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May is National Inventors Month. During this time the innovative individuals that improved our lives with their creative inventions are celebrated! Teachers, this would be a fun, interesting topic to conclude the school year.

Need some ideas to get started?

Visit the DOGO News page May is National Inventors Month to learn about a few of the most well-known inventors! provides some ideas for inventor activities.

Resources at BCLS

Encourage students to check out books and audiovisuals on inventors and their creations! Below is a list of recommended subject headings. Type these terms into the Subject Alphabetical field in the Catalog. To limit the search to a specific collection and branch, use the limiters on the Advanced Search page.

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For students in first through sixth grade, the Who Was?... series is an excellent read! Some recommended titles include:

Who was Albert Einstein? by Jess M. Brailler

Who was Ben Franklin? by Dennis B. Fradin

Who was Leondardo da Vinci? by Roberta Edwards

Who was Steve Jobs? by Pam Pollack

Who was Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret Frith

Locate these books by typing the title into the Title Alphabetical field in the BLINC Catalog.