S.T.E.A.M. & ADST Resources on Overdrive

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – That is the goal of true education. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -John Dewey

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” -Steve Jobs

“STEM (STEAM) education provides the space to experience, to get the skills the –uncertain future- demands from us, to actually be able to “connect the dots” in order to get to a creative form of solution to a specific and sometimes undefined problem. Once again: experiencing, applying skills and focusing on an interdisciplinary world equals success.” -Arie Elbelman

Here are some of our exciting STEAM & ADST resources available on Sora and Overdrive to help further your learning adventures! 

Cover of Rosie Revere and the Raucous RivetersRosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one…

Cover of Rosie Revere, Engineer

            Rosie Revere, Engineer: Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for…

Cover of Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold EngineersRosie Revere’s Big project Book For Bold Engineers: Embark on an adventure of personal creativity and invention with fan favourite Rosie Revere! This activity book features art from the picture book Rosie Revere, Engineer and will inspire young readers…

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                    Iggy Peck, Architect: Meet Iggy Peck—creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself! In the spirit of David Shannon’s No, David and Rosemary Wells’s Noisy Nora, Iggy Peck will delight readers looking for…

Cover of Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing ArchitectsIggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects: Creativity meets curiosity and critical thinking in Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects, the new hands-on STEM project book from the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Iggy Peck,…

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                     Amazing KITCHEN CHEMISTRY Projects: In Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself, kids ages 9 and up will experiment with kitchen materials to discover chemistry. Readers will learn about atoms, molecules, solids,…

Cover of EnergyEnergy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We Need Power & How We Get It: Energy is a vital part of our lives. It powers our computer, lights our home, and moves our car. It also costs a lot of money and pollutes our environment. In Energy: 25 Projects Investigate Why We…
Cover of Explore Light and Optics!                   Explore Light and Optics! – With 25 Great Projects: Imagine a world without light. What would it be like? Dark, cold, and lifeless! In Explore Light and Optics! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 through 10 find out why light is so important to our
Cover of The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book – A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Programming Robots: LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. The latest MINDSTORMS set, EV3, is more powerful than ever, and The LEGO…
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                        Tinkerlab – A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors: 55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering, curiosity, and creative thinking from the creator of Tinkerlab.com—hands-on activities that explore art, science, and more. For children two and…
Cover of Earth-Friendly Engineering CraftsEarth-Friendly Engineering Crafts: What can you engineer from recycled materials? This book has loads of ideas! Construct an airplane from cardboard and a plastic bottle, transform an old T-shirt into a working windsock, and build a…
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                        Technology – Cool Women Who Code: Do you listen to music with an MP3 player or read books on a tablet? Do you play multiplayer video games with people on the other side of the world? Do you have a robot cleaning your kitchen? Maybe not…
Cover of Video Game DesignerVideo Game Designer: Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a video game designer. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to…
Cover of Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions
                         Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself: Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the life, world, and incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects that explore his invention…
Cover of THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONTHE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION – INVESTIGATE HOW SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CHANGED THE WORLD with 25 PROJECTS: Imagine a world without brand-name products! Before the Industrial Revolution it was not possible to produce enough of the same item to have a brand, but in 100 years the world changed from…
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                   Great Medieval Projects – You Can Build Yourself: Great Medieval Projects You Can Build Yourself brings the Middle Ages in Europe alive through hands-on activities for kids ages 9-12. Addressing various aspects of medieval life, this book provides…
Cover of Star Wars Coding ProjectsStar Wars Coding Projects – A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Coding Your Own Animations, Games, Simulations and More!: Learn to code games and use Scratch, guided by your favourite Star Wars™ characters! Star Wars Coding Projects is a step-by-step visual guide to coding fun projects in Scratch and shows you…
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                         Disney Coding Adventures – First Steps for Kid Coders: Four books in one! Computational thinking is the first step to coding. Kid coders can start on the basics in a fun and easy way by learning alongside favourite Disney characters in this four-book…
Cover of The Friendship Code #1The Friendship Code #1: A New York Times bestseller! Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code. Loops,…
Cover of The Hunt for the Missing Spy
                The Hunt for the Missing Spy: Cody, Queen, Luke, and M.E. are the Code Busters—clever clue hunters with a passion for puzzles. They can’t wait for their school trip to Washington, D.C., where they’ll get to visit the…
Cover of Dragons and MarshmallowsDragons and Marshmallows – Zoey and Sassafras Series, Book 1 (other books in the series are available): Zoey and her cat, Sassafras, love to explore, play pretend, and learn. They make an excellent team. Unfortunately, Zoey is feeling blue because her mom is leaving for a work conference. While her mom finishes packing, Zoey makes a big discovery: a photograph that glows purple, hidden…

As Mary Poppins says (…sings) “The cover is not the book, so open it up and take a look”! Find these titles and more to dive into a world of adventure. 

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