Children's books to encourage girls in STEM

Game On (Girl Geeks, Book 2)

Game On (Girl Geeks, Book 2)

Alex Miles

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The Hackathon (Girl Geeks, Book 1)

The Hackathon (Girl Geeks, Book 1)

Alex Miles

Hamsa's teacher has announced that their class will be doing their very own hackathon.    A hack-a-what? thinks Hamsa. She doesn't know anything about tech or coding!    Can...

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 Read reviewHow to Win a Nobel Prize

How to Win a Nobel Prize

Barry Marshall, Bernard Caleo, Lorna Hendry

A time-travel adventure for young budding scientists.

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Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants (The Questioneers, Book 2)

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants (The Questioneers, Book 2)

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high...

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Quark's Academy

Quark’s Academy

Catherine Pelosi

Quark's Academy is a junior fiction adventure complete with humorous dialogue, mad plotting and peculiar characters for readers aged eight to twelve.

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Brobot

Brobot

James Foley

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 Read reviewRosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters (The Questioneers Book 1)

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters (The Questioneers Book 1)

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling Rosie Revere is back and starring in her first chapter book!

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Our Little Inventor

Our Little Inventor

Sher Rill Ng

A gorgeous and inspiring picture book about a young girl, Nell, who invents a machine to fix the pollution that is choking the city.

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Dungzilla

Dungzilla

James Foley

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Gastronauts

Gastronauts

James Foley

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Ellie Engineer

Ellie Engineer

Jackson Pearce

Ellie is an engineer. With a tool belt strapped over her favorite skirt (who says you can't wear a dress and have two kinds of screwdrivers handy, just in case?), she invents and builds amazing creations in her backyard workshop....

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Fly

Fly

Jess McGeachin

Lucy had always been good at fixing things, and Dad needed a bit of help. It was just the two of them after all. So when Lucy finds a bird with a broken wing, she's sure she can fix him too.

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Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

Patricia Valdez, Felicita Sala

Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets... There, just like when she was a...

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 Read reviewWomen In Science

Women In Science

Rachel Ignotofsky

A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world....

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 Read reviewAda Twist, Scientist

Ada Twist, Scientist

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

A story of the power of curiosity in the hands of a child on a mission to use science to understand her world

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Violet The Pilot

Violet The Pilot

Steve Breen

By the time she was eight, Violet Van Winkle could build elaborate flying machines from scratch. The kids at school tease her. Maybe she could earn their respect by winning the blue ribbon in the upcoming Air Show. Or maybe...

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 Read reviewRosie Revere, Engineer

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great, Great Aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie...

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Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science

Jeannine Atkins

A biographical novel in verse of three different girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists --

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Audrey the Amazing Inventor

Audrey the Amazing Inventor

Rachel Valentine, Katie Weymouth

A fun and quirky picture book featuring a feisty and inspiring female protagonist with an inventive mind and curious spirit. Showcasing lively artwork and plenty of humour, Audrey the Inventor is perfect for story time or the...

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Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly, Laura Freeman

Author Shetterly and illustrator Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black female mathematicians who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers in this adaptation of Shetterly's #1 New York...

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Me…Jane

Patrick McDonnell

In this inspiring true tale of Jane Goodall's early years, bestselling author Patrick McDonnell gently reminds readers that with determination, you really can make your dreams come true.

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Interstellar Cinderella

Interstellar Cinderella

Deborah Underwood, Meg Hunt

With a little help from her fairy godrobot, Cinderella is going to the ball. But when the prince's ship has mechanical trouble, someone will have to zoom to the rescue!

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Who Says Women Can't be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

Who Says Women Can’t be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell

Tanya Lee Stone, Marjorie Priceman

A nonfiction picture book telling the inspiring story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor.

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Ada's Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer

Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer

Fiona Robinson

A picture book biography of mathematician Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, by the award-winning author/illustrator Fiona Robinson

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Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Zafouko Yamamoto

Meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron. From her early love of logic, to her plans for the world's first computer program, learn about Ada's life in this mini biography for readers as young as...

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Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Beatrice Cerocchi

Part of the bestselling Little People, Big Dreams series, Jane Goodall tells the inspiring true story of the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees.     

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The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

Jeanette Winter

Get to know Zaha Hadid in this nonfiction picture book about the famed architect's life and her triumph over adversity from celebrated author-illustrator Jeanette Winter.

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A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space

A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space

Libby Jackson

From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.

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Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World

Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World

Vashti Harrison

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Frau Isa

Meet the one of the world's most famous scientists in this book for readers as young as 4 years. Part of the Little People, Big Dreams series that introduces children to history's highest achievers.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.

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 Read reviewLittle Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Vashti Harrison

Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author-illustrator Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African-American women who shaped history and changed the world. Illustrations.

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She Persisted Around the World

She Persisted Around the World

Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger

In this companion book to She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to a group of thirteen incredible women who have shaped history all across the globe.

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Brilliant Women: Pioneers of Science and Technology

Brilliant Women: Pioneers of Science and Technology

Georgia Amson-Bradshaw, Rita Petruccioli

A beautifully illustrated series introducing women who have stretched the boundaries of art, science, society and sport, changing the world along the way

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