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STEAM in Picture Books!

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics! Incorporating these subjects into your child’s life encourages kids to explore, question, research, discover, and exercise innovative building skills.

Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Youth STEAM Collection BEA
This fun-filled, inspiring, colorful picture book is about the power of teamwork and the importance of celebrating individual gifts and self-expression. Check out the rest of The Questioneers Picture Book series as well!

jabari tries by Gaia Cornwall

Youth STEAM Collection COR
Jabari is building a flying machine in his backyard! This tale shows that through perseverance and flexibility, an inventive thought can become a brilliant reality!

how to code a sandcastle by Josh Funk

Youth STEAM Collection FUN
From the computer science nonprofit, Girls Who Code, comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer coding concepts.

awesome dawson by Chris Gall

Youth STEAM Collection GAL
Everything can be used again! That’s Dawson’s motto. This book inspires kids to reuse, repurpose, and recylce in this inventive adventure about a boy superhero who turns trash into treasures.

magnolia mudd and the super jumptastic launcher by Katey Howes

Youth STEAM Collection HOW
Meet Magnolia Mudd: an inventive girl who would rather tighten a nut and a bolt than tie a ribbon or bow.

bird builds a nest by Martin Jenkins

Youth STEAM Collection JEN
Using simple, clear language and beautiful illustrations, this engaging story is the perfect introduction to physical forces for very young readers. Check out the other books in this series, A First Science Storybook.

the boy and the wild blue girl by Keith Negley

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Inspired by the work of wind pioneer, Poul la Cour, this is the imagined story of the invention of wind turbines.

boxitects by Kim Smith

Youth STEAM Collection SMI
A STEAM-centered, adorably illustrated picture book about Meg, a brilliant and creative boxitect who creates extraordinary things out of ordinary carboard boxes.

the most magnificent thing by Ashley Spires

Youth STEAM Collection SPI
The girl is going to create the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She doesn’t just “make” though. She “tinkers and hammers and measures” This book will make kids eager to create their own inventions.

count on me by Miguel Tanco

Youth STEAM Collection TAN
This book is a gorgeous ode to something vital but rarely celebrated. In the eyes of this little girl, math takes its place alongside painting, drawing, and song as a way to ponder the beauty of the world.

gus’s garage by Leo Timmers

Youth STEAM Collection TIM
Gus’s workshop is chock-full of odds and ends. Gus’s friends bring him vehicles that need fixing and he finds an ingenious solution every time!

what do you do with an idea? by Kobi Yamada

Youth STEAM Collection YAM
This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world.