STEM/STEAM Books for Grades 3-6

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Diverse STEM Books for Upper Elementary School

STEM teaching has never been more important. It's essential that the books we choose reflect our students so that they can see themselves in STEM/STEAM professions. Our STEM book collections contain high-quality, engaging books and include the work of many award-winning and renowned authors and illustrators. We offer many science, technology, engineering, and math titles appropriate for third through sixth grade, many of which illuminate the contributions of people of color and other marginalized groups to the STEM fields. Learn about Soichiro Honda, who dreamed of engines and created one of the world's most successful car companies; Vivien Thomas, a medical pioneer whose work has saved thousands of lives; and Valentina Cruz, who works to protect the wildlife of the Galápagos Islands.

While most books are nonfiction, appropriate fiction has also been included. If you are looking for books to hook a STEM-minded student or hoping to bring a more culturally relevant approach to your STEM teaching, our books are the perfect resource.

Can't find exactly what you're looking for? Build a collection that truly represents your student demographics by getting in touch with us to build a custom school order.

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Aani and the Tree Huggers

By Jeannine Atkins

Illustrated by Venantius J. Pinto

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Vanishing Cultures: Down Under

By Jan Reynolds

Illustrated by Jan Reynolds

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Sky Dancers

By Connie Ann Kirk

Illustrated by Christy Hale

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Vanishing Cultures: Himalaya

By Jan Reynolds

Illustrated by Jan Reynolds

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Vanishing Cultures: Amazon Basin

By Jan Reynolds

Illustrated by Jan Reynolds

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Buffalo Song

By Joseph Bruchac

Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth

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Sacred Mountain

By Christine Taylor-Butler

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Seeds of Change

By Jen Johnson

Illustrated by Sonia Sadler

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The East-West House

By Christy Hale

Illustrated by Christy Hale

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A Full Moon is Rising

By Marilyn Singer

Illustrated by Julia Cairns

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Puffling Patrol

By Ted Lewin

Illustrated by Ted Lewin

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Killer of Enemies

By Joseph Bruchac

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A Man Called Raven

By Richard Van Camp

Illustrated by George Littlechild

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Animal Poems of the Iguazú / Animalario del Iguazú

By Francisco Alarcón

Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

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Parrots Over Puerto Rico

By Susan L. Roth

Illustrated by Susan L. Roth