Super Cool Tech


October 11, 2016
Hardcover, $24.99
Ages 8-12
192 pages
ISBN: 9781465452054





Super Cool Tech


Stephanie Ridge | 512-481-7681 | | @stephanieridge



What do you buy a child with an insatiable curiosity for the way things work? DK announces a new book made for kids (ages 8-12) who love to ask “why“. Featuring a silver laptop-inspired cover and an innovative format where the entire book is read horizontally, Super Cool Tech (publishing Oct. 11, 2016) is sure to keep young tech-savvy readers marveling at the world of technology.

From whirring Hoverboards to towering skyscrapers, Super Cool Tech explains everything and more that inquiring kids want to know about the world’s most fascinating innovations. The latest title in DK’s bestselling and award-winning “How Cool Stuff Works” series explores how incredible new technologies are shaping the modern world and its future, from familiar smartwatches to intelligent, driverless cars.

Packed with more than 250 full-color images, X-rays, thermal imaging, digital artworks, cross-sections, and cutaways, Super Cool Tech reveals the secrets behind the latest gadgets and gizmos, state-of-the-art buildings, and life-changing technologies.

Lift the unique laptop-inspired cover to see incredible architectural concepts around the world, such as the Hydropolis Underwater Hotel and Resort in Dubai, and the River Gym, a human-powered floating gym in New York City. Discover how a wheelchair adapts to its surroundings and learn how a cutting board can give the nutritional information of the food being prepared on it.

From 3-D-printed cars to robot vacuum cleaners, Super Cool Tech reveals today’s amazing inventions and looks ahead to the future of technology, including hologram traffic lights and the Galactic Suite Hotel in space. Perfect for STEM education initiatives, Super Cool Tech makes technology easy to understand and follows the history of each invention up to their modern-day impact. The innovative “How It Works” panels explain the design and function of each item using clear explanations and engaging images. Indulge your imagination through knowledge grounded in facts and figures.

Designed in DK’s signature style, Super Cool Tech is the ultimate guide to exploring the latest gadgets and inventions while looking ahead to the future of technology.


A Parents’ Choice Award Winner

An American Association for the Advancement of Science/Science Books & Films Award Winner

“A fascinating, thorough look at modern technology.” —Library Media Connection

“This will rate high on the ‘cool’ factor, whether at home, school, or library.” —Booklist

“For any curious kid finding his way in the modern world, this is the book to own.” —Practical Homeschooling

“Teens who enjoy taking ‘stuff’ apart in order to find out how it works will spend hours pouring over this eye-opening book.” —Science Magazine


DK is the bestselling and award-winning publisher known for informing, entertaining, and educating global audiences through beautifully designed content. DK also publishes the Eyewitness series for children and Eyewitness Travel Guides. Prima Games, Alpha Books, and Rough Guides are also available from DK, a division of Penguin Random House.


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