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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Libraries

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What are STEM Library?

Integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math into daily reading practice with a wide variety of content-area titles. Provide cross-disciplinary opportunities to read independently. Scholastic’s STEM Libraries are available for both Early Years and Primary levels.
Students will:
  •   Acquire a rich academic vocabulary
  •   Have access to print that enriches background knowledge
  •   Increase fluency with informational text
  •   Develop a deeper knowledge of subject material

Value Of STEM Education

1)      STEM education creates meaningful and deep learning experiences:
Students are free to create their own research questions; work with collaborative groups; conduct their own experiments, make mistakes, and learn from them; and even draw connections between multiple subjects. The New York Times states that STEM activities naturally create a crossover between subjects that resembles problems in the real world. Students are drawn into a world of ideas without boundaries, rather than focusing on one subject and how they are different.
2)      STEM education creates future problem solvers:
The Scientific Method and Engineering Process is a step-by-step process used by students to ask questions, test ideas, and draw conclusions on their own. The students’ conclusions often come from drawing connections between multiple subjects and discussions with their peer groups. In the end, the student has a much deeper understanding of a problem and its possible solutions.
3)      STEM challenges create confidence by working through the unknown:
The confidence that students gain in their own ability to sort through data, test hypotheses, and come to a conclusion, will stay with them forever. The Scientific Method and Engineering Process pushes students to ask questions; make connections; draw inferences; test assumptions; and think critically about the world around them. There is currently a lot of discussion around the idea of confidence in the education world.
Source: The Immediate Value of STEM Education, Erin Carmody, 2016 []

STEM Library For Early Years


Titles in this collection include:

  •  1001 Things to Spot in the Sea
  •   Building a House
  •   How Does Your Salad Grow?
  •   I Love Tools!
  •   My Five Senses
  •   Nat Geo Kids: Frogs!
  •   Nat Geo Kids: Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie
  •   Underground
  •   What Comes in 2's, 3's, & 4's?
  •   What Do Wheels Do All Day?
  •   Bee Dance
  •   Big Bug 

*Substitutions may be made if a title is unavailable

STEM Library For Primary


Titles in this collection include:


  • Bart’s Amazing Charts
  • Does the Sun Sleep?
  • Fly Guy Presents: Space
  • From Seed to Plant
  • I Spy Shapes in Art
  • Manfish
  • Pierre the Penguin
  • Pop! A Book About Bubbles
  • Seed, Soil, Sun
  • What Do Roots Do?
  • What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?
  • What’s It Like



  • Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!
  • Coral Reefs
  • Extreme Science Careers
  • Finding the Titanic
  • Geology: The Study of Rocks
  • Magic School Bus Chapter Books: Amazing Magnetism
  • Perimeter, Area and Volume
  • The Shocking Truth About Energy
  • The Story of Snow
  • Survival at 120 Above
  • Winter’s Tail
  • Your Fantastic Elastic Brain


  • Albert Einstein
  • The Brain
  • Calling All Innovators: Television
  • Climate Change
  • Fractions, Decimals and Percents
  • Growing Patterns
  • The Moon
  • Nat Geo Kids: Everything Robotics
  • Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone
  • Timeless Thomas
  • Volcanoes
  • You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Math!


  • Food Engineering
  • The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
  • Man on the Moon, How a Photograph Made Anything Seem Possible
  • Maps and Mapping
  • Moonbird
  • Nat Geo Kids: Baby Mammoth Mummy Frozen in Time!
  • Nat Geo Kids: Wolf Rescue
  • Nat Geo Kids: By the Numbers
  • Not Your Parents’ Money Book
  • 3D Printing
  • What Is Evolution?
  • What’s Eating You?

*Substitutions may be made if a title is unavailable