Changing STEM to STEAM: Why Art Belongs IN the Sciences

By Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director of Twenty-First Century Books

It’s a safe bet that educators know what STEM stands for: science, technology, engineering, and math. Recently, a fifth letter—A—has joined the familiar acronym. It stands for “art and design.” What, you might ask, does art have to do with the other sciences? Read More

Vaccination Investigation: Meet Journalist and YA Nonfiction Author Tara Haelle

By Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director of Twenty-First Century Books

Twenty-First Century Books’ Spring 2018 season is starting off with a bang! One of our YA nonfiction imprint’s newest contributors–science journalist Tara Haelle–got a glowing starred review from Kirkus in February for Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines. Described in the review as “an essential purchase for collections serving young adults,” you’ll definitely want to add this book to yours. Read More

Lerner Publishing Group Announces New Children’s Books Featuring Disney and Pixar Characters

Lerner Publishing Group is introducing new books featuring Disney and Pixar characters coming Fall 2018. Three engaging new series featuring beloved Disney and Pixar characters including Mickey Mouse, Miguel from Coco, Dory, Woody, Moana, Lightning McQueen, and more and a special Disney Frozen coding book will introduce popular early learning topics, engaging narratives, and beautiful illustrations and designs. The books will also include hands-on activities and online resources to bring core STEM and social and emotional topics to life. Read More