STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math STEM is more than just the current education buzzword. It is teaching our students critical skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. Being the school librarian, I love using STEM picture books to facilitate these skills in the library. A few of the benefits of a STEM curriculum include: Inspires creativity Encourages critical thinking Prepares students for future careers in science and technology fields Provides hands-on learning opportunities  Develops a child’s natural curiosity  Teaches students how to work collaboratively to solve a problem Of course, one way that librarians can incorporate STEM into their lessons is through these picture books. At one time it was difficult to find picture books about engineering or scientists that were not dull and lifeless. Now there are more and more books being published that are engaging, interesting and will hold your students’ interest. Below is