Wednesday, December 16, 2020

My 10-ish Favorite STEM Books of 2020

Today I'm finishing up my posts for 2020 with my annual list of favorite STEM books. This year’s list includes fifteen titles because I just couldn’t narrow it down to ten. It was a stellar year for nonfiction, and for STEM titles in particular.

Six of the books appeared on from my #SibertSmackdown list a few weeks ago:

Being Frog by April Pulley Sayre

Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals by Katy S. Duffield

Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon by Kelly Starling Lyons

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming

Tiny Monsters: The Strange Creatures That Live on Us, in Us, and Around Us by Steve Jenkins

You’re Invited to a Moth Ball by Loree Griffin Burns


I’m also including eight additional titles that you won’t want to miss:

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team by Christina Soontornvat

The Great Bear Rescue: Saving the Gobi Bears by Sandra Markle

If You Take Away the Otter by Susannah Buhrmann-Deever

Jumbo: The Making of the Boeing 747 by Chris Gall

Oil by Jonah Winter

Small Matters: Then Hidden Powers of the Unseen by Heather Ferranti Kinser

Tracking Pythons: The Quest to Catch an Invasive Predator and Save an Ecosystem by Kate Messner

Who Gives a Poop? Surprising Science from One End to the Other by Heather Montgomery

Whooo Knew? The Truth About Owls by Annette Whipple


  1. Oh my goodness! To be included with these fabulous books and authors is an honor, Melissa. THANK YOU!

  2. There's only a couple of these I didn't already have on my read/to-read list...putting them on now!

  3. Such a great list! Thank you for sharing, Melissa!