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STEAM Books for Kids Ages 4 - 8


STEAM subjects — science, technology, engineering, arts, and math — are a crucial part of a child’s education both now and in the future. We put together a list of some fun books to get your future scientist excited to learn more about these subjects...and it's never too early to start! These STEAM books are filled with great stories and cool project ideas that will spark interest and love for science in young kids.


Math Curse by JON SCIESZKA


Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes until your bus leaves. Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything have to be such a problem? Why do 2 apples always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always have to divide 12 marbles? Why can't you just keep 10 cookies without someone taking 3 away? Why? Because you're the victim of a Math Curse. That's why. But don't despair. This is one girl's story of how that curse can be broken.



Ask A Scientist By ROBERT WINSTON


Professor Robert Winston was inspired to write this kid's book by the many questions posed by his grandchildren and school children he has met over the years. Perfect for those who always have another "why?", Ask a Scientist injects fascinating fun into science for kids.


The inside of this book is packed with real questions that real children are asking. These questions have piled in from every corner of the world including the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Europe, India, China, and Japan.



Once Upon a Star By JAMES CARTER


Once upon a star, there were no stars to shine, no sun to rise, no day, no night. Until . . . a mighty BOOM!


The Big Bang, the formation of the planets, and the origins of life on Earth are made accessible and fascinating in a poetic, jazzy, free-flowing exploration of space, the solar system, and how we all got here. With its rhythmic, and engaging style, this book is a unique and captivating approach to science and STEM topics that will have kids asking to read it again and again—while learning lessons and concepts that really stick.


Parents and teachers will love it too (and will likely learn something!) as their young ones read about our solar system's origins in an inviting, fresh, yet factual format. With art that calls to mind the era of the space race, the book is everything you need: hip, fun, engaging nonfiction for today's young scientists.



Crafty Science: More than 20 Sensational STEAM Projects to Create at Home


Award-winning author Jane Bull combines art, craft, and cooking activities with gentle, scientific learning, showing children that science, technology, engineering, art, and math are all around us - and in everything we make and do!


Crafty Science contains over 20 fun-filled craft activities for kids, each accompanied by a "What's the science?" section explaining how it works. Children will learn how to make a toy raft and discover what makes their boat float. They'll design, color, and watch a paper butterfly balance on the tip of a pencil. Or even create a cool ice sculpture and learn about the changing states of solids and liquids.


Stay tuned for more posts with great book recommendations for kids of all ages.

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