Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

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by Catherine Thimmesh, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)



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ISBN-13: 9780618195633
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/11/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 32,302
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

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

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. 

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Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The inspiring nuggets of information in Catherine Thimmesh's book have my mind racing--do I have an invention lurking somewhere inside of me? The author's concise, information-packed, yet fun narrative will intrigue children and adults alike, many of whom will turn page after page saying, "I never knew that!" Judging from the chronology of inventions on the endpapers, Ms. Thimmesh has many more stories to tell, and I can't wait to read them. Melissa Sweet's collage illustrations are the perfect complement, fascinating in their detail and ingenious in the textures and materials she chooses. I've already bought several copies of this book; one to keep and others to give as gifts. I can think of many children who will pore over this book with great interest.
Kobe_Girl More than 1 year ago
This book teaches people that girls can be great inventors too. Girls have invented things that people could not live without today. I think that Catherine Themmish wrote this book to tell how smart women are. I read this book to do a project on it and I really enjoyed this book! I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know the history of women inventors. This book tells about famous women inventors and what they have invented throughout the years. The author of this book loves unordinary things. She does not like anything that is normal. This book has some of the best inventions that have ever been invented! A couple of these inventions are the Apgar Score, Windshield wipers, and Kevlar. These inventions have helped so many people through the years. I think that people need to give women more credit for what they do. Everybody loves chocolate chip cookies, right? Well, without Ruth Wakefield, we would not have a delicious treat that goes great with a tall glass of milk! Men would not have even been able to come up with these inventions that women have made. Girls are very creative and intelligent, so give them more credit!
HopeMiller123 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about the the different stories of igenious inventions by women. this book shows that women invented things such as, wind shield wipers, school desks, medical syringes, washmitt, and chocolate chip cookies. This book does not have many pictures in it and it full of text. I think that it wouldn't hold someone's attention for a long time unless this book was specifically read to research one of the female inventors. It gets boring after a while although it was intersting.
cdrake on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book gives the story of 12 women / girl inventors and their inventions that changed the world. From chocolate chip cookes to Kevlar, this book can inspire boys and girls alike to think like an inventor - to ask questions and think outside the box. It is very informative but also gives a good look into the how and why of these inventions.
rmthoma2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book was really good. Since my subject matter is science I wouldn¿t use it in my class. I would suggest its use in seminar for girls to help build up their self-esteem. The book tells you about many inventions and ideas that women have come up with. The illustrations are also very good and keep you interested in the book.
khallbee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Highlighting about 15 female inventors from the last half of the 19th century until today, Catherine Thimmesh provides biographical information for each of the selected women as well as a description of her inventive process and some of the inventor's advise for others. The last two girls to be so honored were children at the time of their inventions and the book concludes with the words "Now its you're turn!" followed by the postal address of the U.S. Patent Office. Obviously meant to be inspirational and catalytic for
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What do chocolate chip cookies, windshield wipers, Liquid Paper, and flat-bottomed paper bags all have in common? They were all invented by women. This book gives a fascinating glimpse into some of the many products that were invented by women. Each entry is 2-4 pages long and accompanied by neat collage-ish illustrations. The brief entries keep things interesting and source notes and further reading suggestions are included at the end. The endpapers include lists of other inventions by women, organized by year. A surefire hit for women's history month or any inventive young girls.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. The story tells of all things women invented. I loved to read the story of these great, powerful women who invited a lot of important things that we use today.