Rebecca’s BOOKS and Birthdays: THOMAS EDISON

Happy Birthday, Thomas Edison!

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
-Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison earned 1,093 U.S. patents for his inventions which included the light bulb, the phonograph, and moving pictures.

Here are three great books about the American hero:

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Brown, Don. A Wizard from the Start: The Incredible Boyhood & Amazing Inventions of Thomas Edison. Boston: Houghton Mifflin , 2010.

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Venezia, Mike. Thomas Edison: Inventor with a Lot of Bright Ideas. New York: Children’s Press, 2009.

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St, George J, and David Small. So You Want to Be an Inventor?New York, NY: Philomel Books, 2002.

Here are three great websites about Edison:

Thomas Edison National Historical Park for Kids:
Very entertaining and easy to read.

Smithsonian: Edison Invents!
Includes science experiments for kids.

Rutgers University: The Thomas Edison Papers:
Written in real language–no academic mumbo jumbo–with excellent illustrations.

Posted by Rebecca Hickman at 6:31 AM

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