Astronaut Training

english 3-7 years STEM Space Single-Parent Family BIPOC Protagonists Aneta Cruz & Olivia Aserr summary Pressing question…do they get donuts in space? I, like many other kids, always wanted to float around in zero gravity. But hang out on the ISS? Not without donuts, and I don’t think that’s an unreasonable stance. This story is…

Climate Justice & Earth Day

english 4 years & up Climate Change Climate Justice STEM Science Natural Resources Activism Various: see each post! Summary: Oh, Earth Day. I went really hard this year, and I regret nothing. I wanted to specifically share this roundup today because it’s crucial that we share these resources with the younger generation, and do our…

Dinosaur Roundup

english One book is bilingual in Spanish as well! 4 years and up Paleontology STEM Science Nature Girls Outdoors Historical Figures Various, see each book. summary: You may or may not know, but I love dinosaurs. If I had realized it was a job to put together bones for museum exhibits as a child, I…

Humans Making an Impact: A Roundup of Yesterday, Today, and the Future

english 4-8 years Environmental Justice Activism STEM Marine Biology Girls Outdoors Various, see each review. Summary: In my ongoing Earth Day coverage, I wanted a post to focus on specific individuals who were passionate about different aspects of our natural world. Behold, an array humans that have made a difference throughout history (and one who…

Earth Squad: 50 People who are Saving the Planet

english MG & Up Climate Justice Historical Figures Trailblazers STEM Activism Community Alexandra Zissu & Nhung Lê summary For #SweetsAndSocialJustice this week, I want to kickoff what I’ve been calling in my brain an Earth Day social justice bonanza. Make sure you look for the earth icon I’ve put on the photo to be able…

Maxine and the Greatest Garden Ever

English 4-8 years STEM Community Friendship Social-Emotional Learning Gardening Problem-Solving Ruth Spiro & Holly Hatam Summary: Maxine and Leo are best friends (along with Milton the goldfish) and also complete opposites. Leo is gentle and creative, and Maxine is practical and mathematically minded. I love the way this story not only bucks gender stereotypes, but…

Rocket Says Look Up!

english 4-8 years STEM women in science women in STEM Black protagonists Nathan Bryon & Dapo Adeola summary Rocket LOVES space, and her hero is Mae Jemison. The story follows Rocket and her brother Jamal on the day leading up to a meteor shower that Rocket could not be more excited about. She’s made her…

some women in stem you need to know!

This March, I decided to do a few roundups of biographies (arguably my favorite genre) of people not all of us learned about in school (I sure didn’t).

Climate Justice & Sustainability Roundup

English 4-8 years Historical Figures Women in STEM Activism Environmental Activism Trailblazers Sustainability Gardening Pets Composting Various, see each book. Summary: I was inspired to make this roundup when someone made an offhand comment to me that they wanted to talk more about sustainability with their kids, but they weren’t sure what they could do…

Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter

English MG & Up Historical Figures Activism Environmental Activism Trailblazers Black Culture & Identity Shani Mahiri King & Bobby C. Martin Jr. Summary: This gorgeous new release is a testament to how beautiful typography can influence a book’s design. A combination of bright colors, silhouettes, and names decorate the pages inviting the reader to take…