I’m a member of the SteamTeam2020, a group of authors with STEM/science related books that release in 2020.

Science/STEM authors join together to promote their 2020 books.
It’s an amazing list of children’s science titles. Click to see the list.

In Bill Murray’s movie, Groundhog’s Day movie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundhog_Day_(film)), he repeats the same day over and over. I asked members of the SteamTeam2020 this question: What science book for kids do you (could you) read and re-read over and over? Why?

Kourtney M. LaFavre: Snowman- Cold=Puddle. It’s a delightful blend of science, math, and poetry.


Linda Rose Zajac: Water is Water by Miranda Paul. It’s lyrical, fun to read, and has gorgeous illustrations. I loved it the first time I read it. I think of the work more as art than as science.


Kirsten Williams Larson: I love PLANTS CAN’T SIT STILL by Rebecca Hirsch, illustrated by Mia Posada (Millbrook, 2016), a lyrical look at the many ways plants “move” without having feet at all.


Buffy Silverman: Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman. Delicious language, variety of forms, journey from the depths of winter to almost spring, clear and compelling sidebars which add a wealth of scientific background.


Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo : The Man Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins by Bea Uusma Schyffert. This book is filled with fantastic pictures, sketches, charts and drawings by Astronaut Michael Collins about his trio to the far side of the moon as part of Apollo 11. The very personal nature of the book is the most appealing.


Melissa Stewart: Giant Squid by Candace Fleming I love how Fleming uses rich language to convey the magic and mystery surrounding these colossal deep-sea denizens.


Janet Slingerland Hammond The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain (illustrated by Yuval Zommer). When I was a kid, I always loved the books that gave you a look inside things you can’t normally see. I also remember watching Land of the Lost, where characters get lost in a land deep within the Earth. This book combines those two things, except it offers up factual information about what we might find in the earth beneath our feet.


Lindsay Hanson Metcalf also recommends, The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain, illustrated by Yuval Zommer (words & pictures, 2017). The immersive, fold-out layout gives the reader the experience of digging through the Earth, exploring fossils, archaeology, Earth’s layers, and more. It covers so much that it begs for repeated readings.

Learn more about the SteamTeam2020 Books.

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