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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 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.

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