Summertime is here! As schoolchildren gleefully break the bonds of their scholastic routine, summer reading is often the last thing on their minds. And when kids do think about reading on their time off, they’re often geared toward fiction. But fitting in some STEM nonfiction isn’t all that difficult. Kids are natural scientists—digging in dirt, inspecting tree bark, and generally marveling at the world around them. Capitalize on your children’s natural curiosity this summer with interesting STEM-themed titles. You might want to start with a book I edited called Slime, Poop, and Other Wacky Animal Defenses. It recently made Science Books & Films’ “10 Top Summer Books for K-4.” What other books make the cut?
-Amanda Robbins, Capstone Nonfiction Editorial