Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh and Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Synopsis: 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.
Published: March 2002 | ISBN: 978-0618195633 | Ages: 10-12 years
Author’s Homepage: http://www.catherinethimmesh.com
Mini-bio: Melissa Sweet has illustrated many award-winning books for children, including A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williamsby Jen Bryant, a 2009 Caldecott Honor Book, an NCTE Notable Children’s Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. – Harper Collins Publishers
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