Kristen Nordstrom has written an excellent STEAM book or young children in (Amazon affiliate link) Mimic Makers. Nordstrom takes a look at several animals which have been the inspiration for science innovation. Going through the story behind the invention, as well as the science behind why that particular aspect works and how, the book is a great way to get kids thinking about the world around them. As a picture book, there aren’t a lot of examples, but the ones used should appeal to young children. The bright, colorful illustrations only add to the appeal for toddlers and preschool age children.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Charlesbridge Publishing.