6 of the Best STEM Books for Back to School
As kids head back to school, it’s time to find great books to support their love of reading and of STEM topics. These six books below are some of the best STEM-focused books for young readers. These books are inspiring, educational, and of course, entertaining!
1. Sasha Savvy Loves to Code by Ariel Alston
Sasha Savvy Loves to Code is a chapter book for ages 7-10 about a super-smart girl from Washington, DC, who goes to coding camp. She thinks it’s going to be boring, but her Software Developer mother gives her a secret tactic to write her code. It’s a great book for encouraging young children to give more intimidating STEM topics a try.
2. Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
Violet the Pilot is a story about a science-loving girl inventor who loves to build elaborate flying machines. The children at school tease her, but she hopes to earn their respect by winning the blue ribbon at the upcoming air show. Instead, she embarks on a much bigger adventure!
3. Young Frank, Architect by Frank Viva
Young Frank, Architect is about a boy who lives with his grandfather, Old Frank, and their dog, Eddie. Old Frank is a traditional architect and disapproves of Young Frank’s innovative designs. It’s a fun book that can help young readers open themselves up to new possibilities they’d never even thought of.
4. Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day by Jennifer George
Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day is anything but normal. Rube has a crazy contraption and invention for every aspect of his life, and the story follows along with all the different ways he’s found to make his life “easier”. There is also a line of toys that go along with the book, so it can be a great way to inspire children to make some interesting inventions of their own.
5. The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay
The Way Things Work Now is the perfect book if your children ask you questions you can’t answer. This book explains in a fun and easy-to-understand way how all kinds of things in our world works.
6. How Cities Work by Lonely Planet Kids
How Cities Work is a book that explores the mystery of cities that many young kids live in or are intimidated by. Children (5 years and up) can learn about all the things that go into making a city work, like the skyscrapers, sewers, and subway systems.