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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 Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom (creativity, persistance)

Hello Ruby, Adventures in Coding, by Linda Liukus (computer programming)

Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature, by Sarah C. Campbell (math)

The Three Little Pigs’ Sledding Adventure, by Stephen Krensky

Curious George and the Rocket, by Margret Rey and H.A. Rey (rocket science)

Butterflies for Kiri, by Cathryn Falwell (origami, geometry)

Those Darn Squirrels Fly South, by Adam Rubin (aeronautical engineering, flight, physics, seasons)

If You Find a Rock, by Peggy Christian and Barbara Hirsch Lember

Oh, The Thinks You can Think!, by Dr. Seuss

Math Curse, by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

Science Verse, by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Joffe Numberoff and Felicia Bond

A Chair for Baby Bear, by Kaye Umansky and Chris Fisher

On The Launch Pad: A Counting Book About Rockets, by Michael Dahl

Engineering the ABCs: How Engineers Shape Our World, by Patty O-Brien Novak

How Do You Lift a Lion?, by Robert Wells

What Is a Scientist?, by Barbara Lehn

Slow Down, Sara!, by Laura Driscoll

Clever Trevor, by Sarah Albee

Roaring Rockets, by Tony Milton

Rockets and Spaceships, by Karen Wallace

Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow, by Darlene Stille

If I Built a Car, by Chris Van Dusen

The Rocket Age Takes Off, by Stephen Krensky


Trade Books Recommended by A World In Motion from SAE (below)

Click here for their engineering ideas that go with each book.

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, by Jon Scieszka

The Gingerbread Man, by Jim Aylesworth

The Great Gracie Chase: Stop That Dog, by Cynthia Rylant

Too Many Tamales, by Gary Soto

Amos and Boris, by William Steig

A Chair For Mother, by Vera Williams

Martha Speaks, by Susan Meddaugh

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld

Imaginative Inventions by Charise Mericle Harper

The New Way Things Work by David MacAulay


List of picture books that model perseverance from There’s a Book for That

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen

Rosie Revere, Engineer written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

Prudence Wants a Pet written by Cathleen Daly and illustrated by Stephen Michael King

Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley

Papa’s Mechanical Fish written by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Boris Kulikov

If You Want to See a Whale written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead

Rosyln Rutabaga and the Biggest Hole on Earth by Marie-Louise Gay

Ice by Arthur Geisert

Flight School by Lita Judge

A House in the Woods by Inga Moore

The Mighty Lalouche written by Matthew Olshan and illustrated by Sophie Blackall

The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds 

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires 

A Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead

Oscar and Hoo written by Theo and illustrated by Michael Dudok De Wit

Queen of the Falls by Chris VanAllsburg 

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

Ten Birds by Cybèle Young

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