February 11 Birthday: TAYLOR LAUTNER

Taylor Lautner, actor
Feb. 11, 1992-

Taylor Lautner (Stars of Today Series) by Jody Jensen Shaffer (The Child’s World, 2013)

Bitten by the acting bug as a child, readers will learn about Taylor Lautner’s rise to fame from teen idol status, his work on the Twilight films, and what he’s looking forward to in the future

February 11 Birthday: A WIZARD FROM THE START: THE INCREDIBLE BOYHOOD & AMAZING INVENTIONS OF THOMAS EDISON

Thomas Edison, inventor

Feb. 11, 1847-Oct. 18, 1931

A Wizard from the Start: The Incredible Boyhood & Amazing Inventions of Thomas Edison by Don Brown (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010)

This daydreamer didn’t sync with school so Edison’s mother taught him at home. He made a lab in the cellar. He was a huge reader. Telegraph lessons led to a job as an operator. He devoted all his time to his inventions and invent hie did—the electric storage battery, motion picture camera, electric light bulb-1,093 patents in all!

At a site hosted by Rutgers, you’ll find The Edison Papers, a collection of over five million pages of documents. Search Edison’s bio, patents, inventions and other related materials.