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Catch up on your summer reading list: STEM must-reads for kids and teens

"I'm bored."

"There's nothing to do."

"Is it time to go back to school yet??"

Sound familiar? (Okay, maybe not that last one!) Our #ScienceInTheSummer Squad is visiting Bruce County Public Library branches across the region this week, so there's no better time than now to check out a list of STEM must-reads this summer.

Head over to your local library branch or explore your area's ebook collection and beat those "I'm boreds" once and for all!

And don't forget to follow us on Instagram @niiexplore to find out where out Science in the Summer program is heading each week—along with some fun STEM experiments and other boredom busters.


An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Black Holes, Dwarf Planets, Aliens, and More by Bob McDonald (ages 13+)


Cartoon Guide to Chemistry by Larry Gonick and Craig Criddle (ages 13-17)


Earth and life sciences

Science Comics: Crows, Genius Birds by Kyla Vanderklugt (ages 9-12)

Gone Is Gone: Wildlife Under Threat by Isabelle Groc (ages 9-12)

The Boreal Forest: A Year In The World’s Largest Land Biome by L. E. Carmichael, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon (ages 8-12)

General science

National Geographic Science of Everything by National Geographic Society (ages 6 - 12)


Physics for Curious Kids: Discover Mind-Expanding Science Facts! by Laura Baker, illustrated by Alex Foster (ages 8-11)


The way things work by David Macaulay (ages 12-17)

Women in STEM


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