STEM Books for Elementary Schools

A Listmania! list by STEM Mom (Somwhere, California)
 
A Drop Of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder
1.  A Drop Of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder by Walter Wick
The list author says:
  "A picture is worth a thousand words. This books starts the wheels inside a child's brain turning."
$14.55   Used & New from: $0.01
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Walter Wick's Optical Tricks: 10th Anniversary Edition
2.  Walter Wick's Optical Tricks: 10th Anniversary Edition by Walter Wick
The list author says:
  "Optical Illusion 101 for children. I love the picture answer key in the back. Optical Illusions is a great introduction to show how space, geometry, engineering make an illusion."
$12.11   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body
3.  The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body by David MacAulay
The list author says:
  "Great for California 4th grade science class. Learning about our body, anatomy and our bodies work"
$24.63   Used & New from: $1.53
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The New Way Things Work
4.  The New Way Things Work by David MacAulay
The list author says:
  "This is a child's introduction to Engineering, read anything by David MacCauley to learn how force, levers, gears, pressure, resistance, energy with wonderful visual aids on everyday items."
$22.14   Used & New from: $8.97
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Building Big
5.  Building Big by David MacAulay
$12.60   Used & New from: $0.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

A Million Dots
6.  A Million Dots by Andrew Clements
The list author says:
  "Great picture book! Each picture is made with a ton of tiny dots. Throughout the book a small dot will be circled and will tell you that is was the 578,xxx dot and a fact about that number. This book is a great aid for helping children get a grasp and gauge numbers"
$14.36   Used & New from: $0.24
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Go Figure!: A Totally Cool Book About Numbers (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))
7.  Go Figure!: A Totally Cool Book About Numbers (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) by Johnny Ball
The list author says:
  "Some kids are readers, tell them something in a story and they will never forget it ... but then they have a hard time with math, well this is the book for them. Great concepts explained for those who lean towards the humanities with amazing stories, history and visual aids"
$11.79   Used & New from: $3.02
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Why Pi?
8.  Why Pi? by Johnny Ball
$11.47   Used & New from: $5.23
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Iggy Peck, Architect
9.  Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
The list author says:
  "This book is fun, humorous and for all those future architects or builders out there!"
$10.24   Used & New from: $5.06
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

Monkey with a Tool Belt (Carolrhoda Picture Books)
10.  Monkey with a Tool Belt (Carolrhoda Picture Books) by Chris Monroe
The list author says:
  "Great book to show the importance of each tool, knowing how to use a tool, thinking outside of the box and problem solving. A funny must read for all"
$13.48   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem
11.  Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem by Chris Monroe
$12.64   Used & New from: $4.79
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Science Verse (Book+CD)
12.  Science Verse (Book+CD) by Lane Smith
The list author says:
  "Who knew that Science and poetry could be so funny. Lane Smith does an amazing job of taking the traditional nursery rythmes and recreating them into science verses that you will never forget. Can you child learn just about anything if it is set to a song? Then this book (with CD of course) is for you and them!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Do Not Open
13.  Do Not Open by John Farndon
The list author says:
  "Fascinating book on all the STEM - type gagdets and inventions. Great pictures and visuals"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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So You Want to Be An Inventor?
14.  So You Want to Be An Inventor? by Judith St. George
$7.99   Used & New from: $2.50
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope (Complete Books)
15.  The Usborne Complete Book of the Microscope (Complete Books) by Kirsteen Rogers
The list author says:
  "Have you ever had a child look into a microscope and they see nothing? The scope is too dark, they dont know how to look with one eye, it is out of focus ... this book solves all those problems. Great high definition photos of every day items blown up in amazing color. This book can open a childs mind to cells, science, biology and more"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah? (Wells of Knowledge Science)
16.  What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah? (Wells of Knowledge Science) by Robert E. Wells
$7.54   Used & New from: $0.39
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew? (Wells of Knowledge Science)
17.  What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew? (Wells of Knowledge Science) by Robert E. Wells
$15.29   Used & New from: $5.97
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

