February 21, 2018

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The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring

The Marvelous Thing That Came From a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation Written and illustrated by Gilbert Ford Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016 ISBN #978-1-48145-065-2 Grades K and up   Book Review In 1943, while working as an engineer for the United States Navy, Richard James […]

Inventions: What’s the Big Idea? | Focus On

The titles included here address questions about inventions in a variety of entertaining and informative ways. They also address the life and times of the inventors themselves, making many excellent choices for Common Core concepts.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2013 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.