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STEM Themed Books for Kids: Explore the World of Engineering and Technology

The Children’s Book Review | July 24, 2018

Do you have a budding engineer in the house? Is your kid constantly creating “experiments” with salt shakers and cardboard boxes? Then this is the list for you! Explore the world of engineering and technology with these exciting books that bring STEM to life right in your home.

How to Be an EngineerHow to Be an Engineer

Written by Experts: Benton Allen, Paige Earl, and Trent Kelly

Consultant: Emily Hunt

What to expect: Experiments, engineering, science

Get your goggles and aprons ready – it’s time to experiment! Using items from around your home, children will learn to build and explore many types of scientific theories. Paper sailboat demonstrations with an explanation of the concept of Drag? Check! Building a gumdrop tower with candy and toothpicks? Check! Peppered with wonderful biographies of famous scientists and more facts than even Einstein could count, this colorful and informative book is your inquisitive kid’s new best friend. The authors make science so much fun, even the adults will want in on the action. Highly recommended for the home or the classroom.

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Ages 7-10 | Publisher: DK | May 1, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1-4654-7027-0

Little Leonardos Fascinating World of TechnologyLittle Leonardo’s Fascinating World of Technology

Written by Bob Cooper

Illustrated by Greg Paprocki

What to expect: Technology in our lives

Follow along as we discover how technology makes our lives better. Written like a story, we begin with early inventions like electricity, the telephone and the world’s first automobiles. Author Bob Cooper shows how every bit of our lives has been helped by our technological advances. Illustrator Greg Paprocki keeps the popping colors and bright illustrations interesting and fresh – and with a fantastic cast of diverse characters of different ethnicities and abilities. An excellent addition to the popular Little Leonardo’s series, and a fun introduction to the world of technology.

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Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Gibbs Smith | July 24, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1-4236-4956-4

Little Leonardos Fascinating World of EngineeringLittle Leonardo’s Fascinating World of Engineering

Written by Bob Cooper

Illustrated by Greg Paprocki

What to expect: Engineering in our daily lives

What exactly is an engineer? This delightful introduction to the incredibly diverse world of engineering is an excellent book for groups of children in the classroom, or even at home. Mechanical Engineers race little cars at a racetrack on a beautiful sunny day before we meet Civil Engineers building bridges and rivers that make cities so wonderful to live in. There are Aeronautical Engineers and Chemical Engineers too, as well as so many others. Paprocki’s vivid style with a diverse child-like cast helps kids see themselves doing these amazing jobs. Author Cooper includes a helpful and extremely detailed glossary at the end, as well as a handy guide to famous engineers. A delight for all children that will spark an interest in the world of Engineering.

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Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Gibbs Smith | July 24, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1-4236-4957-1

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