Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

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Houghton Mifflin, 2000 - 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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Thimmesh, C. (2000). Girls think of everything: Stories of ingenious inventions by women. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Reviewed by: Kelly Cundiff Reference Type: Biographical Reference Call Number ... Read full review

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I bought this book for my husbands little sisters but it turned out to be a little above their reading level still, so I held onto it and decided to read it myself. Can you believe I have never heard ... Read full review

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Catherine Thimmesh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including Team Moon, winner of the Sibert Medal. Her books have received numerous starred reviews, appeared on best books lists, and won many awards, including the IRA Children's Book Award and Minnesota Book Award. She lives in Minnesota with her family. Visit her website at www.catherinethimmesh.com .

Melissa Sweet is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of many fine children's books including Balloons Over Broadway , a Sibert winner, and The Right Word and A River of Words , both Caldecott Honors. Reviewers have described her unique mixed-media illustrations as "exuberant," "outstanding," and "a creative delight." Melissa lives on the beautiful coast of Maine, not far from E.B. White's famous barn and farm. 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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