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December 21, 2016

Best STEM Books 2016 @NSTA

Written by Deborah B. Ford

Secret Subway‘Tis the season  for announcing all manner of booklists. The National Science Teachers Association released its Notable Trade Booklist and this year they present, Best STEM books. According to readers and publishers, interest in such a list has been “off the charts.” the project was a joint effort by several organizations including The Children’s Book Council, American Society for Engineering Education, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, and the Society of Elementary Presidential Awardees.

A panel of judges made their selections with the following criteria:

1. Modeling innovation

2. Demonstrating authentic problem-solving and assimilation of new ideas

3. Exploring solutions that show progressive change or improvement

I’ve pinned tSabotagehe JLG selections to our STEM/STEAM Pinterest board, but here are a few of my personal favorites. You can also easily add the titles to your Wish List or Shopping Cart, thanks to Jeanette’s amazingly quick work. You’ll find the entire list here; notice that some titles are reduced in price, and limited in quantity.

FEATURED STEM TITLES:

BARTON, Chris. Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions. illus. by Don Tate. 40p. Charlesbrige. 2016. ISBN 9781580892971. JLG Category: BE Biography Elementary (Grades 2-6).

BASCOMB, Neal. Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler’s Atomic Bomb: Young Adult Edition. 256p. Arthur A. Levine. 2016. ISBN  9780545732437. JLG Category: NH Nonfiction High (Grades 10-12).

BURLEIGH, Robert. Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor. illus. by Raúl Colón. 40p. Paula Wiseman. 2016. ISBN 9781481416009. JLG Category SCE: Science Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6).

COREY, Shana. The Secret Subway. illus. by Red Nose Studio. 40p. Schwartz & Wade. 2016. ISBN 9780375970719. JLG Category NE: Nonfiction Elementary (Grades 2-6).

DRUMMOND, Allan. Green City : How One Community Survived a Tornado and Rebuilt for a Sustainable Future. Frances Foster/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016. ISBN JLG Category: SCE Science Elementary (Grades 2-6).

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Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG's Booktalks to Go @ SLJ. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com. Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

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