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 Summary:  Birds, frogs, bats, and bugs!  Rachel explores the world around her from every angle, staring at the sky and through a magnifying glass at the earth below her feet.  She draws pictures and dreams of the ocean.  Rachel’s favorite time of year is spring, when the animal sounds are…

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. Aída 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….