10 books tech-savvy kids won't be able to put down

by Jeanne Sager
Mar 4, 2016 at 9:46 a.m. ET

The best way to get kids into STEM isn't to plop them in front of a computer or tablet. First they need to read up on what it is they want to do — from coding to electronics and more. Amazon Editor Seira Wilson offers up her picks for the best books for your tech-savvy kids. 

1 /11: Coding Games

1/11 :Coding Games

Coding Games In Scratch by Jon Woodcock:

With coding being introduced into the elementary school curriculum, kids are getting excited about learning how to build their own games. Coding Games in Scratch uses bright visuals and step-by-step instructions written with young beginners in mind.

2 /11: Bedtime Math

2/11 :Bedtime Math

Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late by Laura Overdeck:  

What better way to encourage kids to have fun with math than to give them a little extra time to stay up before bed solving riddles? The riddles are fun in the same way that kids love fun facts only they get to provide the answers. Each Bedtime Math problem has three variations for different ages/level of difficulty.

3 /11: Mad Scientist Academy

3/11 :Mad Scientist Academy

Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Disaster by Matthew McElligott:  

The Mad Scientist Academy has an unusual group of new students who must put their varied skills to use in order to find their class pet — a dinosaur. Adventurous and informative science fun in comic book illustration style.

4 /11: Tinkerlab

4/11 :Tinkerlab

Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors by Rachelle Doorley: 

Many of the world's greatest innovators were also tinkerers. Tinkerlab includes 55 hands-on experiments that invite the very young to explore their creativity, curiosity and problem-solving skills. 

5 /11: Kids Brain Games

5/11 :Kids Brain Games

National Geographic Kids Brain Games: The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain by Jennifer Swanson:

Kids explore the supercomputer inside their heads with National Geographic Kids Brain Games. Interactive puzzles, kid-friendly sidebars and interesting text make learning about the science of our minds fun.  

6 /11: LEGO Chain Reactions

6/11 :LEGO Chain Reactions

Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit by Klutz:  

Learn engineering and physics using one of kids' favorite things — LEGOs. The Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit will help turn ordinary LEGO bricks into moving machines that when pieced together create chain reactions. 

7 /11: High-Voltage Danger Lab

7/11 :High-Voltage Danger Lab

Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself by Bob Pflugfelder: 

The first in an engaging series about 11-year-old twins who love science, electronics and mischief, Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab combines a mystery with the opportunity for some hands-on science projects. 

8 /11: 'Secret Coders Paperback'

8/11 :'Secret Coders Paperback'

Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang:  

A new graphic novel series by the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang, Secret Coders combines friendship, sleuthing and the power of coding to solve the puzzle…

9 /11: Edgar Allan Poe's Pie

9/11 :Edgar Allan Poe's Pie

Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems by  J. Patrick Lewis:  

Word problems get a whole new look when they are adapted into famous poems. Edgar Allan Poe's Pie is wacky good fun with problems involving termites, underwear, and of course a pie...

10 /11: First Big Book of Why

10/11 :First Big Book of Why

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why by Amy Shields: 

Pique interest in science and technology early on as young minds begin to ask questions about the world around them. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why gives clear, informative answers for preschool-age children. 

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