Kid-ventors: 35 Real Kids and their Amazing Inventions (Hardcover)

Kid-ventors: 35 Real Kids and their Amazing Inventions By Kailei Pew, Shannon Wright (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kailei Pew, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
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What do swim fins, Popsicles®, Infection-Detecting Stitches, the Braille alphabet, and Taco vs. Burrito all have in common? They were all invented by kids!

When Remya Jose had to spend many hours washing her family’s laundry by hand, she invented a pedal powered washing machine that could finish the chore in only 20 minutes! When Tripp Phillips’ Lego creations kept falling apart, he developed a glue strong enough to hold his creations together that would wash off when he was ready to build something new! And when Fatima Al Kaabi didn’t have anyone willing to teach her about robotics, she turned to the internet to teach herself all the skills she needed—and created multiple crowd-pleasing robots in the process!

From Popsicles® and swim fins to robots and glitter shooting prosthetics, Kailei Pew's middle grade nonfiction debut is full of fun and inspiring stories, illustrated by Shannon Wright, about real kid inventors who proved that even the youngest people can change the world.

About the Author

Kailei Pew believes in the power of books. As a former school mentor and reading coach, she loved seeing the spark of excitement in students when she introduced them to the perfect story. She hopes her own books will inspire the next generation. When she isn’t writing or reading, you can find her spending time with her husband and kiddos, jogging through the Arizona desert, and baking anything with extra chocolate. Kid-ventors is her debut book.

Shannon Wright is an illustrator and cartoonist based out of Richmond, Virginia. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, Mother Jones, Google and KaBOOM! Studios. She is the author of the graphic novel Twins, and the illustrator of Edwidge Danticat's My Mommy Medicine. She specializes in personal and original stories invoking nostalgia, but ultimately loves capturing joyous moments.

Praise For…

"Accessible and inspirational, Kid-Ventors is an absolute delight of a book, sure to spark young readers' curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit." — Kate Messner, author of the History Smashers series

"A captivating exploration of the ingenuity of young people who defied norms and persevered to see their inventions through....will inspire and delight reluctant and avid readers alike." --Kirkus

"What shines through each story is the young person’s passion and determination to pursue their interests. ... An absolutely vital purchase for libraries that want to inspire and inform kids about their power to make a difference." —School Library Journal, starred review

Young aspiring inventors will be inspired by this fun and informative book." — Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250836021
ISBN-10: 1250836026
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English

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