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NSTA Unveils List of the Best STEM Books for K-12 Students

ARLINGTON, Va.—December 14, 2021— The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) today announced its sixth annual list of “Best STEM Books K-12.” This list—selected by volunteer educators and assembled in cooperation with the Children’s Book Council (CBC)—provides recommendations about the best trade books with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content available for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

“This list of STEM books is filled with great stories that will spark the curiosity of young minds, while also captivating older student readers,” said Eric Pyle, president of NSTA. “It is with pride that we showcase these immersive and inspiring titles that help students build their literacy skills, while learning STEM content.”

Members of the book review panel, made up of STEM educators and literacy professionals appointed by NSTA, selected 34 books for the list from approximately 286 submissions. The panel based their decision on their extensive knowledge and looked for the very best STEM books that they believed would inspire K-12 students. The list of winning titles includes topics that range from Lady Bird Johnson to Nintendo.

The Best K-12 Books is a joint venture between NSTA and the CBC. In addition to the NSTA and CBC websites, the list will appear in the March/April issues of NSTA’s elementary, middle level, and high school journals for teachers.

About NSTA
The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is a vibrant community of 40,000 science educators and professionals committed to best practices in teaching science and its impact on student learning. NSTA offers high quality science resources and continuous learning so that science educators grow professionally and excel in their career. For new and experienced teachers alike, the NSTA community offers the opportunity to network with like-minded peers at the national level, connect with mentors and leading researchers, and learn from the best in the field.

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Kate Falk, NSTA
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