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Book Review: Girls Think of Everything… by Catherine Thimmesh

Topics: women, science, engineering, inventors

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

The ingenuity of women is the theme of this beautifully illustrated book that is geared toward motivating girls to consider their own worthy, world-changing ideas. The front and back of the book has a timeline, from 3000 B.C. to 1995, of important inventions created by women along with the name of the inventors. The book then showcases ten women who, often through necessity, developed their ideas into inventions that have changed our lives. These creations include everything from the Tollhouse Cookie to important advances for the sake of space travel. Finally, it highlights the ideas of two modern girls that took risks in sharing their own ideas and offers information on how girls can submit their own ideas or inventions in competitions or for U.S. patents. This is an easy read as it is probably best suited for 4th -6th grade students; however, I enjoyed reading about these amazing women and examining the details, thought-filled illustrations that accompanied their stories.

Check out more about this award-winning book on Catherine Thimmesh’s website at

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