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Books inspiring early STEM interest

Educational and fun STEM books that are perfect to put on your shopping list this holiday season.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Reading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) books are the perfect way for students to develop literacy skills while sparking their interest in STEM.  

The National Science Foundation stresses the importance of STEM education, stating, "To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past."

Here is a list of educational and fun STEM books that are perfect to put on your shopping list this holiday season.

Preschool - 3rd Grade

  1. A Computer Call Katherine by Suzanne Slade
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2. How to Code a Rollercoaster by Josh Funk 

3. Secret Engineer by Rachel Dougherty 

4th Grade to 7th Grade 

  1. Kate the Chemist Series by Kate Biberdorf
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2. Ada Lace Series by Emily Calandrelli 

3. See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

Young Adults 

1. Feed by M.T. Anderson 

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2. The Martian by Andy Weir  

3. Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku 

The National Science Foundation stresses the importance of STEM education. "To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past."

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