Always Inventing

This fascinating profile, named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, uses direct quotes to give readers a vivid insight into the life of a prolific inventor, driven to succeed. With a foreword by Gilbert M. Grosvenor, Bell’s great-grandson, Always Inventing features over 70 period photographs and drawings from Bell’s notebook. From his … Continued


Inventing The Future

His 1,093 patented inventions include the light bulb, the phonograph, and the microphone. Young readers learn why Edison believed that “genius is one per cent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” An inspiring lesson in the rewards of dogged perseverance, Inventing the Future also illustrates how Edison’s greatest legacy is the research laboratory, where constant experimentation … Continued


Driven

Don Mitchell weaves archival images from the Benson Ford Research Centre with quotes from Ford’s writings, speeches, and interviews to create a lively, comprehensive profile of this intriguing individual.Fiercely independent, and a man of complex contradictions, Henry Ford is revealed above all as a man driven to achieve his dream of building “a motor car … Continued