What is STEAM? It is a term that refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math which is the focus of our Fizz, Boom, READ Summer Reading Club. Check out the books listed below to start exploring the fascinating world of science!
For Younger Readers:
The Bones You Own by Rebecca Baines. Twenty-seven pages of interesting facts for kids about the human skeleton.
Magic School Bus and the Science Fair Expedition by Joanne Cole. Ms. Frizzle's class learns what it takes to be a scientist, while meeting some of history's greatest minds.
Boy, Were We Wrong About the Dinosaurs by Kathleen Kudlinski. Discusses what we now know and how this differs from what was once believed to be true about dinosaurs.
Skippyjon Jones Lost in Spice by Judith Schachner. A Siamese cat who thinks he's a Chihuahua has an adventure on Mars.
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry. A giant squid brags about being larger than everything else in the ocean - almost.
For Older Readers:
The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Martin. Describes the discovery of fluorescent paint.
Franny K. Stein by Jim Benton. In this series, follow a girl mad scientist, who loves poison ivy and piranha.
Babymouse, Mad Scientist by Jennifer Holm. Babymouse discovers Squish, a new species of amoeba, while working on a school project.
Lives of the Scientists by Kathleen Krull. Short, humorous accounts with personal details about notable scientists from Zhang Heng to Barbara McClintock.
Manatee Scientist: Saving Vulnerable Species by Peter Lourie. Highlights scientists' work to protect this endangered species.
Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab by Bob Pflugfelder. First in series about a sister-brother team, who build gadgets using simple household objects, to help them solve local mysteries.
Score! Sports Science Projects by Various Authors. In this series, explore the physics behind your favorite sports, including skateboarding, basketball, soccer, baseball and others.