Did you take the Goodreads challenge? Are you on track to complete your goal? How many books have you read this year?
Nancy Castaldo over at The Nerdy Book Club put up a list of STEM Girl Books. Kudos to the two people I know – Laurie Wallmark and Mellisa Sweet. I don’t personally know the writer or illustrator for the third book posted, but I love the cover, so I added it. You can see and read about the other books by clicking this link.
The story of the invention of the computer doesn’t just involve the celebrity brains, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Readers of the picture book Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark will discover that the first computer program was written many years before – by a woman, who just happened to be the daughter of a poet. Another book is on the horizon from author Diane Stanley. Check out her Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science this fall.
Catherine Thimmesh’s Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women might just inspire the next invention that will change our world! Stories of inventions we take for granted, like wind shield wipers and yummy chocolate chip cookies, are discussed. More importantly, readers will discover how ideas become reality. Add this title to your classroom/school makerspace.
Robert Burleigh’s Solving The Puzzle Under The Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor, tells the story of the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor. As a girl who was taught to think big, Marie’s story will inspire all readers to reach beyond the possible and imagine what could be. This is a terrific and beautiful book, with illustrations by Raul Colon.