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STEM Books for Tiny Scientists

Is it too early to worry about your kid getting enough science, technology, engineering, and math education?

Yup. Uh-huh. Definitely.

But these STEM books for tiny scientists are fun, and it’s never too early for that!

Here are some of our favorites for the 0-3 year old lot ~

Our Favorite STEM Reading Books

Hello, World! Solar System, Jill McDonald

An introduction to the moon, sun and planets, and fun facts about each.

Hello, World! Solar System STEM Books for Tiny Scientists
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Planting a Rainbow, Lois Ehlert

The story of a flower garden; from planting bulbs in the autumn to the full riot of summer flowers, this book gives a look below the dirt and identifies species as well as highlights the full spectrum of colors in a cascade reminiscent of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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The Robot Book, Heather Brown

This book isn’t big on explanation, but it comes with gears that spin and toggles that move. *There’s also an edition that features artwork only, so be careful which you choose.

The Robot Book STEM Books for Tiny Scientists
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Robots, Robots, Everywhere!, Sue Fliess, illus. Bob Staake

Real robots (the Mars rover, deep sea explorers, farm equipment and donut-makers) are introduced while a quirky jumble of humanoid make-believe robots plays in the margins.

Robots, Robots Everywhere STEM Books for Tiny Scientists
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Some Bugs, Angela DiTerlizzi, illus. Brendan Wenzel

A close look at exotic and close-to-home insects in their habitats, with a rhyming text focused on verbs. Illustrated with an engaging but precise style for little nature-watchers; species are identified in the back.

Some Bugs STEM Books for Tiny Scientists
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Space Walk (Lift-the-Flap Adventures), Salina Yoon

A fun tour of the planets of the solar system, with a view of their surfaces under each flap. The same author also offers another good one: Deep Sea Dive.

Space Walk STEM Books for Tiny Scientists
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TouchThinkLearn: Numbers, Xavier Deneux 

This low word count but heavily tactile book lets kids touch the items being counted, 1-10. Unlike most numbers primers, this one tries to get across the concept of the number, not just encourage rote memorization. Parental sound effects recommended 😉

TouchThinkLearn- Numbers STEM Books for Tiny Scientists
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