Great Inventors

Gift Ideas For Children

Who Love True Stories and Inventions

Do you know a child who loves to create? Or, are you hoping to spark an interest in imagination and invention? We have a great selection of fabulous true stories! Follow the famous mouse adventures by Torben Kuhlmann in Edison and Einstein. The entire series is available on our website!

Who invented crayons? How about dynamite?!

Inventors had patience and perseverance but more importantly...curiosity! Get the creative juices flowing with these wonderful stories.

Adults love these stories as well. You'll learn so much about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Morse Code and how we learned to measure longitude!

Great Inventors

#1 Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure

When two unlikely friends build a vessel capable of taking them to the bottom of the ocean find a missing treasure—the truth turns out to be far more amazing.

#2 Einstein: The Fantastic Journey of a Mouse Through Space and Time

With the help of a mouse clockmaker, a lot of inventiveness, and the notes of a certain famous Swiss physicist he succeeds in traveling back in time. 

#3 The Crayon Man

Celebrating the inventor of the Crayola crayon! This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys.

#4 Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

Inventor George Ferris defied gravity and seemingly impossible odds to invent the world's most iconic amusement park attraction, the Ferris wheel.

#5 Balloons Over Broadway

Meet the master puppeteer who invented the first balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

#6 Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind the Peace Prize

The Man Behind the Peace Prize tells the story of the enduring legacy of Alfred Nobel.

#7 Samuel Morse, That's Who: The Story of the Telegraph and Morse Code

Long before the first telephone, who changed communication forever? Samuel Morse, that’s who!

#8 Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude

Together with beautifully detailed pictures by Erik Blegvad, Louise Borden's text takes the reader through the drama, disappointments, and successes that filled Harrison's quest to invent the perfect sea clock.

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