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

By Chris Barton
Illustrators Illustrated by Don Tate Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Penguin Imprint Charlesbridge ISBN


Awards and Honors 2019 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Winner
2018 Beehive Book Award Winner, Informational
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
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Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

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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.
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