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Imaginative Inventions: The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Roller Skates, Potato Chips, Marbles, and Pie

by Charise Mericle Harper

Written in verse and filled with full-color illustrations drawn by the author, this book invites young readers inside the minds of great inventors, encouraging them to think imaginatively as it offers the origins of items such as roller skates, potato chips,...

Written in verse and filled with full-color illustrations drawn by the author, this book invites young readers inside the minds of great inventors, encouraging them to think imaginatively as it offers the origins of items such as roller skates, potato chips, eyeglasses, the vacuum cleaner, and more.

Suggested by Mrs. Olerich (Classroom Teacher)

Hardcover - 32 pages - $18.99
ISBN: 0316347256 (ISBN13: 9780316347259)
Published Sep 1, 2001 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
First published 2001

requested by

Mrs. Cox (2nd Grade Teacher)

at Clear Lake Elementary School, Eugene, OR

Here since Jul 23, 2015

Open requests - 35 Books received - 7

This year marks my 16th year in education. I started my career teaching 5th grade and then served as an elementary school principal. Prior to serving as 2nd grade teacher, I worked with an international non-profit that provides teacher training and then as a 4th and 5th grade teacher. I have loved each part of my journey, but my heart is truly in the classroom. I love coming to school each day to help my students learn and grow!

why I requested this book

Students are so curious at this age and books on non-fiction topics like this that address their natural curiosities, not only invite them to discover new...

Students are so curious at this age and books on non-fiction topics like this that address their natural curiosities, not only invite them to discover new information, but encourage them to read in authentic and meaningful ways.

the class

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available...

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available at school is particularly important.

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