BookHounds Author Directory

Meet some of our favorite Minnesota children’s book authors in our BookHounds Author directory:

Catherine Thimmesh, Children’s Book Author

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA
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Catherine Thimmesh is an award winning author of children's books and mother of two who lives in Eden Prairie with her family. She grew up in Minneapolis Her books are non-fiction and cover topics of science, nature and women trailblazers.

Catherine Thimmesh, Author

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Thimmesh's most recent book is a book on paleoartistry, Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled: How do we know what dinosaurs really looked like? It teaches children about how these scientists/artists make sure they accurately represent dinosaurs.

Catherine Thimmesh: Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled: How do we know what dinosaurs really looked like?

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If you like this book, you may like pairing it with one of these dinosaur outings: Dinosaurs Around Town – Find Dinosaurs in the Twin Cities.

More Books By Catherine Thimmesh

A Baby Like You

A Baby Like You by Catherine Thimmesh

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This board book for babies and toddlers compares animal babies to human babies.


Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women

Girls Think of Everyting by Catherine Thimmesh

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This book of biographies of women inventors was a Children's Book of the Month Best Nonfiction Book in 2000 and has won several awards and honors including  the 2001 IRA Children's Book Award, a Minnesota Book Award finalist, and a Smithsonian Notable Book 2000.


Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships

Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships by Catherine Thimmesh

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Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild

Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild by Catherine Thimmesh

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Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

Team Moon by Catherine Thimmesh

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Team Moon won the 2007 Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English.


Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics

Madam President by Catherine Thimmish

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First printed in 2004, look for the 2008 printing because it has was updated with recent advances including Hillary Clinton's first run for the presidency. The book has a New York Times notable book.


The Sky's the Limit: Stories of Discovery by Women and Girls

The Sky's the Limit by Catherine Thimmesh

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The Sky's the Limit won the Minnesota Book Award in 2002, was a Smithsonian Notable Book 2002, and an Outstanding Science and Social Studies Trade Book for Children 2002


Lucy Long Ago: Uncovering the Mystery of Where We Came From

Lucy Long Ago by Catherine Thimmesh

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We love our wonderful community of local children's book authors in Minnesota. Minnesota kids books cover all types of books from fiction to nonfiction. There are books about penguins, books about the ocean and, of course, books about Minnesota. Whatever you are looking for, chances are we have something great coming out of our great state.

Historically, While we Minnesotan's have to share Laura Ingalls Wilder with several other states, we do get to claim Wanda Gag, author of Millions of Cats, and Maud Hart Lovelace, author of the Betsy-Tacy books and the inspiration for the Maud Hart Lovelace Awards.

Three Reasons to Add Books by Minnesota Children's Book Authors to Your Own Bookshelves:

Besides the fact that they are producing some very high quality books for kids, there are some great reasons to add these books to your own bookshelf:

  1. You can often get your books autographed at book releases and other author events.
  2. Sometimes these local book authors do school visits.
  3. If you like the hunt of collecting used books, I've had really good luck finding autographed copies of these books when hitting the thrift stores. It's always exciting to find a book by someone local, but even more so, when I open the cover and find an autograph.
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