STEM Tuesday– WELCOME to our new STEMTuesday Team Members


STEM TUESDAY is adding some STEM-tastic new team members!


We are thrilled to announce the addition of the following new members to our team. All of these awesome women are highly experienced authors, bloggers… and the one thing they have in common? They are all excited about STEM/STEAM children’s books. Check out their bios and click on their websites to find out what they do in the STEM kidlit world.

Consider  following  them on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, too.  We are delighted to have them on board and we know our blog will be even better because of their presence.


Week 1 new members:

Sue Heavenrich



Sue Heavenrich writes about science for children and their families,
from space to backyard ecology. Bees, flies, squirrel behavior—things
she observes in her neighborhood and around her home—inspire her
writing. A long line of ants marching across the kitchen counter
generated one of her first articles for kids. When not writing, you can
find her committing acts of science from counting native pollinators to
monitoring water quality of the local watershed. Her most recent book
is  Diet for a Changing Climate (2018).



Maria Marshall

The Picture Book Buzz

Twitter: MariaMarshall_


Maria is a children’s author, blogger, and poet passionate about making nature and reading fun for children. She was a round 2 judge for the 2018 & 2017 Cybils Awards. And a judge for the #50PreciousWords competition since its inception. Two of her poems are published in The Best Of Today’s Little Ditty 2016 and 2014-2015 anthologies. She is the parent of two amazing adults and lives in the Pacific Northwest with two Pixie Bob cats. When not writing, critiquing, or reading, she bird watches, travels the world, bakes, and hikes.





Week 2 new members:

Carla Mooney

Twitter: @Carlawrites

Facebook: @carlamooneyauthor


Carla Mooney loves to explore the world around us and discover the details about how it works. An award-winning author of numerous nonfiction science books for kids and teens, she hopes to spark a healthy curiosity and love of science in today’s young people. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, three kids, and dog. When not writing, she can often be spotted at a hockey rink for one of her kids’ games.





Janet Slingerland

Facebook: @JanetBooks

Twitter: @Slingsong




Janet Slingerland grew up studying animals and conducting science experiments before pursuing a degree in electrical engineering. She spent 15 years writing code for things like submarines, phones, and airplanes before deciding to share her passion for knowledge and STEM with others. Janet now has more than 20 published books for readers in grades K through 12, including Explore Atoms and Molecules! With 25 Great ProjectsEngineering the Eiffel Tower, and The 12 Biggest Breakthroughs in Sports Technology. Her books have been recommended by PSLA (Pennsylvania School Librarians Association), NSTA (National Science Teachers Association), School Library Connection, and others.



Week 3 new member:

Kirsten W. Larson 

Twitter and Instagram @KirstenWLarson



Kirsten W. Larson used to work with rocket scientists at NASA. Now she writes about both science and history for kids. She is the author of 25 nonfiction books, including the Robotics in Our World series (Amicus). Calkins Creek will publish her debut picture book, WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane (illus. by Tracy Subisak) in 2020. Originally from Virginia, Kirsten lives near Los Angeles. 





The STEM Tuesday blog is searchable! Have a topic that you want to find more books on, click on our STEM Tuesday home page and searchfor it.

If we don’t cover a topic you want, let us know. Send an email to We will definitely consider adding it.

DON’T FORGET! The last Tuesday of every month we giveaway a FREE autographed copy of one of the books of the month. All you have to do is to leave a comment in the post and you will be considered. (Hint: we usually only get less than 10 entries, so the odds of winning are HIGH)

Look for STEM Tuesday in other places on the web:

Reading with your Kids STEM Tuesday podcast



MG Book Village Blog for STEM Tuesday Spin-Off 




STEM Tuesday is now on Instagram!  Follow us at STEM_Tuesday 

STEM Tuesday is on Pinterest, too

Finally, Watch for our Second Annual Co-STEM Contest to celebrate our second anniversary. Details will be released in late July or early August!




Jennifer Swanson is the creator and administrator of the STEMTuesday blog. She is also the award-winning author of over 35 nonfiction books for kids. A self-professed science geek, Jennifer started a science club in her garage when she was 7 years old. While no longer working from the garage, Jennifer’s passion for science and writing is evident in her many books and also her presentations at the World Science Festival and the National Book Festival (2019). You can find Jennifer through her website,

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1 Comment
  1. I so enjoy STEM books and also enjoy when art is included in school curriculum. Science and math are lots of fun to explore and write about too. Welcome to the new members!