How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning: Rosalyn Schanzer
Persisting; Thinking about thinking. In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour performing high-wire tricks. This Calecott Medal-winning picture book present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petits feat.
Flight by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Mike Wimmer
The 1993 Caldecott Medal winner was Emily Arnold McCully for "Mirette on the High Wire."
Young Inventors: Inspiring Books
Power up! For a quick science experiment that only needs four household items, teach kids about electricity with a DIY lemon battery. #ShellScienceFair
Time For Kids: Thomas Edison: A Brilliant Inventor (Time for Kids Biographies) by Editors of TIME For Kids, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060576111/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_cIc1ub130NFNK