Lonnie Johnson's Super-soaking Stream of InventionsBook - 2016
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I do a little internal happy dance every time I get a reference question that directly relates to what I'm reading at the moment. This happened recently when a patron asked for children's books on African-American inventors and inventions-- a question that came exactly one day after I read and loved Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-soaking Stream of Inventions, the story of the NASA engineer an… (more)
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When they told him he couldn't be an engineer, he didn't let that stop him. The story of Lonnie Johnson, inventor.
This biography of Lonnie Johnson tells the story of his life, from childhood experiments (including almost burning down his childhood home while trying to make rocket fuel!), to working in NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, to getting his now-iconic water gun into production. Don Tate illustrates this st... Read More »
LibrarianDeb May 05, 2017
Fun and inspiring- he started inventing as kid, and overcame obstacles along the way to success. Favorite Non-Fiction book of all the schools I've visited. Up for the Towner Non-Fiction award.
Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun. Also available as an eBook.
A picture book biography of the NASA engineer who invented the world's best toy water gun.