Homeschool Book List: Ten Great STEM Reads for Kids!

Homeschool Book List: Ten Great STEM Reads for Kids!

Reading a book is a great way for a child of any age to experience the world around them and learn new things, especially about Science. We’ve compiled a homeschool book list with ten fabulous titles that will add to your child’s scientific exploration through literacy.

Ada Twist, Scientist - By Andrea Beaty 

This New York Times Bestseller was inspired by Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie. The book spotlights all things STEM, empowers female scientists and focuses on the importance of perseverance and asking questions.

How Animals Build - By Lonely Planet and Moira Butterfield

This lift-the-flap book is perfect for the littlest of scientists as it explores the world of animals who are also architects. From spider webs to beaver dams, kids will be amazed by the many animal creations highlighted.


Papa’s Mechanical Fish - By Candace Fleming

This book tells the tale of a father, who is also an inventor, on a mission to build a submarine. The story is based on the real-life inventor Lodner Phillips.


Pink is for Blobfish - By Jess Keating

This picture book spotlights all the wonderful pink creatures that exist. From mole rats to bloated blobfish, there are so many rose-hued animals to discover.


Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space - By Dr. Dominic Walliman

Professor Astro Cat is the smartest cat around! In this book, he teaches kids all about outer space including the stars and planets, our solar system, galaxy, and universe. 


Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1) - By Jon Scieszka

Ideal for STEM education, this book series features real science facts with entertaining humor. A New York Times bestseller, the first book combines science experiments, funny jokes, and a special robot.


Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist - By Jess Keating

An inspirational tale of an inspirational woman that is sure to empower any aspiring, young female scientists! Discover the world of Eugenie Clark and her love of sharks. 


Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World - By Tracey Fern

As a paleontologist for the American Museum of Natural History, Barnum Brown discovered the first documented skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. This picture biography book has some amazing dinosaur illustrations!


11 Experiments that Failed - By Jenny Offill 

This book teaches kids about hypotheses and outcomes, as they delve into 12 experiments with step-by-step instructions. This whimsical book will leave kids loving science!


What Do You Do with an Idea? - By Kobi Yamada

This story is for kids of all ages (adults too) who may have thought their ideas were ever too big, too little or too hard. This book will inspire readers to believe that every idea is a good one, and just needs some space to grow.