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Ah, Music

Ah, Music

Ah, Music! is about composers and instruments. It’s about artists and performers. It’s about history—from the earliest music through classical, modern, jazz, and popular times. It’s about diversity and pleasure ...
Amazing ABC: An Alphabet Book of LEGO Creations

Amazing ABC: An Alphabet Book of LEGO Creations

This alphabet board book of fantastic LEGO creations is specifically for toddlers. It's a visual LEGO feast rather than an instructional book. The colorful, bold images are easily recognizable for the youngest LEGO enthusiasts ...
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Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons by Sara C. Levine

This entertaining picture book will keep readers guessing as they learn about how our skeletons are like--and unlike--those of other animals ...
Boy + Bot

Boy + Bot

One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun. But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he's sick. The usual remedies—applesauce, reading a story—don't help, so Boy ...
Butterflies for Kiri

Butterflies for Kiri

Illustrated with eye-catching cut-paper collages, this book celebrates one child's determination and creativity ...
Caterpillar to Butterfly

Caterpillar to Butterfly

A very accurate book about the life cycle of the butterfly from National Geographic ...
Cinder

Cinder

The first book in The Lunar Chronicles series, this book is the cyborg retelling of Cinderella and a great book to use to engage middle and high school girls in STEM and robotics ...
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Diary of a Worm

This is the diary . . . of a worm. Surprisingly, a worm not that different from you or me: He lives with his parents, plays with his friends, and even goes to school ...
First Book Marketplace

First Book Marketplace

A place to get inexpensive books for students and the classroom ...
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night

Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night

In this glowing new vision of Spier’s beloved classic, follow the wily fox as he roams a sleepy New England town in search of a meal, with tones and textures so vivid you can almost ...
Frida

Frida

This picture book (available in both English and Spanish) details Frida Kahlo's life with some amazing lessons about art and life ...
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From Page Keely book

We used atoms and cells probe from this Page Keeley book ...
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From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons

Gail Gibbons reveals to young readers how a seed begins, what pollination is, and how flowers, trees, fruits, and vegetables get to be the way they are ...
Going Places

Going Places

A go-cart contest inspires the imagination to take flight in this picture book for creators of all ages, with art from New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds. It’s time for this year’s Going ...
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Going Places by Peter H. Reynolds

A go-cart contest inspires imagination to take flight in this picture book for creators of all ages, with art from New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds ...
Going to the Zoo

Going to the Zoo

Now you can go along too, as Tom Paxton's classic song comes to life in this boisterous picture book ...
How Did That Get in my Lunchbox?

How Did That Get in my Lunchbox?

Another great picture book which tracks food from farm to table (or lunchbox in this case) ...
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How To Catch A Leprechaun: How to Trick A Wee Person! by Crystal Chandler

Have you ever wanted to catch a Leprechaun as a kid? We all have! This instructional book teaches kids science while also taking them on an imaginary journey to the edge of rainbow ...
I Am an Old Horned Toad

I Am an Old Horned Toad

With beautiful watercolor illustrations by Jessica Helm, a forward by Petey Mesquitey, a CD including the horned toad song, and a whole page of extra facts about horned toads, this book is fun, educational and ...
If You Are a Hunter of Fossils

If You Are a Hunter of Fossils

A fossil hunter looking for signs of an ancient sea in the rocks of a western Texas mountain describes how the area must have looked millions of years ago ...
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If You Were the Moon by Laura Purdie Salas

If you were the moon, what would you do? You'd spin like a twilight ballerina and play dodgeball with space rocks! And more ...
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Inch by Inch

Meet a winning, winsome inchworm, proud of his ability to measure anything under the sun, from a robin's tail to a toucan's beak ...
Investi-gator from Natural Inquirer

Investi-gator from Natural Inquirer

Investi-gator is a FREE science journal designed for grades 4-8. Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States is now available in hard copy and electronically. The Southwestern United States is a special place. This Investi-gator will introduce you to ...
Joy of Pi

Joy of Pi

David Blatner is an internationally known expert in publishing and the author of fifteen books on popular science, religion, and graphics. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars around North America. You can ...
King's Chessboard

King’s Chessboard

When the wise man refuses to accept a reward for his service to the king, the king insists and so the wise man asks for a payment of rice for each square of the king's ...
Knowledge Is Beautiful

Knowledge Is Beautiful

Covering everything from dog breeds and movie plots to timelines of the far future and the complexity of relationships of the Middle East, this stunning book unveils the intricate, invisible and sometimes hilarious stories lurking in the data, information & ...
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Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper ...
Little Bot and Sparrow

Little Bot and Sparrow

When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he finds himself in a strange new world. Fortunately, Sparrow is there to take him under her wing. Together, they explore the forest, share adventures, and ...
Little Robot

Little Robot

A little girl who loves to tinker and fix things finds a robot in the woods — and is shocked when the push of a button activates him for the first time! Soon, the pair ...
Little White Dogs Can't Jump

