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.
More Books By Catherine Thimmesh
I love the way that Catherine Thimmish can take non-fiction topics and make them interesting for kids and grownups alike. She has published both board books and books for grade school kids.
Books for the Littlest Readers
- A Baby Like You. This board book for babies and toddlers compares animal babies to human babies.
- Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships. A board book that celebrates unlikely animal friends.
Books for Grade School Kids
- Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women. 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.
- Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild. A story of how human intervention has helped to bring back the Panda population.
- Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon. 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. 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. Maybe she'll update again to include Kamala Harris. 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 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. This is one of my favorite books. It follows the discovery of prehistoric bones in Hadar, Ethiopia.
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