Visit our NSTA 2020 Virtual Booth

We missed seeing you all in Boston this year, but you don’t have to miss out on scoring digital ARCs of upcoming nonfiction titles on NetGalley; entering to win a bundle of some of our favorite science books; discovering NSTA’s Reading Lists, and more resources! Visit our virtual booth below!

Keep scrolling to discover:

★ Request NetGalley Digital ARCs ★

★ NSTA Reading Lists ★

★ Resources for Science Activities and Lesson Plans ★

★ Enter for a Chance to Win Bundles of Science Books ★


Request these ARCs on NetGalley Here!

Click the link in the covers below to request these digital ARCs or search for titles on NetGalley here.

And be sure to check out the entire Science Comics series!


Check out these NSTA State Reading List books!

2020 NSTA Best STEM Books List

A Dream of Flight: Alberto Santos-Dumont’s Race Around the Eiffel Tower by Jef Polivka and Rob Polivka; illustrated by Rob Polivka   
Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World by Anna Crowley Redding
The Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World by Mike Winchell
Samuel Morse, That’s Who!: The Story of the Telegraph and the Morse Code by Tracy Nelson Maurer, illustrated by El Primo Ramón
Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge by Rachel Dougherty 

Best STEM Books is a joint project of the American Society for Engineering Education, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, the National Science Teachers Association, the Society of Elementary Presidential Awardees, and the Children’s Book Council. This list aims to provide recommendations to educators, librarians, parents, and guardians for the best children’s books with STEM content. The full list of titles can be found here.


2020 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 List 

A joint project of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) since 1973, Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 represents the year’s best books for science classrooms, chosen by science educators. A full list of titles can be found here.


Check out these Resources for Book-Based Activities & Lesson Plans!

Tracy Nelson Maurer

The author of John Deere, That’s Who! and Samuel Morse, That’s Who! was supposed to be with us at NSTA this year, but don’t worry, you can still get the scoop on these incredible books. And scroll down further for a chance to win both of these fantastic books!

Tracy has developed a ton of great activities associated with this title, including a dual search & find and coloring worksheet; a writing worksheet; and classroom discussion ideas for educators.

John Deere, That’s Who! was also included in the 2018 NSTA Best STEM Books List.


Listen to Tracy read aloud an abridged version of this book and download this great guide on Morse Code for further context.

Samuel Morse, That’s Who! was also included in the 2020 NSTA Best STEM Books List (see above!)


Tracy Nelson Maurer is the author of over a hundred books, including Samuel Morse, That’s Who! and John Deere, That’s Who! and many other nonfiction books for children. She lives near Minneapolis with her family, and loves to interact with readers on her frequent school and library visits.


Odd Dot Books: TinkerActive Series

Our friends at Odd Dot books were originally going to bring their enthusiasm and expertise to NSTA with an interactive program, showcasing their wide range of joyful books for curious minds, including their TinkerActive Workbook series.

With TinkerActive Workbooks, learning leaps off the page and into the real world! Each workbook covers essential math and science concepts while encouraging your child to tinker, make, and engineer. All books are aligned to Common Core State Standards.

Download their free activity kit to get a taste of this phenomenal series, and check back to their website for a free Daily Download, informational videos & accompanying worksheets, and more!


Enter for a Chance to Win One of Three Science-Themed Book Bundles!

We were so bummed to not be able to see you in person and chat about some of our favorite nonfiction titles that we decided to bring some of our favorites directly to you!

Enter here for a chance to win one of three below book bundles.

Bundle One: Tracy Nelson Maurer Series (2-Books)

John Deere, That’s Who!  Beautiful illustrations—including spectacular landscapes—reflect the time period and bring John Deere’s remarkable story to life.

Samuel Morse, That’s Who!  This dynamic and substantive biography celebrates an early technology pioneer.

Bundle Two: Odd-Dot TinkerActive Workbooks (3-Books)

Kindergarten Set: Includes TinkerActive Science, English, and Math at the kindergarten level.

First Grade Set: Includes TinkerActive Science, English, and Math at the first grade level.

Second Grade Set: Includes TinkerActive Science, English, and Math at the second grade level.

Bundle Three: Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks Graphic Novel Set (2-Books)

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas An action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas.

Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier Jim Ottaviani and illustrator Maris Wicks capture the great humor and incredible drive of Mary Cleave, Valentina Tereshkova, and the first women in space.