STEM Reading List: Seasons


From summer, to fall, to winter, to spring, the seasons are relatively predictable and bring with them new and exciting activities in which to participate. Animals and humans alike adapt to weather changes as temperatures grow colder or warmer. The books in this list include information about the seasons from various perspectives, including the changes animals make over the course of a year and why seasons happen at all. Activities are also included to help readers understand seasons first-hand.
Contributed by: Mary Lanni




9781432949020 Seasons of the Year
By: Tracey Steffora

This title looks at the annual cycle of seasons and how some plants, animals, and people respond to the changes.
9780517709948 Secrets of the Seasons: Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard
By: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Illustrated by: Priscilla Lamont

Over the course of a year, a family learns about the sun’s role in the changing seasons.
9782848019451 A Tree for All Seasons
By: Maryse Guittet

Explores the changes to a tree and its foliage as the seasons progress. The text is in the shape of a tree.
9781465466495_p0_v3_s600x595 Weather and the Seasons
By: DK

Introduces weather and the seasons, describing what is a cloud, why rainbows form, and how animals migrate for the winter. This book also includes four weather-related science projects.
9781977120045_p0_v3_s600x595 A Year in the City
By: Christina Mia Gardeski

From snowplows to skyscraper nests and rooftop gardens, life in the city changes from season to season. Discover what animals live in the city. Learn how smog forms in summer. Real-life photographs follow the seasons and capture the beauty of a year in the city.
9781977120052_p0_v2_s600x595 A Year in the Forest
By: Christina Mia Gardeski

From hibernation to baby animals and falling leaves, life in the forest changes from season to season. Discover why snow is good for trees. Learn how wildfires help the forest grow. Real-life photographs follow the seasons and capture the beauty of a year in the forest.


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