Looking to add to STEM books for kids to the classroom? There are so amazing books for kids related to science, technology, engineering, and math on the market that it can be challenging to find fantastic titles. I’ve done the heavy lifting for you. So let’s get right to it.
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Science Books for Kids
Learn About Scientists with these Books for Children
Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet by Elizabeth Rusch is the story of Mario Molina taking on global warming and waking up the world to a dangerous environmental problem.
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating takes you deep into the sea to study those feared creatures-sharks. Well, Eugenie Clark wouldn’t say they needed to be feared.
Encourage young children to be scientists with the early chapter book series,Zoey & Sassafras. Written by a scientist, young children will be inspired to use the scientific process to investigate and explore.
We’ve included more scientist books in the sections below too.
Interesting Books for Kids About Inventors and Inventions
You’ve probably played it many times, but do you know how the game, Monopoly was invented? Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone tells the story.
I had totally forgotten that we used to open band-aids by pulling a little string down the wrapper until I read The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About An Accidental Invention (Really!) by Barry Wittenstein.
You’ll want to grab a super soaker after enjoying Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions by Chris Barton.
Animals, the four seasons, weather, and more is what you’ll find in these science-themed book lists.
Books About Animals for Kids
We have over 12 different book lists for specific animals from bees to whales.—>Books About Animals
Books About the Seasons of the Year
Winter, spring, summer, or fall…explore each of the seasons with these themed books.—>Books About the Seasons
Preschool Science Books
Need science books specifically for preschoolers, check out—> Science Books for Preschoolers.
More Science Books
We have more science-themed book lists too.
- Five Senses
- Healthy Habits
- Human Body
Try Technology and Engineering Books for Children
Doll-E 1.0 by Shanda McCloskey is a fun book about the positive benefits of technology but also the importance of good old-fashioned creative imaginative play.
Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer by Fiona Robinson to a remarkable women from the 1800s. Yes, the 1800s.
The Girl With A Mind For Math: The Story of Raye Montague by Julia Finley Mosca is the story of a pioneer in the ship design world. Her brilliance and perseverance enabled her to push through sexism and racism.
How Emily Saved the Bridge by Frieda Wishinsky is the story of a smart and observant person who took over the building of the Brooklyn Bridge when her husband falls ill.
A new board book series from Scholastic includes Future Engineerby Lori Alexander. The book highlights how engineers think and includes different types of engineering fields at the end of the book.
The Book of Flying Machines and The Book of Diggers & Dozers by Neil Clark explore physics and engineering topics as children learn how their favorite machines work.
The Invention Hunters: Discover How Machines Work by Korwin Briggs is a fun fictional story about a group of museum curators who are in search of pieces to add to their museum. And, they find some very interesting specimens at the construction site. Mixed with the story is information about the items they find.
Boxitectsby Kim Smith is the story of a little girl who is headed to maker school. She is so excited to learn about building with boxes, but when she has to work as a team, trouble arises. This is a cute story about the importance of teamwork and the creative process.
For more books on teamwork check out our Books About Teamwork list.
Newton and Curie Take Flight! by Daniel Kirk introduces us to gravity, air currents, air pressure, and lift in this science of flight book. Can Newton and Currie find a way to soar?
For more books on architecture, check out our whole book list devoted to the topic.—>Books About Architecture
Mazie’s Amazing Machines by Sheryl Haft explores simple machines through engineering different inventions from the food-o-matic that allows the dog to access his own food to the pulley-lifter that allows dad to hoist the tire onto the garage shelf.
Move Into Math Books for Children
From counting to shapes, we have the math books that will add to your instruction.—>Math Books for Kids
Add an A to STEM and Get STEAM- Art Books for Kids
Add a little art to STEM with this huge list.—>Books About Art for Kids
Get the Printable STEM Book List
Grab a printable list of the books referenced above to take to the library, share with others, or to tuck in your lesson plans.
Science, technology, engineering, and math just got more interesting with these books.
*This post first appeared on 4/20/20 and has since been updated.