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Spring into Tech: Books for your Coder Girl

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International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the women who have changed the world -from spearheading women in science and tech to fighting for girls’ education worldwide. But the sentiment should not stop there. At blue{shift}, we want to inspire the next generation of girls to tackle coding, tech, and engineering with creativity. To that end, we’d like to share this list of a few thought-provoking, entertaining, and child-friendly books, designed to bring enthusiasm for STEM into the home.

Storybook for the Robot Fanatic

Robot Rumpus by Sean Taylor and Ross Collins (Andersen Press)

This picture book is for kids aged 2–5 and tells the story of how one girl’s parents leave her in the hands of the house robots before bed. You’ll meet Wash-bot, Cook-bot, and Book-bot in this charming and hilarious tale. With the fun rhymes and beautiful illustrations, your child will adore this story from the first page.

Activity Book for the Pint-Sized Programmer

Kids Get Coding by Heather Lyons and Elizabeth Tweedale (Wayward)

Open their eyes and get ahead on their path to computing! A picture and activity book for children 5–7 that provides vocabulary, hands-on resources, and coding practice for your young coder. Full of fun graphics and charts which make networks, cookie trails, and search engines understandable, your child will always be busy with this series.

Empowering Book for your Driven Girl

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo (Particular Books)

For children age 10 and up, this book dives into the lives and histories of 100 heroines across history. With illustrations, facts, and stories, your daughter will love learning about some famous and lesser-known women in history. From Malala to Michelle Obama, your child will learn the power of perseverance and gain confidence to conquer anything in her path through these snappy one page stories.

Bedtime Book for your Curious Child

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

A bedtime story (or independent reader) for children aged 5–7 that teaches your child the limitlessness of curiosity. This picture book tells the story of Ada and the mysterious smell which she can’t find the source of. Ada works through the scientific process from hypothesis to experiment and learns that maybe science has more questions than answers.

Stories to Showcase All Women in STEM

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky (Wren & Rook)

This New York Times bestseller showcases the stories of women in all aspects of science from biologists, to physicists, to astronauts. Your child could learn the lives and successes of women like Jane Goodall to Marie Curie in this collection of stories that are guaranteed to excite your child about science.

If you have a coder girl who wants to learn more, sharpen her skills, or expand her education, check out our after school clubs, camps, and workshops that will empower and encourage her interests in STEM.