STEM Books for Children (Listed by Age Group)

Preschool

Beautiful Oops!
by Barney Saltzberg (Author)
Age Range: 3 – 18 years
Grade Level: Preschool and Up
Hardcover: 28 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Ltf Nov Po edition (September 23, 2010)

 

Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late
Laura Overdeck (Author), Jim Paillot (Illustrator)
Age Range: 3 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (June 25, 2013)

 

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
by Deborah Heiligman (Author), LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Hardcover: 44 pages
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (June 25, 2013)

 

Flashlight
by Lizi Boyd (Author)
Age Range: 2 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 1
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (August 12, 2014)

 

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
Age Range: 1 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition (May 4, 2011)

 

Have You Seen My Dragon?
Steve Light (Author, Illustrator)
Age Range: 2 – 5 years
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (April 8, 2014)

 

Kitten’s First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes
Age Range: 2 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books; First Edition (March 2, 2004)

 

Little Cloud
by Eric CarleOther editions
Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 1
Board book: 28 pages
Publisher: Philomel (May 4, 1998)

 

Locomotive
by Brian Floca (Author, Illustrator)
Age Range: 4 – 10 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 5
Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books; First Edition (September 3, 2013)

 

Rain Forest Colors
by Tim Laman (Photographer)
Age Range: 2 – 5 years
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (November 11, 2014)

 

Ten Little Beasties
by Ed Emberley & Rebecca Emberley
Age Range: 2 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 1
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (August 2, 2011)

 

Ten Tiny Toes
by Caroline Jayne Church (Author)
Board book: 22 pages
Publisher: Cartwheel Books; Boardbook edition (January 7, 2014)

 

What the Sun Sees, What the Moon Sees
by Nancy Tafuri
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool and up
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1st edition (September 16, 1997)

 

Who Sank the Boat?
by Pamela Allen
Age Range: 2 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 1
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Puffin; Reissue edition (April 16, 1996)

 

 

Preschool through Primary Grades

Biggest, Strongest, Fastest
by Steve Jenkins (Author)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (August 25, 1997)

 

The Cloud Book
by Tomie dePaola
Age Range: 5 and up
Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Holiday House; Reprint edition (May 1, 1984)

 

The Doorbell Rang
by Pat Hutchins
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (October 26, 1989)

 

Forces Make Things Move
by Paul Meisel (Illustrator)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 4
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (August 16, 2005)

 

Going Places
by Paul A. Reynolds (Author), Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 18, 2014)

 

Gravity
by Jason Chin
Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (April 29, 2014)

 

Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest
by Steve Jenkins (Author)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (November 1, 2004)

 

How Much Is a Million?
by David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author), Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins; Reissue edition (December 28, 2004)

 

I Face the Wind
by Vicki Cobb, Julia Gorton (Illustrator)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (April 15, 2003)

 

If You Decide To Go To the Moon
by Faith McNulty, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2005)

 

Iggy Peck, Architect
by Andrea Beaty
Age Range: 5 and up
Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Library Binding edition (October 1, 2007)

 

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
by Katherine Applegate (Author), Mr. G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Clarion Books (October 7, 2014)

 

Like a Windy Day
by Frank Asch, Devin Asch
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (March 1, 2008)

 

The Memory of an Elephant: An Unforgettable Journey
by Sophie Strady (Author), Jean-Francois Martin (Illustrator)
Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Hardcover: 38 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (September 9, 2014)

 

The Most Magnificent Thing
by Ashley Spires (Author, Illustrator)
Age Range: 3 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Kids Can Press (April 1, 2014)

 

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
by Kathryn Gibbs Davis (Author), Gilbert Ford (Illustrator)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (September 2, 2014)

 

Night Noises
by Mem Fox
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (August 17, 1992)

 

Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
by Don Brown
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (June 16, 2008)

 

Outside
by Deirdre Gill (Author, Illustrator)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (October 21, 2014)

 

Owl Moon
by Jane Yolen
Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Philomel; 4th Printing edition (October 23, 1987)

 

Quest
by Aaron Becker (Author, Illustrator)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; First Edition (August 26, 2014)

 

Rosie Revere, Engineer Hardcover
by Andrea Beaty (Author), David Roberts (Illustrator)
Age Range: 5 and up
Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (September 3, 2013)

 

Sector 7
by David Wiesner (Author)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Clarion Books; 1st edition (September 20, 1999)

 

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!
by Marilyn Burns, Debbie Tilley (Illustrator), Gordon Silveria (Illustrations)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (August 1, 2008)

 

Spiders
by Gail Gibbons (Author)
Age Range: 5 and up
Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Holiday House (April 1, 1994)

 

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos
by Stephanie Roth Sisson (Author)
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (October 14, 2014)

 

Ten Little Caterpillars
by Bill Martin, Jr.
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level:  K – 3
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (May 23, 1986)

 

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes
by Nicola Davies (Author), Emily Sutton (Illustrator)
Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (August 26, 2014)

 

What Do You Do When Something Wants To Eat You?
Steve Jenkins (Author), Steve Jenikins (Author)
Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 24, 2001)

 

