Use literature to get your students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by actively involving them in the design thinking process. Each of the titles below shares a story where something was built or invented by designing, planning, gathering materials, and creating. In addition to strengthening literacy skills, your students will develop inquiry and problem-solving skills. They will also see that with perseverance, anyone can be innovative and invent new things! Make a STEM connection to each book below by clicking on the title to get additional information.

Click on each book title to access the Google Drive folder with included task card.

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The Most Magnificent Thing Book Jacket Cover
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Jacket Cover
The Marvelous Thing That Can Came From a Spring Book Jacket Cover
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Papa's Mechanical Fish Book Jacket Cover
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Judy Bowling

Instructional Technology & Library Consultant

Wayne RESA


Kerry Guiliano

Instructional Technology Specialist

Monroe ISD


Michelle Wagner

ELA Consultant

Wayne RESA