Friday, September 25, 2020

10 Fave #WomeninSTEM Picture Book Biographies

Over the last 10 years, I’ve shared a lot of STEM-themed book lists, but it recently occurred to me that I’ve never written a post that highlights some of my favorite picture book biographies about female scientists. There are SO many to choose from, but here are a few that have really stuck with me.

*A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America On the Moon by Suzanne Slade

Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark

Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor by Laurie Wallmark

*Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez

Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing by Dean Robbins

Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain by Cheryl Bardoe

Rachel Carson and Her Book that Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor

Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian by Margarita Engle

*Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter

What Miss Mitchell Saw by Hayley Barrett

*Feature diverse scientists


  1. This is amazing collection! Thanks for the big dose of inspiration today. :), Linda

  2. Educators: Most of these books have free resources on the authors' websites. For example, resources for A COMPUTER CALLED KATHERINE here -