Picture of author.

Chris Barton (1)

Author of Shark vs. Train

For other authors named Chris Barton, see the disambiguation page.

19 Works 2,571 Members 204 Reviews

About the Author

Image credit: via Goodreads

Works by Chris Barton

Tagged

2010 (13) African American (37) African Americans (24) animals (16) art (15) biographies (14) biography (135) black history (18) boys (19) brothers (15) camouflage (13) children's (30) colors (16) competition (51) diversity (21) fiction (25) fluorescence (14) funny (14) history (40) humor (33) imagination (23) inventions (35) inventors (55) music (22) NASA (17) non-fiction (125) paint (16) perseverance (15) picture book (257) politics (13) science (52) sharks (63) ships (13) slavery (13) STEM (15) to-read (38) toys (39) trains (64) USA (16) WWI (28)

Common Knowledge

Members

Reviews

I like that this picture book biography shows the resilience of engineers, as well as the fact great inventions often are the result of failed attempts to make something else.
 
Flagged
sloth852 | 35 other reviews | Apr 22, 2024 |
Thinking of a super soaker makes many think of their own childhood but little do people know that it was created by accident. This book explains how Lonnie Johnson was always tinkering with things, even from an early age. Thanks to his curiosity continuing throughout his childhood, it brought about great success in getting him a job at NASA. Great for all ages and way to show to never stop being curious and how some of the best inventions were created by a mistake.
 
Flagged
kdahl2022 | 35 other reviews | Feb 10, 2024 |
Who would win in a shark vs. train battle? The book says it depends. Where are they? Under water or on the tracks? What's the challenge? Selling lemonade or eating pies? What if it's something neither of them are good at?

This is a great book to share with groups. It's funny and has a lot of opportunities for audience partipation.
 
Flagged
LibrarianDest | 70 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
 
Flagged
MamaBearLendingDen | 2 other reviews | Dec 2, 2023 |

Lists

Awards

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

Victo Ngai Illustrator
Don Tate Illustrator
Ekua Holmes Illustrator
Ashley Spires Illustrator
Tom Lichtenheld Illustrator
Diane M. Earley Book and cover design
Tony Persiani Illustrator
Sam Bond Photography Author photograph

Statistics

Works
19
Members
2,571
Popularity
#9,990
Rating
4.0
Reviews
204
ISBNs
144
Languages
1

Charts & Graphs