Resources For Finding New Science Books

Tomorrow Growing with Science is hosting STEM Friday, the meme that highlights recently released Science, Technology, Engineering and Math books for children (as well as older favorites). The STEM Friday book meme has been ongoing for a year, but now you can find it in one place each week – at the new STEM Friday blog.

I thought this would be a great opportunity to do a weekend of posts celebrating science books for children. Today I’ll go over some resources where you can find out about new STEM books, particularly science books. Stay tuned for more.

Places to find lists of fantastic STEM Books:

The first list can be found at the The Miss Rumphius Effect blog. Patricia Stohr-Hunt has well-organized thematic lists of books, particularly math and science. She also recently did a wonderful list of Women in Science – Trailblazers of the 20th Century, which includes synopses of children’s books about:

  • Rachel Carson
  • Mary Leakey
  • Jane Goodall
  • Sylvia Earle
  • Wangari Maathai

with a companion post, Women in Science – Trailblazers Before the 20th Century

that features children’s books about:

  • Hypatia
  • Maria Mitchell
  • Marie Curie

Archimedes Notebook has a list of book reviews of carefully selected children’s science books.

Shirley at Simply Science concentrates on science books for children, and she always adds a few recommended activities as well.

Anastasia has put together a list of science poetry books, plus STEM haiku (more about that tomorrow).

Jeff at NC Teacher Stuff is a regular contributor to STEM Friday and he has some great links to math and science websites.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has extensive yearly lists of outstanding science trade books

AAAS/Subaru SB&F (Science Books and Films) Prize for Excellence in Science Books – See a list of the 2012 science winners Also, the SB&F site offers book lists that change monthly, for example suggestions for a Science Book Club. They also have best of lists from 1999-2005

Of course, the STEM Friday blog is a place to find reviews of new science/STEM books, updated each Friday. Be sure to check the comments for links to reviews from our community members.

Are you looking for science books? New STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) book resources for are springing up all over. It is a great time to grow a reading list for science books!

I would love to hear about any resources I might have missed.

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