My favorite time of day is my children’s bedtime. Sure, it means that my own bedtime is imminent. But after a long day at work, I slow down to read with my kids before tucking them in bed. As a mom who works in the field of science, I’m thrilled to discover so many books that allow me to share my passion with my kids. I fill my daughters’ bookshelves with stories that let us explore new concepts while spending quality time together. So snuggle up with your little loves and check out these STEM books that will inspire kids to love reading while learning about math and science.
6 STEM Books for Kids (And Parents Too!)
+Intro To Science+
What in the world are quarks, you say? With bright-colored illustrations, this book introduces basic concepts of particle physics and chemistry to the littlest readers. And let’s be real – the simple explanations about quarks, molecules, and matter are a great review for parents too!
Is your child constantly asking “Why?” Perhaps you’re raising a budding scientist, like Ada Twist. Through her captivating investigation of a foul smell, Ada Twist uses the scientific method in her quest for answers. By showing examples of trial and error, this book also encourages children to work hard toward their goals and never give up.
As a woman in science, I was beyond excited to find this book. With a new pioneer on each page, both children and parents learn about women who made vital scientific discoveries and advancements in our history.
+Intro to Technology and Engineering+
Much like my six-year-old, the main character in this story takes pride in her successful inventions. And mirroring my daughter, she gets quite frustrated and disappointed when something doesn’t quite go as planned. By learning from her mistakes and failures, this book encourages kids to persevere and continue following their dreams.
+Intro to Mathematics+
Math before bed? No, this isn’t a boring textbook to put you and your kids to sleep. After presenting fun scenarios on each page, this interactive book introduces basic math concepts by providing questions for three different levels of understanding (wee kids, little kids, and big kids). With each thought-provoking question, kids go to sleep with confidence and (hopefully) a little extra love for math.
Based on the true story of four female African-American mathematicians whose work were critical to NASA’s greatest successes, Margot Lee Shetterly presents us with a beautifully illustrated version of her New York Times Bestseller. Along with basic explanations of their mathematical calculations and rocket trajectories, this inspiring story encourages children to remain confident and determined, even in the face of obstacles and discrimination.