Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
This updated edition of the bestselling Girls Think of Everything, by Sibert-winner Catherine Thimmesh and Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, retains all the integrity of the original but includes expanded coverage of inventions (and inventors) to better reflect our diverse and technological world.

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. What inspired these girls, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?
Retaining reader-tested favorite inventions, this updated edition of the best-selling Girls Think of Everything features seven new chapters that better represent our diverse and increasingly technological world, offering readers stories about inventions that are full of hope and vitality--empowering them to think big, especially in the face of adversity.
 

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Not only did I love this book because it's all about how girls can be a part of the STEM portion of the world, but also because it gives empowerment and recognition to the women who have changed the ... Read full review

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Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh So I may have mentioned before that I love a good anthology, particularly of the contributions of women in history. The point is not that men haven't ... Read full review

Contents

In the beginning
1
Chocolate Chip Cookies
7
Lumin AID
11
Winshield Wipers
17
Turning Plastic into Fuel
22
Kevlar
28
Hot Seat
34
Computer Compiler
40
Space Bumper
64
Combating Drought with Orange Peels
70
Scotchgard
76
Snugli
82
Roominate
87
Your Turn
93
Back Matter
96
Endpapers
107

Rethink
46
Paper Bag Folding Machine
52
Laserphaco Probe
58
Back Cover
110
Spine
111
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Catherine Thimmesh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including Girls Think of Everything and 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. www.catherinethimmesh.com. Melissa Sweet is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of many fine children's books including Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White, winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus award, 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. 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 her online at melissasweet.net.

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