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Lo Inventaron los latinamericanos - Innovaciones asombrosas

Lo Inventaron los latinamericanos

Innovaciones asombrosas

Categories: Children's Nonfiction
Themes: inventions
Series: We Thought of It
Interest Age: 9–12
Grade: 4–7
Reading Level: Lexile AD610L
Hardcover : 9781554513796, 48 pages, February 2012 , 11.26" x 8.73"
Paperback : 9781554513789, 48 pages, October 2016 , 11" x 8.5"


This fifth book in Annick’s successful We Thought of It series describes the vibrant traditions and innovations that are the result of thousands of years of civilization in Latin America. Travel from the ancient hidden city of Machu Picchu high in the Andes, past Mayan ruins over 2,000 years old, to the bustling modern cities of São Paulo and Buenos Aires. Along the way, readers will learn about many of Latin America’s contributions to the world: rodeo, carnival, chocolate, coffee, piñata, tango, and salsa, to name only a few. Many of these have become part of the daily lives of people all around the world. Latin Americans Thought of It features a rich array of photos along with informative text divided into sections, including: • Clothing • Architecture • Communication • Arts and Crafts • Everyday Inventions • Sports. Kids with a Latin American heritage will look with pride at the numerous innovations that have come to us from that part of the world.


  • Joint winner, Recommended Reads List, Canadian Toy Testing Council 2012
  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2012


“This wonderful resource could be used to introduce students to the Latin American culture and would provide a good starting-off point for children working on projects or essays.”

- Canadian Children’s Book News, 07/12

“I like the series and love that it brings our attention to technological advancements that developed in other places and times outside of North America. Good introductions that could lead into deeper discussions and research.”

- Doucette Library of Teaching Resources, 02/12

“An excellent resource and a must-buy for any school library.”

- CM Reviews, 03/12