14 Fun Books About Women in STEM and Female Innovators for Kids

Books about women in stem

I am so happy to see the amazing books about women in STEM that have become so popular in recent years. These books highlight the accomplishments of female innovators.

There are so many visionary women who have created the path upon which all little girls can follow.  We created a list of 14 books for kids about some of the great female innovators- both fiction and non-fiction.  Obviously, we couldn’t include them all but we hope that this list is a place to start for your own little pioneer to create her own path for others to follow.

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Books About Women in STEM

Little Dreamers

Little Dreamers Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison

This book features the true stories of 35 women who are inventors, artists, and scientists. Each of these women are creators who changed the world. Your little reader will learn about women like Mary Blair, Hedy Lamarr, and Wangari Maathai in this wonderful pick from our list of books about women in STEM.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie (Ordinary People Change the World) by Brad Meltzer

Marie Curie is a Nobel Prize Wimmin physicist and chemist who is at the center of this fantastic book. We could not make a list of books about women in STEM without including Marie Curie. This book is one of a fun biography series!

Rose a detroit Herstory

Rosie a Detroit Herstory by Bailey Sisoy Isgro

This is a fantastic pick from our list of books about women in STEM. This is the story of the women workers during WWII. Many of the men had left to fight in the war and this left the women to begin working the jobs that had, until now, been done by men.

These women operated machinery, ran businesses and even produced tanks!

wonder women

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs

This is the story of 25 amazing women who shaped the world without ever getting the credit. The chemist who developed the treatment for leprosy only to have the credit taken by a man. What about the rocket scientist who developed the fuel to put the first US satellite into orbit?

This amazing book has interviews with real-life women in STEM. We couldn’t think of a better book to include in our books about women in STEM.

101 Awesome Women

101 Awesome Women Who Changed our World by Julia Adams

This book is filled with 101 women who changed the world through athletics, art, exploration, and stem innovations. Some of these women are celebrated and some have been overlooked in the past, but each of these stories is inspirational for your future explorer or scientist.

Books About Women in STEM: Female Innovators

Girls think of Everything

Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh

This is an updated edition of this book with new content to include inventions and inventors that reflect a diverse and technological world. Women have been innovators in kitchens, living rooms, garages, basements, and even in converted chicken coops. See how these women changed the world.

Joan Proctor Dragon Doctor

Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor by Patricia Valdez

This book is the true story of Joan Procter who became the Curator of Reptiles at the British Museum. She also designed the Reptile House at the London Zoo.

While other girls were playing with dolls, Joan was reading the way with her innovation in this pick in our list of books about women in STEM.

she persisted by chelsea clinton

She Persisted: 13 Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton

In this book, Chelsea Clinton highlights and celebrates thirteen American women who have helped to shape and change our country.

This is a book for anyone who has ever wanted to speak up, anyone who has been silenced, and anyone who loves to read books about women in STEM

pocket full of colors

Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo

This is the amazing and true story of Mary Blair who became a trailblazing Disney artist. She faced many setbacks in her amazing career as an illustrator, designer, and animator for Walt Disney Studios.

Despite these setbacks, she persevered and painted her world in dazzling colors that we see in many Disney movies today.

The girl who thought in pictures

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The story of Dr. Temple Gandin by Julia Finley Mosca

When Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism no one expected her to talk. She became a groundbreaking innovator that helped develop improvements for farms around the entire world.

This is the first book in a brand-new series about the lives of scientists.

A is for Awesome

A is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed History by Eva Chen

This is an ABC book unlike any other. It is filled with 23 iconic women who changed the world. From Amelia to Ruth, you can find a new way to explore ABCs. And for more books like this, check out 22 Alphabet Books Helpful for Toddlers Learning Their ABCs

Books About Women in STEM: Fiction

Ada twist

Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty

We absolutely love this rhyming book and is one of the books about women in STEM that is read a lot in our houses. Ada Twist has a lot of questions. She is always curious and doing scientific experiments that do not always go as planned

Ada learns that trying again does not mean failure and the value of staying curious.

Addy Matic

Addy-Matic and the Toasteriffic by Curtis Mark William

This rhyming story is a hilarious rhyming book about Adeline who attempts to automate the simple task of toasting bread by building a very complex chain reaction machine.

Not only is this book hilarious but it also gives straightforward explanations of how machines work.

For more, check out 31 Great Rhyming Books For Your Emerging Reader

Which of these books about women in stem are your favorites?

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