Girls Think of Everything

Author: Catherine Thimmesh
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9781328772534
Release Date: 2018-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

The Sky s the Limit

Author: Catherine Thimmesh
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618494898
Release Date: 2004-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents brief accounts of the work of a variety of women scientists in such fields as astronomy, biology, anthropology, and medicine.

Women Inventors Who Changed the World

Author: Sandra Braun
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781448859962
Release Date: 2011-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Profiles eleven women through history whose inventions changed the face of the world, from Madam C.J. Walker's hair product industry to Stephanie Kwolek's Kevlar and Hedy Lamarr's breakthroughs in wireless communication.

Team Moon

Author: Catherine Thimmesh
Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 054458239X
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A riveting account of the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the greatest team ever the team that worked to first put man on the moon."

Technology

Author: Andi Diehn
Publisher: Nomad Press
ISBN: 9781619303232
Release Date: 2015-08-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Do you listen to music with an MP3 player or read books on a tablet? Do you play multiplayer video games with people on the other side of the world? Do you have a robot cleaning your kitchen? Maybe not yet, but someday! In Technology: Cool Women Who Code, kids in grades four through six learn about the thrilling effort that goes into researching, inventing, programming, and producing the technology we use today, from iPods to mechanical limbs. Young readers discover exactly what technology is, how it evolved, and where the future may lead. They also meet three women who have contributed to the field in critical ways, including Grace Hopper and Shaundra Bryant Daily. Technology: Cool Women Who Code combines high-interest content with links to online primary sources and essential questions that further expand kids’ knowledge and understanding of a topic they come in contact with every day. Compelling portraits of women who have excelled in meeting the challenges of their field keep kids interested and infused with a sense of possibility and determination.

Women in Science

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781607749769
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

A charmingly illustrated gift book profiling 50 famous women scientists from the ancient Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia, to Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist.

Girls Can Do Anything

Author: Caryl Hart
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 9781407191218
Release Date: 2018-08-02
Genre:

Do you want to climb a mountain? Drive a fire engine? Become prime minister? Join the girls in the pages of this book to see the incredible things they do every day and find out what you might like to do, too! A picture book for every girl with a dream.

Headstrong

Author: Rachel Swaby
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780553446807
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Science

Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history’s brightest female scientists. In 2013, the New York Times published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children.” It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the Times had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the questions the obituary—and consequent outcry—prompted were, Who are the role models for today’s female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light? Headstrong delivers a powerful, global, and engaging response. Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby’s vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known. This fascinating tour reveals these 52 women at their best—while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Women of Invention

Author: Charlotte Montague
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785835008
Release Date: 2018-06-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Hypatia was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who invented the hydrometer in about 400 AD. Described as a charismatic teacher, she was seen as an evil symbol of the pagan science of learning and she was eventually murdered by Christian zealots. For many women in years gone by, the invention process was fraught with danger and difficulty. Not only did they face the hardship and obstacles of inventing, they also had to contend with the sexism and gender discrimination of a male world that believed women had nothing to contribute. Scientific women came to the fore with momentous innovations which were impossible for men to ignore. During World War Two, Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr became a pioneer in wireless communications, developing a “Secret Communications System.” More recently, 20-year-old Ann Makosinski has invented the ingenious Hollow Flashlight which converts radiant body heat into electricity. Meanwhile other women continued inventing in the domestic sphere with Miracle Mops, long-lasting lipsticks, and magic knickers. In every walk of twenty-first century life women have been challenging themselves (and men) to shape the way we live. Some of the incredible innovators featured include Myra Juliet Farrell, Sally Fox, Rosalind Franklin, Helen Murray, Anna Pavlova, Mária Telkes, Giuliana Tesoro, Halldis Aalvik Thune, Ann Tsukamoto, Margaret A. Wilcox, Ada Lovelace, and many more. The 150 remarkable women in this book show all too clearly that not only can invention no longer be described as a male dominated domain but that a woman’s inspiration and ingenuity will probably be driving the life-changing ideas of tomorrow’s world.

100 Women Who Made History

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465464552
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

There are many ladies in history who have left their mark. 100 Women Who Made History takes kids on a tour of the past and uncovers the stories of the women and girls who have shaped the modern world. From intelligent innovators like Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin to clever creatives like Emily Dickinson and J.K. Rowling to leading ladies like Joan of Arc and Eleanor Roosevelt, profiles explore the lives of each woman in detail, and photography and quirky "bobble-head" illustrations present history in a new and fun way. Kids can put each woman's story into context with "what came before..." and "what came after..." panels showing the things that influenced and were influenced by each woman. Special features highlight contemporaneous women and women in similar fields to paint a more complete picture for young readers. A wonderful inspiration for young girls and a great learning tool for all children, 100 Women Who Made History proves that this isn't just a man's world.

Wonder Women

Author: Sam Maggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594749261
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY You may think you know women’s history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . . · Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment for leprosy—only to have the credit taken by a man? · Mary Sherman Morgan, the rocket scientist whose liquid fuel compounds blasted the first U.S. satellite into orbit? · Huang Daopo, the inventor whose weaving technology revolutionized textile production in China—centuries before the cotton gin? Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations—all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future. Table of Contents: Women of Science Women of Medicine Women of Espionage Women of Innovation Women of Adventure

Madam President

Author: Catherine Thimmesh
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547350509
Release Date: 2008-02-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Catherine Thimmesh’s inspiring look at the role of women in American politics—past, present, and future—is now available with updated sections on Hillary Rodham Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, and Nancy Pelosi. From the time our government was being formed, women have fought their way from behind the scenes to the center of power and decision making. So, why not a woman in the White House? Two thousand eight may be the year!

Women Who Dared

Author: Linda Skeers
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492653288
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Women have been doing amazing, daring, and dangerous things for years, but they're rarely mentioned in our history books as adventurers, daredevils, or rebels. This new compilation of brief biographies features women throughout history who have risked their lives for adventure—many of whom you may not know, but all of whom you'll WANT to know, such as: • Annie Edson Taylor, the first person who dared to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel • Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman who dared to fly in space • Helen Gibson, the first woman who dared to be a professional stunt person • And many more! This is the perfect read for anyone who wants to know what it means to explore, discover, play, climb, and fight like a girl!

The Kids Invention Book

Author: Arlene Erlbach
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822506355
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Turning dreams into inventions can be a challenge, but lots of kids do it every day. The Kids' Invention Book takes kids step-by-step through the creative process, from finding the inspiration to building a model. The book also includes information on applying for a patent, entering invention contests, and starting an inventors' club.

Engineering

Author: Vicki V. May
Publisher: Nomad Press
ISBN: 9781619303430
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

What types of robots will the future bring? How do biomedical devices help patients? Have you ever wondered how your phone works? In Engineering: Cool Women Who Design, readers ages 9 to 12 meet three women who are working hard in the engineering field. Elsa Garmire has designed many devices that use lasers and light. Amy Kerdok designs medical and surgical devices. Anna Stork co-founded LuminAID Lab, a company that produces solar lighting products for the developing world and beyond. Engineering combines high-interest content with links to online primary sources and essential questions that further expand kids’ knowledge and understanding of a topic they come in contact with every day. Nomad Press books in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls’ interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducing women who have succeeded in science. Compelling stories of real-life engineers provide readers with role models that they can look toward as examples of how it can be done.