Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 57 pages
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In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. Their creations are some of the most enduring (the windshield wiper) and best loved (the chocolate chip cookie). What inspired these women, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?

Features women inventors Ruth Wakefield, Mary Anderson, Stephanie Kwolek, Bette Nesmith Graham, Patsy O. Sherman, Ann Moore, Grace Murray Hopper, Margaret E. Knight, Jeanne Lee Crews, and Valerie L. Thomas, as well as young inventors ten-year-old Becky Schroeder and eleven-year-old Alexia Abernathy. Illustrated in vibrant collage by Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet.

  

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Good book, learned new things,easy to read. - Goodreads
Educational and fascinating. - Goodreads
Some of the pictures also appear to be painted. - Goodreads
My child, for reference, is eight. - Goodreads

Review: Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Good book, learned new things,easy to read. I plan on giving this book to my granddaughters. I think they will enjoy it. Read full review

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User Review  - Nancy Breinholt - Goodreads

Loved this book! Everything from toll house cookies to windshield wipers and Kevlar. Such a great compilation of inspirational stories and women. Read full review

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CATHERINE THIMMESHnbsp;is the Sibert Medal-winning author of Team Moon and Girls Think of Everything. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her family. Visit her website at www.catherinethimmesh.com .

Melissa Sweet is the illustrator of many fine childrene(tm)s books. Reviewers have described her unique mixed-media illustrations as eoeexuberant,e eoeoutstanding,e and eoea creative delight.e Melissa lives on the beautiful coast of Maine. In addition to writing and painting, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. For more information about the author and her work, visit www.melissasweet.net.

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