100 Books About STEM

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Science can be fun! These books are the third category of our #1000Books Series, which aims to help you read 1,000 books with your child before they reach kindergarten. Learning about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) topics allows children to build a solid foundation for the future and help them be engaged in their own learning. Here are some awesome STEM books that will spark your child's love for asking questions and help them develop a passion for science.

infants & toddlers (0 - 2 years)

1 is One by Tasha Tudor

1, 2, 3 to the Zoo: A Counting Book by Eric Carle

10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel

Big and Little by Steve Jenkins

Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker

Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book by Karen Katz

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton

Dracula: A BabyLit Counting Primer by Jennifer Adams

Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert

Goodnight, Numbers by Danica McKellar

Introductory Calculus for Infants by Omi M. Inouye

Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

My Very First Book of Numbers by Eric Carle

My Very First Library by Eric Carle

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

Our Stars by Anne Rockwell

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Quack and Count by Keith Baker

Quantum Physics for Babies by Chris Ferrie

Rocket Science for Babies by Chris Ferrie

Shapes Las Formas by Othen Donald Dale Cummings

Space Walk by Salina Yoon

Tabbed Board Books: My First Numbers: Let's Get Counting! by DK Publishing

Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Jayne Church

Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang

Toddler Two by Anastasia Yuen

TouchThinkLearn: Numbers by Xavier Deneux

TouchThinkLearn: Opposites by Xavier Deneux


preschool (3 - 4 years)

123 A Family Counting Book by Bobbie Combs

A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman

All Year Round by Susan B. Katz

Arches to Zigzags: An Architecture ABC by Michael J. Crosbie

Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros

Clink by Kelly DiPucchio

Counting by Aino-Maija Metsola

Counting with Frida by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein

First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Germs Make Me Sick! by Melvin Berger

Go, Otto, Go! by David Milgrim

I am Jane Goodall by Brad Meltzer

I Love Bugs! by Philomen Sturges

If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen

Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body by Tish Rabe

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood

Math Appeal by Greg Tang

Math Fables by Greg Tang

Math For All Seasons by Greg Tang

Mechanimals by Chris Tougas

Mighty Mommies and Their Amazing Jobs: A STEM Career Book for Kids by Donald Jacobsen

Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

My First Counting Book by Lilian Moore

My First Counting Book: Police by Cindy Entin

My Very First Space Book by Emily Bone

Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci by Gene Barretta

Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta

Oh, the Things They Invented!: All About Great Inventors by Bonnie Worth

On the Lauch Pad: A Counting Book About Rockets by Michael Dahl

Our Earth by Anne Rockwell

Peg + Cat: The Pizza Problem by Jennifer Oxley

Peg + Cat: The Race Car Problem by Jennifer Oxley

Robots, Robots Everywhere! by Sue Fliess

Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews

Ten Magic Butterflies by Danica McKellar

The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen

When the Wind Blows by Linda Booth Sweeney

Wipe Clean: Numbers by Roger Priddy

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shapte It by JoAn Deak


early school (5 - 6 years)

A Dandelion's Life by John Himmelman

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty

Awesome Dawson by Chris Gall

Bright Sky, Starry City by Uma Krishnaswami

Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm

Counting on Fall by Lizann Flatt

Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd

Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale

Frog, Where Are You? by Mercer Mayer

How Many Bugs in a Box?: A Pop-up Counting Book by David A. Carter

I am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer

If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen

If You Were the Moon by Laura Purdie Salas

Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford

It Could Still Be a Flower by Allan Fowler

Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins

Mira Forecasts the Future by Kell Andrews

Nuts to You! by Lois Ehlert

Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today? All About Weather by Tish Rabe

On the Launch Pad: A Counting Book About Rockets by Michael Dahl

Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot by Alice & Martin Provensen

The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller

The Secret Subway by Shana Corey

Time Flies by Eric Rohmann

What's Out There: A Book About Space by Lynn Wilson

Why Should I Recycle? by Jen Green


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