To help support IST’s STEM initiative, the library has recently purchased over 100 new books on STEM-related concepts. These books cover a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math-related concepts. Please stop by the library or browse our OPAC to see some of these new books. We are spotlighting a few of these new books below:
City by Numbers, by Stephen T. Johnson
Paintings of various sites around New York City—from a shadow on a building to a wrought-iron gate to the Brooklyn Bridge—depict the numbers from one to twenty-one.
Going Up! Elisha Otis’s Trip to the Top (part of the “Great Ideas” series) by Monica Kulling
Simple text and illustrations explore the lives of famous inventors Nikola Tesla, Lillian Gilbreth, Elisha Otis, and Elijah McCoy in this set of biographies.
Engineered! Engineering Design at Work, by Shannon Hunt & James Gulliver Hancock
Engineers find creative solutions to problems using their math, science and technology skills. Learn the steps of the engineering design process, and then see it come to life in stories of real-world engineering ingenuity.
Cleonardo, the Little Inventor, by Mary GrandPre
With the town’s annual Grand Festival of Inventions coming up, Cleonardo is determined to invent something impressive to enter, something that will impress her inventor father Geonardo.
Provides instructions for fifty kid-friendly science experiments and an explanation of the science involved, as well as more than twenty bonus experiments, science fair tips, and STEM connections for each project.
The Young Chef: Recipes and Techniques for Kids Who Love to Cook, by Mark Ainsworth, Culinary Institute of America
Introduces cooking skills and recipes for children.
Curious Constructions, by Michael Hurst & Matt Johnstone
This book looks at 50 unique structures, including Biosphere 2, Paul Bunyan statues, and the Great Wall of China.
Green City, by Allan Drummond
The story of Greensburg, Kansas, a town that rebuilt completely “green” after a deadly tornado.
The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science, by Sean Connolly
Provides step-by-step instructions for fifty experiments that explain the principles behind thirty-four breakthroughs in science.
Trash Talk: Moving Toward a Zero-Waste World, by Michelle Mulder (part of the “Orca Footprints” series)
Books in this series cover a range of environmental and social issues, including reducing trash, conserving water, farming, and other global issues.