We’re taking time away from our regular monthly posts to present a special look at the STEM/STEAM kidlit titles releasing this year.
We’re sure that we will probably miss a few, but we’ll try to include as many as possible.
Planet Ocean by Patricia Newman, Fall
ICK: Delightfully Disgusting Animal Dinners, Dwellings, and Defenses by Melissa Stewart, Summer
Beastly Bionics by Jennifer Swanson, June
One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet by Anuradha Rao
The Farm That Feeds Us: A Year In The Life of An Organic Farm by Nancy Castaldo , May
Wood, Wire, Wings: Emma Lilian todd Invents an Airplane by Kirsten W Larson, illus. by Tracy Suisak
Emmy Noether: The Most Important Mathematician You Never Heard Of by Helaine Becker
Thirteen Ways to Eat A Fly by Sue Heavenrich
What If? by Heather Camlot
Amphibian Acrobats: Frog, Salamander, and Caecilian Showstoppers in Verse by Leslie Bulion
Skywatcher by Carrie Arcos
The Kitchen Pantry Scientist’s Guide to Chemistry by Liz Lee Heinecke
Wild Art Workshop for Kids by Nick Neddo
Noisemakers: 25 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed The World by Kazoo Magazine
National Geographic’s Ultimate Food Atlas by Nancy Castaldo and Christy Mihaly, September
Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain by Tod Olson
Accidental Archeologists by Sarah Albee
To Fly Among the Stars by Rebecca Siegel
Tracking Pythons by Kate Messner, March
Solve This: Forensics by Kate Messner and Anne Ruppert
Amazing Amphibians by Lisa Amstutz, February
Python Catchers by Marta Magellen
Wildlife Ranger Action Guide: Track, Spot & Provide Healthy Habitat for Creaturs Close to Home by Mary Kay Carson, spring
STEM Tuesday book list prepared by
Nancy Castaldo has written books about our planet for over 20 years including, THE STORY OF SEEDS, which earned the Green Earth Book Award, Junior Library Guild Selection, and other honors. Nancy’s research has taken her all over the world from the Galapagos to Russia. She strives to inform, inspire, and empower her readers. Nancy also serves as the Regional Advisor of the Eastern NY SCBWI region. Her 2018 multi-starred title is BACK FROM THE BRINK: Saving Animals from Extinction. Visit her at www.nancycastaldo.com.
Patricia Newman writes middle-grade nonfiction that empowers young readers to act on behalf of the environment and their communities. The Sibert Honor author of Sea Otter Heroes, Newman has also received an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award for Eavesdropping on Elephants, and a Green Earth Book Award for Plastic, Ahoy! Her books have received starred reviews, been honored as Junior Library Guild Selections, and included on Bank Street College’s Best Books lists. During author visits, she demonstrates how young readers can use writing to be the voice of change. Visit her at www.patriciamnewman.com.