STEAM Books for Kids

Ages 0-12

The Kid Scientist Handwriting Activity Book Dr. Diana K. Lockwood-Bordaña

The STEAM Kids Guide 2 Awesome! Dr. Diana K. Lockwood

More Than a Princess Delanda Coleman

The Bad Seed Jory John & Pete Oswald

Science Verse Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith

Cece Loves Science Vashti Harrison

Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See?

Chris Ferrie

A Computer Called Katherine Suzanne Slade

Iggy Peck, Architect Andrea Beaty

Rosie Revere, Engineer Andrea Beaty

Ada Twist, Scientist Andrea Beaty

Ask a Scientist Robert Winston

Gutsy Girls Go For Science Paleontologists with STEM Projects for Kids Karen Bush Gibson

Space Case by Stuart Gibb

Let's Hatch Chicks! by Lisa Steele

A Drop of Water by Walter Wick

Thunder Pug by Kim Norman

The Rain Stomper by Addie Boswell

Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale

Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson

If I was the sunshine by Julie Fogliano + Loren Long

Jobs if You Like Building Things by Charlotte Guillain

Crafty Science by Jane Bull

Jada Jones: Sleepover Science by Kelly Starling Lyons

Disney Moana: IDEA LAB by Niki Ahrens

Articles for Researchers & Educators

On the Lesson Plan: Make Stuff. Fail. Learn While You’re At It

Fundamentals of the Arts Integration & STEAM Approach

Libraries, Makerspaces, and STEAM Labs: What’s the Difference?

Arts-Infused Project-Based Learning: Crafting Beautiful Work

Makerspaces in Schools: Creating STEAM Connections

Developing a Participatory Approach to Fostering Creativity Through Education

Designing a School MakerSpace

Why so few? Women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

Makerspaces Necessitate Greater Mindfulness of Gender Bias in STEM

Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation

Keeping girls in STEM: 3 barriers, 3 solutions

STEM gender equity: Supporting girls in STEM without diminishing the boys

This is what STEM looks like! How to get and keep girls engaged in science, technology, engineering and math.

A state-by-state policy analysis of STEM education for K-12 public schools

A brief history of STEM and STEAM from an inadvertent insider

How our education system undermines gender equity: And why culture change-not policy-may be the solution

Schools and closing the gender gap related to STEM /pdfdocs/gengap.pdf

Why girls beat boys at school and lost them at the office

What is STEAM?

Why STEM education must begin in early childhood. /article/issues-why-stem-education-must-begin-early-childhood-education.

STEM for all

How to start a STEAM program in your school

STEM vs. STEAM: Do the arts belong?

The more gender equality, the fewer women in STEM

How educators can help close the STEM gender gap.

Countries with less gender equity have more women in STEM—huh?

Decoding the culture of tech: Philly educators rewiring the way youth engage technology -rewiring-way-youth-engage-technology/55795

Tough facts: Why we need diversity in design and engineering

Women in STEM: A gender gap to innovation 2017 update

Making STEAM education more equitable and accessible: CEISMC programs and curricula make STEAM opportunities more accessible to underrepresented students

Young, southern women’s perceptions of STEM careers: examining science, technology, engineering & mathematics as a gendered construct.

STEM 2026: A vision for innovation in STEM education

Deconstructing gender stereotypes ‘key’ to girls’ success

Hate in schools: An in-depth look

Increasing gender equity in elementary school

How one makerspace is meeting students’ social-emotional needs

Books for Adults

Participatory Creativity: Introducing Access and Equity to the Creative Classroom by Edward P. Clapp

Maker-Centered Learning: Empowering Young People to Shape Their Worlds

by Edward P. Clapp, Jennifer Q. Ryan & Shari Tishman

Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World by David Perkins

Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart and Mark Church

Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools by Ron Ritchart

The App Generation by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis

The Rich & the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto by tavis SMILEY + cornell WEST

Truth, Beauty and Goodness Reframed by Howard Gardner

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

MAKERLAB: 28 Super Cool Projects by Jack Challoner

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky

Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools by Tyrone C. Howard

Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School by Laura Fleming

Ethnicity and Race: Making Identities in a Changing World by Stephen Cornell & Douglas Hartmann

The Curriculum Studies Reader 5th Edition Edited by David Flinders and Stephen Thornton

Ethnicity and race: Making identities in a changing world by Cornell & Hartmann

Developing mindful students, skillful thinkers, thoughtful schools by Martin Buoncristiani & Patricia Buoncristiani

Handbook on Measuring Equity in Education by Cameron, Daga, and Outhred

Those Kids, Our Schools: Race and Reform in an American High School by Shayla Reese Griffin

Exemplary STEM programs: Designs for Success Edited by Robert Yager and Herbert Brunkhorst

STEM gems: How 44 women shine in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and how you can too! by Stephanie Espy

The Human Side of School Change: Reform, Resistance and the Real-Life Problems of Innovation

STEAM lab for kids: 52 creative hands-on projects for exploring science, technology, engineering, art and math by Liz Lee Heinecke

Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who change the world by Rachel Ignotofsky

A guide to gender: The social justice advocate’s handbook by Sam Killerman

Educating African American Students: And How Are the Children? Gloria Swindler Boutte

STEM & STEAM next-gen program: Lesson plans, STEM career focus, engineering design process, next generation science standards, strategies and activities K-5 teachers and educators by Sumita Mukherjee

Handbook on Measuring Equity in Education by UNESCO

A Guide for Gender Equality in Teacher Education & Policy Practices, UNESCO

No-Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson

Reign of Error by Diana Ravitch

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future by Daniel Pink

Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks

Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness by Schoeberlein

The Articulation of Curriculum & Pedagogy for a Just Society: Advocacy, Artistry, and Activism Edited by Sheri Leafgren, Brian Schultz, Michael O'Malley, Larry Johnson, Jeanne Brady, & Audrey Denitith