116739: Ink on His Fingers Ink on His Fingers
By Louise A. Vernon / Herald Press

John Gutenberg is working on printing the first Bible with type. Twelve-year-old Hands Dunne is planning on being a scribe and copying the Bible by hand. But circumstances change and he finds himself working in Gutenberg's shop as an apprentice printer. Soon, Hans finds himself in the middle of a type-stealing mystery. Herr Fust, the village banker, wants Gutenberg's type and tries every possible way to get his hands on it. Gutenberg is deep in debt and has borrowed from everyone in town. Gutenberg is sure that he will be able to pay everyone back one the Bible is printed, but he is running out of time. Will Hans, and the other pressmen be able to keep Herr Fust from getting the type? Will they be able to finish the Bible so many people will be able to read and learn from it?

971200: The Story of Inventions, Second Edition The Story of Inventions, Second Edition
By Frank P. Bachman / Christian Liberty Press

Now updated, The Story of Inventions covers key innovations from the 15th through the 20th century. Divided into four sections: Power, Manufacturing & Production, Communications, and Transportation, chapters focus on the invention as well as the life of the inventor, weaving together true-life stories in a format enjoyable for young and old. Learn about the printing press, steel, computers, steamboats and other inventions that paved the way for the growth of our modern world. Comprehension questions follow each chapter. 280 pages, softcover. Upper elementary grades.

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Heroes and Martyrs of Inventions
by George Makepeace Towle (selected pages)

Johannes Gutenberg: Printing Press Innovator
by Sue Vander Hook (selected pages)

The Picture History of Great Inventors
by Gillian Clements (selected pages)

Johannes Gutenberg and the Printing Press
by Diana Childress (selected pages)

Johannes Gutenberg: Inventor of the Printing Press
by Fran Rees (selected pages)

Johannes Gutenberg and the Printing Press
by Kay Olson (selected pages)

Communications: sending the message
by Thomas Streissguth (selected pages)

Permission to use picture of replica of Gutenberg printing press granted by John Lienhard, University of Houston

Slideshow pictures courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, (search for Johanne Gutenberg)