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21st Century Kids: Explore the World of Science

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library,
Young girls working on a science project
“I didn’t want to just know names of things. I remember really wanting to know how it all worked.” —Elizabeth Blackburn

In the 21st century, a wide range of STEM-related opportunities are now available to explore. Additionally, children’s authors have created appealing stories and nonfiction selections that inspire emerging scientists. Here is a sampling of books that supports and encourages girls interested in science.

"When I was young I was very interested in science and technology, and my dad brought home the first computer. I played Pacman and I was hooked! By learning to create technology, girls learn to speak up."—Regina Agyare, founder of Ghana-based Soronko Solutions


Science Exploration for Girls


Book cover for Song for a Whale
Song for a Whale
Kelly, Lynne

Book cover for The Fourteenth Goldfish
The Fourteenth Goldfish
Holm, Jennifer L.

Book cover for Gutsy Girls Go For Science
Gutsy Girls Go For Science
Gibson, Karen Bush

Book cover for Cool Biology Activities For Girls
Cool Biology Activities For Girls
Lewandowski, Laura

Book cover for The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Kelly, Jacqueline

Book cover for The End of the Wild
The End of the Wild
Helget, Nicole Lea

Book cover for Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray
Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray
Keating, Jess

Book cover for Madam C. J. Walker Builds a Business
Madam C. J. Walker Builds a Business
Millner, Denene

Book cover for The Friendship Experiment
The Friendship Experiment
Teagan, Erin

Book cover for The Thing About Jellyfish
The Thing About Jellyfish
Benjamin, Ali


 

 

 

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