STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books


The Universe Ate My Homework

The Universe Ate My Homework
by David Zeltser (Author) and Ayesha L. Rubio (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Abby hates doing homework. In fact, she’ll do just about anything to get out of it. So when she discovers an amazing scientific recipe for creating a parallel universe where she’ll never have to do homework again, she’s ready to jump right in. There’s just one small wrinkle?–she might not be able to find a way back.

Snippet: “Abby,” came her mother’s voice, “are you doing your homework?”

“I’ve got it in my hands, Mom!”

Abby didn’t understand about the atoms, but she understood about the squeezing. She squeezed with all her might.

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Birds and Their Feathers

Birds and Their Feathers
by Britta Teckentrup (Author / Illustrator)

Booktalk: The feather — at once fragile and stong, versatile and beautiful — is one of nature’s most ingenious constructions. What are feathers made of? Why do birds have so many of them? How do they help birds fly? And what other purpose do they serve? Find out in this book about the wonders of “plumology,” bird feather science.

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Pink Feathers
Flamingo
The flamingo obtains its wonderful pink colour from the food it eats — crustaceans. Without this diet, which is rich in pink carotenoid pigments, the flamingo’s feathers would be white or gray.

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Build Your Own Boats

Build Your Own Boats
by Rob Ives (Author)

Booktalk: Landlubbers can make a splash with these easy-to-make watercraft using simple, everyday items! You’ll be surprised how you can use two soft drink cans and a rubber band to make a catamaran, a plastic bottle and baking soda to make a jet boat, and more!

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A is for Astronaut

A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet
by Clayton Anderson (Author)and Scott Brundage (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Former astronaut Clayton Anderson takes readers on an A to Z flight through the alphabet from astronaut and blastoff to spacewalk and Zulu Time. Topics cover the history of NASA, science, and practical aspects of being an astronaut using fun poems for each letter paired with longer expository text in the sidebars.

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J is for Jettison | K is for Kennedy

 

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Water’s Children

Water’s Children: Celebrating the Resource That Unites Us All
by Angèle Delaunois (Author), Gérard Frischeteau (Illustrator), and Erin Woods (Translator)

Booktalk: Around the world, water appears in many forms: a snowflake, an oasis, the stream from a faucet, monsoon rain. Twelve young people describe what water means to them and their descriptions are as varied as the landscapes the speakers inhabit. Each of them also expresses, in their own language, a universal truth: Water is life.

If you look carefuly and you can see the words, “Water is life” in the child’s native language in the art on each page spread.

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Meet My Family!

Meet My Family!: Animal Babies and Their Families
by Laura Purdie Salas (Author) and Stephanie Fizer Coleman (Illustrator)

Booktalk: What kind of families do animal babies have? All different kinds! Meet a wolf pup cared for by the pack, a young orangutan snuggling with its mother high in a tree, a poison dart frog tadpole riding piggyback on its dad, and more. Rhyming verse and informational text help you discover just how diverse the animal kingdom really is!

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I Want to Be a Doctor

I Want to Be a Doctor
by Laura Driscoll (Author) and Catalina Echeverri (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Doctors help sick and hurt people feel better. When little brother Jack hurts his foot, the family gets to meet all kinds of doctors. <em<(Level 1 beginning reader).

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