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Best STEM Books is a joint project of the American Society for ASEE logoEngineering Education, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, the National Science Teachers Association, the Society of Elementary Presidential Awardees, and the Children’s Book Council. This list of 31 books aims to provide recommendations to educators, librarians, parents, and guardians for the best children’s books with STEM content.

Reviewers appointed by NSTA, ITEEA, SEPA, and ASEE read and evaluate the submitted books. Their selections are published in list appearing in NSTA Reports and ITEEA’s Children’s Technology and Engineering magazine and are promoted through membership networks and at partner conferences.

Best STEM books K-12 (2018)

What is STEM?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ITEEA logoMathematics) is an integrated and creative approach to discovering and applying knowledge about our world to solve problems which utilizes one, or more of the NSTA logocontent areas. Trade books that deliver background and model the practices of STEM provide context and inspiration to readers.

Selection Process
The selection committee will evaluate submission based on its adherence to the following criteria:

Publishers: How to Submit
The submission period for the 2018 list is closed. Come back Spring 2018 to learn about the submission period for the 2019 list.

You can always prepare for next year by looking at the 2018 guidelines and criteria as reference:

Review Submission Guidelines

Selection Criteria

Please contact Laura Peraza with any questions about submitting your titles.

For full instructions on how to submit to all of our CBC BEST lists, click here.

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