Blips on a Screen: How Ralph Baer Invented TV Video Gaming and Launched a Worldwide Obsession

by Kate Hannigan (Author) Zachariah Ohora (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

An engaging picture book biography based on the incredible true story of a Jewish refugee who pioneered home video games and launched a worldwide obsession.

Do you ever wonder how video gaming was invented? What came before your PlayStation or Xbox? This is the story of Ralph Baer, a refugee from Nazi Germany, who used his skills--and a lot of ingenuity and persistence--to make life a little more fun. Television was new when Ralph returned from serving in World War II, but he didn't settle for watching TV. He knew it could be even more fun if you could play with it. He tinkered and tested, got help and rejected, but with perseverance and skill, he made his vision come true! This is the inspiring story of a fearless inventor who made TV video games a reality.


Kate Hannigan
Chicago children's author Kate Hannigan writes fiction and nonfiction for young readers. A former newspaper journalist, Kate's nonfiction picture book biography A Lady Has the Floor earned four starred reviews. Visit katehannigan.com.

Raised in Wales, Rebecca Gibbon moved to Herefordshire after being based in London for many years. Rebecca took her foundation course at the Cardiff School of Art & Design, followed by a BA in graphic design at Liverpool School of Art. After graduating, she took an MA in illustration at the Royal College of Art. Visit instagram.com/rebecca.gibbon.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780593306710
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
April 20, 2022
Series
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