There’s a new best-selling book series co-authored by husband-and-wife David and Emberli Pridham that’s capturing the attention of parents, educators and child development experts – and the imaginations of children – everywhere. With four titles released, If Not You, Then Who? explores how inventions and inventors can come from anywhere, and from anyone, all the while sharing the origins of inventions and inspiring kids to create their own.
For the world, inventors and their inventions mark the major milestones in human evolution. For kids, inventors and their inventions bring creativity and teamwork to entire new levels of inspiration and encouragement. As CEO of Dominion Harbor Group, LLC, a nationally renowned leader in patent licensing that is focused on helping inventors protect their intellectual properties and guiding them to succeed in today’s market, David recognizes the significant contributions inventors make to everyday lives. As parents of two growing children, the Pridhams also understand the tremendous need for resources that help children realize their own potential for creativity and innovation.
Each of the If Not You, Then Who? books feature 9-year-old Brooke Fairley and her 7-year-old brother Noah as they apply their vivid imaginations to create their own inventions, all the while exploring how inventors solve everyday problems. The If Not You, Then Who? books also introduce young readers to grown-up themes such as the need to protect original ideas, which co-author David Pridham regards as essential for children to begin to understand and appreciate.
Volume 1 of the series, The Inventor in the Pink Pajamas, introduces Brooke Fairley, an inquisitive girl with a passion for inventing. Inspired by her grandfather and their mutual delight in how inventions come to be discovered, Brooke looks for ways to improve the world around her and joyfully sets out to imagine her own. In Volume 2, Noah’s Treehouse, it’s treehouse day for Noah, his dad and grandpa as the family rallies around the siblings to build their dream treehouse. But the family runs into one problem after another as they race to complete the treehouse before an expected meteor shower arrives. They turn to innovation and invention to solve their dilemma and save the day. Let the Games Begin! is Volume 3 of the series and spotlights siblings Brooke, Noah and Baby Graham as they try to choose whether to play basketball, croquet, golf or all three. Soon, the brother and sister decide to use their creativity to invent their own game, and in the process learn about the inventions that help make sports safe and fun for everyone.
Due to release in time for Earth Day celebration, the fourth If Not You, Then Who? installment follows Noah and Brooke as they enter a school science fair – and Noah’s conservation invention becomes a competition finalist. As a result of the science fair, the Fairley’s are inspired to adopt all of the finalists’ pro-environmental ideas such as a rain capture device for watering their garden and solar panels as a safe energy alternative.
To further expand the world of invention to its growing readership, the Pridhams launched the If Not You, Then Who? Young Inventors Club. Open to every family, the Young Inventors Club empowers children to explore how inventions are made and how you they create inventions of their own. The club also spotlights the great inventors throughout history and introduces kids to many of today’s most acclaimed inventors. Members will also get the chance to win prizes by entering any of the club’s many contests and enjoy a variety of downloadable fun and games. By joining the If Not You, Then Who? children will discover a world of innovation that will inspire them for years to come.
For further information on the If Not You, Then Who? Young Inventors Club and to sign your child up (it’s free!), visit ifnotyoubooks.com/inventors-club.
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