What's Older Than a Giant Tortoise? (Wells of Knowledge Science Series)
18.  What's Older Than a Giant Tortoise? (Wells of Knowledge Science Series) by Robert E. Wells
$6.30   Used & New from: $2.39
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Snowflakes
19.  Snowflakes by Kenneth George Libbrecht
The list author says:
  "Amazing close up photography of snowflakes. Did you know that every snow flake is a crystal with six sides. This book (and all of Kenneth George Libbrecht's book) has pictures that are worth a thousand words and thoughts."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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The Basics of Cell Life with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science)
20.  The Basics of Cell Life with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science) by Amber Keyser
The list author says:
  "Who said biology cant have a superhero?"
$7.52   Used & New from: $3.51
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book
21.  G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book by David M. Schwartz
$13.09   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
22.  The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Gray
The list author says:
  "A Visual guide to the periodic chart and every element in the Universe. Each element has pictures of each element and its everyday usage. This book makes it so everyone can understand science and the elements!"
$23.57   Used & New from: $10.46
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Mandala Book: Patterns of the Universe
23.  The Mandala Book: Patterns of the Universe by Lori Bailey Cunningham
The list author says:
  "Great picture book that shows patterns in nature. Fractals, circles, spider webs, tree rings. This book is Art meeting nature, science and math"
$13.73   Used & New from: $10.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

My Light
24.  My Light by Molly Bang
The list author says:
  "This book explains light. The who, what, where, when, why and how of light with a great bibliography in the back. I used this book when my son became interested in solar panels. The author explaination and use of visual aids are spot on."
$13.35   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Big Ideas That Changed the World
25.  The Big Ideas That Changed the World by Isabel Thomas
The list author says:
  "Best Idea/Invention book with pictures for children. This book is must read for those interested in the "Invention Convention""
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Chu Ju's House
26.  Chu Ju's House by Gloria Whelan
The list author says:
  "Are you an educator that brings silk worms to the classroom? If so, this book is a great companion to explain the entire process of how silk is made and silk worm factories. (of course there is a new TEDx talk out there about all the new uses for silk as well but that is a different age category)"
$5.68   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

A Girl Named Disaster
27.  A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
The list author says:
  "A wonderful story of girl in Africa who gives up supersition for science. Who said science can be taught to those who will end up majoring in Humanities? This book tells the story of science and you are so caught up in the plot and the survival story that you wont even notice all the science snuck in there."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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Frigits Deluxe
28.  Frigits Deluxe by Think of It
The list author says:
  "Great toy for raining day recess! We put the fridgits on a metal door or magnetic white board all the laws of physics apply."
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29.  Build Your Own Paper Robots: 100s of Mecha Model Designs on CD to Print Out and Assemble by Julius Perdana
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  "The CD Rom is a must, you print out each robot template in color and follow the instructions. This book teaches a child the basics of how to engineer paper into real life robots"
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30.  Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move by Keisuke Saka
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31.  39 Dazzling Experiments With Dry Ice by Brian Rohrig
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  "When your child needs to do a science experiment, dry ice will always be fun and a hit!"
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32.  The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf) by Marilyn Burns
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33.  Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can do At Home - But Probably Shouldn't (Theodore Gray) by Theodore Gray
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34.  Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But STILL Probably Shouldn't (Theo Gray's Mad Science) by Theodore Gray
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35.  Imagine a Night by Sarah L. Thomson
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36.  Imagine a Day (Byron Preiss Book) by Sarah L. Thomson
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37.  Imagine a Place by Sarah L. Thomson
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38.  Swing!: A Scanimation Picture Book by Rufus Butler Seder
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39.  Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book by Rufus Butler Seder
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40.  Waddle!: A Scanimation Picture Book (Scanimation Picture Books) by Rufus Butler Seder
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