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Pocket Bios: Isaac Newton

by Al Berenger

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of mathematician and physicist Isaac Newton.

Best known for "discovering gravity" and formulating the laws of motion, Isaac Newton is often hailed...


From the Good Mountain

by James Rumford

What was made of rags and bones, soot and seeds? What took a mountain to make?

For the answer, travel back to the fifteenth century--to a time when books were made by hand and a man named Johannes Gutenberg...


Life in the Ocean

by Claire A. Nivola

Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper. Whether she's designing submersibles,...


Science Comics: Flying Machines

by Alison Wilgus & Molly Brooks

A National Science Teachers Association Best STEM Books of 2017

Take to the skies with Flying Machines!

Follow the famous aviators from their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to the fields of North Carolina where...


The Fantastic Ferris Wheel

by Betsy Harvey Kraft & Steven Salerno

The World's Fair in Chicago, 1893, was to be a spectacular event: architects, musicians, artists, and inventors worked on special exhibits to display the glories of their countries. But the Fair's planners wanted...


Neo Leo

by Gene Barretta

An introduction to Leonardo da Vinci's genius focusing on his famous notebook sketches and the modern inventions they predicted.

In 1781, Thomas Paine came up with a model for a single-span bridge; in 1887, Adolf...


Spring After Spring

by Stephanie Roth Sisson

From Stephanie Roth Sisson, the creator of Star Stuff, comes a picture book biography of Rachel Carson, the iconic environmentalist who fought to keep the sounds of nature from going silent.

As a child, Rachel...


Pocket Bios: Marie Curie

by Al Berenger

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of influential physicist and chemist Marie Curie.

Marie Curie, the first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize and only person to win it in two different...


The Boy Who Loved Math

by Deborah Heiligman & Leuyen Pham

Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born...


Who Did It First? 50 Scientists, Artists, and Mathematicians Who Revolutionized the World

by Julie Leung, Caitlin Kuhwald & Alex Hart

A boldly illustrated and fascinating collection of profiles featuring the women and men who were pioneers of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

You likely know that Mae Jemison was the...


Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

by Helaine Becker & Dow Phumiruk

The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures.

You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon...


John Deere, That's Who!

by Tracy Nelson Maurer & Tim Zeltner

Back in the 1830s, who was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history? John Deere, that's who!

Who moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick,...


Starry Messenger

by Peter Sís

"If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge." -- Galileo Galilei

In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo...


Pocket Bios: Albert Einstein

by Al Berenger

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of famed physicist Albert Einstein.

Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist, developed the theory of relativity and is popularly known today for his...


Marie Curie

by Demi

Celebrated author and artist Demi beautifully portrays the life and story of Marie Curie, the revolutionary scientist and winner of two Nobel Prizes.

Maria Salomea Sklodowaska was born on November 7, 1867. Her...


Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?

by Tanya Lee Stone & Marjorie Priceman

A picture book biography of Ada Lovelace, the woman recognized today as history's first computer programmer--she imagined them 100 years before they existed!

In the early nineteenth century lived Ada Byron: a...


Pocket Bios: Neil Armstrong

by Al Berenger

A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of the first man to walk on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Neil Armstrong is an American astronaut most famous for being the first person to walk...


Timeless Thomas

by Gene Barretta

What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common?

All these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison.

Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent...


Newton's Rainbow

by Kathryn Lasky & Kevin Hawkes

Famed for his supposed encounter with a falling apple that inspired his theory of gravity, Isaac Newton (1642-1727) grew from a quiet and curious boy into one of the most influential scientists of all time....


Ada Lovelace (The First Names Series)

by Ben Jeapes & Nick Ward

Meet the woman who made coding cool--and possible!

 

Before she was a famous mathematician and the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was the daughter of well-known poet Lord Byron. Byron died...