ningerbil (ningerbil) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Books 52 and 53

52. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay, by J. K. Rowling. I really enjoyed the movie, so I was eager to get my hands on this. Glad I did. It was a nice refresher on the film, and also had details that were cut from the final theatrical release. It also clarified a couple lines I (and I know others) had trouble understanding in the movie. A nice resource for Harry Potter fans.

53. Girls Think of Everything, by Catherine Thimmesh, illustrated by Melissa Sweet. This is a good book for older grade school, and a nice "springboard" book for students looking to do a report on a famous inventor. This book has short stories about the many inventions from inventors who were women and girls (one of the last stories is about a 12-yer-old who becme the youngest owner of a patent holder in the U.S.) The stories are brief and concentrate on the process of how the inventions came to be. What is emphasized is the amount of time, trial and error it often took. There's also a one-page summary on the process of getting a patent filed, plus information someone can use for more information. In addition, there's also a timeline of inventions and the women who came up with them (not all are mentioned in the book). A really nice resource for libraries, school libraries, and parents with budding inventors and scientists. My personal favorite story is about how chocolate chip cookies were invented. Was debating whether to tell more than this, but... no, read the story.

Currently reading: Persuasion, by Jane Austen, and Don't Think of an Elephant, by George Lakoff.
Tags: non-fiction, science

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