Tag Archives : STEM

Adult Books Adapted for Kids


We are seeing a surge in adult books adapted for kids.  I like this trend because good stories are often a little too complex for kids in their original format, and making changes that simplify the story and streamline the narrative can make these powerful books accessible to a younger audience.  Some succeed well, some less well.  I thought I…

Book for Girls Who Code


Today I have a book for girls who code.  This book absolutely inspired me and I have to admit that I might have been more interested in computer science if I had had these teens’ experiences to motivate me.  The game they created that went viral, Tampon Run, thrust these girls into the spotlight and has given them an amazing…

Early Chapter Book for Animal Lovers


Today I have an early chapter book for animal lovers.  It will introduce kids to the wonderful character Calpurnia Tate, who defies the expectations of her time with her interest in the natural and scientific world. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a single story where hiding…

STEM Picture Book for Budding Scientists


Today I have a STEM picture book for budding scientists.  This is the third book in the series and adds to a growing list of potential future professions which include architect and inventor.  However, even if your child has different future aspirations, they will benefit from always having an inquisitive mind, which is celebrated in these picture book stories. Don’t…

Is There a Formula for Life in Middle School?


Is there a formula for life in middle school?  This isn’t the easiest time for kids and our main character Maddie is dealing with a lot.  Wouldn’t it be great if there were way to get through it all that was mapped out for us?  Unfortunately there is no predetermined formula but it is nice to know you aren’t alone.…

Applied Science Can Be Fun for Kids


This book series proves that applied science can be fun for kids.  This entertaining piece of fiction gives us a look at how technology may continue to be incorporated into our everyday lives with some benefits and some risks! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a single…

Picture Book for Black History Month


Today I have an awesome picture book for Black History Month.  In the past I recommended books like Little Rock Girl 1957, which looks at integration in Little Rock, AK and No Crystal Stair which profiles the founder of the  National Memorial African Book Store in Harlem.  The March trilogy  is also a wonderful set of graphic novels that highlight John…

A Book That Celebrates Women in Science


We want our girls to feel they can be anything they want, including scientists, physicists, microbiologists and geologists.  However, it is important to show them the women who have paved the way before them, who have been inspired  by their career choices, and who have been able to accomplish amazing things.  This book does just that.  It is a book…

A Book for Kids About Fitting In


This is about the time when book folks start talking about which titles will pop up around awards season.  I have a feeling that the book I am profiling today will be included in those talks. I have to confess that the idea of a robot stranded on a deserted island didn’t quite make my “must read” list, but I…

STEM Book for Girls


Yes, a STEM book for girls can be fun … I promise.  In this new offering, kids will get sucked into a great story that uses some of the crazy new ideas floating around in the world of high tech.  Increasing their scientific knowledge has never been this entertaining! Don’t forget to Follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and by…