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STEAM Summer Reading List

Jun 4, 2018

RECENTLY UPDATED: Books for readers of all ages!

Summer is a great time to unwind with some reading. Whether in a hammock, under (or up in) a tree, on the beach, or tucked away in a corner, reading doesn’t have to be a chore if you can help identify high-interest books. Here are some quality STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math) picks for kids and adults, who are into coding and robotics!

From board books to rhyming verse, these picture books will appeal to those who like being read to and those who are learning to read or reading to learn!


Have children ready for longer stories? Introduce them to these select chapter chapters of all reading levels. Many are part of a series focused on lovable characters like Ada Lace and Secret Coders; like one, read them all!

Ada Lace, on the Case

Ada Lace, Take Me to Your Leader

Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission

Ada Lace Sees Red

Ada Lace Sees Red

Code It! Create It!: Ideas & Inspiration for Coding

Crack the Code!: Activities, Games and Puzzles that Reveal the World of Coding

Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior

(Girls Who Code)

Goldie Blox and the Three Dares

Here’s Hank: Robot on the Loose

Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition

House of Robots

House of Robots: Robots Go Wild!

House of Robots: Robot Revolution

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)

Lauren Ipsum: A Story about Computer Science and Other Impossible Things

Lights, Music, Code! #3 (Girls Who Code)

Lucy’s Lab: Nuts About Science

Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game That Changed Everything

NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Secret Coders

Secret Coders: Paths and Portals

Secret Coders: Potions & Parameters

Secret Coders: Robots & Repeats

Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences

Selfie Sam’s Coder Club: Adventures in Scratch

Space Engineer and Scientist Margaret Hamilton

Team BFF: Race to the Finish! #2

The Friendship Code #1 (Girls Who Code)

The Wild Robot Escapes

Zoey and Sassafras, Dragons and Marshmallows

Bookmark this article! Coming soon: books for adults too.