STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) isn’t just for nonfiction these days. STEM topics are showing up everywhere, from traditional nonfiction to picture books, fiction, graphic novels, board books, and more, and young readers are drawn to their innovative content and presentation.
The best STEM books stimulate readers’ curiosity and critical thinking skills and showcase science and technology in a way that’s fun and accessible.
At the end of the program, participants will:
• gain an overview of current STEM titles for young readers in fiction and nonfiction
• learn how to promote STEM collections to children, families, and educators
• gain new program ideas using STEM books
Original broadcast October 19, 2021
Presenter: Rebecca Donnelly holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She spent her library career specializing in children’s services at public libraries in Florida, New Mexico, and New York. Rebecca is also the author of numerous books for young readers, including the picture book Cats Are a Liquid and the Indies Introduce/Kids’ Indie Next pick How to Stage a Catastrophe.