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Our six favourite STEM books for children and babies

Updated: Jul 16

Science and Maths are such important subjects and can be fun at any age with these super fun books filled with engaging activities and information which can be both looked at and used to experiment and learn.



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Super Scientists: 1 (40 Inspiring Icons) Hardcover – 7 Feb. 2019

by Anne Blanchard (Author), Tino (Illustrator)


A quick paced book with 40 of the most inspiring super scientists of all time.


"The biggest discoveries… the most inquiring minds… the 40 most inspiring super scientists of all time are here! Learn how these scientists shaped the world in this fact-packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series."

Beginning with the Ancient Greek philosopher Thales, who discovered geometry and astronomy, right up to the modern astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who has popularised complex scientific theories through the use of simple language, these are the 40 super scientists to be learned about by all: Thales; Pythagoras; Aristotle; Euclid; Archimedes; Zhang Heng; Hypatia of Alexandria;


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Future Engineer (FUTURE BABY BOARDBOOKS)

by Lori Alexander (Author)


Flip a switch. Turn a gear. Could Baby be an engineer? Find out in this STEM-themed addition to the series! Future Baby is an adorable new board book series that takes a playful peek into an assortment of powerful careers and shows little ones how their current skills match up with the job at hand. With Future Baby, babies can be anything!


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100 Easy STEAM Activities: Awesome Hands-On Projects for Aspiring Artists and Engineers Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Jan. 2020 by Andrea Yi, Scalzo (Author)


With Andrea Scalzo Yi’s activities, teaching children the basic tenants of science, technology, engineering art and math is easier - and more fun - than ever. Using just a few everyday objects, children can engage in educational activities so fun that they

won’t even know they’re learning! Each experiment or activity teaches kids about one or more STEAM principle, and many even incorporate principles from different categories for a more comprehensive learning experience.


A variety of project ideas - including seasonal activities like candy corn stacking challenges and marshmallow igloos - ensure that kids won’t have any problem finding an activity that will allow them to have fun while learning essential STEAM principles.


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Quantum Physics for Smart Kids, Volume 4: A Little Scientist's Guide to Atoms, Molecules, Matter, and More (Future Geniuses) Board book – 4 Aug. 2020

by Carlos Pazos (Author)

Discover the mystery of science with Future Geniuses!


Join Valentia, the little scientist, and her cat, Plank, as they learn why Plank can never seem to catch the laser he loves to play with.


To do this, they must shrink down to the smallest size imaginable. Once they're tiny, they can better learn about quantum physics, discovering secrets that are invisible to those of us who are full sized!


Valentina teaches Plank all about molecules, atoms, particles, photons, and matter., as well as solids, liquids, and gasses--and fusion and fission!


Future Geniuses is a collection that will help families spend time reading and learning together. Through simple text and fun illustrations, author and scientist Carlos Pazos makes the subjects of quantum physics approachable and easy to understand for even the smallest scientists.


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5.


Sensational Science: 1 (STEM Activity KS1, KS2) Paperback – 4 Oct. 2018

by Steph Clarkson (Author)


STEM Activity: Sensational Science will inspire your Key Stage 1 and 2 children with a range of fun and educational science activities and puzzles that you can do at home – learn all about atoms, genes, gravity, acids, magnets, and more!


Bite-size facts explain the scientific theories, scientists and discoveries behind them, making it easy to home school and keep your children busy while you work from home.


Complete the electrical circuits, unscramble the renewable energy sources, spot the differences in the

space station, test your magnet knowledge, colour in the shapes to reveal the awesome x-ray! These are just some of the write-in activities featured in STEM Activity: Sensational Science.


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6.


Crafty Science. (2018)

More than 20 Sensational STEAM Projects to Create at Home.

By Jane Bull (Author)


This hands-on crafty science book introduces inquisitive children to the wonders of science through kids craft projects with everyday objects. Award-winning author Jane Bull combines art, craft, and cooking activities with gentle, scientific learning, showing children that science, technology, engineering, art, and maths are all around us - and in everything we make and do! Crafty Science contains over 20 fun-filled craft activities for kids, each accompanied by a 'What's the science?' section explaining how it works. Children will learn how to make a toy raft and discover what makes their boat float. They'll design, colour and watch a paper butterfly balance on the tip of a pencil. Or even create a cool ice sculpture and learn about the changing states of solids and liquids.


With this educational book, difficult concepts like buoyancy, gravity, and aerodynamics become meaningful and accessible to young children through play.


Make a toy raft and find out what makes your boat float or learn why popcorn pops. Discover your wonderful world in a whole new way. Explore the world of science through tons of stimulating experiments and fun activities for kids!


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