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Cece Loves Science

Kimberly Derting · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Cece, a budding and inquisitive scientist, and her equally curious best friend, Isaac, conduct experiments to see whether Cece's dog, Einstein, will eat his vegetables.
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Fairy Science

Ashley Spires · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

An enchanting STEM-and-fairy-filled picture book from the award-winning author-illustrator of The Most Magnificent Thing!

All the fairies in Pixieville believe in magic--except Esther. She believes in science.

When a forest tree stops growing, all the fairies...
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Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment

· Running Press Kids
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Science and art come together in this colorful and empowering picture book about a strong minded girl scientist and her artist family.


Georgia is a creative girl from a family of artists who wants to be a scientist. She decides she has to create her own unique experiment to truly...
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Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award-nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers!

Dorothy Vaughan,...

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How to Code a Sandcastle

JOSH FUNK · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 44
Format: Hardcover

From the computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer coding concepts.

All summer, Pearl has been trying to build the perfect sandcastle, but out-of-control Frisbees and mischievous puppies keep getting in the way! Pearl...
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Iggy Peck, Architect

Andrea Beaty · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A hilarious, irreverent book about doing your own thing

Meet Iggy Peck - creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself! In the spirit of David Shannon's No, David and Rosemary Wells's Noisy Nora, Iggy Peck will delight readers looking for irreverent,...
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Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet

Elizabeth Suneby · Kids Can Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

It's monsoon season in Bangladesh, which means Iqbal's mother must cook the family's meals indoors, over an open fire. The smoke from the fire makes breathing difficult for his mother and baby sister, and it's even making them sick. Hearing them coughing at night worries...
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Ish

Peter H. Reynolds · Candlewick; First Edition edition
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A creative spirit learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful than "getting it right" in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book THE DOT.Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere.Drawing is what Ramon does. It¹s what makes...
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The Most Magnificent Thing

Ashley Spires · Kids Can Press
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. ?She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just...
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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Science

Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld · National Geographic Children's Books
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

This lively introduction to the fascinating world of science explores the different kinds of science, what scientists do, and the amazing things that scientists study: animals and plants; oceans and space; earthquakes and volcanoes; sound and light; inventions and more!

Make sure...
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Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain

Cheryl Bardoe · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

The true story of eighteenth-century mathematician Sophie Germain, who solved the unsolvable to achieve her dream.When her parents took away her candles to keep their young daughter from studying math...nothing stopped Sophie. When a professor discovered that the homework sent to him under...
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On a beam of light : a story of Albert Einstein

Jennifer Berne · Chronicle Books
Format: Print book

A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived. From a boy endlessly fascinated by the wonders around...
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Rocket Says Look Up!

Nathan Bryon · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Meet Rocket--a plucky aspiring astronaut intent on getting her community to LOOK UP! from what they're doing and reach for the stars in this auspicious debut picture book.

A comet will be visible tonight, and Rocket wants everyone to see it with her--even her big brother, Jamal,...
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Ada Lace, on the Case

Emily Calandrelli · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

From Emily Calandrelli - host of Xploration Outer Space, correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World, and graduate of MIT - comes the first novel in a brand-new chapter book series about an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology.Ada Lace...
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Dragons and Marshmallows

Asia Citro · The Innovation Press
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

A New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017 Selection
A Mighty Girl Book of the Year
Illinois Monarch Award Nominee 2018-2019
Florida SSYRA Book Award Nominee 2018-2019
Washington OTTER Award Nominee 2018-2019

With magical animals, science, mystery, and adventure...

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Dreaming in Code: Ada Byron Lovelace, Computer Pioneer

Emily Arnold McCully · Candlewick
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

This illuminating biography reveals how the daughter of Lord Byron, Britain's most infamous Romantic poet, became the world's first computer programmer.

Even by 1800s standards, Ada Byron Lovelace had an unusual upbringing. Her strict mother worked hard at cultivating her own role...
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Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor: Book One

Jon Scieszka · Amulet Books
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing."
- Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

"Huge laughs and great science - the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend."
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The Friendship Code #1

STACIA DEUTSCH · Penguin Workshop
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code!

Loops, variables, input/output - Lucy can't wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after...
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How to Be an Engineer

DK. · DK Children
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Clearly explained engineering concepts and fun, simple projects give kids ages 7-9 the chance to put their STEAM knowledge to the test!

Teach kids to think like an engineer! The engaging projects in this book will encourage kids to investigate using items from around the house. Build...
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My First Book of Quantum Physics

Sheddad Kaid-Salah Ferrón · Button Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Everything around us - trees, buildings, food, light, water, air and even ourselves - is composed of minute particles, smaller than a nanometer (a billionth of a meter) . Quantum physics is the science of these particles and without it none of our electronic devices, from smartphones...

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Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself

Bob Pflugfelder · Quirk Books
Format: Hardcover

Nick and Tesla are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, theyre sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. Its not long...
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Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1

Andrea Beaty · Amulet Books
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, she's an engineer, and engineering is all about perseverance! But sometimes, Rosie has a really important project to tackle - one that feels much bigger than herself. When Rosie's beloved Aunt Rose and her pals...
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Secret Coders

Gene Luen Yang · First Second
Pages: 88
Format: Paperback


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Solve This!: Wild and Wacky Challenges for the Genius Engineer in You

Joan Marie Galat · National Geographic Children's Books
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

From the first wheel to the International Space Station, the miracles of engineering are all around us. Think cars, bridges, skyscrapers, and yes - even bubble wrap! Engineers dream up new ideas and bring them to life while figuring out creative solutions to problems they encounter along...
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Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids: Family-Friendly Projects for Exploring Concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

John Miller · Quarry Books
Pages: 144
Format: Flexibound

Minecraft + STEM = An unstoppable force for fun and learning!
In Unofficial Minecraft STEM Lab for Kids, you'll find a collection of 48 creative projects that make learning science, technology, engineering, and math exciting for the whole family. Venture off on six action-packed...
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