Hey y’all! I am here with another picture book recommendation. I am a big advocate for girls in STEM programs. Here are a few books that I would recommend to show that girls can be scientist, engineers, and coders.
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and Illustrated by David Roberts – This one is fairly popular. It features Rosie Revere a 2nd grader who loves to create machines that will make life easier. She is imaginative and really a whole lot of fun. I loved the message for this book: “Keep trying and don’t give up.” Additionally, there is a historical note in the back that added even more insight. Highly recommend this one.
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty and Illustrated by David Roberts – This is in the same series as Rosie Revere, and it’s just as good. This follows Ada a little girl who did not speak until she was 3 but once she started talking she was full of questions. I liked how this explained the scientific method in a simplified manner. It showed that curiosity is not a bad thing.
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code by Laurie Wallmark and Illustrated by Katy Wu – I loved this book. This a non-fiction book telling the life story of Grace Hopper, the first one to work on coding computers, she accomplished so much and the basics of what she developed are still used today. Throughout the book there are personal quotes from Grace Hopper and I really enjoyed those. In the back of the book, there is a full timeline of her life and there are additional readings and a bibliography. I highly recommend this book to girls who are into computer programming. The age group for this book would be for 3rd grade and up. There is a lot of information packed into this picture book.
These are three picture books that I came across that show the girls can do science and math too!
What books would you recommend? Have you read this books?