9 Books for Getting Students Excited About the Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, Americans will be treated to a rare cosmic phenomenon: a total solar eclipse that can be seen from coast to coast.  Even those outside the path of the total eclipse will experience a partial solar eclipse. Check out these maps from NASA to determine what kind of eclipse you can see at […]

By |August 8th, 2017|STEM|0 Comments

6 Picture Book Biographies About Women in STEM

Association For Women In Science (AWIS) reports that while women make up 47% of the total workforce in the US, they hold only 26% of the positions in STEM fields. So why should we care? Individuals in STEM careers are solving big problems, developing technologies we use daily and setting the tone for what our […]

By |June 13th, 2017|STEM|1 Comment

10 Standards-Aligned NGSS Picture Books to Introduce Earth Day & Build Environmental and Climate Literacy

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

 –Native American Proverb

We often hear the common question of what is Earth Day, a day on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection worldwide. But the overarching question is why do we have Earth Day? To some, we have a […]

By |April 7th, 2017|STEM|0 Comments

Starting from Scratch: Titles to Support Coding and Computer Science

Without a doubt, more and more emphasis is being placed on incorporating technology and computer science into the classroom. Numerous articles and studies have shown the significant benefits of doing so. However, it can be daunting for educators to learn a new technology—especially one that students may know better, or pick up faster, than their […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|STEM|0 Comments

Illustrated Picture Book Celebrates the Marvel of Microbes!

Hidden on every surface and inside everything, tiny, microscopic beings are lurking. The delightful Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes (Grades K-3, Level O, Lexile: AD1020) takes us in for a closer look at the microbes that exist all around us. From their more well-known functions like making us sick, to lesser-known roles they play […]

By |December 1st, 2015|STEM|0 Comments

Booksource Banter July Giveaway: Five Technology Themed Titles!

We are giving away five technology titles to TWO lucky Banter Readers to win!

Enter by completing the form below. Entries are limited to the United States. Contest ends 11:59 p.m. CST on July 31, 2015. Winners will be randomly selected.


Profiles Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who made great strides in the invention of flight.

An introduction […]

By |July 9th, 2015|STEM|0 Comments

Booksource’s Top Ten Titles to Inspire Creativity and Innovation!

The first of ISTE’s National Education Technology Standards for Students talks about creativity and innovation: “Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.”

Here are some of our favorite books that support this standard and help get the creative juices flowing!

Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design (Grades 3-6, Lexile […]

By |June 27th, 2014|STEM|0 Comments

The Secret to Making Science Sizzle


The 102 pages of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) may seem dry and daunting, but I have a secret that makes them absolutely riveting. While you read them listen for great books shouting in the background! Take the Kindergarten ESS3-1, for example. It states “Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs […]

By |May 28th, 2014|STEM|0 Comments