17 STEM-Themed Books for Babies and Toddlers

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17 STEM-Themed Books for Babies and Toddlers

Learning STEM doesn’t have to be difficult, it can be as simple as picking up some books for your children that help your children to think critically about solving problems. A great way to introduce your child to STEM is through STEM -Themed Books and this list will help you introduce STEM to the youngest of children. Before we begin looking at this list of STEM-themed books for babies and toddlers, take a moment to pin this to your reading board.

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Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See?

Written by Chris Ferrie

The adored children’s classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear gets a nerdy makeover in this picture book by the #1 bestselling science author for kids! Young readers will delight at taking a familiar text and poking fun at it all while learning about scientists and how they changed the world. Back matter includes brief biographical information of the featured scientists. This sweet parody is the perfect inspiration for scientists of all ages!

Goodnight Lab

Written by Chris Ferrie

This scientific parody book in the style of Goodnight Moon is a delight for little lab girls and guys. While poking fun at the clutter and chaos of lab life, scientists of all ages will appreciate ending their day with this sweet story.

Artificial Intelligence for Babies & Toddlers

written by Dr. Dhoot

Artificial Intelligence for Babies & Toddlers is a great way to introduce basic concepts about the meaning of intelligence and the different types of artificial intelligence (AI) that are emerging. AI is a hot field with the promise to change our world. The colorful, beautiful, and visually stimulating illustrations encourage the child’s sense of wonder and inquisitiveness (and might stimulate your senses too)!

Bathtime Mathtime

written by Danica McKellar

Take one messy baby, two busy feet, three rambunctious friends, four wayward ducks, and five floaty bubbles–and get a tubful of fun as one family’s bathtime routine turns into a nightly ritual they can “count on”!

Baby 101: Architecture for Babies

written by Jonathan Litton

Baby 101: Architecture for Babies, features simple words and bright and engaging illustrations, this introduction to architecture includes information about how buildings are made, featuring famous sites like the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, and the pyramids. Look for the surprise lift-the-flap ending!

Little Scientist Board Book Set

written by Emily Kleinman

Mudpuppy’s Little Scientist Board Book Set is comprised of colorful illustrated portraits of real women who have made a historical impact on the world. Illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and words by Emily Kleinman introduce children to these important people in history with images that are fun for youngsters and also realistic.

Goodnight Numbers

written by Danica

This deceptively simple bedtime book, the first in the McKellar Math line, gives your child the building blocks for math success. As children say goodnight to the objects all around them—three wheels on a tricycle, four legs on a cat—they will connect with the real numbers in their world while creating cuddly memories, night after night.

Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering!

written by Ruth Spiro

Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this book explores the basics of flight – from birds, to planes and rockets – and ties it all to baby’s world. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby’s sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!

Baby University Board Book Set: Four Science Board Books for Babies

written by Chris Ferrie

Baby University series features colorful, simple introductions to scientific principles and are beloved by babies―and grownups!

Baby Loves Structural Engineering!

written by Ruth Spiro

Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the basics of building–from foundation to rooftop–and ties it all to baby’s world. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage a baby’s sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!

Nerdy Babies: Space

written by Emmy Kastner

In Nerdy Babies: Space, follow intrepid infants into the great unknown. Check out the moon and the sun and all the planets in our solar system. Plus, learn about gravity and orbits in this simple text written in question and answer format. With bright artwork by Emmy Kastner, this will be a book that the very littlest nerds will want to return to again and again.

Machine Learning for Babies & Toddlers

written by Dr. Dhoot

Machine Learning for Babies & Toddlers is a great way to introduce basic concepts about machine learning, an exploding field that will be like electricity to our future generation.

Familiarize your little one with what machines are and they can learn, just like us! The colorful, beautiful, and visually stimulating illustrations encourage the child’s sense of wonder and curiosity (and might stimulate your senses too)!

Future Engineer

written by Lori Alexander

Does Baby have what it takes to become an engineer? That’s a positive! Discover all the incredible ways that prove Baby already has what it takes to become an engineer in whatever field they choose, be it electrical, mechanical, civil, or more! Includes lots of fun engineer facts to help foster curiosity and empower little ones to keep trying . . . and learning!

Baby Loves Coding!

written by Ruth Spiro

Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book showcases the use of logic, sequence, and patterns to solve problems. Can Baby think like a coder to fix her train? Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby’s sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!

Hello, World! Solar System

written by Jill McDonal

Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each sturdy page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. (“Can you point to the red planet? That’s Mars!”) It’s a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops. 

Baby Robot A beep-buzz, light- up story!

written by DK

Baby Robot has a simple story that helps babies and toddlers learn that we all need a rest to be at our best. The book also has different shaped sound buttons, helping little ones to learn shapes. In addition, touching the buttons to turn on the sounds and lights helps children develop fine motor skills, as well as stimulating their senses, and teaching them cause-and-effect, which encourages logical thinking.

Baby Code! Music 

written by Sandra Horning

How do you explain coding in music to a baby? By showing how it’s all around them, and how they can take part in it, of course! By using experiences common in a baby’s world, like hearing a melody from a mobile or tapping on an electronic xylophone, this charming board book full of bright, colorful illustrations is the perfect introduction to coding in music for babies and their caregivers–and is sure to leave them wanting to learn more!

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