Book Title: Bright Sparks: Amazing Discoveries, Inventions and Designs by Women

Details: Author: O'Doherty, Owen

Reading Age: 10 - 11

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN-13: 9781788490542

Number of pages: 48

Dimensions: 19.7 x 1.1 x 26 cm

Retail Price: €14.99

  • €13.50

Book Details

An introduction to fifty extraordinary discoveries, inventions and designs by inspirational women.

From windscreen wipers to the life raft; coffee filters to emergency flares; Apollo Mission software to Monopoly: women have discovered, invented and designed some of the most important things we all take for granted, but many of their names are unknown.

Meet incredible inventors from around the world, and learn how inventions happen. This beautifully illustrated book is a guide to remarkable, practical, skillful and amazing inventions by women who have made their mark on history.

With a step-by-step guide to inspire and encourage readers to come up with their own inventions, Bright Sparks is an empowering book that celebrates the minds of women that resulted in some of the most striking discoveries, inventions and designs in history.


I think we will all get it, kids, adults, everyone! -- Jenny Greene * 2fm's Nicky Byrne Show * having inspired young readers with accounts of past breakthroughs, O'Doherty then does something very important for bright sparks of the future. Through a series of inventing tips, he encourages curiosity, the identification of problems, and processes for solving challenges ... not to mention patenting the next big idea -- Evening Echo

About the Author

Dublin-based architect Owen O'Doherty wrote Bright Sparks in response to a question from his daughter, Anna, who had never heard of anything invented by a woman. This book was a present to Anna on her seventh birthday."