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…

Fly, Firefly!

Written By: Shana Keller Illustrated by: Ramona Kaulitzki For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Rhyming, Science, Nature, Bioluminescence, Kindness, Family, Girls Outdoors. Summary: This sweet and simple rhyming story is about a firefly that gets lost and ends up in the ocean, misdirected by bioluminescence. Rescued by a young woman and her niece,…

A Natural History of Fairies

Written By: Emily Hawkins Illustrated by: Jessica Roux For Ages: 6 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, Fantasy, Science. Summary: This book is a beautiful blend of fantasy and science! It has a unique mixture for the reader who loves fairies and wants to learn more about them, and real scientific information about…

2020 STEM Book Roundup

Written & Illustrated by:  See Individual Reviews Below For ages: Elementary & MG Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures Women in STEM Activism Environmental Activism Trailblazers Since the end of this…eventful…year is upon us, I decided to make a roundup of some of my favorite books that came out this year in the STEM/Environmental category for…

Women in Science & Quarto Classroom

Written By: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara Illustrated by: Marie Curie: Frau Isa Amelia Earhart: Mariadiamantes Ada Lovelace: Zafouko Yamamoto For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Science, Aviation, Historical Figures, Feminism, Chemistry, Computers. Summary: I think it goes without saying that we love trailblazing women, especially when they’re underrepresented in their chosen fields….

Smithsonian Kids: Prehistoric Deep Sea

Written By: Thea Feldman Illustrated by: Bonnie Pang For Ages: Infant & up (board book) Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Dinosaurs, Science. Summary: This board book is SO cool. This interactive and oversized board book has lots of flaps and other piece like tabs and wheels for the reader to explore. I really like that…

Grow: Secrets of Our DNA

Written By: Nicola Davies Illustrated by: Emily Sutton For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Science, DNA, Pint-Sized Professor, Nature, Animals. Summary: This book is a really cool story following a girl while she (and the reader) learn all about the unique genetic makeup of humans and animals. Grow breaks down lofty scientific…

Ghostology

For Ages: (MG) 10 & Up Language: English Topics Covered: History, Paranormal, Myths, Legends, Social-Emotional Learning. Summary: Happy Halloween! It’s easily the best season all year, and today is the culmination of all things spooky. Ghostology is a book that will engage even the most reluctant of readers, and is like a macabre historical treasure…

Illumisaurus

Written By: Lucy Brownridge Illustrated by: Carnovsky For Ages: 4 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Science, STEM, Dinosaurs, Botany, Ocean Creatures. Summary: This book is RAD. Illumisaurus is an oversized book that takes the reader on a global tour of when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The illustrations are overlaid with each other, and each…