A brand new category of picture books has been created in our collection, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) ! This new section contains books about math, making things, science and nature. Miss Emily recommends these three books as her particular favorites:
Tiny Creatures by Nicola Davies. Find out how the smallest things on the planet do some of the biggest jobs in this intriguing introduction to the world of microbes.
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka. Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes until your bus leaves. Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything have to be such a problem? Why do 2 apples always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always have to divide 12 marbles? Why can’t you just keep 10 cookies without someone taking 3 away? Why? Because you’re the victim of a Math Curse. That’s why. But don’t despair. This is one girl’s story of how that curse can be broken.
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins. An oversize picture book with beautiful artwork that shows animals, both large and small, at actual size. Jenkins is a master of the paper collage and his animals are full of character and life on every page.