Friday, December 15, 2017

My 10-ish Fave STEM Books of 2017

Last year, around this time, I decided to post my 5 favorite STEM books of the year. But guess what . . . I ended up with six. I just couldn't narrow it down.

This year, I promised I'd be stricter with myself. But I guess it was a great year for STEM because I ended up with 11 + a bonus book I just couldn't ignore.

 
Animal Journal: Land Mammals of the World by Juan Carlos Alonso (expository)

Exploding Ants and Other Animal Defenses by Rebecca E. Hirsch (expository)

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark and Katy Wu (narrative)

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin (expository text/art adds a narrative)

A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman and Isabel Greenberg (expository) 


The Hidden Life of a Toad by Doug Wechsler (narrative)


Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd by Mary Losure (narrative)
 Note: I wish the cover had more kid appeal, but the writing is exceptional.
 

Life on Sutsey: Iceland's Upstart Island by Loree Burns (narrative)
 

The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer (expository)

What Makes a Monster? Discovering the World’s Scariest Creatures by Jess Keating and David DeGrand (expository)

Zoo Scientists to the Rescue by Patricia Newman and Annie Crawley (expository)


Bonus Book
Here’s a fabulous 2014 title that I just recently discovered.
Zoobots: Wild Robots Inspired by Real Animals by Helaine Becker and Alex Reis (expository)

1 comment:

  1. There are a few here that I haven't yet read, Melissa. Thanks for the recs! Putting them on my to-read list. Loved both the toad book & monsters :).

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