Little White Dogs Can’t Jump

Beautifully illustrated, with an endearing main character, this book is a great tool for teaching children how to overcome obstacles. With Whatley's wry sense of humor, this book will surely appeal to adults as well ...
Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes

Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes

With a simple text and vivid full-color photographs, Stephen R. Swinburne shows children a wide range of nature's exquisite designs. He invites children to open their eyes and look for patterns in water and on ...
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Mae Jemison by Laurie Calkhoven

Blast off into space and get to know Mae Jemison—the first African-American woman to ever go to space—with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should ...
Magic School Bus in the Haunted Museum: A Book about Sound

Magic School Bus in the Haunted Museum: A Book about Sound

In a companion book to the new PBS series starring Lily Tomlin, readers learn about sound and how it is made as Ms. Frizzle's class spends the night in a sounds museum that turns out ...
Making Musical Instruments with Kids

Making Musical Instruments with Kids

Written for adults, this hands-on guide demonstrates how to make easy musical instruments with children. Detailed instructions are included for making more than 60 unique instruments that are suitable for children as young as five ...
Martin the Guitar (Book and CD)

Martin the Guitar (Book and CD)

This charming children's story will delight music lovers of all ages. Little Martin the Guitar lives in Mr. Beninato's Music Store in New York City. He wants so much to be adopted and taken home ...
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Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines by Jeanne Walker Harvey

As a child, Maya Lin loved to study the spaces around her. She explored the forest in her backyard, observing woodland creatures, and used her house as a model to build tiny towns out of ...
Moebius Noodles: Adventurous Math for the Playground Crowd

Moebius Noodles: Adventurous Math for the Playground Crowd

Learn how you can create an immersive rich math environment for your baby. Find out ways to help your toddler discover deep math in everyday experiences. Play games that will develop your child’s sense of ...
My Body, by Angela Royston and Sally Hewitt

My Body, by Angela Royston and Sally Hewitt

A great book for teaching about the body. Check Barnes & Noble's marketplace sellers for a good used price ...
My Body: All About Me Head to Toe

My Body: All About Me Head to Toe

This book by Lisa Bullard was used during the workshop. Look for it at Scholastic.com for the best price ...
Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage

Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage

Nick and Tesla are 11-year-old sleuths who use science and technology to save the day! In this adventure, a rash of robberies has hit the town of Half Moon Bay, and to catch the criminal, ...
Not a Box

Not a Box

A box is just a box...unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows ...
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Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

A box is just a box . . . unless it's not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows ...
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Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin

What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you'd set up these organizations yourself ...
Octopus's Garden

Octopus’s Garden

Based on the lyrics of the world famous Beatles song, this glorious picture book follows five children on a magical journey through the Octopus's garden ...
One Grain of Rice

One Grain of Rice

A mathematical fairy tale similar to The King's Chessboard. A village girl outsmarts a selfish king by asking him to double a portion of rice every day for 30 days in order to feed the ...
Other STEMAZing Picture Books

Other STEMAZing Picture Books

The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires (engineering design, perseverance, iteration) Malarkey and the Big Trap, by Stephen Krensky (engineering design) Violet the Pilot, by Steve Breen (flight, engineering) What Do You Do With an Idea?, by ...
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Press Here by Herve Tullet

Press Here by Herve Tullet- Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to ...
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Rachel Carson: Clearing the Way for Environmental Protection

Rachel Carson: Clearing the Way for Environmental Protection. The format of the series is unique, with humorous, cartoon-like original illustrations from the author ...
Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets

This article discusses the power of reading aloud and goes a step further to discuss the power of thinking out loud while reading to children as a way to highlight the strategies used by thoughtful ...
Robot and the Bluebird

Robot and the Bluebird

High atop a pile of rubbish sits a lonely Robot with a broken heart. Then one winter's day, a Bluebird appears, fighting against the freezing wind. When the Robot offers her a home in the ...
Robot, Go Bot!

Robot, Go Bot!

When this little girl builds her own robot, she thinks she's got the perfect best friend: one who will do whatever she says! But even robots can get tired of being told what to do ...
Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty ...
Rubber-Band Banjos and a Java Jive Bass

Rubber-Band Banjos and a Java Jive Bass

Make a hip-hoppin' java jive bass out of an old coffee can. Put on your homemade tuxedo and conduct your own orchestra. Those are just some of the fun projects and activities you'll enjoy as ...
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Say Zoop by Herve Tullet

Make some noise! Shout "OH!" Whisper "oh!" Say "Zoop"? Yes! "Zoop!" "Zoop!" "Zoop!" The newest book from Hervé Tullet magically responds with bursts of color and moving shapes ...
Scholastic

Scholastic

Affordable books for the classroom ...
Science Experiments with Sound & Music

Science Experiments with Sound & Music

34 easy-to-do activities that demonstrate the scientific concepts behind sound waves, pitch, acoustics, scales, etc ...
Shape Space

Shape Space

A young dancer dances her way among geometric shapes ...
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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist

At 9 years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but ...
Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds

Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds

Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds- Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a ...
Sound Projects with a Music Lab

