Gillian and Kristin (@kbrynteson) talk with NIU’s Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Paul Kassel about the importance of performance in communicating science. Next, Ruth Spiro joins us to talk about communicating complex science ideas to young children through her Baby Loves Science books.
Quick Pick: Deadly Ticks? Pop Stars? Post-Pandemic Peril? Yes, Please! The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones
If you look through STEM Read’s official selections, you can see that we’re suckers for books with gnarly diseases. Louis Sachar’s Fuzzy Mud, Lex Thomas’ Quarantine, and James Dashner’s The Maze Runner are some of our favorites. If you also love a good pandemic story, then Holly Goddard Jones’ The Salt Line is right up your alley.
On this episode of the STEM Read podcast, hosts Gillian King-Cargile (@gkingcargile) and Kristin Brynteson (@kbrynteson) chat with visual literacy expert Dr. Rhonda Robinson (Northern Illinois University-College of Education) and author/illustrator Tom Lichtenheld (Cloudette, Duck! Rabbit!, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site).
Science Fiction and Fantasy tend to be grouped together as genres despite being different ideas. Conceptually, both genres take place in another world, but the worlds of these genres are based on different foundations.
This episode of the STEM Read podcast contains strong language and a strong message.
If you love a good train heist mixed with a bit of hierarchical class war, sprinkled with androids, and topped off with sentient space trains (yes, sentient space trains) then Railhead by Carnegie-medal-winning author Philip Reeve is one you need to read.
STEM Read is partnering with NPR affiliate, WNIJ, to bring you hot topics in literature and education! STEM Read director, Gillian King-Cargile, and P-20 Director of Professional Development, Kristin Brynteson, host the podcast.
Welcome to Night Vale: a Novel isn’t necessarily STEM in the traditional sense. It’s an oddball-blend of Lovecraftian horror, Kafkaesque absurdity, and Douglas Adams-y humor.
Logline: What if the Cuban Missile Crisis resulted in nuclear warfare? What if you were trapped in a bunker for two weeks with complete strangers and limited resources? Who decides who lives and who dies?
STEM Read was at 57th Street Books on September 28 for The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ (SCBWI) panel discussion, “How Children’s Literature Can Save Us.” Author and SCBWI member Kate Hannigan hosted the event with notable authors.