Mr. Ferris and  His Wheel

By Katherine Gibbs Davis

Illustrated by Gilbert Ford


A non-fiction picture book biography about the invention of the Ferris Wheel.


Houghton mifflin Harcourt, 2014


Awards and Recognition


• Junior Library Guild selection

• American Scientist, Gift Guide 2014: Books on Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math

• Bank Street College Center for Children's Literature, Cook Prize (STEM) Finalist

• Barnes & Noble 2014: “This Season’s Best Books for Aspiring Young Builders”

    BookPage magazine

• CCBC 2015 Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center, University of Wisconsin

• Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2014

• Chicago Tribune's 2015 Children's Read & Write Program

• Huffington Post, "26 Entertaining and Educational Books for Back-to-School Season"

• Nerdy Book Club Award for Nonfiction Picture Books 2014

• Oppenheim Best Books, Platinum and Gold Seals

• Orbis Pictus Honor Book, NCTE, Outstanding Nonfiction for Children

• Society of Illustrators, The Original Art 2014, Exhibition of Children's Book Illustration

• Utah's Beehive Book Award nominee, "Information Book" category




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