Awesome Achievers in Technology: Super and Strange Facts about 12 Almost Famous History Makers

Awesome Achievers in Technology: Super and Strange Facts about 12 Almost Famous History Makers


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Part of a super fun middle grade series, Awesome Achievers in Technology puts the spotlight on lesser-known heroes and their contributions in tech.

Everyone has heard the name Steve Jobs, but what about Nolan Bushnell—Jobs's boss before the invention of Apple, and the founder of the first major video game, Pong? Many of the most relevant figures in tech history have remained in the shadows, but not any longer! From Alan Katz's new Awesome Achievers series, Awesome Achievers in Technology gives kids a look behind the scenes at 12 lesser-known inventors whose contributions to tech are personally relevant to their lives today. Each figure is given a traditional biography but is also subject to Katz's unique brand of silliness, with humorous elements such as imagined poems, song lyrics, and diary entries by and about the not-so-famous figure accompanying each bio.

Spot illustrations throughout add to the lighthearted and appreciative humor each figure receives. Reluctant readers and budding tech enthusiasts alike will delight in this imaginative and engaging introduction to a new series of laugh out loud biographies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762463367
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Series: Awesome Achievers Series , #1
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 324,574
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Alan Katz is the author of many highly acclaimed children's books, including Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, Don't Say That Word! OOPS!, Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking, and The Day the Mustache Took Over and its sequel, The Day the Mustache Came Back. Alan is also a six-time Emmy-nominated writer for TV series including The Rosie O'Donnell Show, animated series Taz-Mania, Disney's Raw Toonage and Goof Troop, the Grammy Awards and Tony Awards, and many network specials and game shows. he has also created comic books, trading card sets, web videos, TV commercials and hundreds of other special projects for kids and parents. He lives with his family in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Chris Judge is the award-winning author/illustrator of The Lonely Beast and a number of other picture books for children. He also illustrates books for older kids, including the Danger is Everywhere series, Roddy Doyle's Brilliant, and the Create Your Own Adventures books with his brother Andrew. He lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife Cliona and their two daughters. His favorite band is Guided By Voices, and he is allergic to carrots.

Table of Contents

A Note From Alan Katz iv

Meet Nolan Bushnell 1

Meet Adam Cheyer and Dag Kittlaus 9

Meet Nils Bohlin 17

Meet Roberta Williams 23

Meet Robert Adler 31

Meet Mary Anderson 39

Meet Martin Cooper 47

Meet Marie Van Brittan Brown 53

Meet Sir Tim Berners-Lee 59

Meet Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson 67

Meet Percy Spencer 75

Meet Patsy Sherman 81

A Final Word From Alan Katz 87

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