Expand younger students’ STEM world by incorporating NSTA’s best STEM books for students in grades kindergarten through five into your classroom this school year.

This year’s NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Best STEM Book selections include stories of pioneers and fictional characters that reflect the greater diversity within the landscape of the United States and STEM professions. Expand your classroom library or start story time with these STEM books for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.

STEM books1. Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

By Laurie Wallmark

Grades: Kindergarten and above

Recognized as the first programmer, Ada Lovelace developed programs during the century before the modern computer was introduced. After adding this to the class list of STEM books, introduce children to simple programming activities and ask them what type of programs they want to develop.