Reading helps kids learn more about the world around them— from understanding how things are made, to where animals live to introducing them to people who made cool stuff.
To foster innovative, future-ready kids, we need to give them experiences and information that'll help pique their interest in science, engineering, technology, art, and math. And what better way to discover this than through a variety of text types
After all, the more a child knows about the world, the more easily they’ll be able to draw on this background knowledge to navigate concepts found while reading and ultimately, while pursuing STEAM.
That's why we're sharing four must-read books our kids can't put down.
1. Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty
If there was required reading for kids of the Maker movement then Andrea Beaty’s series would top the list. In this book, Rosie uses her building skills to bring her aunt’s dream to life and faces what most creators do: failure.
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2. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Mistakes can be very frustrating but they do happen on the way to inventing something cool. Grab this book for a fun read about growth mindset, design thinking, and how we can all learn from our mistakes—sometimes we just need a little cheering on to get there.
3. To Burp or Not to Burp? by Dr. Dave Williams and Loredana Cunti
Part of a series about science and space by Canadian astronaut Dr Dave Williams, curious kids who want all the facts (and the fun) will enjoy this book which answers the very important question, “How do you go to the toilet in space?”
4. Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark
A welcome perspective into women and STEM, this kid-friendly biography of Grace Hopper will give a real-life role model to those children who push boundaries and want nothing more than the time to pursue their questions.
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