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Best STEM

View the 2017 List

Best STEM Books is a joint project of the American Society for Engineering EducationInternational ASEE logoTechnology and Engineering Educators AssociationNational Science Teachers Association, Society of Elementary Presidential Awardees, and the Children’s Book Council. The list aims to provide recommendations to educators, librarians, parents, and guardians for the best trade 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.

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 2017 Best STEM llist is closed. The submission period for the 2018 list will be open from June 1 – June 30, 2017.
Review Submission Guidelines
Submit your titles using the Submission Spreadsheet
Selection Criteria

Please contact Matt Poulter with any questions about submitting your titles.


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