STEM Book Club

It is never too early to start STEM education and an ideal way to get your inspired about STEM is through reading.

In 2017 we started the ‘Born to Engineer’ STEM Book Club. We wanted to look at some of the best books being released this year for readers of all ages. Looking for a book about a specific subject or a book for your children we have you covered.

We have tried to compile lists with some of our favourite books with an Engineering slant. All are guaranteed to get you excited about the world of Engineering.

Some of the books we feature each month are about Engineers themselves, some are about the struggles people have faced or the people who have been forgotten in Engineering’s History, some are great fun, and some are what we consider Engineering Classics.

For the next few months, we will be giving away a book each week from that month’s book club.

June 2018




Audrey the Amazing Inventor

Audrey the Amazing Inventor Katie Weymouth

Beautifully illustrated, the story of Audrey the Amazing Inventor is the story of following your dreams and never giving up. Katie Weymouth lively artwork is paired with a story from...

Baby Loves Gravity!

Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners. Ruth Spiro

If you have not come across the 'Baby Loves Science' series and have little ones you have been missing out. Baby Loves Gravity follows on from Ruth Sprio's Baby Loves...

Pilot Academy

Are you ready for the challenge Steve Martin

The beautifully illustrated Pilot's Academy is packed full of activities, fun facts and ideas to get your kids interested in flight. Written by Steve Martin, a former English teacher, and...

May 2018




The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women

The dark story of America’s shining women Kate Moore

Kate Moores 'Radium Girls' tells the story of the young women employed as luminous watch-dial painters at the beginning of the 20th Century.   The craze for luminous watch-dials kicked...

Forgotten Women: The Scientists

The Empowering Story of the Women Science Forgot Zing Tsjeng

The Forgotten Women series is a great way to explore the contributions of those overlooked by History. In its latest instalment, the focus is on the women who have helped...

The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos

The stories behind the super-rich buying up space Christian Davenport

Could space be the entrepreneurial frontier? Chris Davenport's 'Space Baron's tells the stories of the people who are reigniting the space race. Since the Mercury and Apollo programs there has...

April 2018




Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures

The extraordinary Secret Lives of Structures Roma Agrawal

What if everything created by engineers had disappeared overnight? What would be missing? Not just cars, houses, roads and bridges but tunnels and skyscrapers. The impact engineering has on our...

The Gene: An Intimate History

A work of pure gene-ius Siddhartha Mukherjee

A mark of a great 'science' book is that is able to bring to life the most difficult subjects. In 'The Gene' Siddhartha Mukherjee shows off his abilities as a...

How to Build a Car

Explore the Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Formula 1 Designer Adrian Newey

Adrian Newey OBE is one of Britain's greatest engineers and the world's foremost designer in Formula One. His autobiography jumps back through his 35-year career through the lens of the...