STEM Friday

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books


Little Scientists Visit STEM Friday!

Smith Airplanes   Smith Coral Reefs   Smith Sharks   Smith Space

Did you know that some sharks go through as many as 30,000 teeth in their lifetimes? Or that at any given minute, about 7,000 airplanes are flying over the United States?

Little readers will learn all sorts of fun facts like these in Capstone’s new Little Scientists series, published in collaboration with the Smithsonian. For grades PreK-2, Little Scientists investigates topics kids love best – from airplanes and coral reefs to sharks and space.

9781476502472_02   9781476502472_03

Visually dramatic and packed with graphic elements, such as charts, diagrams, maps, sidebars, and labels, the books keep all kinds of different kinds of learners engaged and moving through the text. Each of the books end with “Critical Thinking Using the Common Core” questions to encourage further thought and discussion.

Vetted by world-renowned scientists, Little Scientists has Smithsonian’s seal of approval and we hope readers too!

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STEM Friday and Summertime!

Slime Poop

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


STEM Friday: Max Axiom is Back!

Max4Kids’ favorite super scientist Max Axiom is back in a brand new graphic nonfiction series perfect for STEM studies, Graphic Science and Engineering in Action.

For those that need a reminder on Max’s backstory… Using the powers he acquired in a freak accident, Max has the ability to shrink to the size of an atom or ride on a sound wave. Equipped with his sunglasses (giving him x-ray vision) and lab coat (allowing him to travel through time and space), Max Axiom demonstrates and explores concepts in ways never before experienced in the classroom. Max illustrates the how’s and why’s of science, making difficult concepts accessible to readers.

Max1In Graphic Science and Engineering in Action, Max Axiom is on new missions, from using the engineering process to design and build a skateboard and recycling center to learning more about the amazing careers in science and the incredible work of engineers. Readers see firsthand how cool and exciting science can be!

Kids who love science with Max Axiom will love our new poster too! We’re giving away copies on the Capstone Connect blog, so head on over there and enter for your chance to win one for your library or classroom!

This post is part of STEM Friday, a collection of children’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math books. Check out more book reviews from STEM bloggers in the comments section of this post.

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