STEM the Summer Slide in 2021 with our latest books

May 24, 2021

This summer maintain your reading routine with our STEM the Summer Slide books coming soon to your local Story Station.

The “summer slide” is what happens when young minds sit idle during summer break. Statistics tell us that children who don’t read over the summer lose more than two months of reading achievement. By sixth grade, those children will be two years behind their peers who don’t slide.

For military families, parents can make recordings on our app which can help support their summer reading routine. Three of four military families using United Through Reading’s program established and maintained reading routines, helping to create predictable patterns in their children’s lives. Every year we STEM the Summer Slide with support from our partner, Northrop Grumman!

Check out these books all about science, technology, engineering, and math topics for kids of all ages – from babies to teens.

Books for the Littlest Learners

Numbers / Números by Sterling Publishing
Up to My Knees! by Grace Lin
Nerdy Babies: Space by Emmy Kastner
Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel

Elementary School Kids

The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library: Oh, the Pets You Can Get!: All About Our Animal Friends by Tish Rabe
The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library: Oh, Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?: All About Dinosaurs by Bonnie Worth
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Beginner Chapter Books

Libby Loves Science: Mix and Measure (I Can Read, Level 3) by Kimberly Derting
The Questioneers #2: Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants by Andrea Beaty
Zoey and Sassafras #2: Monsters and Mold (First Book Special Edition) by Asia Citro
A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold
The Magnificent Makers #2: Brain Trouble by Theanne Griffith

Chapter Books

Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson by Katherine Johnson