STEMAZing Picture Books

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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 ...
Butterflies for Kiri

Butterflies for Kiri

Illustrated with eye-catching cut-paper collages, this book celebrates one child's determination and creativity ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

 Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a ...
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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 ...
image of book cover Shark Lady

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 ...
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STEMAZing Journal Hack

Make graph paper STEMAZing journals that require no staples or tape, using an old bookbinding trick ...
STEMAZing Picture Books Activity Cards Volume 1

STEMAZing Picture Books Activity Cards Volume 1

STEMAZING Picture Books - Volume 1 Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Rubin (engineering design process) Hello Numbers by Dr. Klemm, The Numbers Lady (numerical literacy) Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty (building bridges, architecture) I am Amelia Earhart by ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, Stretch It, Shape It by Joann Deak

This innovative and timely picture book teaches children that they have the ability to stretch and grow their own brains ...

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