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Picture Perfect STEM Lessons K-2 Resource Books
Engineering in Our Everyday Lives by
Call Number: TA149 .M545 2014
Publication Date: 2013-10-30
"From video games and sports equipment, to cars and cleaning products, many of the things we use everyday were designed by engineers. This exciting title incorporates child-centered examples and engaging text to capture the readers' attention as they explore the connections between engineering, science, and technology, and discover how engineering impacts our day-to-day lives."
Iggy Peck, Architect by
Call Number: PZ8.3.B38447 I3 2007
Publication Date: 2018-01-30
"Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, even though they're sometimes surprised by his materials-who could forget the tower he built out of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! Andrea Beaty's irresistible rhyming will charm creative kids everywhere and will amuse their sometimes bewildered parents."
Dreaming Up by
Call Number: NA2555 .H35 2012
Publication Date: 1996-04-01
"A collection of concrete poetry, illustrations, and photographs that shows how young children's constructions, created as they play, are reflected in notable works of architecture from around the world. Includes biographies of the architects, quotations, and sources"--Provided by publisher.
Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep! by
Call Number: PZ8.3.T1476 B4 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-08
"A playful robot bedtime story, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco!"
National Geographic Readers: Robots by
Call Number: TJ211.2 .S74 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-08
"Introduces robots and the science behind these amazing machines, including a historic timeline of robot development, common jobs robots perform in the workplace and at home, and robots of the future."
Summer Sun Risin' by
Call Number: PZ8.3.N5664 S8 2002
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
"Set on a Texas farm in the 1950s and told in Nikola-Lisa's distinctive and catchy style, this loving tribute to childhood, farm life, and family togetherness will resonate with readers of all backgrounds today. Sun-drenched paintings by Don Tate mirror the family's daily activities and trace the sun as it travels across the sky from sunrise to sunset. The story also subtly introduces young readers to the subject of African American farmers."
The Sun by
Call Number: QB521.5 .B7 2002
Publication Date: 2002-05-07
"The sun brings heat, warmth, and energy to the Earth. What is the sun made of? How big is it? How far away? Read and find out!"
Newton and Me by
Call Number: QC25 .M394 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-10
"Rhyming book about a boy and his dog, Newton, provides a fun introduction to forces and motion."
Move It! by
Call Number: QC133.5 .M37 2005
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
"Developed with the cooperation of a science consultant, this book in the Primary Physical Science series is a tool to teach the physical sciences to young children. Move It! follows science curricula and is loaded with surprising facts and hands-on activities designed to hold young readers' interest and tap into their fascination with the everyday world. Move It! explores the physics of why and how things move."
Drum Dream Girl by
Call Number: PZ7.E7158 D74 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-31
"A young girl fulfills her dreams in this video treatment of the acclaimed Pura Belpre' Award winner. -- Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule--that is, until the drum dream girl. When at last her dream-bright music was heard, it was decided everybody should be free to drum and dream. Inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers."
Drum City by
Call Number: PZ8.3.G948 D78 2010
Publication Date: 2015-09-08
"A young boy begins banging on pots and pans in his front yard, enticing other children to join him, and before long the entire city is feeling the beat."
Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph by
Call Number: PZ7.1.R82746 J3 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-08
"The fastest man in the West meets his match in this deliciously clever original tall tale-perfect for the Common Core classroom. With his extra-long legs, Jackrabbit McCabe can outrun anything on the American frontier: horses, trains, and even twisters. So of course, everyone in the town of Windy Flats always counts on his speed when a message has to get out fast. Then something new comes to town: the telegraph, which can send Morse code messages with the speed of electricity. At first, no one believes the newfangled contraption can deliver a message quicker than Jackrabbit ... But in a race between man and machine, who will be left in the dust' An author's note includes information about the invention of the telegraph, a Morse code key, and a riddle written in Morse code for kids to transcribe. "A strikingly accomplished debut ... A terrific tall tale about the costs and opportunities of technology."--Publishers Weekly, Starred "Good, quick-moving fun. Kids may marvel that communication existed before the telephone and Internet."--Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition."
