STEM Tuesday — Brain/Psychology — Book List



The brain is one of the most fascinating organs of the body. Here are some books that will help you understand and appreciate our brain just that little bit more.



Your Amazing Brain: The Epic Illustrated Guide

by Jessica Sinarski and Luiz Fernando Da Silva

Written in kid-friendly comic-book format, and using a wide range of characters, this book not only tells the reader how the brain works, but also how to make it work for you.




Psychology for Kids: The Science of the Mind and Behavior By Jacqueline B. Toner, Claire A. B. Freeland Cover Image


Psychology for Kids: The Science of the Mind and Behavior

by Jacqueline B. Toner and Claire A.B. Freeland

Why do we sleep? What are feelings? How do we make decisions? This book introduces children to the science of the mind. With hands-on experiments and illustrations, it is a perfect first step into the fascinating science of psychology.




Cover of Big Brain Book


Big Brain Book: How It Works and All Its Quirks

By Leanne Boucher Gill

An engaging book that’s a great introduction to psychology and neuroscience. Why can’t we hear dog whistles? Why is there always room for dessert? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? The book answers all these questions and much more.




Cover: Your Brain: Understanding Your Body's Control Center

Your Brain: Understanding Your Body’s Control Center

by Jeff Szpirglas

Want to know more about the structures and functions of the brain?  This is the book for you. Learn about the different parts of the brain and how they work. Hands-on investigations will help readers understand how the brain works processing information.







Brain Games

by Jennifer Swanson

In this interactive book, a companion to the National Geographic show, children learn all about the most powerful and complex supercomputer every built – our brain. The fun facts, challenges, and colorful illustrations are great for inquisitive minds.




Cutting-Edge Brain Science

by Buffy Silverman

The most recent trends in brain science come from science fiction. How? Researchers use artificial intelligence and neuron mapping to understand our brain’s machinery. It is after all, the most complex computer we know of!  Explore how what you eat affects your brain, and what robotic arms might have to do with our minds with this interesting book.




Brain and Behavior

Brain & Behavior (The Human Machine)

by Linda Bozzo

Discover more about the brain and how it affects behavior. Learn how and why scientists study the brain; the most complex organ in our body.





Detecting Brain Disorders By Rachel Kehoe Cover Image

Detecting Brain Disorders

by Rachel Kehoe

Doctors have wonderful tools and technology to help them find and diagnose problems with the brain. This book will amaze you with all the fascinating information. It includes a glossary, quiz questions and other resources to help readers dig deep into the world of the brain.





Wonderfully Wired Brains by Louise Gooding

Wonderfully Wired Brains: An Introduction to the World of Neurodiversity

Written by a neurodiverse author, this book challenges stereotypes about neurodiversity, and shows how neurodivergent brains work differently, and how every brain is unique.








This is Your Brain on Stereotypes: How Science is Tackling Unconscious Bias

By Tanya Lloyd Kyi; Illustrated by Drew Shannon

The science behind stereotypes – how our brains form stereotypes, and how recognizing them can help us be less biased. It addresses discrimination, racism, sexism, ableism and homophobia. An essential book!’




Different Kinds of Minds by Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Different Kinds of Minds: A Guide to Your Brain

by Temple Grandin, adapted by Ann D. Koffsky

What you like and what you are good at can give you clues to how your brain works. Do you like puzzles? Writing stories? Acting in plays? All of these activities, and more, give us information about how the brain works.  Discover all kinds of minds, and how different types of thinkers can help solve real-world problems.








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