Science! Climate! Environment! Focus on STEM/STEAM Titles

Presented by: Lorimer Children & Teens, Orca Books, Speedy Publishing, Tundra Books, and School Library Journal
Event Date and Time: Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT


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Join us as publishers showcase a selection of engaging and informative titles focused on STEM/STEAM and climate science topics for young readers, empowering them to develop interest in science and better understand the critical environmental challenges of our time. These titles will not only educate, but also inspire curiosity, critical thinking, and help spark meaningful conversations with your young patrons to promote a sense of responsibility towards our planet and nurture the next generation of environmental leaders. Don't miss this opportunity to update your library's collection with impactful new STEM/STEAM and climate science literature for young readers!

Featured Title: 

In It to Win It: Sports and the Climate Crisis By Erin Silver, illustrated by Pui Yan Fong

Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book examines how sports are affecting the planet, what climate change means for athletes and sporting events, and what young people can do to make sports sustainable for the future. 

Poison Town by Elyssa Campbell

Everything seems sick in Addie’s town; even the crows have trouble flying. Now she's out to prove the local plant is covering up its polluting ways. Elyssa Campbell’s debut novel Poison Town tells the story of a fourteen-year-old who becomes an environmental activist - in a company town built around a smelter. She faces a mystery – what is poisoning the town when there has been an apparently successful clean-up.

A Garden Called Home by Jessica J. Lee and Elaine Chen

What makes the place we live feel like home? This is a warm-hearted and lush picture book about family, the immigrant experience and how a simple garden can foster a connection to the larger natural world. After a trip to Taiwan, a girl finds her Taiwanese mother is lonely and doesn’t venture outside in the wintry American northeast. So the young girl begins to learn all about the local natural vegetation and shows her mother that though they may not live in the lush landscape of her home, there’s a lot to love about the natural environment. 



Joe Stacey, Digital Marketer & Sales Coordinator, James Lorimer & Company Ltd.

Kirstie Hudson, Editor, Orca Book Publishers

Colin Scott, Business Development Manager, Speedy Publishing

Evan Munday, Publicity Manager, Tundra Books


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