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The Girl Who Spoke to the Moon

Written by: Land Wilson Illustrated by: Sue Cornelison  For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English  Topics Covered: Environmental Activism, Land Stewardship, Dreams, Friendship, Girls Outdoors, Space, Moon. Summary:  The Girl Who Spoke to the Moon is a gentle message about the importance of caring for the earth, and a young… Continue Reading “The Girl Who Spoke to the Moon”

Child of Galaxies

Written by: Blake Nuto Illustrated by: Charlotte Ager For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, Growing Up, Mindfulness. Summary:  I knew I would love this book when the opening line is referencing my favorite quote from Carl Sagan! Child of Galaxies is breathtakingly gorgeous… Continue Reading “Child of Galaxies”

Astro Girl

Written & Illustrated by: Ken Wilson-Max For ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Space, Astronauts, Family, Self-Confidence, POC-Centric Narratives.  Summary:  Astrid LOVES space, and everything about being an astronaut.  Her dad asks her some questions about aspects of space travel and she is filled with confidence about being… Continue Reading “Astro Girl”

The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney

Written by: Alice B. McGinty Illustrated by: Elizabeth Haidle For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Space, Women in Science, Family, Historic Events, Historical Figures, Astronomy.  Summary:  Venetia is a young girl who lives in Britain with her mother and grandfather.  She is fascinated by… Continue Reading “The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney”

Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician

Written by: Lesa Cline-Ransome Illustrated by: Raúl Colón For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Women in Science, Historical Figure, Space, Segregation, Racism, POC-Centric Narratives, Black Culture & Identity, Historic Events.  Summary: Katherine was an incredibly intellectually gifted child, starting 2nd grade at age 6, and 5th grade… Continue Reading “Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician”

Small World

Written by: Ishta Mercurio Illustrated by: Jen Corace For ages: 3-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, STEM, Space, Growing Up. Summary:  This is a beautiful book about how a person’s world grows with experience.  When Nanda was born, her whole world was her mother’s arms.  As she… Continue Reading “Small World”

Reading Beauty

Written by: Deborah Underwood Illustrated by: Meg Hunt For ages: 3-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Literacy, Fairy Tale, Problem-Solving, Feminist, Independent Thought, Kindness, Family, Love, Pets, Space, Rhyming.  Summary: This is the next book from the pair that brought you Interstellar Cinderella, which we loved very much!  Both of… Continue Reading “Reading Beauty”

Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina

Written by: Donald Jacobson Illustrated by: Graham Evans For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Bullying, POC-Centric Narratives, Space, Growing Up, Independent Thought, Self-Esteem, Social-Emotional Learning.  Summary: This rhyming story follows a young girl named Celestina, who dreams of being an astronaut despite everyone telling her to… Continue Reading “Celestina the Astronaut Ballerina”

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