Sound Projects with a Music Lab

Flutes, harps, guitars, pianos, drums All musical instruments use fundamental properties of physics to produce their sounds. In this instructive manual, Robert Gardner explains how to build homemade versions of a variety of instruments, all ...
Sounds Interesting: The Science of Acoustics

Sounds Interesting: The Science of Acoustics

Demonstrates the principles of sound and the science of acoustics through a variety of experiments ...
STEMAZing Picture Books

STEMAZing Picture Books

STEMAZing Picture Books can be used to teach all manner of topics and concepts. Print out the STEMAZing Picture Books Activity Cards for simple engagement ideas. Click on the book titles for even more resources ...
STEMAZing Picture Books Activity Cards Volume 2

STEMAZing Picture Books Activity Cards Volume 2

What's Your Angle, Pythagoras? by Julie Ellis and Phyllis Hornung (math, geometry) Press Here, by Herve Tullet (cause and effect, algorithms) Mix It Up!, by Herve Tullet (color subtraction, physics) The Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle (plant biology) The Boy Who ...
Storytime from Space

Storytime from Space

Rosie Revere, Engineer made it all the way up to the International Space Station! Listen to astronaut Kate Rubins read Rosie while in orbit ...
Systems in Motion books

Systems in Motion books

This dynamic set of books consolidates the powerful lessons about oscillations in one place! This series of lessons (also online) allows students to explore and see the deeper nature of what is causing particular behaviors ...
Systems Thinking Playbook

Systems Thinking Playbook

This book has become a favorite of K–12 teachers, university faculty, and corporate consultants. It provides short gaming exercises that illustrate the subtleties of systems thinking. The companion DVD shows the authors introducing and running ...
Tabletop Scientist: The Science of Sound

Tabletop Scientist: The Science of Sound

Introduce kids to the scientific principles of sound with a series of simple, fun-to-conduct experiments. Each exercise illustrates an individual concept, from detecting the speed and direction of sound to making recordings. They'll build a bottle ...
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The Carrot Seed

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson (Illustrator). When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow ...
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The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds- For anyone who has been afraid to express themselves- from a child in art class to an adult whose fear has shut down a long-held dream ...
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The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin

If you've ever felt different, if you've ever been low, if you don't quite fit in, there's a name you should know... Meet Dr. Temple Grandin--one of the world's quirkiest science heroes! ...
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The Wild Robot Escapes (The Wild Robot #2) by Peter Brown

Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill ...
This Land Is Your Land

This Land Is Your Land

This classic ballad is brought to life in a richly illustrated edition for the whole family to share. Woody Guthrie's powerful lyrics and Kathy Jakobsen's detailed paintings invite readers on a journey across the country, ...
This Old Band

This Old Band

What kinds of instruments would you imagine a band of cowboys playing? Surely nothing fancy, but they can still make do with what they have, like jugs, combs, boots, and whatever else they can find ...
Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle

Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle

This book follows a seed as it grows into a flower ...
Tiny Seed, text only

Tiny Seed, text only

Use this with annotation cards to engage students with the text from this picture book ...
Tubby the Tuba

Tubby the Tuba

When the recording of Tubby the Tuba was first released, it met with instant success, and it went on to sell 13 million copies. Now, these classic characters have been reimagined by Henry Cole in ...
Very Hungry Caterpillar

Very Hungry Caterpillar

A great story about a caterpillar but beware of inaccuracies to the real butterfly life cycle ...
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Wendell the Narwhal by Emily Dove

Everyone in the ocean can make music, except for Wendell the narwhal. His big, pointy horn can't go "pop pop pop" or "clappy clap clap" or even "whoosh" ...
What Do You Do With a Problem

What Do You Do With a Problem

What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This ...
What Do You Do with an Idea?

What Do You Do with an Idea?

A STEMAZing picture book with loads of possibilities for engaging students from social-emotional lessons to developing out engineering ideas and learning from failure. This link takes you to a matrix of questions related to the ...
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What If You Had Animal Eyes? (What If You Had) by Sandra Markle

What if you woke up one morning and your eyes weren't yours? What If You Had Animal Eyes? -- the next imaginative book in the What If You Had series ...
What's In the Garden?

What’s In the Garden?

This picture book is great for exploring what we find in a garden ...
When I Build With Blocks

When I Build With Blocks

When I Build With Blocks transports an everyday classroom into various imaginative scenes - from outer space to the ocean. Any young child, who has ever built with blocks, can identify with this book. Each ...
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Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions

You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor ...
Wild Robot

Wild Robot

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will ...
Woody Guthrie, Poet of the People

Woody Guthrie, Poet of the People

This is an introductory biography presented as a picture book with a brief lyrical text and powerful, hand-tinted, woodcut-like illustrations. It includes the complete lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land” and excerpts from his ...
World of Mathematics

World of Mathematics

The World of Mathematics FREE interactive eBook allows learners to dive into a colorful and engaging world, discovering some of the most exciting and curious mathematical ideas. Using interactive games, animations, and countless illustrations, advanced mathematics becomes accessible ...

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