Wednesday, December 11, 2019

My 10-ish Favorite STEM Books of 2019

Today I'm finishing up my posts for 2019 with my annual list of favorite STEM books.
This year’s list includes two titles from my #SibertSmackdown list:

Wait, Rest, Pause: Dormancy in Nature by Marcie Flinchum Atkins

And ten additional titles:

Beware of the Crocodile by Martin Jenkins

Did You Burp? How to Ask Questions . . .or Not! by April Pulley Sayre adn Leeza Hernandez

Handimals: Animals in Art and Nature by Silvia Lopez, illustrated by Guideo Daniele

Nine Months: Before a Baby Is Born by Miranda Paul and Jason Chin

Trees: A Rooted History by Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays! I'll be back with more posts in 2020.


  1. Stellar list. I have some reading to do. Ty, Melissa, and have a restfu, wonderful holiday.

  2. Such great titles! I've read all of them except for All in a Drop & The First Dinosaur, but I just picked them both up from the library today :)

    1. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. They both have wonderful art as well as writing.

  3. Wonderful list, Melissa...there are several I haven't read yet, so this is a great reminder!
    I was so sorry we couldn't stop to chat when we ran into each other at NCTE. Hopefully next time. Meanwhile, have a happy and healthy holiday season and may your New Year blossom with joy and success!

  4. Yes, I also wished we could have chatted at NCTE. Such a busy conference. I hope to see you again soon.

  5. I love Marcie’s “Wait Rest Pause” book. It’s such a great concept that helps kids understand a bit more about what’s going on in nature. Thank you for this post.