Kid Innovators: True Tales of Childhood from Inventors and Trailblazers
by Robin Stevenson (Goodreads Author), Allison Steinfeld (Illustrator)
4 out of 5 stars
All inventors start out as curious kids who love to learn and explore. This book gives short biographies of some famous innovators and how their childhood shaped their dreams. The bios include the stories of Steve Jobs, Jacques Cousteau, Florence Nightingale, Walt Disney, the Wright brothers, and many others.
There are sections about technology, exploring, codes, medicine, and trailblazers. It’s not just about inventing something new. It’s about revolutionizing how something is used, how art is created, or how people think. The history of computer codes, airplanes, wind turbines, rockets, nursing, hair products, entertainment, and a dozen other fields are explored.
Each biography is about 10 pages long, and includes inspiring quotes from the famous person. I appreciated that this book sometimes admits that the person had a controversial life. They were not perfect and maybe did some bad things, but their contributions are still good. There is a balance in the writing that doesn’t hide any undesirable things, but still accepts and celebrates the good.
There are cartoony illustrations on each page depicting scenes from the lives of each person. I loved the colorful artwork! The designs are so clever and attractive.
This book encourages young people to think outside the box and problem-solve with new ideas.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.