December 2017 STEM Book Releases

In this series, we try to keep everyone updated–including ourselves!–on the latest STEM-related book releases, specifically those that largely target younger readers (around 10 years old and younger).

December 2017 STEM Book Releases


Luciana, the title character, is a young girl who excels at science. So much so, that she is going to Space Camp and lead a team during a robot challenge. But, she learns that things do not always go as planned.

Natural History Collection: Hunt, Discover, and Learn!

Natural History Collection is a great book, designed to encourage kids to enjoy the outdoors and learn basic naturalist skills.

Hands-on, easy-to-do activities have students complete a range of things: create a field guide, press leaves, desalinate rocks and minerals, etc.

The book is written by Michael Sanchez, an educator at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

50 Wacky Things Humans Do: Weird and Amazing Facts about the Human Body!

Designed for 7- to 10-year olds, 50 Wacky Things Humans Do uses crazy facts to engage children to learn more about human biology.

The facts are not the only thing weird; the illustrations, at times, are as well.

Smithsonian Kids Digging for Dinosaurs: Discover with Wheels, Tabs, and Flaps

This book is designed for 4 years and younger. It uses interactive elements (flaps and tabs) to engage readers and possibly instill a love for paleontology.

Smithsonian Kids to the Moon: Deluxe Activity Board Book

Like the previous book, this one is designed for 4 years and younger. It uses interactive elements (flaps and tabs) to engage readers and learn about rocket sciecne: how spaceships take off and what it takes to indeed travel to the moon.

The Slime Book: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Slime

Slime-making is a popular YouTube topic right now, and this book makes it easy for you and your kids to make your own. Using the given recipes provides a great opportunity to talk about the science–something the book explains–behind the slime.

The book includes 30 different slime recipes that use common ingredients found in many households, or at least easily purchased at the grocery store.

Star Wars Workbook: 4th Grade Math

What could make learning math more fun than using a Star Wars themed workbook?

The Magnificent Book of Animals

The Magnificent Book of Animals couples vivid illustrations with concise facts to engage children in the world of animals.

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Brian is an engineer, librarian, and general STEM enthusiast who hopes his daughter one day conquers the world. Even if it is just one of her own creation.

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