas. Other inventions are radical breakthroughs which may extend the boundaries of human knowledge or experience.

Inventors create or discover new methods, forms, devices or other useful means. The system of patents was established to encourage inventors by granting limited-term monopoly on inventions determined to be sufficiently novel, non-obvious, and useful.

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Inventions That Shaped the World
by Trudi Strain Trueit
from Franklin Watts
in Inventions & Discoveries (Location: BSR-14A)
Champions of Invention
Champions of Discovery
by John Hudson Tiner
from Master Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Inventions & Discoveries (Location: BSR-14A)
Eye Wonder: Invention
by Caroline Bingham
from DK Publishing
for 2nd-6th grade
in Inventions & Discoveries (Location: BSR-14A)
Genius of Leonardo
by Guido Visconti, Bimba Landmann
from Barefoot Books
for 1st-6th grade
in Great Artists (Location: ART-02B)
Great Wheel
by Robert Lawson
from Walker and Company
Realistic fiction for 4th-8th grade
1958 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Head Full of Notions
Creative Minds Biography
by Andy Russell Bowen
from Lerner Publishing Group
Biography for 3rd-5th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Henry Ford: Young Man with Ideas
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Hazel B. Aird
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: A12-07D)
Inventions & Technology
God's Design for the Physical World
by Debbie and Richard Lawrence
4th edition from Answers in Genesis
for 4th-8th grade
in Answers in Genesis God's Design (Location: B17-02A)
Making It Go: The Life and Work of Robert Fulton
by Don Herweck
from Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Mr. Bell Invents the Telephone
Landmark #30
by Katherine B. Shippen
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Picture History of Great Inventors
by Gillian Clements
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 2nd-6th grade
in Inventions & Discoveries (Location: BSR-14A)
Story of Atomic Energy
World Landmark #48
by Laura Fermi
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Story of Inventions
by Frank Bachman & Michael McHugh
from Christian Liberty Press
for 6th grade
in CLP Phonics & Reading (Location: B09-03C)
Story of Inventions
by Anna Claybourne
from Usborne
for 4th-6th grade
in Inventions & Discoveries (Location: BSR-14A)
Thomas A. Edison: Young Inventor
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Sue Guthridge
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: A12-07D)
Timeline: Inventions
from Asmodee Games
for 8th-Adult
in Card Games (Location: CGA-01A)
Way Things Work Now
by David Macaulay & Neil Ardley
3rd edition from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-10th grade
in How Things Work (Location: BSR-14D)
We Were There on the Nautilus
We Were There #35
by Robert N. Webb
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 5th-9th grade
in We Were There Series (Location: A10-04G)
We'll Race You, Henry
by Barbara Mitchell
from Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
for 3rd-5th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
What's the Big Idea Ben Franklin?
by Jean Fritz
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in New Nation (1783-1800) (Location: B01-10D)
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?
by Jean Fritz
from PaperStar Books
for 4th-6th grade
in New Nation (1783-1800) (Location: B01-10D)
Wright Brothers
by David McCullough
Reprint from Simon & Schuster Macmillan
for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)