STEM books for tiny scientists

Is it too early to worry about your kid getting enough science, technology, engineering, and math education? Yup. Uh-huh. Definitely. But these board books are fun, and it's never too early for that. Check out my article at Lucie's List for the starter set--new recommendations as of June 2017 below!

Backyard Bugs (Amazon | Indiebound) incorporates did-you-know facts for preschoolers.

Our Solar System (Amazon | Indiebound) is short and beautiful, and although the planet facts feel random, the concept of planets, orbits, and a solar system seems more impressive to toddlers in this neat cut-out format. 

Birds (Amazon | Indiebound) by Kevin Henkes is a wonderful book for a window watcher especially, with accurate depictions of North American songbirds and a story about a girl who can’t fly—but can sing.

The Tiny Seed (Amazon | Indiebound) handles the plant life cycle from an anthropomorphized seed’s perspective.

This is a running list. Asterisks* denote family favorites. Links are Amazon affiliate/indie bookstore. Please send any suggestions to or @drivelanddrool.