Check out some of these great books!


Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions. Anderson, Maxine. Nomad Press, 2006.

Steven Caney’s Invention Book. Caney, Steven. Workman Publishing Co., 1985.

Kids Inventing: A Handbook for Young Inventors. Casey, Susan. Jossey- Bass, 2005.

The Klutz Book of Inventions. Cassidy, John. Boyle, Brenda. Klutz, 2010.

Design Technology: Children’s Engineering. Dunn, Susan and Rob Larson. Falmer Press, 1990.

Constructions for Children: Projects in Design Technology. Eichelberger, Barbara and Connie Larson.  Dale Seymour Publications.

Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be. Jones, Foltz Charlotte. Doubleday, 1991.

Girls and Young Women Inventing: Twenty True Stories About Inventors Plus How You Can Be One Yourself. Karnes, Francis, Suzanne H. Bean, and Rose Mary Wallner. Free Spirit, 1995.

How to Think Like a Scientist: Answering Questions by the Scientific Method. Kramer, Stephen P. Thomas Y. Crowell, 1987.

A Native American Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations. Landon, Rocky. Annick Press, 2008

Inventor’s Workshop. McCormack, Alan J. Belmont, Pitman Learning, Inc. 1981.

African-American Inventors. McKissack, Pat and Frederick L. McKissack. Millbrook Press, 1994.

WakerUppers: A Spirited Collection of Thinking Activities. Rasmussen, Greta. Dale Seymour Publications.

Resource of Creative and Inventive Activities. Rowland, Dr. Elizabeth and Dr. Leonard Molotsky. Richardson, TX: National Inventive Thinking Association, 1994. (For teachers)

Inventing Stuff. Sobey, Ed. Dale Seymour Publications.

The Unconventional Invention Book. Stanish, Bob. Good Apple, Inc., 1981.

Build a Better Mousetrap. Striker, Susan. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1983.

Be an Inventor. Taylor, Barbara. Harcourt Brace, 1987.

Brainstorm: The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors. Tucker, Tom and Richard Loehle. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1995.

100 Inventions That Shaped World History. Yenne, Bill. Bluewood Books, 1993.

The Chinese Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations. Ye, Ting-xing. Annick Press, 2009.