Here are some of our favorite science and stem books for kids of all ages.
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.
A fantastic resource to teach kids everything they would want to know about the exciting world of science.
Learn all about scientists who changed history in this engaging and colorful board book perfect for inventors-in-training!
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This epic journey of scientific discovery starts in ancient times and travels through centuries of invention before fast forwarding into the future.
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.
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!
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.$17.99ISBN: 9780062470317Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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?$14.99ISBN: 9781426323294Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: National Geographic Children's Books - March 8th, 2016
This charming reference book answers questions kids ask every day, taking a closer look at the things that surround them and how they work—from cars to vacuum cleaners, storms to seasons, animal bodies to humans.$16.99ISBN: 9781465443496Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$3.99ISBN: 9781465468598Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$16.99ISBN: 9781607749769Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ten Speed Press - July 26th, 2016
It’s a scientific fact: Women rock!
$19.99ISBN: 9781419707346Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - March 3rd, 2020$19.99ISBN: 9781534421530Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.
$17.99ISBN: 9780062499622Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$19.99ISBN: 9781465478818Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780425291986Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$19.99ISBN: 9781465481726Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$8.99ISBN: 9780753464137Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$12.99ISBN: 9781626727922Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$19.99ISBN: 9781465475848Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$14.95ISBN: 9780761180104Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Workman Publishing Company - October 30th, 2018From 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$24.00ISBN: 9781909263604Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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!$8.99ISBN: 9780316388276Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$24.99ISBN: 9781536208559Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Big Picture Press - October 1st, 2019
A contemporary exploration of physics, light, and sound told through stunning graphic artwork.$14.99ISBN: 9781641701327Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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!$18.99ISBN: 9780823439621Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.