Monday, March 16, 2015

10 Great Nonfiction Picture Books for Young Engineers, Inventors, and Tinkerers

Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer 
The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth by Kathleen Krull

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Chris Barton

Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed their World by Allan Drummond

How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning by Rosalyn Schanzer

Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor by Emily Arnold McCully 

Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Change Our Lives by Gene Baretta

Mr. Ferris and his Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis
Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again by Juliana Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Craig Hatkoff

Next week, I’m going to post 10 Great Fiction Picture Books for Young Engineers, Inventors, and Tinkerers. Stay tuned. 


  1. Great list of titles! Can't wait to see the fiction picture book list...

  2. This is a great list! Links to buy them would make it better!

  3. Hi Margaret, I recommend that you purchase the titles from your local independent bookseller. You can just email them a link to this post and they will take care of the rest.