STEM Super Science : Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the Kitchen!

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The kitchen is the perfect classroom, especially for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning experiences.  Counting, chemistry, coding skills are all necessary for completing a recipe, and the best part is that you can eat your homework! From searching for ingredients to step-by-step instructions kids learn so much from cooking. These books are packed with STEM activities and inspiration you can implement in your errands to the store or afternoon lunch preparations. Pack your science lessons into meal times!

These book suggestions below contain food trivia and history, taking you on a journey to learn about what we eat. Try some recipes from these kid friendly cookbooks reviewed and taste tested by our staff’s families. Cooks are scientists and work hard to perfect their art. Try out some of these recipes, and get inspiration from some world famous chefs. Hope your science homework is fun and tasty!

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Amy is determined to make a perfect dumpling like her parents and grandmother do, but hers are always too empty, too full, or not pinched together properly.

Freedom Soup

Every year, Haitians all over the world ring in the new year by eating a special soup, a tradition dating back to the Haitian Revolution. This year, Ti Gran is teaching Belle how to make the soup — Freedom Soup — just like she was taught when she was a little girl. Together, they dance and clap as they prepare the holiday feast, and Ti Gran tells Belle about the history of the soup, the history of Belle’s family, and the history of Haiti, where Belle’s family is from. You can also check out this title as an eAudio on Hoopla, as a video on Hoopla and as a video on Hoopla with read-a-long.

Grandma's Tiny House : A Counting Story!

In rhyming text, when the whole family and guests show up for the big dinner at Grandma’s house, it becomes clear that the house is much too small to hold them all. You can also check out this title out as an eBook on Hoopla.

Magic Ramen : The Story of Momofuku Ando

Inspiration struck when Momofuku Ando spotted the long lines for a simple bowl of ramen following World War II in Japan. This picture book biography tells the true story behind the creation of one of the world’s most popular foods.