STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books


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
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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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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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