Please welcome Tiffani Teachey with her list of 8 diverse STEM picture books.
We are giving away 3 signed copies of her newest book, STEM Crew Kids Adventures: Building a Balloon-Powered Car. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom.
8 Diverse STEM Children’s Books
Andrew Learns about Engineers by Tiffany Obeng
Looking for a wonderfully engaging STEM children’s book that will inspire STEM in your child? Andrew Learns about Engineers is it!
When Andrew imagines a new toy to help young kids beat boredom, Daddy congratulates him, “You’re like an engineer, kid.” So begins the fun and easy-to-read exploration of engineers and their impact on our daily lives and the world! [picture book, ages 5 and up]
Sasha Smart: Short Stories for Girls by Shermaine Perry-Knights
Unlock bravery, self-acceptance, and kindness with Sasha Smart’s empowering short stories. It’s a perfect gift to nurture resilience and kindness in young readers. [middle grade, ages 8 and up]
Diversed in STEM by Richard Gilliam
Diversed In STEM” is an inspiring and easy-to-read children’s book that teaches self-belief and the power of visualization. Through illustrations and stories, it showcases the diverse backgrounds and qualities of 10 children who aspire to pursue STEM careers, emphasizing the importance of collaboration across different backgrounds for success in life. [picture book, ages 5 and up]
Sam’s STEM Adventures: An Inspiring Engineering HBCU College Tour by Bobby Teachey II, illustrated by Prabir Sarkar
An Inspiring Engineering HBCU College Tour invites young readers aged 5 to 8 on an exhilarating journey into the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at Aggie & Technical University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Sam embarks on an exploration of various engineering fields, such as mechanical, electrical, civil, aeronautical, and more, with the help of astronaut Ronald McNair and the Aggie mascot. [picture book, ages 5 and up]
Lamar and Maya Build A Robot by Auntie Sierra
Join this adventure with Lamar and Maya as they team up to build an amazing robot! With a kit of parts, they learn the importance of teamwork while exploring the fascinating world of robotics. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Follow their journey as they work together to decide on a design and assemble their creation. Along the way, they learn about the purpose of the parts, how to follow instructions, and perseverance to complete the task. This children’s book celebrates the joy of friendship and the limitless possibilities of imagination.
Love + Math by Tiffany Layton
Math is everywhere! Whether we’re baking cupcakes, slicing a pizza, or reading the time on a clock, it seems like we’re always using math. Through fun examples and bright illustrations, Love + Math helps kids think about math in a new way. Let’s help kids to see math all around them and learn to love math. “I hate math” becomes “I love math”. [picture book, ages 5 and up]
Ask Uncle Neil: Why is my hair curly? by Neil Thompson
This is an empowering book for young children is what you are looking for, you have found it in the book Ask Uncle Neil: why is my hair curly?
With this book, you will meet Anthony, a young boy who has his mother, Jessica, exasperated, as they are running late. While getting ready, Anthony starts to wonder why his hair is different than that of his classmates. From there, Anthony speaks with his Uncle Neil, who uses science to answer Anthony’s question.
Using hair as the vehicle, “Ask Uncle Neil: why is my hair curly?” encourages children to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Consider getting this book for early readers of all races, as they are all curious by nature and interested in why their hair is the way it is. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
STEM Crew Kids Adventures: Building a Balloon-Powered Car by Tiffani Teachey
The STEM Crew Kids Adventures: Building a Balloon-Powered Car is part of a series of children’s picture books that include four STEM Crew Kids who are given an engineering project by their science teacher. The book follows the group as they work together to build a balloon-powered car and emphasizes the importance of teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving skills. The story also showcases the passion of one of the STEM Crew Kids, Ruth, for building and fixing gadgets and how her aunt, a mechanical engineer, encouraged her interest in engineering. Overall, this series of children’s books ages 5-8, encourages children to explore STEM fields and highlights the fun and rewarding aspects of working on a STEM project. [picture book, ages 5 and up]
GIVEAWAY: 3 Signed Copies of Building a Balloon-Powered Car
We are giving away 3 signed copies of her newest book, STEM Crew Kids Adventures: Building a Balloon-Powered Car. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter below. We can only mail to U.S. and A.F.O. addresses.
Tiffani Teachey is a Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) advocate, TEDx international speaker, and international best-selling author of the children’s book What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z, the STEM Crew Kids Adventures series, and three transformative books on women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship. She is the host of the Read It Right Radio Show on WDRBmedia and also the host of the Engineering Management Institute (EMI) Women in Engineering Podcast. She is the founder of STEM Crew Magazine. Tiffani is the owner of Thrive Edge Publishing and the owner and publishing consultant of Inspired Authors Publishing. She helps underrepresented industry and business leaders publish children’s books about their fields to inspire children to choose the same path.
Tiffani holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management, both from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a Leadership Studies Ph.D. student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
As an engineer with over 19 years of experience, Tiffani is very interested in getting young people interested in STEM careers. She was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and enjoys traveling and being a youth mentor. To learn more, check out her website and follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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