First Book STEM Book List

Children are riddled with curiosity from a young age. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) spark an interest that create a lasting effect and inspire them to dive further into a lifetime of discovery.

Here are a few of our favorite books – ranging from board books to young adult fiction – that encourage and inspire children to pursue a fascination with science, technology, engineering, and math!

First Book STEM Book List (listed in alphabetical order by author):

Basher Science: Rocks and Minerals: A Gem of a Book! by Simon Basher and Dan Green

Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet.

1, 2, 3, to the Zoo: A Counting Book, by Eric Carle

Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle’s first picture book.

Moonshot, by Brian Floca

Brian Floca explores Apollo 11’s famed moon landing with this expanded edition of Moonshot!

EngiNerds, by Jarrett Lerner

When a group of nerdy best friends each begin receiving robots that start to act like real creatures, it is up to them to save the day, and the planet.

Hello, World! How Do Apples Grow? by Jill McDonald

Hello, World! How Do Apples Grow? is a board book that teaches toddlers all about how apples grow—from seed to sapling to tree to applesauce!

Goodnight, Numbers, by Danica McKellar

A New York Times bestselling bedtime story with a math twist—sneaking in secret counting concepts on each page to help make your child smarter!

Seeds Move! by Robin Page

Discover the fascinating and surprising ways that seeds move and find a place to grow.

Maker Comics: Fix a Car! by Chris Schweizer

Learn how to maintain your car and handle tricky roadside repairs in this volume of First Second’s new DIY graphic novel series!

Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? by Robert E. Wells

The blue whale is the biggest creature on Earth. But a hollow Mount Everest could hold billions of whales! And though Mount Everest is enormous, it is pretty small compared to the Earth. This book is an innovative exploration of size and proportion.

Secret Coders, by Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes

Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes!

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