STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books


Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean

Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong’s Work for Sustainable Farming
by Sigrid Schmalzer (Author) and Melanie Linden Chan (Illustrator)

Booktalk: In the early 1960s, while Rachel Carson was writing and defending Silent Spring in the U.S., Pu Zhelong was teaching peasants in Mao Zedong’s Communist China how to forgo pesticides and instead use parasitic wasps to control the moths that were decimating crops and contributing to China’s widespread famine.

This story told through the memories of a farm boy (a composite of people inspired by Pu Zhelong) will immerse young readers in Chinese culture, the natural history of insects, and sustainable agriculture.

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Charlie Builds

Charlie Builds: Bridges, Skyscrapers, Doghouses, and More!
by Bob Bianchini (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: Charlie and his dad build everything together. They build sandcastles at the beach, they build blocks in Dad’s office, and they even build a doghouse for Rocky and a tree house high above the backyard. But Charlie’s favorite thing to build is a pillow fort where he and Dad can cuddle together. A rhyming STEM board book!

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Coder Academy

Coder Academy
by Sean McManus (Author) and Rosan Magar (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Have fun this summer as you explore all the skills a coder needs — both on and off the computer — in this interactive book.

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Hello Hello

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Hello Hello
by Brendan Wenzel (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: Beginning with two cats, one black and one white, a chain of animals appears before the reader, linked together by at least one common trait. From simple colors and shapes to more complex and abstract associations, each unexpected encounter celebrates the magnificent diversity of our world–and ultimately paints a story of connection.

The third Friday in May is National Endangered Species Day.

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Drones

Drones
by Lauren Newman (Author)

Booktalk: From the small drones people fly for fun to powerful military aircraft, our skies are filled with more drones than ever before.

Snippet: Drones are also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They are aircraft that do not have a pilot or passengers.

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National Geographic Kids Ultimate Space Atlas

National Geographic Kids Ultimate Space Atlas
by Carolyn DeCristofano (Author)

Booktalk: Blast into space to explore our solar system and beyond. This out-of-this-world atlas takes readers through maps of the solar system, the Milky Way, and deep space, giving them a close look at and locations of planets, supernovas, and other universes.

The first Friday in May is Space Day!

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Disappearing Acts

Disappearing Acts: A Search-and-Find Book of Endangered Animals
by Isabella Bunnell (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: Each page in this search-and-find book features a densely detailed landscape: rainforest, savannah, coral reef, and more. Within these landscapes are hiding threatened species such as the Adelie penguin, elephant, panda, and snow leopard.

At the back of the book are descriptions of the animals, their numbers, their habitats, and why they are endangered.

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