Science/Technology/Stem

Here are some of our favorite science and stem books for kids of all ages.

Basher Science: An A to Z of Science Cover Image
By Tom Jackson, Simon Basher (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780753474204
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.
Published: Kingfisher - January 8th, 2019

This handy visual dictionary covers the key topics in the core STEM subjects of biology, chemistry, and physics. The A-Z of Science brings the unique and popular Basher illustrative approach of capturing key scientific concepts as quirky but memorable characters, combined with the informative, humorous, and accessible text of science author Tom Jackson.


DKfindout! Science (DK findout!) Cover Image
By DK
Not available for order.
ISBN: 9781465454249
Availability: Special Order - Subject to publisher availability.
Published: DK Children - September 6th, 2016

A fantastic resource to teach kids everything they would want to know about the exciting world of science.


This Little Scientist: A Discovery Primer Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Daniel Roode (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534401082
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.
Published: Little Simon - September 25th, 2018

Learn all about scientists who changed history in this engaging and colorful board book perfect for inventors-in-training!

Asking why.
Then making a guess.
Asking how.


Science Year by Year: A Visual History, From Stone Tools to Space Travel Cover Image
By DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781465457585
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - March 7th, 2017

This epic journey of scientific discovery starts in ancient times and travels through centuries of invention before fast forwarding into the future.


Explanatorium of Science Cover Image
By DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781465482440
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - October 15th, 2019

Welcome to the Explanatorium - the only science encyclopedia for children you'll ever need, with amazing photography that shows and explains how chemistry, physics, and biology work.


National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781426307935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: National Geographic Kids - May 10th, 2011

Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac to a new audience: preschoolers!


The Way Things Work Now Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780544824386
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

A New York Times Bestseller

Explainer-in-Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The New Way Things Work to capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives.


How a City Works (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) Cover Image
By D. J. Ward, Violet Lemay (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062470317
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 11th, 2018

Millions of people live in cities around the world, but have you ever wondered how cities work? All those people need clean water to drink, a safe place to live, and a way to get all around the city! How do you take care of all those people’s needs?


National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of How (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781426323294
Availability: Backordered - On Order with Publisher - May Be Available to Order
Published: National Geographic Kids - March 8th, 2016

First How Things Work Encyclopedia: A First Reference Guide for Inquisitive Minds Cover Image
By DK
$16.99
ISBN: 9781465443496
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - August 6th, 2019

Looking at the technology all around us-and then explaining how it works, the How Things Work Encyclopedia lifts the hood of a car engine, gets inside a TV set, and discovers the power of invisible microwaves.


DK Readers L3: Women in Science (DK Readers Level 3) Cover Image
$3.99
ISBN: 9781465468598
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - February 13th, 2018

Read about the women who changed the landscape of science: from pioneers of the ancient world to super-scientists like Marie Curie to unlikely geniuses, such as Hedy Lamarr, and much more.


Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607749769
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - July 26th, 2016

It’s a scientific fact: Women rock!
 


Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419707346
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 3rd, 2020

Born Curious: 20 Girls Who Grew Up to Be Awesome Scientists Cover Image
By Martha Freeman, Katy Wu (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534421530
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 18th, 2020

“An inspiring look at women who realized curiosity plus tenacity equals success.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[A] captivating compendium.” —Publishers Weekly

Discover the histories of twenty incredible female scientists in this inspiring biography collection from beloved author Martha Freeman and Google Doodler Katy Wu.


Cece Loves Science and Adventure Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062499622
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - June 4th, 2019

Cece loves science and adventure!

In this STEM-themed picture book, the second in a series, Cece and her Adventure Girls troop use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve problems and earn their camping pin.


How to Be a Coder: Learn to Think like a Coder with Fun Activities, then Code in Scratch 3.0 Online (Careers for Kids) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465478818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - July 2nd, 2019

Learn to think like a coder without a computer!

Each of the fun craft activities included in this book will teach you about a key concept of computer programming and can be done completely offline. Then you can put your skills into practice by trying out the simple programs provided in the online, child-friendly computer language Scratch.


How to Code a Sandcastle Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780425291986
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

From the computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer coding concepts.


Tech Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers (Maker Lab) Cover Image
By Jack Challoner, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465481726
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - October 1st, 2019

This DK children's book for ages 11-14 is brimming with exciting, educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology.


Basher Science: Chemistry: Getting a Big Reaction Cover Image
By Simon Basher, Dan Green, Simon Basher (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780753464137
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kingfisher - July 6th, 2010

Basher Science: Chemistry, Getting a Big Reaction created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:

Discover the secrets of chemistry, and learn about the properties of matter and the ways in which they interact, combine and change. Chemistry is a compelling guide to a community of characters who make up everything around us.


Science Comics: Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future Cover Image
By Mairghread Scott, Jacob Chabot (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781626727922
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - March 27th, 2018

In factories! In the sky! In your cars and phones! In your own home! Robots are everywhere! And they have been for a lot longer than you might realize.


Robot Cover Image
By DK, Lucy Rogers (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465475848
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DK Children - September 18th, 2018

From mechanical automata to modern-day androids, explore more than 100 robots and discover how they work, who made them, and how they affect the lives of humans around the world. 


The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry: 24 Experiments for Young Scientists (Irresponsible Science) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780761180104
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 30th, 2018

From Sean Connolly, the master of messy and dangerous (and therefore extra-fun) science, a collection of more than 20 hands-on experiments that are like an interactive journey through the periodic table of elements.

In this  introduction to chemistry for STEM-curious kids ages 9 and up, each chapter of The Book of Ingeniously Daring Chemistry focuses on a single


Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure Cover Image
By Dr. Dominic Walliman, Ben Newman (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781909263604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flying Eye Books - May 10th, 2016

Class is in session, and the subject is physics. Your teacher? Why, he’s the smartest cat in the galaxy!

In this brilliant follow up to Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, our trusty feline returns to take you on a journey through the incredible world of physics. Learn about energy, power and the building blocks of you, me and the universe in this all new ATOMIC ADVENTURE!


The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (Young Readers Edition) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316388276
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table.


The Speed of Starlight: An Exploration of Physics, Sound, Light, and Space Cover Image
By Colin Stuart, Ximo Abadia (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536208559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Big Picture Press - October 1st, 2019

A contemporary exploration of physics, light, and sound told through stunning graphic artwork.


Physics Animated! Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781641701327
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Familius - November 15th, 2019

Engage with Newton on gravity and explore mass, lift, friction, and other amazing laws of physics with the most exciting and interactive physics book available for your little genius!


Solids, Liquids, Gases, and Plasma Cover Image
By David A. Adler, Anna Raff (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823439621
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holiday House - November 19th, 2019

Explore physics in this early introduction to the states of matter, starring a goofy dog and his all-too-human family.

Zippy art and clear explanations introduce the basic characteristics of four states of matter and how they change from one state to another. Totally up-to-date, this book for elementary school children includes plasma, now covered in all curricula.


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