Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

by Chris Barton

Illustrations by Don Tate

First Release:

August 2016

ISBN: 9781580892971

Lonnie Johnson was testing an invention idea when he discovered a pump and nozzle combination that “would make a great water gun.” But for a long time, toy companies disagreed. Author’s note. Full-color digital illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9781580892971
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Charlesbridge
    Page Count: 32
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.7, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.4, Points: 2
    Lexile: Level: 820L
    Awards & Honors: ALA Notable Books for Children Nominee -Summer 2016, Nonfiction
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016, Picture Books
    New York Public Library 2016 Best Books for Kids, Picture Books
    NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books 2017
    NSTA Best STEM Books for Students K -12: 2017
    2017 Cook Prize Finalist
    CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017, K–2
    The Nonfiction Detectives, 2016 Best Nonfiction Books for Children
    CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2016
    ILA Children’s Choices 2017 Reading List
    Genre: Nonfic
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