Opening to rave reviews, the first three STEM Girls Books™ on engineering, aerospace and chemistry are now available on Amazon.
Naples, FL - The highly anticipated publishing date for the new picture book series, STEM Girls Books, has arrived. The first three books in the series, Sophie and the Airplane, Zelda the Curious, and Chelsea Discovers Chemistry are now available for purchase on Amazon. With funding from a successful Kickstarter campaign – which achieved its goal after just three days – the team published three beautifully illustrated books, designed to introduce ages 3-8 to the exciting career possibilities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
“We’ve made remarkable progress since we launched our Kickstarter campaign in April, which shows what’s possible when a great team is working hard to meet the demand for a much-needed product,” said Kristi Grigsby, founder and author of STEM Girls Books. “I am truly grateful for our talented illustrators, generous backers on Kickstarter, and the inspiring women in STEM who have shared their stories with us so we can empower girls and their families with visions of amazing career possibilities in their future.”
The first three books in the series introduce topics of chemistry, aerospace and mechanical engineering, but they do so in a very simplistic way. For example, without going into complex details, Zelda the Curious shows how a child’s natural curiosity and love of "tinkering" can lead to an exciting career in engineering. This is reinforced at the end of the story when readers are introduced to a real woman in STEM and learn about her career.
Science educator and parent, David Ware, was among the early reviewers of the series and says the opportunity for young girls to meet real women in STEM is of tremendous value. “I love how the books make a connection between the interests of the character and the real life STEM careers that share those same interests. Just the fact that I get to have a discussion with my children/students about how they relate to the characters, and then discuss career options they might be interested in, is huge!”
Another early reviewer, chemical and biomolecular engineer Tamara Robertson, has a unique viewpoint as an accomplished woman in STEM who is passionate about sharing the possibilities of STEM with young girls. “The books reminded me so much of my own childhood, and it was so great to see how they bridged the world of STEM and everyday life for the young characters portrayed. I hope these books inspire more girls to go into STEM, particularly my favorite field, Chemical Engineering.”
STEM Girls Books are now available for ordering on Amazon. Learn more about STEM Girls Books, read interviews with women in STEM, or shop for some of the best STEM toys for kids of all ages at www.STEMGirlsBooks.com.