Slinky Innovators: The James Family

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In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the innovators of the Slinky, the James family. Follow the story from Richard James's childhood and engineering education at Penn State University where he married Betty Mattas to his naval engineering career at William Cramp & Sons and the accident with a tension spring that led to Slinky. The Jameses founding of the Spring and Wire Company and its success with Slinky, the company's foundering, Richard's departure, and later success under Betty's leadership using one of the nation's most recognizable product jingles. Learn how Slinkys are made, who came up with the name, the role of the movie Toy Story in Slinky's success, and about other Slinky products. Sidebars, historic family photos, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, a timeline and fun facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF007000, JNF056000, JNF061010
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies
Copyright 2016
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2015-12-15
ISBN 9781624039799, 9781680771374
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 688.7
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 680
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 179692
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
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Toy Trailblazers - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Students will savor these informative and fast-paced titles on the fascinating, sometimes quirky histories behind the visionary inventors of popular toys. Brief chapters keep reading pace brisk. “Fun Facts” sidebars offer entertaining, educational bits of trivia and striking covers, colored banners, and numerous high-quality black-and-white and color photos of the products appropriately enliven the playful appearance. These slim volumes should prove as popular as their namesakes in public and school libraries. Use in units on business/economics, inventors, and popular culture.

Author: Lee Slater