Best STEM Books for Children

I have a STEM kid.  I know, I know.  It’s the total “buzz word” lately, but it’s pretty true for Fox.  He has little interest in learning to read (my English major heart is wincing in pain at that admission), but damn can that boy put together a puzzle in record time.

And because I’m trying really hard not to push my right-brain tendencies onto my child (only my leftist political views, sorry not sorry), I’ve done some research into children’s STEM books we can borrow from our library to satisfy his curiosity for all things volcano, flying, architecture, Titanic, and more.

Below is a list of some of our favorites.  Please note, links to the books are affiliate links, which means if you click through and buy, I will receive a small percentage of the cost from Amazon, at no extra charge to you.  There’s a blog law somewhere that states I have to admit that.  But, honestly?  Amazon has more money than God and can afford it.

10 Best STEM Books for Children

What Do You Do With an Idea? - Kobi Yamada
If You Lived Here: Houses of the World - Giles Laroche
Violet the Pilot - Steve Breen
Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade - Melissa Sweet
Mechanicals - Chris Tougas
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel - Kathryn Gibbs Davis
Iggy Peck, Architect - Andrea Beaty
If I Built a House - Chris Van Dusen
The Ultimate Book of Cities - Anne-Sophie Baumann
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why - Amy Shields

We also borrow and own quite a few nonfiction books from the National Geographic Kids series, too.  Which means Fox is seriously hip on which planet is the hottest in our solar system, and mom gets to relive her days learning about the water cycle and plate tectonics.  It’s a win-win for everyone, especially in the off chance my pipe-dream of winning Jeopardy still pans out one day.

Evaporation for 100, please, Alex.





10 Best STEM Books for Children

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  • Reply Ju

    Sharing with my posse of children’s librarians:)

    September 25, 2017 at 9:24 am
    • Reply Katie

      Thanks, Ju!

      September 25, 2017 at 9:35 am

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