The Story of Inventions / Disappearing Acts

The Story of Inventions 

This brilliant book by Catherine Barr and Steve Williams introduces 15 of the world’s most incredible inventions to children. Using bitesize text and beautifully bright illustrations this is the perfect book for science and history lovers everywhere.

The world is brimming full of incredible inventions - but where did it all begin? How did these incredible inventions come about? Journey back in time, travel across the world and discover incredible inventions from throughout history. 

Take a ride on the very first wheel, find your way and ensure you'll never get lost again with the compass, let the lights come on with electricity, watch as the world puffs into life with the steam engine and many more astounding inventions. Written with bite sized pieces of text and illustrated with bright and engaging artwork, this is the perfect introduction to some of the most amazing inventions that have helped make history.

Learn fascinating facts about the people behind these inventions and how their discoveries changed the world forever. So what are you waiting for? Let's uncover The Story of Inventions! 

Inventions featured: The wheel, the compass, paper, clocks, gunpowder, steam engines, vaccinations, computers, electricity, the telephone, the car, planes, plastic, nuclear weapons and the internet. 



Disappearing Acts - A Look and Find Book of Endangered animals 

Disappearing Acts is a beautifully illustrated search-and-find book. Each page features a densely detailed landscape; rainforest, savannah, coral reef, etc. Within these landscapes are hiding threatened species such as the adelie penguin, elephant, panda threatened species such as the adelie penguin, elephant, panda and snow leopard, and children are invited to search the picture to find each one.


Alongside each illustration run descriptions of the animals, their numbers, their habitats and why they are endangered. At the back of the book an index of animals provides further context. Isabella Bunnell's warm, intricate watercolours provide a delightful way in which to learn about our planet's rich diversity and fragile eco-systems.

  • Product details

    The Story of Inventions 

    Hardcover 40 pages 

    Suitable ages 5-8 years 

    Size 28.6 x 0.9 x 25 cm

    Disappearing Acts

    Hardcover 32 pages 

    Suitable age 3-8 years 

    Size 20.3 x 1.5 x 28.7 cm


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