STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books


Penguins!

Penguins!
by David Salomon (Author / Photographer)

Booktalk: Did you know that penguins have feathers but don’t fly? Or that their eggs are guarded by the daddy penguin? Or that they dive in the ocean for their food? Discover these facts and more, along with brilliant photographs of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica, in this captivating nonfiction leveled reader.

Snippet:
It is spring
in Antarctica.
(Say: ant-ARK-tih-kuh.)

 

It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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The World Is Not a Rectangle

The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid
by Jeanette Winter (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: Zaha Hadid grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, and dreamed of designing her own cities. After studying architecture in London, she opened her own studio and started designing buildings. But as a Muslim woman, Hadid faced many obstacles. Determined to succeed, she worked hard for many years, and achieved her goals–and now you can see the buildings Hadid has designed all over the world.

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This Is Not Another Math Book

This Is Not Another Math Book
by Anna Weltman (Author) and Charlottle Milner (Illustrator)

Booktalk: From perfect paper polygons and topological transformation flip books, from pizza cutting puzzles and loop-de-loop number spirals, discover the art in math, and the math in art. But remember, this is NOT another math book… or is it?

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Plesiosaur

Ancient Animals: Plesiosaur
by Sarah L. Thomson (Author) and Andrew Plant (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Ninety million years ago, giant dinosaurs roamed the earth, pterosaurs flew through the air, and giant reptiles and fish hunted in the oceans. The area that is now Kansas was covered by water and one of its inhabitants was the plesiosaur–a reptile with an extremely long neck and a huge body.

This early reader about the ancient plesiosaur brings the prehistoric world of this ocean-dwelling animal to life, explaining how scientists think these reptiles lived, hunted, and became extinct. Back matter explores other reptiles both ancient and modern and provides additional print, visual, and web resources..

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A Charm of Goldfinches

A Charm of Goldfinches and Other Wild Gatherings: Quirky Collective Nouns of the Animal Kingdom by Matt Sewell (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: Most groups of wildlife can be described as a flock, herd, or shoal–but where is the fun in ending there? The book is divided into four sections. Discover the secret behind a “sleuth of bears” on the Land pages, keep your eyes open for a “watch of nightingales” on the Air pages, and learn something new about a “school of whales” in the Water pages. Then check off the animals you’ve see in real life on the Spotting and Jotting pages.

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William’s 100th Day of School

William’s 100th Day of School
by Lisa Bullard (Author) and Mike Byrne (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Counting to the 100th day of school begins now! See how William’s class celebrates 100 Day with an exciting show-and-tell time, by learning to count to 100 in new ways, and even with a parade.

Snippet: On the first day of school, my teacher, Mr. Zimmer, wrote “1” on the calendar.

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Concrete Mixers Stir!

Concrete Mixers Stir!
by Beth Bence Reinke (Author)

Booktalk: What truck do you need when you want to make a new sidewalk? A concrete mixer! Concrete mixers bring concrete to construction sites. From a goopy mixture to dry concrete, concrete mixers are there to help.

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