Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book -- Kid Innovators: True Tales of Childhood from Inventors and Trailblazers (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Both of my girls are big into history and learning about historical figures and their accomplishments. And, thanks to books like Kid Innovators and these others shown below, they have a nice little reference library going for their homeschooling. 

Not only can they grab a book when they need to reference a trailblazer or invention for class work, but oftentimes they will simply grab the books and read them on their own, devouring all the fun and interesting facts about these people who have left their mark on the world and in history, and how it all started when they were just kids, like my girls are.

We were recently sent a copy of Kid Innovators from the publisher, and my girls were quick to read it cover to cover.  Even though they have learned in school and by watching documentaries about many of the people featured in the book, they still learned a lot of information and fun facts that they didn't know, which made for a great read. In under an hour, both of my girls read this book, and then came running to tell me about what they read.  They shared all about the Wright Brothers, Elon Musk, Jonas Salk, and even Walt Disney, just to name a few.  Like other books in this series, the stories were about these trailblazers who dreamed big, were daydreamers and didn't let failure stand in their way.  My girls really liked how the stories of these brilliant thinkers were written in words they would understand, and not have to reach for a dictionary every few minutes.  It was hard for them to choose a favorite story, as they said they were all unique and fun to read.

If you have a young history buff in your house, or just like adding wonderful books to your child's bookshelf that can be used a reference for schooling, I highly recommend the recent release from Quirk Books, "Kid Innovators: True Tails of Childhood From Inventors and Trailblazers.

More about the book:

"Moving, funny, and totally true childhood biographies of Bill Gates, Madam C. J. Walker, Hedy Lamarr, Walt Disney, and 12 other international innovators. 

Throughout history people have experimented, invented, and created new ways of doing things. Kid Innovators tells the stories of a diverse group of brilliant thinkers in fields like technology, education, business, science, art, and entertainment, reminding us that every innovator started out as a kid. Florence Nightingale rescued baby mice. Alan Turing was a daydreamer with terrible handwriting. And Alvin Ailey felt like a failure at sports.

Featuring kid-friendly text and full-color illustrations, readers will learn about the young lives of people like Grace HopperSteve JobsReshma Saujani, Jacques Cousteau, the Wright BrothersWilliam KamkwambaElon MuskJonas Salk, and Maria Montessori."

Product Details:

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-68369-227-0
  • e-Book ISBN: 978-1-68369-228-7
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  • Release Date: 
    February 16, 2021


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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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