Chris Barton

Chris Barton

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Austin, TX / Author of Whoosh!, Book or Bell? & Dazzle Ships. Also wrote Shark Vs. Train, Day-Glo Brothers & Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch. Jennifer Ziegler's #1 fan.
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Yesterday our school had the pleasure of hearing from author Chris Barton! He shared with us the design process that he goes through as a writer. We will always remember these 2 quotes "Write what you know" and "Almost finished, finished finished."

Yesterday our school had the pleasure of hearing from author Chris Barton! He shared with us the design process that he goes through as a writer. We will always remember these 2 quotes "Write what you know" and "Almost finished, finished finished.

Coming up in February 2018: Blue Grass Boy: The Story of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music (Calkins Creek), written by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Ed Fotheringham. Enter to win at www.chrisbarton.info!

Bill Monroe loved many things: playing music, his big family, and his home in the bluegrass state of Kentucky. Blue Grass Boy by Barb Rosenstock

Tiburón Vs. Tren (Scholastic en español), written by Chris Barton and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Tiburón Vs. Tren (Scholastic en español), written by Chris Barton and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas (University of Texas Press), written by Michael Hurd

Telling an inspiring, largely unknown story, Thursday Night Lights recounts how African American high school football programs produced championship teams and outstanding players during the Jim Crow era.

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

Born on this day… October 1949 Lonnie George Johnson: Engineer, Inventor of the Super Soaker Water Gun Book: Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions Author - Chris.

"Alumnus and famed inventor, Lonnie Johnson, sprays audience with Super Soaker water gun."

"Alumnus and famed inventor, Lonnie Johnson, sprays audience with Super Soaker water gun.

Lonnie Johnson, inventor of Super Soaker a large plastic pump-action water gun, firing invention while standing on grass outside his home. (Photo by Thomas S. England//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Lonnie Johnson, inventor of Super Soaker a large plastic pump-action water gun, firing invention while standing on grass outside his home.

Johnson boasts more than 80 patents. His next invention may revolutionize the power industry. It’s a engine that coverts power from light similar to solar panels but much more efficient and less expensive.

How to Patent Inventions – Inventors and Patent Laws

From his childhood in segregated Mobile, Alabama, to his run-ins with a nay-saying scientific establishment, the engineer Lonnie Johnson has never paid much heed to those who told him what he could and couldn’t accomplish. Best known for creating the state-of-the-art Super Soaker squirt gun, Johnson believes he now holds the key to affordable solar power.

Former NASA engineer and inventor of the Super Soaker, Lonnie Johnson, pioneered a way to convert heat energy into electricity with double the efficiency of current methods.

Legal disputes through 2007-2012 between Hasbro and Johnson’s company kept him from being properly compensated for his invention. It appears they have been resolved and Mr. Johnson will receive $72.9 million dollars.

theGRIO REPORt - Legal disputes through between Hasbro and Lonnie Johnson’s company kept him from being properly compensated for his invention.

The soccer fields behind Manor School became a water park yesterday when more than 400 boys and girls paid homage to the man who invented the Super Soaker water gun.

Monroe students immersed in Super Soaker studies