Brainstorm! The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors

Written by Tom Tucker; Drawings by Richard Loehle

Here are some of the incredible kid inventions you can read about in Brainstorm!

Seventh-grader Vanessa Hess fabricated a scratch-covering car wax for a science assignment; seven- year-old Maurice Scales built a doorstop to prevent toddlers’ mashed fingers for a school-wide contest.
Colored car wax (1991)
The Popsicle (1905)
The Atomic Simulator (1977)
The resealable cereal box (1946)

Tom Tucker profiles Vanessa, Maurice and 18 others in his account of American kid inventors and their useful innovations. Begin with these bright ideas.

 

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