Kids books with STEM themes

 Special priceThe Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs

The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs

Kate Messner, Matthew Forsythe

All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony, one person to make a difference, one idea to change the world.

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Adam Spencer's Mini Book of Numbers

Adam Spencer’s Mini Book of Numbers

Adam Spencer

Our very own Sultan of STEM, Crusader of Calculus, Prince of Pi - Adam Barrington Spencer - is back in 2019 with more teasing, tantalising and tricky maths games, puzzles and quizzes for young and hungry minds.Scared...

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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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Argh! There's a Skeleton Inside You!

Argh! There’s a Skeleton Inside You!

Idan Ben-Barak, Julian Frost

A funny picture book about a fascinating concept in science by the highly successful duo who brought us Do Not Lick This Book (it's full of germs) - the award-winning author of Small Wonders, and the animator behind the wildly...

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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Matt Hunt

Part of the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Stephen Hawking tells the inspiring story of the brilliant physicist and author.

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Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson (American Museum of Natural History), Gregory Mone

America's most celebrated astrophysicist invites young readers to explore the mysteries of the universe.

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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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 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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 Read reviewCharles Darwin's On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species

Sabina Radeva

The first ever picture-book retelling of Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species; this accessible work brings evolution to the younger generation through stylish illustrations and a simple, easy-to-understand text.

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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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Woo's Wonderful World of Maths

Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths

Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo is on a mission: to show us that maths is the language of the universe.

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Australian Backyard Earth Scientist

Australian Backyard Earth Scientist

Peter Macinnis

Find out where rain comes from and what geysers look like! Read about soil becoming too salty and why greenhouse gases are increasing. Did you know that fog is a cloud sitting on the ground and that ice can tell you about the...

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Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants

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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The Wild Robot

Peter Brown

A gloriously illustrated story of a robot's adventures in the wild

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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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George's Secret Key to the Universe

George’s Secret Key to the Universe

Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking

George's pet pig breaks through the fence into the garden next door - introducing him to his new neighbours: the scientist, Eric, his daughter, Annie, and a super-intelligent computer called Cosmos.

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Zeroes and Ones: The geeks, heroes and hackers who changed history

Zeroes and Ones: The geeks, heroes and hackers who changed history

Cristy Burne

How did Australians help invent wifi? What does it take to invent social media? How can we get a laptop to every kid on the planet?

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Brobot

Brobot

James Foley

Sally is the world's foremost inventor under the age of twelve, and she just knows she can build a better brother than the messy, smelly version she has. Sally's invention - Brobot - is fantastic, that is until the remote gets...

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 Read reviewDo Not Lick This Book

Do Not Lick This Book

Idan Ben-Barak, Julian Frost

A brilliantly simple, funny, interactive picture book that introduces children to the strange, unseen world of microbes all around them by the award-winning author of Small Wonders and the animator of the insanely successful video...

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I Have an Idea

I Have an Idea

Herve Tullet

Creative genius Herve Tullet on the subject closest to his heart: AN IDEA!

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It Might Be An Apple

It Might Be An Apple

Shinsuke Yoshitake

A boisterous, philosophical shaggy dog story for young children that follows a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought through all the things an apple might be if it is not, in fact, an apple. It encourages a...

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The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole

The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole

Michelle Cuevas

A girl's friendship with a lonely (and hungry) black hole leads her to face her own sadness in this original, funny, and touching novel

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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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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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Can I Build Another Me?

Shinsuke Yoshitake

Follows a child's hilarious, wildly inventive train of thought as he decides to make a clone of himself - and starts to ponder what makes him.

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Game On (Girl Geeks, Book 2)

Game On (Girl Geeks, Book 2)

Alex Miles

Skateboarding and video games are the best things in the world according to Niki.    So when the biggest esports tournament announces they will hold a junior comp in her town, Niki is the first to...

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Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder

Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder

Alom Shaha, Emily Robertson

Don't worry if you don't know the answers, you soon will! Learn about sound by making wine glasses sing, investigate chemical reactions with vitamin-powered rockets, and explore Newton's Third Law by making balloon-driven cars....

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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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Adam Spencer's The Number Detective

Adam Spencer’s The Number Detective

Adam Spencer

After the runaway bestsellers Enormous Book of Numbers (2015) and Number Crunchers (2016), Australia's funniest maths dude is back with another bumper activity book for young and eager minds. Bursting with games,...

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Iggy Peck, Architect

Iggy Peck, Architect

Andrea Beaty, David Roberts

Iggy Peck has been building fabulous creations since he was two. His parents are proud of their son, though sometimes surprised by some of Iggy's inventive creations (like the tower he built out of used diapers). When a new second...

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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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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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Something Wonderful

Something Wonderful

Raewyn Caisley

Sam likes to pull things apart and put them back together, and think about how things work. But he is sometimes so busy doing this, he forgets his chores on the family farm. Then one day he creates something truly...

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