Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Fun: STEM Friday

What’s STEM Friday? It’s a weekly online celebration of books and activities that explore themes of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Every Friday, bloggers share their thoughts about STEM books, and someone compiles the links to all their posts so you can peruse them at your leisure.

And today, that "somone" is me. If you have a contribution, leave me a link in the comments section. If you are a reader, check back throughout the day to see the lastest links.

I'm going to get us started with my own review of Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman. Who else has a STEM-related post?

Here's a post from Anastasia Suen, foudner of STEM FRiday: Ultimate Trains.

Jeff Barger has a great post over at NC Teacher Stuff. He takes a look at Seymour Simon's e-book, Why Do Puppies Do That? Check it out.

Wow, the posts are pouring in. Here's a review of  What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew? by Robert E. Wells. It was writtin by Alice over at Supratentorial. Thanks Alice!

And over at Archimedes Notebook there's a review of a book I love: The Boy Who Drew Birds written by fellow-Massachusetts resident Jacqueline Davies and illustrated by the celebrated illustrator Melissa Sweet. I had the pleasure of moderating a panel that included Jackie as well as Lois Lowry, Kathy Lasky, and Bill Thomson last weekend at the Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA. Thanks so much to Sue Heavenrich for her contribution.

Wrapped in Foil is just finishing up its celebration of World Space Week so the blog is featurinmg three space-related books today. Take a look. Thanks for the link, Robta.


  1. Hi, Melissa! Thank you for hosting today. At NC Teacher Stuff I have a review of Seymour Simon's e-book, Why Do Puppies Do That?:

  2. I reviewed What's Smaller than a Pygmy Shrew? by Robert Wells.

  3. I love your review of "Swirl by Swirl"! Thanks for hosting STEM Friday. I've posted a review of "The Boy Who Drew Birds" and interview with author Jacqueline Davies.

  4. Thanks Sue, Alice, adn Jeff for these great posts. Keep them coming!

  5. Melissa, are any of your books available as e-books? I would love to see you get the opportunity to take your excellent work to this medium. Think about the links section alone that you could compile.

  6. I do have a few e-books that were converted from older print titles, but I have to learn more about the new technological possibilities. Publishing is definitely entering as brave new world.

  7. Good Morning Melissa,

    We are still celebrating World Space Week at Wrapped In Foil with books about galaxies

    Thanks for hosting.