STEM the Summer Slide with Northrop Grumman
June 15, 2020
Every summer we STEM the Summer Slide with our partners at Northrop Grumman. Summer
Our entire Summer book kit features 18 books featuring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math subjects. The books are available at our Story Stations around the world and for app users through our book order form. Read about each of these books in our Book List.
Let’s take a peek inside at what we’re reading together this summer:
Books about Animals and Dinosaurs
Kids love animals and dinosaurs so it’s a great entry point to talk about various STEM subjects and spark imagination about the world around us. We have a number of books to inspire your future paleontologist, marine biologist, or zoologist.
- National Geographic Readers: Weird Sea Creatures by Laura Mars
- I am Jane Goodall by Brad Meltzer
- Oh Say Can You Say Di-no-saur? Dr Seuss Learning Library by Bonnie Worth
- Oscar and the Frog: A Book About Growing by Geoff Waring
- Smart Kids: Dinosaurs by Roger Priddy
- Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle
Experiments and Engineering
One of the most exciting things about STEM is seeing the subjects in action, by doing experiments or building something. Not only is this a great way to apply the subjects that you’re learning about, but it reinforces what is being learned. Inspire your child to keep trying and continue experimenting with these STEM books that are all about science fairs, experiments, building projects, and even a two time Nobel Prize winning Scientist.
- Pete the Cat and the Supercool Science Fair by James Dean
- Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab : A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself by Bob Pflugfelder
- Rosie Revere, Engineer / Rosa Pionera, ingeniera (Rosie Revere, Engineer, Spanish Edition) by Andrea Beaty
- The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare by Shannon Hale
- If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen
- I am Marie Curie by Brad Meltzer
Math is such an integral part of life, from the basics of shopping and balancing a budget, to the math that launched Americans to the moon more than 50 years ago, it truly makes up the world around us. Whether you have a future mathematician or a reluctant math learner, these books help introduce math to young readers in an accessible and inspiring way.
- A Dollar for Penny by Julie Glass and Joy Allen
- Hidden Figures (Young Readers’ Edition) by Margot Lee Shetterly
STEM Board Books
It is never too early to introduce STEM to the child in your life. These board books make a great addition to the library of every newborn through toddler while explaining the world around them – from the smallest caterpillar to the largest planet and every fruit and vegetable inbetween.
- Growing Vegetable Soup / A sembrar sopa de verduras by Lois Ehlert
- Hello, World! Solar System by Jill McDonald
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta by Eric Carle