In each of my posts, I include book recommendations for each weekly theme. You can read details about all the books in the posts I list below. I’ve also gathered all the books together into a spreadsheet you can download here. I get most of my books from my local library, but you can also purchase from Amazon. If you’re going to purchase some from Amazon, please consider clicking on this affiliate link – then I get a small referral fee for anything you end up buying – at no cost to you – it helps support my work here.
Topics included in the spreadsheet:
- What is an Inventor?
- Simple Machines Unit: Overview of Simple Machines, Inclined Plane, Lever, Wedge, Screw, Wheel and Axle, Pulleys
- Machines: Cars
- Building: Towers, Bridges & Tunnels, If I Built a House, Contraptions and Rube Goldbergs
These are all books suitable for children age 3 – 7. They include
- a category I think of as “non-fiction ideas with a story-line” – in other words it reads more like a story, but everything in it is fact-based, and
- fiction – we read a lot of “flights of fancy” books in my class to inspire creativity and passion, as well as reading non-fiction to teach facts.
More Book Recommendations
- 100 Recommended Kids’ Books about Biology
- 100 Recommended Kids’ Books about Science
- Kids’ Books about Inventors and Makers
- Picture Perfect Science, which includes all the books featured in Picture Perfect Science by Ansberry and Morgan
- National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) “Outstanding Science Trade Books” for that year. And they have a list of recommendations you can search
- Children’s Book Council Best STEM Books of the year.