National Inventors' Month®
August 2003

Celebrate invention, creativity, and gadget gurus everywhere during National Inventors Month! These links to library materials and websites will guide you to information about the inventors and inventions that changed our lives.

At the Library

Nonfiction books about inventors and inventions

Fiction books about inventors and inventions

Videos and DVDs about inventors and inventions

On the Web

The Great Idea Finder
Explore the exciting world of innovation! Students and teachers will find all kinds of information on this fact-filled website.
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century
This list of the top achievements of the twentieth century honors inventors and inventions. Find out how engineering shaped a century and changed the world!
Innovative Lives
Learn all about the innovative lives of many inventors on this website from the Smithsonian Institution.
Inventing Fun, Facts, and Trivia
Learn all kinds of fascinating facts about famous (and not so famous!) inventions on this website from The Entrepreneur Network.
Invention at Play from Lemelson Center
Learn all about the playful side of invention and innovation at Lemelson Center’s online Invention at Play exhibit.
Inventions, Inventors
This Web directory will help kids of all ages find all kinds of information about inventors and inventions.
Inventors and Inventions
From, this Web directory is filled with links to all kinds of interesting information about inventors and inventions.
Smith College Museum of Ancient Inventions
Take a tour of ancient inventions including toys, the abacus, and a thunder-making machine.
United States Patent and Trademark Office Kids Pages
This website especially for kids is filled with games, fun facts, and all kinds of information about patents and trademarks.