Books for International Day of Women and Girls in Science

By Coll Rowe | February 9 2024 | Science & Technology

For International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, we are sharing books about women who have influenced and contributed to the STEM fields, that we hope will inspire students to explore scientific learning.

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Women and Girls in Science


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Books on Climate Change for Elementary School Students

Elementary School Collection – STEAM

Jane Goodall: A Little Golden Book Biography
Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography about primatologist and conversationist, Jane Goodall. Little Golden Book biographies are the perfect introduction to nonfiction for young readers—as well as fans of all ages!
$5.99 US
Jan 02, 2024
24 Pages
Golden Books

Saving American Beach
The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch
This heartfelt picture book biography illustrated by the Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes, tells the story of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist and the legacy she preserved.
$17.99 US
Apr 13, 2021
40 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Who Is Greta Thunberg?
The inspiring story of a young Swedish schoolgirl who sparked a worldwide revolution, told in a new Who HQ Now format for trending topics.
$5.99 US
Sep 01, 2020
56 Pages
Penguin Workshop

Taking Off
Airborne with Mary Wilkins Ellis
Witness the true story of how Mary Wilkins Ellis’ childhood passion for flying led to an exciting career in the air, written and illustrated by a Caldecott Medalist.
$8.99 US
Jan 02, 2024
40 Pages
Margaret Ferguson Books

She Persisted: Kalpana Chawla
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Kalpana Chawla!
$16.99 US
May 02, 2023
96 Pages
Philomel Books

I am Temple Grandin
"I hope this book inspires you to overcome challenges and make a positive difference in the world," —Prominent autistic American scientist and animal behaviorist Temple Grandin, 30th hero in this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 9.
$16.99 US
Mar 28, 2023
40 Pages
Rocky Pond Books

The Brilliant Calculator
How Mathematician Edith Clarke Helped Electrify America
Hidden Figures meets Rosie Revere, Engineer in this STEM/STEAM picture book about Edith Clarke, the innovator who solved an electrical mystery and built the first graphing calculator—from paper!
$18.99 US
Mar 14, 2023
40 Pages
Calkins Creek

I Love Insects
Learn how insects help the environment in this Level G science book that's perfect for new readers!
$7.99 US
Jun 21, 2022
32 Pages
Holiday House