#Cybils Picture Book Biographies: Fabre’s Small Wonders

For STEM Friday we have a picture book biography that was nominated for a 2015 Cybils award in the Elementary/Middle Grade Nonfiction category. Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects by Matthew Clark Smith and illustrated by Giuliano … Continue reading






Promoting STEM and Writing With The Trouble With Ants

Are you looking for a middle-grade realistic fiction title that promotes STEM?  The Nora Notebooks, Book 1: The Trouble with Ants by Claudia Mills and illustrated by Katie Kath is a complex, multi-layered story that encourages children – particularly girls … Continue reading






Something Stinks: STEM Can Be Fiction, Too

When we think of promoting STEM books for kids, we usually think of nonfiction. Fiction can play a role as well, however, especially for the middle-grade reader. In the middle-grade novel Something Stinks! by Gail Hedrick the main character, Emily, … Continue reading