AD: Sponsored Post Looking for a gift for a little STEM learner? Then this collection from MIT Kids Press  and Walker Books  has so many gre...

MIT Kids Press Christmas Gift Bundle

Monday, December 05, 2022 BookBairn 1 Comments

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Looking for a gift for a little STEM learner?

Then this collection from MIT Kids Press and Walker Books has so many great titles to choose from! I’ve picked out three I thought looked fascinating.

Ada and the Galaxies by Alan Lightman, Olga Pastichiv and illustrated by Susanna Chapman is a beautiful intergenerational story about a little girl’s trip to stay with her grandparents. She can’t wait for nightfall to see the dazzling array of stars in the sky which are so much clearer on their little island than on the big city. She waits all day until eventually it gets dark but the fog has rolled in. So instead Ada and her Poobah look at some photographs in his books. Will the fog clear? You’ll have to read it to find out.

This is a lovely narrative nonfiction which is littered with facts throughout the story. But it also blends real photographs from the Hubble telescope into the glorious illustrations. It is magical story telling and a perfect gift for little stargazers.

I’m a Neutrino by 
Dr Eve M Vavagiakis and illustrated by Ilze Lemesis is a dazzling picture book which introduces young readers to the smallest bits of matter known to exist. Despite their small size they matter! (Get it?!) 

This is a brilliant read it’s written in rhyme but feels more like poetry than traditional picture book storytelling (that being said the neutrinos are telling your their story but it’s also very scientific. In an accessible way. In fact, this is an arrestingly clever book as well as being visually beautiful.

Become an App Inventor by 
Karen Lang & Selin Tezel is perfect for the next big budding tech kid! Using free online programming tools, this is The guide to how to design, build and share apps. No experience necessary. Just bring your passion and this book provides a guide to everything else. From how to create a maze game, a translation app, and even a personalised chat app, it’s a stepping stone to designing bigger and brilliant things. Chock-full of colourful graphics and easy-to-follow instructions, readers will also learn about young inventors who have created apps of their own!

Perfect for the stockings of STEM minded kids!

Happy gift giving and book devouring this festive season!

Kim and the bairns x

Many thanks to Walker Books for sending us these books as part of a bundle of STEM related titles!

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