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Super STEM

Super STEM

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and we think these subjects are super! We have created a list of our favourite STEM books, filled with lots of fun activities and ideas, to help you get as excited about STEM books as us.

You can get involved too – think about any STEM books you have read at school. Tell your teacher which book was your favourite and why.

Take a look at some of our recommendations:


Edward and the Great
by Rebecca McRitchie

Edward comes from a long long line of archaeologists. The only problem is Edward has never discovered anything. Then one rainy night he stumbles on what could be his first great discovery. A wonderfully entertaining picture story book about extinct animals, discovery, friendship and history.


Planet Awesome by Stacy McAnulty

‘Hi, I’m Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome.‘
In this hilarious and informative book filled to the brim with eye-opening, kid-friendly facts about our planet, you’ll find scientifically accurate information.


National Trust: Look and Say What You See in the Town by Sebastien Braun

From fruit and vegetables at the market to flowers and birds in the snowy garden, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature around the town. The spot-and-find aspect is perfect for the youngest of readers to become absorbed in the fascinating nature details.


Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder by Alom Shaha

Why does the …? What is …? How does …?

Don’t worry if you don’t know the answers, you soon will!

Every child can be a scientist with the help of Mr Shaha and his recipes for wonder!

Turn a rainy day at home or a walk in the park into a chance to experiment. All you need are a few simple items from your kitchen cupboards ― and the power of curiosity!


Night Sky Watcher by Raman Prinja

Get ready to explore the magical night sky. Find out everything there is to know about what you can spot in the sky, such as how explorers used constellations as a form of navigation. Also discover when is the best time to spot comets and why the Moon’s appearance has changed over time.


Get Coding! by Young Rewired State and Walker

Learn how to write code and then build your own website, app and game using HTML, CSS and JavaScript in this essential coding guide for kids from expert organization Young Rewired State.


We hope that you enjoy reading these fantastic books – which book would you like to read first? Make sure you leave a review after you read a book to help other children know what you think.

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