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5 STEM Books for Kids to Cozy Up to This Winter

Winter is the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book. To inspire the little ones in your life to warm up to reading, we at the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) have compiled a list of five awesome, kid-friendly STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) books for the season!


Rosie Revere, Engineer” by Andrea Beaty

In this New York Times bestselling book, Andrea Beaty shares the inspiring story of Rosie’s dream to become a great engineer, and illustrations by David Roberts bring the tale to life. Rosie creates a variety of interesting inventions but is too scared to share her grand ideas. A special visitor shows Rosie that failure is nothing to fear it actually is an important step in inventing, as long as you don’t give up!


Be a Maker” by Katey Howes

Rhyming verses and engaging illustrations urge children to consider what they can make in a day. By encouraging children to think about changes they can make, things they can accomplish and ways they can use their creativity, this book can inspire them to go out into the world and make — whether they make an invention, a difference or a new friend.


Over and Under the Snow” by Kate Messner

For animal lovers, this story exploring the world of creatures living beneath the snow is a great fit. Readers enjoy a lesson on the subnivean zone, where some animals stay busy and warm throughout the winter, and enhance their understanding of the natural world around them.


She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference” by Chelsea Clinton

This inspiring book celebrates women’s contributions to the field of science and showcases those who defied societal standards to invent, discover, create, uncover answers and change the world. Readers will be introduced to role models including Florence Nightingale, Gladys West, Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg and more.


Sizing Up Winter” by Lizann Flatt

With this vibrant book, readers go on a journey to discover math within nature. Children will learn how numbers, patterns and shapes occur in everyday winter scenes filled with plants and animals. Educators sharing this book in the classroom can visit the publisher’s website for a free teaching and activity guide to go along with it.


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