Recommended Reading


Press Here, by Herve Tullet
Science Play: Beginning Discoveries for 2- to 6-Year-Olds, by Jill Hauser Frankel
Where Else in the Wild?, by David M. Schwartz and Yael Schy

Elementary School

Bedtime Math, by Laura Overdeck
The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math, by Sean Connolly
The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science, by Sean Connolly
The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science, by Sean Connolly
The Greedy Triangle, by Marilyn Burns Math Curse, by Jon Scieszka

Middle and High School

Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates, by Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertshaw
Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, by Danica McKellar
Hot X: Algebra Exposed!, by Danica McKellar
Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss, by Danica McKellar
Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, by Danica McKellar
Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science Series), by various authors (published by Graphic Library)
The Number Devil, by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Pioneers in Mathematics (Series), by Michael J. Bradley
Secrets, Lies, and Algebra, by Wendy Lichtman
Two-Fisted Science, by Jim Ottaviani

Parents and Teachers

Why Don’t Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom, by Daniel T. Willingham That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
Parent and Family Involvement in Education, from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
A Letter on STEM Education to America’s Parents, from the Committee on K-12 Education, Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress
Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School Students, by the Institute of Education Sciences

Additional Guidance for STEM Parents