The 2017 school year is in full swing, and students are at peak excitement for learning! This means it’s time to keep the momentum going, and we’ve got just the thing to help your young geniuses stay engaged through the coming semesters.

If any program knows how to fuel enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math, it’s STEM Scouts! So we went straight to the source for this list of thrilling, STEM-inspired books that are sure to keep any young STEM enthusiast turning pages and building brilliance. And the best part? Each book comes recommended by the National Science Teachers Association.


Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding

Linda Liukas

Grades 1-4

Read how Ruby and her friends solve puzzles, explore the world, and learn computational thinking and coding and programming basics.


Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet

Buzz Aldrin, Marianna Dyson

Grades 3-7

Apollo astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, takes readers on an other-worldly adventure to think about the future of space exploration and what life might be like if humans lived on Mars.



Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World

Elizabeth Rusch, Oliver Dominguez

Grades 2-5

Nikola Tesla introduces young readers to the world of modern electrical engineering, and how science can revolutionize the world around us.


Boy Scouts ® NOVA Book

Grades 1+

The Boy Scouts of America NOVA program encourages Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers to learn about STEM. The Boy Scouts NOVA guidebook has guidelines and information for achievements in the program that include fun STEM activities.


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