The Wind Blew
by Pat Hutchins (Author, Illustrator)
Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Aladdin; Reissue edition (September 30, 1993)

 

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
by JoAnn Deak Ph.D. (Author), Sarah Ackerley (Illustrator)
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Little Pickle Press (December 13, 2010)
Language: English

 

Intermediate Elementary Grades

Actual Size
by Steve Jenkins
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (March 7, 2011)

 

Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World
by Steve Jenkins (Author)
Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (April 1, 2014)

 

Full House: An Invitation to Fractions
by Dayle Ann Dodds (Author), Abby Carter (Illustrator)
Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (August 11, 2009)

 

The Grapes Of Math
Greg Tang (Author), Harry Briggs (Illustrator)
Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Grade Level: 2 – 5
Paperback: 40 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Reprint edition (June 1, 2004)

 

Great Estimations
by Bruce Goldstone (Author, Illustrator)
Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Grade Level: 2 and up
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (May 11, 2010)

 

How Big Were Dinosaurs?
by Lita Judge (Author)
Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press; 1 edition (August 27, 2013)

 

How Do You Lift a Lion?
by Robert E. Wells (Author, Illustrator)
Age Range: 6 – 11 years
Grade Level: 1 – 6
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (January 1, 1996)

 

Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem-Solving
Greg Tang (Author), Greg Paprocki (Illustrator)
Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Grade Level: 2 – 5
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1st edition (July 1, 2003)

 

Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin
Pam Calvert (Author), Wayne Geehan (Illustrator)
Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Grade Level: 3 – 5
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Charlesbridge (February 1, 2006)

 

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein
Jennifer Berne (Author), Vladimir Radunsky (Illustrator)
Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Hardcover: 56 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (April 23, 2013)

 

One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin
by Kathryn Lasky, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)
Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Grade Level: 2 – 5
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Candlewick (March 11, 2014)

 

Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician’s Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks
by Arthur Benjamin (Author), Michael Shermer (Author)
Age Range: 8 and up
Grade Levels 3-5
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 7.9.2006 edition (August 8, 2006)

 

That’s a Possibility!: A Book About What Might Happen
by Bruce Goldstone (Author)
Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Grade Level: 2 – 5
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (June 4, 2013)

 

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold
by Joyce Sidman (Author), Rick Allen (Illustrator)
Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (November 4, 2014)

 

 Zoo In The Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations
by Jacqueline Mitton, Christina Balit (Illustrator)
Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books; Reprint edition (October 24, 2006)

 

 

Upper Elementary through Middle School

 

Extreme Weather: Surviving Tornadoes, Sandstorms, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More!
by Thomas M. Kostigen (Author)
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Series: National Geographic Kids
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (October 14, 2014)

 

The Fourteenth Goldfish
by Jennifer L. Holm
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (August 26, 2014)

 

Frozen in Time: Clarence Birdseye’s Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
by Mark Kurlansky (Author)
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 and up
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press; Reprint edition (November 11, 2014)

 

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
by Catherine Thimmesh (Author), Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 4 – 6
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; None edition (March 11, 2002)

 

Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists
by Jeannine Atkins (Author), Paula Conner (Illustrator)
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 and up
Paperback: 63 pages
Publisher: Dawn Pubns (September 1, 2000)

 

Hoot
by Carl Hiaasen (Author)
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 and up
Paperback: 292 pages
Publisher: Yearling; Reprint edition (December 27, 2005)

 

How Big Is a Foot?
by Rolf Müller
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Yearling; Reprint edition (July 1, 1991)

 

How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied
by Jess Keating (Author)
Age Range: 9 – 12 years
Grade Level: 4 – 7
Series: My Life Is a Zoo (Book 1)
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (June 3, 2014)

 

If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers
David J Smith (Author), Steve Adams (Illustrator)
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Kids Can Press (August 1, 2014)

 

Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O’Dell (Author)
Age Range: 9 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Anv edition (February 8, 2010)

 

The LEGO Ideas Book
by Daniel Lipkowitz (Author)
Age Range: 7 – 15 years
Grade Level: 2 – 10
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: DK CHILDREN; 1ST edition (September 19, 2011)

 

Mission Control, This is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon
by Andrew Chaikin, Alan Bean (Illustrator)
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Viking Juvenile (May 28, 2009)

 

Mistakes That Worked
by Charlotte Jones
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (May 1, 1994)

 

National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Earthshaking photos, facts, and fun!
by Kathy Furgang (Author)
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Series: National Geographic Kids Everything
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (October 8, 2013)

 

Paddle-to-the-Sea
by Holling C. Holling (Author)
Age Range: 9 – 12 years
Grade Level: 4 – 6
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (February 19, 1980)

 

Scat
by Carl Hiaasen (Author)
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 and up
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Yearling (February 28, 2012)

 

The Secret Zoo
by Bryan Chick (Author)
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books; Reprint edition (December 28, 2010)

 

Stealing Air
by Trent Reedy
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books; 1st edition (October 1, 2012)

 

They Stood Alone!: 25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference
by Sandra Mcleod Humphrey (Author)
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books (November 22, 2011)

 

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
by Kathi Appelt (Author)
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (May 20, 2014)

 

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