Category Archives: STEM Friday

Rounding Up: Beginning Readers about Space

If you took your child out to watch the Quadrantid meteor shower this morning, you might have sparked an interest in space and astronomy. Here are five beginning readers to help you find out more: Space (Smithsonian Little Explorer) by … Continue reading

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Tiger Math and Science

You never know what is going to capture a child’s interest and at the same time take them forward academically. Take tigers. Right now there is a animated cartoon series called Uncle Grandpa that features a Giant Realistic Flying Tiger. … Continue reading

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Squish #1: Super Amoeba

A few weeks ago I was in a local bookstore looking for middle grade novels. The salesperson suggested a graphic novel that had “science.” A fictional graphic novel that contains science? Intrigued, she lead me to  Squish #1: Super Amoeba … Continue reading

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Taking a Look at Things That Float and Things That Don’t

Children love to investigate buoyancy, and Things That Float and Things That Don’t by David A. Adler and illustrated by Anna Raff is a perfect picture book to accompany their experiments. Although floating seems simple on the surface, it is … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös

You have probably already discovered The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös by Deborah Heiligman and illustrated by LeUyen Pham, but if you haven’t, you are in for a real treat. Add the fact that Paul … Continue reading

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