Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women


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ISBN-13: 9780618195633
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/11/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 42,913
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 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 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!
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing 29 days 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.