The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe

English 5-10 years STEM Historical Figures Curiosity Women in STEM Sandra Nickel & Aimée Sicuro summary I love a good book about a historical figure in STEM, and Vera Rubin is a marvelous example of that. Vera was a young girl that grew up interested in science, staying up late to study the stars. When…

Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom

Written By: Teresa Robeson Illustrated by: Rebecca Huang For Ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Own Voices, Pint-Sized Professor, Historical Figures, Physics, Perseverance, Trailblazer, Feminism. Summary: This is the story of a scientist that I didn’t learn about in school, but definitely should have! Dubbed the “Queen of Physics” by Newsweek…

Gut Garden

Written & Illustrated by: Katie Brosnan For ages: 6 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Microbiology, Human Body, Pint-Sized Professor.  Summary:  This is a really cool book that discusses all aspects of the human microbiome.  By going through all of the different types of microbes (like fungi, protists, bacteria, and so much more!) in the human body, the…

The Vast Wonder of the World (Biologist Ernest Everett Just)

Written by: Mélina Mangal Illustrated by: Luisa Uribe For ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Black Culture & Identity, Scientists, Historical Figure, Outdoors, Natural World, Trailblazers, Curiosity, Education, Racism.  Summary:  In 1911, Ernest was a scientist in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.  Woods Hole is on Cape Cod, and still a massive town for oceanic research today!  Ernest was…

Atlas of Ocean Adventures

Written by: Emily Hawkins Illustrated by: Lucy Letherland For ages: 7 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Nature, Natural World, Scientific Thinking, Discovery.  Summary: This book is part of a larger set of atlas’ by Quarto as part of their Wide Eyed Editions books, focusing on curiosity and learning.  This is the only book in the series that we’ve…

Space Kids: An Introduction for Young Explorers

Written by: Steve Parker Illustrated by: Andrea De Santis For ages: 4 and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Space, The Universe.  Summary: This book is really cool!  It’s difficult to find books about space for children this young that actually teach them something.  In the Junior Kindergarten classroom Corrie taught in, there was a Space Unit that we struggled to…

Mad About Monkeys

Written & Illustrated by: Owen Davey For ages: 5 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, Conservation, Monkeys, Global Community, STEM, Science. Summary: We are so excited the next installment, Fanatical About Frogs, is coming out soon!  But we will focus on the present and just talk monkeys right now.  Davey goes in-depth about all sorts of monkey-related knowledge.  Can you distinguish between…

Professor Astro Cat’s Atomic Adventure

Written by: Dr. Dominic Walliman Illustrated by: Ben Newman For ages: Elementary and above Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Physics, Professor Astro Cat, Science.  Summary: This book opens with an apartment complex of animals asking the science questions every kid wonders.  How does a car move?  Why is the sky blue?  How do birds know north from south?  professor Astro cat…

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Written and Illustrated by: Rachel Ignotofsky For Ages: 4 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Science, Scientific discoveries, Unsung heroes Summary: This book highlights little-known women in science throughout history. Each page features one of Ignotofsky’s fun illustrations with a single page summary of that scientist’s achievements. Written in an approachable way for young children,…