The Kid Who Named Pluto: And the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science
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The Kid Who Named Pluto: And the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science

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Which of the following were discovered or invented by kids?
a) Television
b) Pterodactyl fossils
c) Braille
Answer: All of the above! These important contributions to science and many others were the result of the efforts of curious and smart kids who often started with only a simple idea or sketch. This fascinating book tells the stories of nine such kids, all of who made las...more
Hardcover, 88 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Chronicle Books (first published 2004)
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This was an easy-to-read non-fiction about several kids who've made contributions to science, some more significant than others. Chapters include:

The Boy Who Dreamed of Mars
The Girl Who Named Pluto
The Bookworm Who Became a Science-Fiction Writer
The Teenager Who Invented Television
The Curious Girl Who Discovered Sea-Monster Skeletons
The High Schooler Who Created an Incredible Secret Code
The Math Whiz Who Calculated the Movement of the Moon
The Fourth-Grader Who Out-Smarted Medical Experts
The Blind...more
Very good tales of children who hepled science. Did you know that Louis Braille was only in his teen years when he made the Braile -- How blind people read with raised dots, that Pluto was named by a 14 year old girl, or that the first drawings of a tv were made by a 14 year old boy? Well this book is really good.
This book wasn't quite what I expected, but fun just the same. Reading about the Science Fiction writer helped me to realize that my 7year old was an aspiring sci-fi writer. IT is always fun to read about the neat things people can do. even at young ages.
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Definitely read this to or with a young child who loves science or math! this book tells the stories of nine remarkable children's contributions to science. Some modern day examples and some from 19th century. Five stars from us!
Mary Alise Herrera
This book has been sitting on my shelf for a few years and I'm glad to have picked it up tonight! I loved how the author combines kids we will know and recognize, and others who are much less famous!
For the science geek in us all. Who wouldn't want to read about the kid who invented television or the girl who named Pluto. For kids of all ages that need a little inspiration.
The book consists of short biographies of five young people who makes a difference with their inventions. It is an encouraging and inspirational book written in easy English.
A fun book that demonstrates how children and young adults are naturally curious and can actually contribute to scientific and mathematical findings.
A fascinating look at nine remarkable children whose early interests led them to important scientific contributions.
A fun read. Includes the kid who invented TV; Mary Anning; Louis Braille; a modern math whiz; etc.
wow a lot of facts, i did not know who invented the television or any of the other stories with in
My kids greatly enjoyed reading the bios of children who contributed to science in this book.
It was interesting. Small and I read it for school but still a nice story.
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