Communication Long Ago and Today by
Call Number: P91.2 .O37 2015
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
"What was communication like in the days of old? What were some of the biggest inventions that brought us to the digital age? Discover how communication has changed over hundreds of years and where it might be headed in the future."
Ada Twist, Scientist by
Call Number: PZ8.3.B38447 Ad 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
"In this charming story about a girl on a mission to use science to understand her world, young Ada discovers that her boundless curiosity can help her solve one smelly mystery!"
Call Number: QC173.16 .D86 2017
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
"Simple text and colorful photos introduce the topic of matter"
The Day the Crayons Came Home by
Call Number: PZ7.D3388 D38 2015
Publication Date: 2015-08-18
"One day, Duncan is happily colouring with his crayons when a stack of postcards arrives in the mail from his former crayons, each of which has run away or been left behind, and all of which want to come home."
From Wax to Crayon by
Call Number: TS1268 .N45 2013
Publication Date: 2015-08-31
"Examines how crayons are made, from melting the wax to sorting the crayons to transporting them to the stores."
I Wanna Iguana by
Call Number: PZ7.O6332 I9 2004
Publication Date: 2006-10-05
"Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home. Alex's reassurances: It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house. and his mom's replies: How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile? will have kids in hysterics as the negotiations go back and forth through notes. And the lively, imaginative illustrations show their polar opposite dreams of life with an iguana."
Where Do Animals Live? by
Call Number: QL756 .K356 2010
Publication Date: 2010-01-15
"Describes a different habitat and the animals that live there. Children will learn about forest, desert, grassland, wetland, mountain, and Arctic and Antarctic habitats."
Wangari's Trees of Peace by
Call Number: SB63.M22 W56 2008
Publication Date: 2018-07-31
"This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman's passion, vision, and determination inspired great change."
We Planted a Tree by
Call Number: PZ7.M8894 W4 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-09
"Perfect for springtime reading! In this poetic picture book with environmental themes, illustrated by award-winning artist Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world each plant a tree."
Next Time You See a Pill Bug by
Call Number: QL444.M34 M67 2013
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
"Chances are that just under a nearby rock, you ll spot a roly-poly pill bug. Encourage a child to take a close look, and introduce a fascinating creature. Gently pick it up and watch as it rolls into a ball and unrolls to take a walk. This cousin to lobsters and crabs sheds its crusty skin and will tickle your hand with its 14 (count em!) wiggly legs."
Flowers Are Calling by
Call Number: QK49 .G649 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
"Rhyming text explores the wonders of natural cooperation between flowers and the animals and insects of the forest"
What Is Pollination? by
Call Number: QK926 .K35 2011
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
"Pollination has been in the headlines for the past few years because it directly affects the food supply on Earth. Flowering plants produce fruit or seeds only after pollination. Pollination by insects is a critical function of all land ecosystems. Most orchard fruits, vegetables, and some field crops are pollinated by insects. Pollinators are threatened by pesticides, invasive species, and habitat destruction, but they are especially threatened by a lack of awareness about their importance. This informative book filled with stunning photographs will focus on the critical fact that protecting pollinators means having food to eat. It will help children look at insects in a very different way."
A Birthday Cake Is No Ordinary Cake by
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
"Includes cake and frosting recipes, explanations of how the years are marked in nature, and a section called "How many days to your birthday?" to help kids find their own special day."
Jump Into Science: Sun by
Call Number: QB521.5 .T66 2001
Publication Date: 2016-07-12
"Brief text explains what the sun is made of, its distance from Earth, and its relation to other planets in the solar system."
All the Water in the World by
Call Number: GB848 .L96 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-22
"Rhythmic language and vibrant artwork describe why 'all the water in the world is all the water in the world,' which keeps cycling through various forms and places."
Earth's Landforms and Bodies of Water by
Call Number: GB404 .H94 2016
Publication Date: 2015-10-10
"This informative book explains how Earth is covered by landforms and bodies of water, all of which change shape over time. Interesting images feature landforms such as mountains, valleys, and sand dunes, as well as waterways such as oceans, rivers, and ponds. Children will learn how they develop and why they change."