Professor Astro Cat’s Space Rockets

Written by:¬†Dr. Dominic Walliman Illustrated by:¬†Ben Newman For ages:¬†4 years and up Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†STEM, Space, Solar System. Summary:¬†Another stunning installment of the Professor Astro Cat series, this time focusing on rockets and space travel! ¬†These books pair high-quality comic illustration with difficult concepts made easy for young science-lovers. ¬†The book describes several methods of…

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Written by:¬†Stacy McAnulty Cover Art by:¬†We can’t find this, if you know-let us know!! For ages:¬†YA Book-middle grades Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Middle School, Neurodivergence, OCD, Friendship, Fitting In, Self-Acceptance, STEM, Synesthesia, Social-Emotional Learning & Development.¬† Summary:¬†This book was great! ¬†Lucy Callahan got struck by lightning, and because of this gained extraordinary mathematical abilities, as well as…

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…

Ada Twist, Scientist

Written by:¬†Andrea Beaty Illustrated by:¬†David¬†Roberts For ages:¬†4-10 years Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†POC-Centric Narratives, STEM, Women in STEM, Family, Love, Acceptance, Social-Emotional Development.¬† Summary:¬†In a flowing and lyrical story, we learn about Ada, who did not speak until she was 3 but left a path of destructive curiosity in her wake wherever she went. ¬†When she did…

Who Says Women Can’t Be Computer Programmers? The Story of Ada Lovelace

Written by:¬†Tanya Lee Stone Illustrated by:¬†Marjorie Priceman For ages:¬†6-9 years Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Women in STEM, Historical Figures,¬†Women in Science, Feminism, Bravery, Courage, Individuality. Summary:¬†Ada was a young girl who lived in the English countryside. ¬†She had a wild imagination and a mother who thought a wild imagination was dangerous. ¬†Ada’s father was the famous poet,…

spring after spring; how rachel carson inspired the environmental movement

more books about environmental activism English 4-8 years Historical Figures Women in STEM Activism Environmental Activism Trailblazers Bravery Courage Stephanie Roth Sisson rachel is a little girl who LOVES nature. ¬†she loves walking through the woods and listening to all of the sounds that animals create around her. ¬† Summary:  Birds, frogs, bats, and bugs!…

Interstellar Cinderella

Written by:¬†Deborah Underwood Illustrated by:¬†Meg Hunt For ages:¬†5-8 years Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Fairy Tales, Feminism, Individual Thought, Women in STEM. Summary:¬†Once upon a planetoid lived a girl named Cinderella. ¬†She dreamed of fixing fancy rocket ships one day, but until then had to be satisfied with robot dishwashers and zoombrooms. ¬†Late at night, she studied ship…

The Flying Girl

Written by:¬†Margarita Engle Illustrated by:¬†Sara Palacios For ages:¬†3-8 years Language:¬†English Topics Covered:¬†Women in STEM, Historical Figures, Trailblazer. Summary:¬†This simple rhyming book tells the tale of how a teenage girl became the first woman to fly an airship. A√≠da became fascinated with flight when she saw an airship fly over her town, and began taking lessons…

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science

Written by: Joyce Sidman Illustrated by: photography by Joyce Sidman, illustrations by Maria Merian For Ages: 10-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: Historical Figures, Trailblazers, Women in Science, Artists. Summary: This book covers the life of Maria Merian, trailblazing scientific illustrator born in 1647. When she was 13, Maria became fascinated by insects and cocoons….