Best STEM Books is a joint project of the American Society for Engineering 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.
Best STEM books K-12 (2018)
What is STEM?
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is an integrated and creative approach to discovering and applying knowledge about our world to solve problems which utilizes one, or more of the content areas. Trade books that deliver background and model the practices of STEM provide context and inspiration to readers.
The selection committee will evaluate submission based on its adherence to the following criteria:
- Models innovation
- Illustrates authentic problems
- Assimilates new ideas
- Invites divergent thinking
- Explores multiple solutions
- Integrates STEM disciplines
- Shows progressive change or improvement
- Content accuracy–appropriate to age and audience
Publishers: How to Submit
The submission period for the 2019 list is NOW OPEN from June 5 through July 3, 2018.
Due to feedback from publishers who submitted, we encourage you to use whatever submission method works best for you. Feel free to download, fill out, and email the spreadsheet regardless of number of titles submitted. The Google Forms will remain available if you prefer to submit by that method.
Please read the Submission Guidelines, then use the Submission Form to submit your titles:
2019 BSB Submission Guidelines
2019 BSB Submission Form or use our 2019 Submission Spreadsheet
For your convenience we’ve made it possible for everyone to download our spreadsheet, regardless of the number of titles. Please fill it out and email it to Laura Peraza.
Please contact Laura Peraza with any questions about submitting your titles.
For more information on how to submit to all of our CBC BEST lists, click here.