STEM Tuesday – Special Announcement– STEM/STEAM Books Releasing in 2020

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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

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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 

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


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